- Apr 18, 2019
Evening, folks! Some of you know me, some of you don’t. I’m MindGate or Tyler, you can call me by whichever you wish. I’ve been a long-time veteran New Dawner and involved in the lore scene for the past couple of years until I had to peace out late last year for some IRL troubles. I decided to come back around and see what I could do to help out the server in its current state, and as it turns out, I’m now going to be behind the creative direction of the upcoming lore. I’m very excited to be working with the community again and deeply appreciate Bezz’s interest in having me return to my former position. But enough about me, let’s get into the nitty-gritty of what I’m sure you actually clicked on this for.
WHAT’S GOING ON WITH THE SERVER?
We are currently in that sweet, sweet spot - the middle-ground before a massive update that should change the way roleplay is done going forward. I’m happy to tell you we’re currently in the midst of preparing for just that! I’ve started work on a base idea for the next lore, and am currently working on what systems we’ll be using in the upcoming lore to make the experience better. Our goal is to make this as player-friendly and accessible as possible going forward and with that being said …
I am currently taking suggestions! I can’t promise all of them will be utilized, obviously, but feel free to drop some feedback on what you’d like to see on well anything! It can be about events, event time schedules, themes in the lore, what sort of structure you’d personally like to see. I want you all to have your hands in creating this lore to some degree, so feel free to make your stuff as in-depth as you want!
I am not at liberty to reveal much just yet, I’d be lying if I said we weren’t in the earlier stages of lore production at the moment. I, however, will give you a taste of what we’re going for. This lore will be based in the fashion of Romero stories with some of our own unique spins on the tropes/genre. This does mean we will not be including things like the special infected from previous lores, and will instead be focusing primarily on the standard zombie as the primary ambient enemy. I’m also happy to report that the ’80s and West Point were the winners of our polls! So, our lore will be set in that frame of time, and in that location.
Do you have any questions? Feel free to ask them! I’ll try to get back to you all as soon as I can with answers if I can give them.
We’re hard at work with the production of the next lore, and all are immensely excited about the prospects that the new animation build will bring to the future of the community. These are exciting times for us, and everyone involved with Project Zomboid at large! I can promise I’ll have more to tease regarding the main lore in the next post, but for now, have a nice day!