A large hurdle during this project is figuring out how to balance an MMO where the party can vary from 1 to 4 players. A kind soul on reddit gave me the idea of “requiring” a full party at all times, and so, the idea of companions was born.
Companions are AI controlled party members that you can add and remove from your party when you are in a designated zone that allows it. They join the party at the same level as the leader and can be used to fill the remaining empty member slots when no other players are available. Or maybe you want just want to go it alone!
The UI for companions is pretty much finished. Players can add and remove companions and walk around with them. There are still plenty of bugs when combining multiple players and companions. I will be working on those next.
Have a great weekend everyone!