I’ve been insanely busy lately in RL, due primarily to the need to pay bills and make ends meet despite having recently been laid off from my day job, so I haven’t really been able to give C:SI the attention it deserves. I still only have one weapon for sale, and I’ve been getting a very large number of private requests for the Taketori and Wave weapons, far too many to reply to with any kind of consistency or in a timely fashion.
My apologies to everyone who has sent me such a request and never received a response.
It’s partly because of that situation that I’ve had to come to a decision that was very difficult for me. It’s fairly well known by now that the Wave Katana has some very serious issues. I’ve reviewed the code, and I think at this point that I have a pretty solid understanding of how to resolve those issues, but there are some pretty hefty obstacles that prevent me from being able to do so in a non-disruptive manner.
Firstly, fixing the issues would require a great deal more free time than I currently have at my disposal, not just for making the changes to the code but also to thoroughly test the changes and ensure that I don’t make the problem worse in some unanticipated way. Secondly, unlike my other weapons, there’s simply no way short of a full system update to ensure that everyone is using the same version of the Wave, which would only exacerbate the problem and is not an acceptable situation by any definition.
I’ve therefore decide that the only tenable solution is to stop sales of the Wave indefinitely. It may be possible to someday offer it again when the C:SI system goes through the next full-system update, but I don’t know when that might occur, so at least for the foreseeable future the Wave is retired.
I know a lot of people won’t like that decision, and I do understand, but I strongly believe it is the correct one to make in this situation.
For those who are interested in the Taketori, I will be making it available again Soon™. It’s a more involved process than I’d like to set up the networked sales server and vendors, so it will have to wait until I can find a solid chunk of free time, but depending on what happens with my RL schedule I am hoping that it’s this week.