Hello everyone! As the Christmas season approaches, we're working very hard behind the scenes to improve the LiTHiA Network! Often, however, our progress goes silently, and there aren't many opportunities to show the awesome projects we're working on. This post is our chance to change that! The purpose of this dev blog is to shine some light on the upcoming changes to the Network, and what you can expect for the future. Backend Overhaul The first, and largest, of the upcoming changes is a complete rewrite of the server backend. When the server was first created, I had created a basic communication system that allowed each of the servers to talk to each other, and to store your player statistics and coins. As the server has grown in features, the system for dealing with inter-server communication has been bogged down by old, crummy code that needs to be replaced. Over the past week I've been experimenting with creating a new backend system that is designed to be faster, more reliable, and easier to develop with. This opens up a world of possibilities for the future, including extensive player leaderboards and stat pages online, as well as a feature-rich admin panel for us power-hungry staff! New Games New games, you say? Indeed! Be on the lookout for 2-3 new games on the horizon! The games will all be team-vs-team, but will vary wildly in gameplay, meaning there's a game you're bound to love! As always, if you have a neat game suggestion, feel free to post it in our ideas discussion forums, and your game might make it onto the Network! More More network features are on the way! Among my list of possible new features are daily rewards, quests & challenges, cosmetic loot boxes, and ranks with awesome bonuses! Stay tuned!