Edit2: Thank you to Failstar for editing the post. P.S. I’m not a guy. 😆
Completely unexpected – 4gamer has posted detailed information about the 5th anniversary project so since this is really cool stuff I decided to translate. Please for the love of god do not copy/paste and steal this information. If you want to spread the love, link back to this post. This took me a long time to translate and put together so I would really appreciate it. Thank you.
Please note 4gamer mentions that the schedule/updates/development that I will translate below can be changed at ANY time. This is basically like a timeline/plans for what they would LIKE to implement. Bugs can arise etc so you just never know, but it’s definitely exciting to see what they have in store for us. The plan is to bring in a new feature every 2 weeks beginning August.
Project 1: New Course Eastern Valley
Apparently Eastern Valley is still a temporary name and it has a possibility of changing. I doubt it at this point though since they have a few logos and stuff in place already. The course will have bamboos and pandas and really large fairways so that way beginners can get pars very easily. However because of cliffs and waterfalls ranging in the 10y elevation that will be the challenge to get a high score. Unlike lost seaway, there will be no boosters to send your ball flying so people with high drives will obviously be at an advantage. The difficulty rating for this course will either be 1 or 2 stars. (I’m predicting 2 personally.)
Project 2: Title System
In the first half of September they will implement the title system. Basically when you “achieve” a certain goal, you will get more new “options” to choose as your title. For example say you hit a new long distance record you’ll be able to put “longest drive is xxx yards” in your title. I’m pretty sure you’ll be able to change the title with pang for stuff like records/pang or whatnot, but I think for custom titles like “Nukonuko ni shitenyanyo” (thats the title I want 😆 ) I believe you’ll have to pay cookies. In addition titles are not permanent so you can put them on, change them and take them off anytime. It doesn’t change your stats in any way, just a visual thing.
Project 3: Cut In System
This name is kind of weird but here’s the deal. The cut ins will have custom images and voices made by users. So say you hit a power shot, but the window blows it into OB – now’s your chance to cut in! Using one of these “cut ins” you can say instead get a chance to chipin instead LOL. The cut in cards will start out with designs drawn by the development team, but they plan to in the future allow users to draw on their own designs. So it’s kinda like a new self design system for lucky chances or something xD This is definitely a great system for those who don’t really know how to calc and could use all the help they can get (me). For calcers this might not be such a great feature since they have everything planned out in their heads already. The items will cost various pang amounts. For example a “chip in chance” will be 30,000 pang (ouch), a power shot miss (so say you miss pangya on your power shot you can cut in and it won’t miss) will cost 24,000 pang. Also each cut-in will be only applicable to a specific character so if you buy Arin’s cut-in you can’t use it while you are playing with Kooh.
Project 4: Recycle System
To be implemented in the first half of October is the recycle system. The gms have listened to the players demands, particularly veteran players, who have too much shit in their myrooms that they can’t do anything with – i.e. replay tapes and crap cards. They haven’t decided what they will recycle the items into. Recycling them into pang may affect the game economy. They are also considering allowing players to recycle unwanted cards to try to get better cards. They haven’t decided what they will recycle replay tapes into, but all recycling will most likely be done through Caddie’s magic box.
Project 5: Items that change your appearance in chat rooms
This is to be implemented in the 2nd half of October. Basically these will be silly items that will do things to your character in the chatroom such as increase size of your character by 4 times, increase your speed so you can run around super fast, make your character sparkle, make the color of your chat text in gold (altho if you hax your registry this can be done illegally…lol). There might be more stuff but the way you get these items is as a “special bonus” prize in a tourney. I guess this is to prevent like 20 people walking around like giants in a room lol. I don’t know how permanent these items are but I’d imagine they would be only temporary. Also for project 5 is the 5th anniversary event – there’s no details about this yet but it will be in the first half of November.
Long Term Updates
And now for the long term updates. The schedule for these has not been decided and for all we know they could change/not be implemented but here they are anyway cause it’s pretty damn cool.
Project 1: Caddie Play
Just like in Pangya PSP, it will allow you to play as your caddie! At the moment the caddie level cap is 4, but if this were to be implemented, they would remove that limit. They don’t know how the hell papel will hold a club tho so this feature may be far in the distance from implementation xD.
Project 2: Open League
Basically it would be a weekly event where you sign up and duke it out to get rank points. Based on your rank points you then get placed with people who have the same amount of rank points which basically allows you to compete against those with a similar skill level as you! You’d get your rankings up during the week and the final competitions would be during the weekends. How awesome is that? No word on prizes and stuff but my guess is – standard trophies.
Project 3: Changing eye colors
Funny I remember this being suggested on the US server but looks like there’s finally plans to implement it! They say an eyecolor changes the entire face of someone – or in Kooh’s case, makes her look like an evil vampire loli. Looking forward to this change, I think Kooh would look nicer with blue eyes (to match the blue hair I gave her lolol)
Project 4: Special Boss Course
As everyone plays on the Pangya server, the special course gauge will fill up. Once the gauge is up 100%, a special bonus course will appear for a limited time. The course will be one of the random courses in the game but the appearance will change. For example if you get Blue Lagoon – the water will turn from blue to red (lolol) 😈 In this course will also be a “boss”. To defeat the boss, everyone must cooperate to get negative scores. The higher the negative score the more “damage” this boss will take. Stuff is still in development for this system, but it sounds freaking awesome. This and the open league definitely promote cooperation between players (something that would never work on a server full of obnoxious Brazilians who call Americans idiots and spam aff/noob in every sentence.)
Project 5: Super Shuffle Mode
Currently the pangya world has 15 courses and 270 holes. With this super shuffle mode you will be thrown from hole to hole and course to course in 1 game. While this may increase loading times if you jump from 1 course to another, they are definitely working to try to minimize this issue. The super shuffle mode will be for 17 holes only – the 18th hole will be a special hole. This special hole will be…in space lol! It will be like a pachinko slot where you’ll have a ton of holes on the moon and you’ll be able to get a hole in 1 fairly easily lol. This is so freaking awesome, I hope it’s on their priority list. I facking love shuffle mode xD
Project 6: Natural Server
Similarly to what is going on right now in Korea, Japan plans to open up their natural server as well. From what I’ve read on everyone’s twitters it’s basically Wind Hill the server. The wind will not be listed but it will show “degrees of strength”. In addition you won’t be rewarded for chipins as much as for putts for example. I’m definitely looking forward to trying out this server as I’ve been playing in 1600 x 900 and I pretty much eyeball everything now anyway. XD
The article concludes with explanation on why this is “Season 5” but yet its not. In the past all season updates were basically throwing a ton of features at the players at once. This of course caused overwhelming but in addition to that caused a ton of bugs. The system admins would have to fix multiple things at once rather than only 1 thing if they had implemented 1 feature at a time. This is why Season 5 technically will be implemented on a biweekly basis so that players can learn about the feature, enjoy it, test it out and have anything needed repaired without causing a week of downtime (*cough season 4 2008). Of course the actual “Season 5” may implement a new character or something and preparations for that are also underway.
And so this concludes the plans for Pangya’s future. Korea will probably be getting these features as well. US? LOL I wouldn’t be surprised if it shut down by next year. At the moment I heard that GOA will soon be getting season 4. This will put GOA at an advantage as they have shops open, they banned the countries that cause the most problems, and their papel shop rate is significantly higher (1/50 win chance.) All the europeans would leave USA, go to GOA and pangya USA would really turn into Pangya BR lol. Oh well, this is no longer a concern to me, as I am done with that server. I hope you enjoyed this update. 🙂