Hello everyone, figured I would give another status update on what has been going on!Bug Fixing & Improvements!A lot of bugs has been fixed lately. Hatori has started to get a bit more familiar with the code and has helped me knock out a few improvements.Together we've got a decent round of improvements to tiny issues around the Empire, to clean up the experience.Growth...You can say that again. We have spent around than 2x the cost of the servers on advertising roughly in the past month. This has given us a great surge of new members!What's this? SMP3 was near full on the weekend?!Lots of effort has been done to improve the new player experience and tutorial.In good news to many who were upset over tutorial skipping - Recent changes appear to be helping and a majority are not skipping: http://screencloud.net/v/b1N2We are still working on some more improvements for new players which will be out this week.Dragon TombsYes... Development has been resumed on Dragon Tombs. No ETA still, but it's better than before where DT wasn't being worked on at all!PrioritiesRecently I've made a few threads with some of my ideas for things around the Economy. Some questioned why was I even bothering with that. Well, I personally see the economy as part of the server that keeps people playing.There are definitely mixed crowds of people on the Empire that are either for or against the inflation idea, and there are mixed crowds on the AFK idea.I am simply just trying to think of the long term benefits of the Empire, in that if I could make a quick change that had a long term benefit to the Empire.... What could I do?So I saw that as something I could persue without much attention away from Dragon Tombs and have a positive benefit for many players.But, I just want to keep everyone happy.... So I am not going to touch those ideas until after Dragon Tombs are done and out.Right now, my focus will be on Dragon Tombs and Dragon Tomb dependencies!The good news is, Dragon Tombs will require some other features to be completed to support creating the event. EMC-416Another will be the piece of code to support hiding a users equipment from an event (Since you won't use your own gear for DT). This piece of code will also be used for Mob Arena! So soon we can be looking at Fun and FAIR Mob Arenas!So rest assured everyone, priorities are going to stay on track for DT (Until 1.8 that is ) and new member growth.Long live a strong Empire!