The Group-Movement feature has, at long last, reached Beta. Let's talk about what this is, what it's not, and whether you might want to check it out.
The whats and the whys
The Group-Movement feature allows you to use a lasso tool to select up to fifty creatures at a time, and then control them as a group.
You can move and rotate them, make them attack, emote, delete them, and more.
The goals of this Beta are to allow us all to test the basic functionality, identify issues, and hone this for release to the rest of the community.
As such, we haven't yet turned our attention to the visuals. The lasso is a placeholder, and many small visual details are sub-par. However, these are contained issues, and we know we can fix the most important ones before release.
As with the previous Beta, we want to allow people who don't mind braving an unfinished feature to try it out without any risk to their existing creations.
We do this by making a separate branch of TaleSpire that you can opt into. This branch has its own servers, so none of your existing campaigns or boards are available, and nothing you do on the branch will break your boards outside the branch.
Is it for you?
We wouldn't recommend it if you don't enjoy messing around with unfinished and broken things. But if you do, then check out the guide linked below.
Beta Guide: https://talespire.com/welcome-to-the-group-movement-beta
Do note that we are not aiming to support every movement option for groups out of the gate. So while keyboard control or snapping are considered "missing" features, group teleport isn't something in the plan for the first release of Group-movement.
When will it release to everyone?
We aren't setting a fixed date as it depends on what bugs we find and which we feel need fixing before release. We are expecting two weeks, though.
And that's all!
It's a blast to finally be putting this in your hands. Thanks for checking this out folks, and we hope you enjoy this new toy!
p.s. The imposing board in the gif is HELLSCAPE by the prodigiously productive Istallri