Week of 10-20-2013
Unfortunately not much major front-facing stuff has been changed this week, but there is LOTS going on under the hood right now. Beta is allowing us to see just how well the rendering pipeline acts when dealing with a lot more users, so we're deep into some heavy improvements / refactors on the technical end to better accommodate future users.
We're also monitoring players closely and are constantly making myriad small tweaks to story, item placement, and UI flow in an attempt to make the smoothest experience possible.
If you're further into the game you might notice some placeholder icons got updated in areas like the discoveries catalog. There will also be a new [CLASSIFIED] you'll be able to find on the island sometime soon. Also the most incomplete section of the game, the profile tab, is getting a massive overhaul right now but that probably won't be ready to roll out until next week at the earliest.
Fun note: at this time, as far as we know, there is only one user who has played through the entirety of the story and one user who has discovered every species on the island. Keep exploring friends.