Saturday, March 29, 2008

Ikariam Goes Pro

I've been playing Ikariam all month and sort of wondering the whole time whether or not I actually enjoy it. As I marveled here, the fact that it was free amazed me.

A few days ago they upgraded to version 0.20, which included a new "ambrosia" feature. Ambrosia is a thing with wondrous powers, and it costs cold hard (real) cash to get. So there's one mystery solved.

At the same time they did this, they introduced a bug which makes the game nearly impossible to play. And a dubious feature that made it harder to expand (and expanding was hard any way).

An unfortunate bit of synchronicity.

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