Shade City Meet and Greet 2! and Progress Report

Hey everyone! Its your friendly neighborhood blogger and resident uber forum poster / volunteer Zetsu! Today there was a great turnout at the meet and greet! Had some devs stop by, some staff from Avatar Reality stop by, and a good amount of people! Alot of questions were answered in todays Meet and Greet, and I had the opportunity to snap many pictures! Just check out the slide show below with a whopping 17 photos.

Progress Report:

Volunteer Shirts: I had a chance to speak with Tiffany Nahinu (Summer Studio, AKA Tnahinu on the forums) about the volunteer shirts that are being developed at the moment, and she told me that they are coming along great and that next week she will be exporting them from 3DSMax. No date on just when we will actually get the shirts, but it is good to know that progress is being made.

Member MyPage: I had a chance to ask about the Member Mypage, and although progress may seem to be going slow to us on the outside, testing and feature implimentation is going on behind closed doors for this feature. No release date as of yet, but we can be sure that it is being actively worked on.

Editors: I had the chance to speak with Soeda, one of the engineers working on the editors for the Devs and they are currently working on the Animation editor, which is coming along well, and a few people had asked about the vehicle editor but there wasnt much detail given on that subject, just that it is complicated. I dont know if we will be getting it or not although at previous times I was told that there may be support for it in the future.

Instant Messaging: I had the chance to ask about Instant Messaging, and Tiffany mentioned it would either be coming in the next update or early next year. December or January she was able to project for me.

Developer Newsletter!: To all those who are signed up as developers, Glenn is working on a newsletter to be sent out next month especially for us! Hopefully this will be a regular thing, so that we can keep tabs on whats going on.

Well thats all for this update! Look forward to future updates including the Beach City video, the big post about what people are asking for in blue mars, and updates about coming patches etc!

Enjoy the slideshow! :D

Volunteer's get ready!

Hey there everyone, after a little while of hush hush around the forums and blue mars in general lately, it seems that there are things indeed happening behind closed doors hehe!

As you can see from those photos there it seems that the name Martian Mentor has won the volunteer naming poll! This is a great day, as it marks the beginning of the recognition for all those who have helped and will continue to help out new users in Blue Mars. As a volunteer I cant express my excitedness enough, but it could just be because there are some awesome new shirts coming out =P Not to mention that the Volunteer apartments are almost done hehe! Well thats about it for this update, I wish all of my fellow Volunteers and readers a good day and a pleasant night.

As always, love you guys <3

Zetsumei Ieyashi

Quick update regarding survey

Hey everyone, moved the survey to the polldaddy service, a very nice and free service.

The link is over at

Watch out for the future post I'll be writing with this data, as well as another one that will come before it showing off a little bit of fun in the City Editor

A short survey to gather information for a new blog entry.,

Hi there everyone! I'm going to be working on a new blog post soon but in order to complete it I have written up a short survey I would like anyone who is interested to fill out and PM back to me(Zetsumeii on the beta forums or metthias- in skype). The information provided to me will be used together as a whole to help produce the article, and anonymity will be assured as I do not intend on directly quoting anyone, or mentioning anyone's name directly unless they wish it to be or insist on it. If interested, I can include a list of the people who have helped with the post through answering the survey questions, if you are interested in being on this list please say so in the message.

Feel free to answer as many or as little of these questions as you like, and be as detailed or as simple as you wish. Any information at all is appreciated. ^__^

Player Questions:

What are some features you wish to see implemented into or changed in Blue Mars?

How would you rate the current experience provided in Blue Mars(while still considering that Blue Mars is in beta status)?

What are your thoughts on the current features available in Blue Mars?

When the economy is up and running, what do you think is a good ratio of BLU to USD or your currency of choice?

What products will you be most interested in upon the opening of the economy and the uploading of products by developers?

Developer Questions:

As a Developer what are your opinions of the currently available SDK?

What are some features / additions you would like to see implemented into the SDK?

As a developer what products are you interested in creating?

What you consider a good BLU price be for your items? (This question can accompany the BLU question in the player category)