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Screenshots and stuff (EDITED Now with video^^)

ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member

Feb 11th UPDATE: Made a small video of the temple I am building. For some reason Youtube did not make

this in HD. Grr... Need to check out why. Hope you like it nonetheless:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V0-3ymR_gpg

 

 

 

Alas, even for Alpha I feel the game wasn't ready for the unwashed masses. Still, I have the feeling Landmarks and EQN are going to be great games. For now though the frustration about bugs and issues dominate.

Still I thought to share some screenies for those of you not in Alpha. ^^

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Comments

  • TorvalTorval Oregon CountryPosts: 7,187Member Uncommon
    Neat pics. Thanks Eli. I look forward to more. It's fun watching development progress.
  • FinalFikusFinalFikus Chicago, ILPosts: 906Member

    I really like the Parkour system or whatever it's called. I spent about an hour just trying to do all the flips.

    Awful lot of people playing. I guess they'll need to add a server.

     

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  • azarhalazarhal Somewhere, BCPosts: 760Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by FinalFikus

    Awful lot of people playing. I guess they'll need to add a server.

    They are adding some this week and will probably change the server setup too.

    As for the OP, this alpha is less buggy than a lot of alpha I've seen. The majority of problem they are having is that too many people are trying to play it. See, they never tested multiple maps before and most of the issues are related to that.

  • RusqueRusque Las Vegas, NVPosts: 2,228Member Uncommon
    Looks beautiful, very please with the aesthetic. Build me something nice, I look forward to EQN, but I'm not much of a minecrafter.
  • Crazy_StickCrazy_Stick Privacy Preferred, NCPosts: 1,059Member
    I like the art and textures. I wish I could see a larger image though and I am curious about your rig and the graphics settings when these were taken.
  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,497Member Uncommon

    Looks a lot like Planetside 2.

    Also to see those EQ1 spires in Landmark is a bit sad - this is so far removed from Everquest.

     

  • TygranirTygranir Colordo Springs, COPosts: 741Member
    An Alpha state software is always bugridden and missing features. That is what the definition of Alpha is. If anyone is expecting smooth gameplay, you are doing it wrong. People in the game now are there to test and offer feedback, not play for the sake of playing.

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  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member


    Personally going to wait for Beta, but thanks for showing the pics, looks like when they get all the bugs ironed out it is going to be a fantastic game.

  • DMKanoDMKano Gamercentral, AKPosts: 8,497Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Tygranir
    An Alpha state software is always bugridden and missing features. That is what the definition of Alpha is. If anyone is expecting smooth gameplay, you are doing it wrong. People in the game now are there to test and offer feedback, not play for the sake of playing.

    I disagree, people who bought founder packs are there to play, not test.

    Testers are paid by the company for their services or are given free access for their services, they are not asked to *pay* to test.

    It would be akin to asking employees to pay and come work for you.

    Sure you can offer feedback as an early alpha player, but you are not required to, you can simply just play.

    Alpha testers are required to write feedback and bug reports - again here its not the case.

     

     

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member

    There is a LOT of balancing to do, IMVPO. They have 2 servers with, I dunno, 2 dozen zones, each the size of an entire SWG planet, and after 3 days EVERY centimeter is taken by claims now. It took me about 10 hours just running over places to find a claimable spot. Oof. So I carved a platform and a cave into a mountainside.

     

    I only liked the pictures, to show the full screen resolution. I can play at high settings with about 25-30 fps, there is ultra, but then it drops to 15 fps.

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h49/Elikal/Image32_zpscc9bb834.jpg~original

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h49/Elikal/Image33_zps431f5972.jpg~original

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h49/Elikal/Image35_zps03ed8fe9.jpg~original

    http://i61.photobucket.com/albums/h49/Elikal/Image36_zpse8ed8eb4.jpg~original

     

    In the last pic you see some furniture I crafted and a door, which can already be used.

