The development of this mode has been stopped until further notice, there are various reasons but the most important is in favor of focusing on the work of the development of MFPS 3.0 with a new network framework more suitable for large-scale multiplayer games, no an estimated time for resume or finish the work is available at the moment, and news will be available until decisions or further progress have been made, sorry if this cause any inconvenience for those that were following the progress of this game mode for MFPS.
I'm creating this topic to find out how many persons are really interested in a Battle Royal mode for MFPS 2.0, I'm pretty much sure almost all of you want it, but how many are actually looking for this?
I have been porting some content from one of my games to MFPS so I'm prototyping a Battle Royal mode, but the more I work on it the more I realize it won't work for me if I follow the same dynamics of my other addons which I release them on my store for a one time fixed price and keep updating it for free, at least for this approach it doesn't work for me since is a ton of work and development, it requires a lot of testing with multiple people, a lot of features to cover, etc...
So I had decided if I would release this I had to change the way that I monetize it in a way that also allows me to keep in constant development of the mode, giving support for those that I actually know that they support me too, so I'm thinking in sell the Battle Royal mode for MFPS based in a subscription plan, let's see, I explain it in more detail:
-The addon will require an initial purchase for a fixed price (as a normal addon), with that purchase the purchasers can use the addon as they want as long as they want (as a normal addon), but the initial payment will cover 3 months of support and updates, where they can ask me for support directly regarding the Batte Royal addon and receiving constant updates, once the initial 3 months pass, in order to keep receiving support and the updates an extra monthly payment will be required, that payment will be much less than the initial payment for sure and don't have to be linear, I mean if a month you decide to not pay for A or B reason but them the next month you have some questions or you see an update that you see useful, you can pay that month subscription and all good.
Also, I was thinking of creating a Discord server with a specific channel for the people subscribed to the Battle Royal mode in order to provide more direct support,
since I have to recall that the updates will constantly since the development of the model will be progressive, the first version the mode will just the basis of the game mode and I'll continue from there leaning on the feedbacks of the purchasers to ensure that we all go in the same direction.
I have to clarify that the release of this Battle Royal addon for MFPS is not 100% sure yet, that is the main purpose of this topic, so I can give an idea of how many people are interested in it and if it worth the development, I already have some people from emails which are waiting for this but I need to make sure if all this will worth it.
The prices (the initial and monthly) still to be decided, feedback/thoughts on this are welcome.
So let me know what your thoughts are on all this I'll be reading them.