(Beta release: 14th of November, Public release: 21st of November)
Introducing woots, a major update in Everybody Edits! We have really been looking forward to releasing this update, which we have been working on for some time now, and we are proud to present, WOOTS!
Everybody now have a levels, and you can level up! When you start, you are level 1, but if you work hard, you can go all the way to level 12. Whenever you pick up a coin in a world, there is a change that the coin is hiding a woot! If it does, a woot-star will jump from it. It will then be added to your current woots.
But beware! The woots are a fleeting substance, and the burn up over time. The higher level you are, the faster they burn. This means you will loose your level if you are inactive for too long!
The ingame woot bar.
In this picture of the ingame woot bar, 9 is the current amount of woots you have, 12 the amount you need to level up. The small clock to the left is a clock shows when the next woot will burn away. When it does, you will have one less current woot.
When the bar is full, you level up!
The badge in the middle indicated which level you are, and there is a new one for each level.
We do also keep track of the total amount of woots you have found, and write it in your profile. Just so you can show off ;-)
The animation when you give a woot away!
But players are not the only thing that can have woots. Worlds can too!
Every day you log in, you get 5 free woots you can give away. These woots are showed with a bow on them in the buttom ingame bar. When you are in a world you like, you can give it a woot. Worlds with many woots are displayed in the top of the list in the lobby.
But remember! The woots are still a fleeting substance, and they burn away. So the world will loose it woots over a couple of days. That means, that the worlds which are on top of this list today, might not be tomorrow.
As for now, this is still beta. If you are a beta-user, please test it and report any errors to me (firstname.lastname@example.org).
If you are a normal user, sit tight! Since this update changes the game quite a lot, we want it public to everyone, which means it will be released for everybody next wednesday, the 21st of November.
We are really looking forward to seeing you all looking for woots and praising the levels you like with woots. We hope this update will bring more joy to the players of Everybody Edits, and a goal when playing. But also a new way of looking at worlds, not just how many have played them.
But there is still a lot of things we want to do with woots and levels. This is only the beginning :-)
See you in the worlds!
So it seems there was some general confusion regarding the UI, so we have tried to make it a bit simpler. This include:
- Removed decimals on current woots.
- Added a small ingame clock to show when the next woot will burn away.
- Made the text on the wootbar easier to read.
- Made a number on the woot-button, showing the amount of woots you can give away.
- Removed woots you can give away from the topbar in the lobby.
- Changed the header on the ingame woots found bar.
- Added hover labels to woots (in the main profile)
- Added hover labels to wootbar and woot giveaway.
We hope this makes it a bit simpler. Otherwise, please try to explain what is not easy to understand :-)
Other bugs fixed:
- Text in “You do not have any potions” corrected (again)
- Worlds in main-profile world tab are loading again.
- “Woots found today” bar inconsistency fixed.
- Full worlds were sorted on top.
Also, a lot of people have asked me what the purpose of this update is. Why levels, why woots? I will write a new blog post on why we have made this update, and what the plans for the future are. But not until next week, when more people have had a chance to try out the woots as they are now.
Oh, and also! Thanks to all the people who have contributed with good ideas, bugs or a different perspective, both here on the blog or via mail. Thanks!
See you in the worlds!