Well my birthday was awesome! On top of getting Diablo III I also got GTA V- then shortly after GTA V came out with Online mode =) I found it funny how may similarities Diablo 3 had to my game. There was two ideas I found off diablo thou that I thought about using for my own game.
1. using the underside view of bridges to show off graphics or artistic scenes.
2. Hardcore mode - a character type you can make where once your character dies, it is gone for good.
Now I said I was pausing production until after my birthday; however, I ended up working on my engine quite a bit still. On top of the small but great appreciated protection to sensitive files (thanks to Seth) two and a half very large maps ( about 60 x 60 ) Two maps are completely done. The Third is a city I been planing on building for things such as a small crafting area and class building support and such.
Edit: just checked my third map - there is a bug with my engine where if I try to re-size a map after I made it. In some cases it corrupts the data. I now I have to delete that map =(
Good news is it was only like half done anyways.