We've always known there would be some issues with our existing system - where nodes are always rezzed, but typically hidden - we've also known we'd have to redo it... And now we are.
I understand it will be a great inconvenience to some, but we are shutting down Booshtopia to reseed the sim from 1pm til 7pm SLT January 10th, 2013.
To help alleviate the hassle this will cause for some users, we are upping the spawn rates for the next 24 hours to compensate.
About the new system...
Our new system features an easy to update main controller which does not spawn the seed physically in the world until it is needed, and once some one picks it, it is deleted. This will rule the use of Area Search obsolete for the most part, as all nodes wont actually be in the world until they're up.
It also will scale proportionately - if there is 30 users on the sim it'll spawn much more frequently than if there was one or two.
Furthermore, the new system also features a significant amount more randomisation - instead of a spot always spawning a Juju seed or a Steakyon seed - it could now spawn any one of the seed varieties. Ore will also follow the randomisation set up, so users wont be able to camp specific locations for specific goods anymore.
We feel these changes will overall help prevent cheating, and create a more fair game.
The last major change is that we are also tweaking some of the seed varieties to look more like their in-HUD counterparts - so Juju Seeds especially will no longer be so difficult to find. Herbivores rejoice!
Thank you all for your continued support!
The Booshies Team