T7V Jazzlvraz wrote:
I mean, AB is a very shiny looking hex...
This is actually something Golgotha talked about internally. There were a few people close by that we didn't much want close by, and we knew they were there because of their Hunker Down. We considered moving ourselves for a week, pushing them off, and then bringing in a more friendly group.
We ended up deciding that it wasn't something we thought right to do. I am curious what the rest of the community thinks.
I really, really hope that we can do some crowdforging on the crafting to make it interesting in itself, rather than the current system. The current one will do for now; Crafters will be plenty busy getting resources, sourcing materials, finding buyers and the like.
But I love games that have crafting systems that I can mess about with for an hour or two and actually have fun. Even if it was just a little mini-game that reduced the time of crafting would be cool.
As someone that has actually played the game, I can say that I am happy with the current graphical fidelity of the game. The texture resolutions are higher than I was expecting, and mesh work on most assets is decent enough. There are a few things that I hope get improved (mostly character model assets), but all in all I could see myself playing the game and not constantly wishing that it looked better.
The gameplay that the developers have stated they intend to include doesn't support AAA level graphics. This is good enough for now.
Mmkay, so that is me done for the night. It's midnight, and I am back onto a normal sleep schedule. I'll be back streaming more tomorrow.
Today I; Tested the new guards! They are a lot better than before. Their ranged stun makes them annoying as all hell, and their faster run speed means they will catch you more reliably. I still think they could do with having a longer leash lane, or maybe a "I'm still in town, I'm going to keep chasing" behavior.
Tried some crafting! After a bit of a kerfuffle with the Tannery in the basic town being broken, I ventured out to the north and found one that had the recipes I need. We observed the effect that facility quality has on production time, and were all very impressed. At 50 quality, my ingots took 6 minutes each. At 150 quality, they only took 2 minutes each. That is quite the reduction!
Kited some ogres. The mob AI is still susceptible to being run around and shot in the face. As long as the mob doesn't have a ranged attack, you can kite them forever, taking very little damage. Not much fun when every encounter is solved the same way. I imagine that this will improve though, alpha is alpha.
Speaking of roaming, any chance you could make the guards in town patrol? Right now they are fairly easy to avoid. The buffs to them in the latest patch really helped, but there aren't enough of them for their current leash range. A patrol would help with that without increasing graphics load.
Also, stream is back up. Longest download ever.
Bringslite of Fidelis wrote:
Oh, I'll still be trying it out at first. Well, maybe not at first. I really don't want to mess with Paizocon people. That is not a good thing for people to experience on first contact with the game. At least last week the majority of people were already engaged with the mechanics, and knew the consequences of what I was doing. Random people walking into a room and sitting down won't have that.
Maybe I'll ask for a volunteer to be harassed.
Aww, now what am I supposed to do when I get bored? Though I am glad to see that my murderhobo'ing was for a good cause.
Is persistence in yet? Are we still resetting back down when we relog? Cause I wanna get into the crafting system, and that is kinda hard when I can't logout, even with the 1000 xp :p
If anything, Morbis is the super secret leader of the Xeilian Empire. You shouldn't listen to Hobs about that Council stuff, he is a known liar. Not to be trusted.
So, UNC. Say you are out in the countryside and you see some random chaps SADing a group. Suddenly the bandits are attacked! They are outnumbered! But you could easily turn the tide with your awesome UNC-ness. What do you do!?
I will see about doing some local recording, let you see what we see on screen. My stream should be decent, but the game aesthetic isn't conducive to high quality streaming. Would need a huge bit rate for all that grass.