Spy Inc. - Doing the recon, so you don't have to.

Intercepted: Kozma's order list for silver lockboxes

FROM: Kozma

TO: Emberlight Lockbox & Spoon manufactory

SUBJECT: Prize wheel contents for AUG/14

The Spiral Order hereby requests the consists of prizewheel lockboxes to be changed as follows:

  • Shadow key
  • Accessory

At a 20:80 split.

The gunner update: Estimate Time of Arrival

I was just heating my torto gun when a thought struck me: The torto guns are GUNs! I know, that's kinda too obvious to be a revelation, but there are implications: we have been waiting for the "Gunner update" for about a year now and it has been delayed over and over again, so time for some speculation!

Here's my ETA on when I think we will actually get the Gunner Update: NEVER! It won't happen.

Wait? Never? How can I write something like that?! Well, I think the following happened last year: Three Rings originally planned a massive expansion of gunner items.

Torto guns - what you need and need not to know

So, you read my field guide on Tortodrones and now it's time to craft one of the new guns, but which one (assuming you don't have the nerve to make all of them) and how do they work?

Let's first get the facts straight:

  • All guns use the same mechanic. They only differ in the damage type they deal (depending on what you use as a base gun).
  • All guns deal pure damage, no status.
  • Both, normal and charge attack are useful, so it is viable to max either ASI or CTR.

For eyes only: Tortodrone field guide

It's time for the March of the Tortodrones again! Nobody knows where they come from, where they are going to and more importantly, what they do when they get there. Though, speculations are that the answer to the last question is "making little Tortos" (now try to get that image out of your head).

Why should you risk life and limb trying to interfere with nature? Well, for one, there is profit in clobbering an endangered species.

Aftermath: The Obsidian Nexus - a sneak peek at the "mystery area".

Well, the Apocrean event is over, so I guess this no longer qualifies as a spoiler.

We all had our fair share of wondering what that strange square area in the south east corner of the Obsidian Nexus was, whether or not a hidden path led over there and most importantly: if you could get anything from it.

Sooo ... Titanium lockboxes now, ey?

The Apocrean event is over, time for the Gunner upd... err, nevermind. Time for the Slime Prize Boxes! And so that nobody can say: "meh, its just another costume promotion", this one comes with a sideorder of Titanium boxes that will replace the iron ones for the entire month.

"Soooo, what's in those boxes?", you ask. Well, I could tell you, but before someone cries "spoiler!", I'll have to drop a little disclaimer:

Lockboxes are basically a lottery ticket and as such subject to (anti-) gambling laws.

Spiral Spy v1.5 (for real)

So much for sloppiness. The download link was wrongly pointing to v1.4, it is fixed now. The file you want is really spiralspy-1.5.jar, so if you downloaded spiralspy-1.4.jar, thinking it would be 1.5, please download it again.

Spiral Spy v1.5

Seems like OOO added new materials again (how many different ways to light stuff are there?!) - so ... spiral spy v1.5 - Enjoy

Spiral Spy v1.4

Projects I seem to be stuck with: this one. Anyways, cast your eyes upwards to the downloads tab. If you have been using Spiral Spy v1.3 and found a lot of models with just a plain white surface, then you may find fewer of them being broken now. Enjoy.

Hello, anyone there?

Wow, a year has passed since my last post and it seems like Three Rings had a change of heart a couple months back. I am still not sure if I want to pick up my SpiralSpy project again, but seeing that the game has returned to being F2P, I think leaving up my old rant about shady business practices as the frontpage is no longer justified.

So, what else is new?

  • Even though this website used to scream "go away", I still got an average of 300-400 downloads of Spiral Spy per month. Not bad!