This is an important My Colony 2 update
that all players of the game will need to be aware of, so please read up and share with others you know who enjoy playing My Colony 2.
This code migration will be taking place with the next release of My Colony 2 (v0.37.0
). This will require extensive refactoring of the base game code in order to remove/replace all of the existing Web App Core related hooks. Luckily I have already largely begun to do this over the past few updates, so it should make the migration a bit easier. Once it is done though, there will be a few implications that players need to be aware of.
My Colony 2 will be moving off of the Ape Web Apps website and to it's own URL at https://mycolony2.com/
. Anybody using the Web version of the game (which is most players right now) will need to update their bookmarks. If you have MC2 installed on your system as a PWA (which is the preferred way to go), the app will not automatically update
. You will need to uninstall the old version and reinstall the new.
This is the big one. If you are currently using Cloud Sync or if you have migrated to the new method of exporting your save out of the game and onto your device, no changes will be necessary on your end. However, if your game data is saved into the internal app storage (storage sandbox), your saved data will not transfer over to the new update
. Therefore, it is vital
that before the next update, you either turn on Cloud Sync, or export your game file to your system by using the Move to Filesystem
I can't stress the importance of this, even if you are using one of the mobile apps. Do not get caught with a game file loss in the next update.
This change will be big "under the hood" but if you take care of the points mentioned above, it should be fairly seamless from a player standpoint. Removing the legacy Web App Core code and decoupling MC2 from the Ape Web Apps domain will help the engine improve and grow, so this is an important move. It is also pretty much necessary if I ever want to spin the MC2 engine off into other games, for instance, an Antiquitas 2 perhaps. I have been wanting to make the change for a while now, and the time has finally arrived.
Please help spread the word to other players
!! I will wait a few weeks before I start migrating things so that people have time to get their game saves in order. But don't put it off or delay! If you have any questions regarding this, please reply here to this thread. Thank you!