Hey everyone it's weekly update time. Unfortunately there's no new screenshots this week because our artists forgot to upload them, they're all asleep right now, and I don't feel like waiting until tomorrow because I'll be distracted by the US election. Despite that good progress continues to be made by the art team. The large detail final geometry pass for stations is nearly complete which will be exciting to get integrated into the game. There's still quite a bit of work left on the small detail geometry, particularly within hangar bays, but the bulk of the station pieces are geometrically completed.
The interceptor and corvette exteriors are also really coming together great and we'll hopefully have some new screen shots to show off for the next update. Flavien, to his great dismay, was incapacitated most of the week due to illness so not much progress to report with the networking. The remaining piece of the pledge upgrade system, handling chargebacks, is nearly complete with (currently) only 1 outstanding issue remaining. There's still a bunch of testing still to be conducted and then some legal work to do for a Terms of Service but we're hoping to release it and put it behind us soon - especially because working on it is killing my soul.
While we had initially announced support for both credit cards and PayPal with the new pledge upgrade system it will only support credit cards and bitcoin at release. This is because PayPal's integration is a bit of a nightmare and... it's killing my soul. I'll finish it at some point in the future after I have time to replenish my intestinal fortitude - unless a lot of people yell at me because they want to upgrade via PayPal. Funny how that works. Anyway that's it for this week, sorry about the missing screen shots, we'll get you all some new content during the next update for sure!