Two months ago, we updated Just Surviveâ¦and it wasnât the prettiest update weâve done in the gameâs history.
Weâve taken a different approach to how we deal with Live patches since then. Weâre communicating with you, the community, as much as we can about what weâre up to (and what youâre seeing) on Reddit and on Discord. Weâre using Test heavily and repeatedly. If youâre unfamiliar with what weâve been up to on Test since that last update, take a peek at these past Reddit posts here, here, and here and youâll see what I mean. We listened to your feedback. We addressed issue after issue, tweaked, and resubmitted back to Test â not directly to Live. We intend to continue using Test just like this in the future.
This Live patch addresses a long list of issues so Iâll highlight just some of the more important ones: lag was a major issue with the last update. Weâve reduced it. Vehicle and base exploits were huge issues. Weâve addressed those. Loot balance was a little inconsistent before. Weâve tweaked that, too. Perhaps whatâs been most important to me to address is simply how we interact with you, the Just Survive community. This starts by earning your trust back. Itâs been a long two months, but I hope the teamâs efforts with this update confirm our devotion to this game and to all of you.
In my first two months here, Iâve learned a ton about Just Survive and more importantly, about you guys. I can say beyond the shadow of a doubt that the core player base here is one of the most devoted Iâve personally ever seen in my career. Thatâs beyond inspiring to me. Iâm not going to lie to you - weâre not always going to see eye to eye. Weâre going to break a few things along the way. And we might not always fix things in the order you want us to. But I can promise you that Iâll always be straight with you and communicate with you on a regular basis. This means frequent updates on Reddit. It means doing AMAs now that weâve restored the Live version of the game to something you will enjoy playing again. It means Community Outbreak streams with the JS team.
Most exciting to me is that it means finally being able to talk about what we have planned for 2017. What most people donât know yet is that we have a core portion of the team that has been working on nothing but the future of Just Survive. Weâll finally get to start talking about that soon. Fix now, cool later. Right? Weâre getting a lot closer.
Just Survive isnât dead. Far from it. Weâre just getting started.