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"IT'S A NICELY DESIGNED GAME AS LONG AS YOU DON'T WANT ANY MEANING IN YOUR LIFE."-TIM

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 on: Today at 07:54:36 PM 
Started by Flug - Last post by Sandro
I saw in the new visuals the building of an environment, including the flora and fauna and natural lighting systems (although avatar comes to mind). the construction of walls and arch ways, that seem to lead to further locations, tends to suggest that a world is being created, built, fashioned, enlivened and populated. I can even see (imagine) between the glowing weeds there are slugs afoot.

OK, why am I suddenly drooling all over the computer! Based upon what Trench has done here, I am going with this:

Or, as previously, it makes for a between-the-updates snack.

Or, in this case, a between the weeds snack. :D

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 on: Today at 07:44:17 PM 
Started by Flug - Last post by TrenchKnife
awww poowy ... ya beat me to my rant ...

Seriousy, if I have blind spot this time around, enlighten me....

hmmm, I'm no Yoda, but let me try.

I saw in the new visuals the building of an environment, including the flora and fauna and natural lighting systems (although avatar comes to mind). the construction of walls and arch ways, that seem to lead to further locations, tends to suggest that a world is being created, built, fashioned, enlivened and populated. I can even see (imagine) between the glowing weeds there are slugs afoot.

the update also shows a creation in progress (I think) and we can expect this to grow like kudzu. who hasn't been completely engrossed in a self creating a level (in games that permit it).

(back to my turkey leg bone.)

-TK

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 on: Today at 07:42:05 PM 
Started by Flug - Last post by Flug
Ok, I wasn't imagining it...that's all fairly thin soup. The fact we're seeing a wire-frame slug with a few words on how it might work in situ almost borders on the comical to me at this stage of the project, and what is expected of updates. It's a minor glimpse, and fine as such, not solid update material. If it were solid material it would along the lines of 'guys, when we did this, this happened, which caused this...' and perhaps a moody still of the slug doing its slug-think, even if WIP. Or, as previously, it makes for a between-the-updates snack.

And if you're going to have a (second) website make-over, make it fresh. New house, new furniture.

Look at it another way...how many discussions have started up as a result of this update? How many are viewing, and posting? (ok, it's Thanksgiving in the US...and note I've resisted the update turkey joke...).

Now I'm going to put my fan-hat to one side and say for any project, large or small, new team or old team...this is a ridiculously small amount of recorded interest at this stage of a project, in response to an update like this one. It's possible to take the 'hide you light under a bushel' approach too far, methinks.

And, annoyingly, we've been here before, and told it would be fixed. It's entirely possible to take the  hoarding and future-promise thing too far, and then fail to deliver. Decide on consistent policy, announce it and implement it...that way you govern expectation and avoid disappointment. If you mean to give out next to nothing and just tease...be clear about it. Don't trail a much-delayed update with little notable new content as being worth the wait, or more than it is...(where have I heard this before?)

Why am I being so harsh? Because the back-sliding in update quality has repercussions and leads to doubts creeping into other areas, needlessly. If things are going fine and dandy, which they seem to be if you ignore the delays, give a solid indicator, not endless deferral to a future update. Or don't...one or the other. This half-way house doesn't really work. And if I'm speaking as a hat-waving cheerleading fan, what do the critics make of it...?

(Rant, much? ;) )

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 on: Today at 06:05:17 PM 
Started by Flug - Last post by DawnrazorDCLXVI
...not sure about everyone...it's mainly me sounding an uncharacteristically critical note - I think  ;).

But so few responders and readers tells its own story. BTW I re-checked the update/new websote after a solid night's sleep and damned if I can see where the excitement is. Seriousy, if I have blind spot this time around, enlighten me....

It's nothing cryptic. Just the improv mechanics around the deep slug sound interesting, and we got 2-3 tidbits this time around instead of dwelling on gameplay with (still) no details on mechanics. Maybe a bestariary next update to unravel more ecosystem "tools" and "interactions."

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 on: Today at 05:56:45 PM 
Started by Flug - Last post by Flug
...not sure about everyone...it's mainly me sounding an uncharacteristically critical note - I think  ;).

But so few responders and readers tells its own story. BTW I re-checked the update/new websote after a solid night's sleep and damned if I can see where the excitement is. Seriousy, if I have blind spot this time around, enlighten me....


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 on: Today at 03:21:48 PM 
Started by Flug - Last post by DawnrazorDCLXVI
Btw, last update was actually very fulfilling. Hate to disagree with everyone here...

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 on: Today at 03:15:33 PM 
Started by Flug - Last post by Learonys
Totally feel you on the in-game pics and videos... the good news is that we're stockpiling a lot of content for later updates so we can show a lot of features at once.

Can't promise anything here, but I would also like to ask: would you guys rather see work in progress videos of the entire build like NightDive's monthly updates OR have larger teasers every now and then?

also curious how you folks feel about the forums in general... would you rather have something like a Discord?

Work in progress. We can be your eagle eyes.

Agreed! I'd much prefer seeing WIP content as the lack of polish required makes for a more up-to-date look of the game. Content gets to the userbase more quickly and with less effort.

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 on: Today at 02:50:44 PM 
Started by Flug - Last post by DawnrazorDCLXVI
Totally feel you on the in-game pics and videos... the good news is that we're stockpiling a lot of content for later updates so we can show a lot of features at once.

Can't promise anything here, but I would also like to ask: would you guys rather see work in progress videos of the entire build like NightDive's monthly updates OR have larger teasers every now and then?

also curious how you folks feel about the forums in general... would you rather have something like a Discord?

Work in progress. We can be your eagle eyes.

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 on: Today at 07:23:06 AM 
Started by Flug - Last post by Flug
I need to take another look....

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 on: November 22, 2017, 10:04:02 PM 
Started by Gumbemanden - Last post by TrenchKnife
they released the prealpha through steam. I suspect that is an option. I might look up this 505 producer/marketer higher by OE and see what venues are in their portfolio.

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