If you thought your days of losing popularity contests were over when you left school, think again! Indie survival sandbox The Black Death is bringing back your chance to do all the work on the class yearbook while some hunky loudmouth takes all the glory by asking its player testers to nominate and vote on each other’s contributions to the game. The studio says it’s a way to thank the community, letting the community “endorse” the people it thinks “have put a significant contribution to the development of The Black Death.”
“Today we would like to give YOU the opportunity to nominate your fellow players for the prestigious Founders title and a Gold name in game. That’s right, it is now you, the community, who will be choosing the Founders. We are still going to play a part in this, but it will be limited to making the final decisions on the top nominations, and those will be based completely on your feedback.”
So-annointed Founders will snag a gold title in-game and in Discord and find themselves lauded on the website too.
In other Black Death news, the studio’s noted it’s working on the new building system (complete with siege machinery like catapults). With the V0.26 patch launching a week from today, expect full server resets. “The wipe will clear ALL character saves and ALL Housing Saves on ALL official servers. This includes all unlocked recipes, un-spent skill points, held items, Gold, any owned Houses including Storage Chests and also Player owned Kingdoms,” the devs write.