     

    Oh since someone wanted to know my rig:

    I7 Aspire V3-772G, 2.2 Ghz, Nvidia GTX 760M, Windows 8.1, 8 GB RAM

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  • BetaguyBetaguy Halifax, NSPosts: 2,590Member
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Tygranir
    An Alpha state software is always bugridden and missing features. That is what the definition of Alpha is. If anyone is expecting smooth gameplay, you are doing it wrong. People in the game now are there to test and offer feedback, not play for the sake of playing.

    I disagree, people who bought founder packs are there to play, not test.

    Testers are paid by the company for their services or are given free access for their services, they are not asked to *pay* to test.

    It would be akin to asking employees to pay and come work for you.

    Sure you can offer feedback as an early alpha player, but you are not required to, you can simply just play.

    Alpha testers are required to write feedback and bug reports - again here its not the case.

     

     

    What DMKano says is true...

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  • evilastroevilastro EdinburghPosts: 4,270Member
    They use the words alpha and test so that everyone understands what they are getting into. Unfortunately you just can't account for the complete lack of comprehension that some people exhibit.
  • donpopukidonpopuki Dearborn, MIPosts: 591Member
    We can argue what "alpha" means but SOE has made it clear that the game is unfinished and buggy. They want us "alpha" testers to help develope the game. If you don't agree with this state of affairs they are offering full refunds to those who misunderstood their intentions.
  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member

    Sigh, the landscape reset itself, so my entire comfy home is gone. :(

    Only the furniture remained, I had to dig it out of the mountain though.

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  • blastermasterblastermaster Cap-aux-Meules, QCPosts: 149Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by Elikal

    Sigh, the landscape reset itself, so my entire comfy home is gone. :(

    Only the furniture remained, I had to dig it out of the mountain though.

    Hehe, sorry for you, but that's kind of funny! :)

    How big is the game client?

    Can you give permissions to other people on your claim and start digging/building with friends right now or it's not in yet?

     

     

     

     

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member
    Originally posted by blaster101
    Originally posted by Elikal

    Sigh, the landscape reset itself, so my entire comfy home is gone. :(

    Only the furniture remained, I had to dig it out of the mountain though.

    Hehe, sorry for you, but that's kind of funny! :)

    How big is the game client?

    Can you give permissions to other people on your claim and start digging/building with friends right now or it's not in yet?

     

     

     

     

    The client is currently 25 GB.

    Yeah you can give permissions to use or not use anything on your claim. By default it is open to all, so you can usually craft on any station of any person's claim. I assume the same can be set with digging and building.

     

    Lol, it was sad, I really liked how it had turned out. Funny was, that I dug myself into a giant hole I could not escape in the process of findig my door inside the mountain. XD

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  • AlleinAllein San Diego, CAPosts: 1,655Member Uncommon
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Tygranir
    An Alpha state software is always bugridden and missing features. That is what the definition of Alpha is. If anyone is expecting smooth gameplay, you are doing it wrong. People in the game now are there to test and offer feedback, not play for the sake of playing.

    I disagree, people who bought founder packs are there to play, not test.

    Testers are paid by the company for their services or are given free access for their services, they are not asked to *pay* to test.

    It would be akin to asking employees to pay and come work for you.

    Sure you can offer feedback as an early alpha player, but you are not required to, you can simply just play.

    Alpha testers are required to write feedback and bug reports - again here its not the case.

    I bought the pack and am there to provide feedback, not play or test, although those are obviously part of the experience.

    They've said that bug hunting and "testing" is more for beta and that alpha is only ~60% finished, so much more to add that any real "fixing" at this point will be followed by more problems after every patch.

    I never signed up to be a "tester" and the idea that they or any company has to follow some unwritten playbook is a bit outdated. Same goes for people trying to define the concept of "sandbox", every company and player has their own view. While I'm sure most of us think our way is "best", I doubt the countless others agree.

  • funyahnsfunyahns michigan city, INPosts: 315Member
    Originally posted by DMKano
    Originally posted by Tygranir
    An Alpha state software is always bugridden and missing features. That is what the definition of Alpha is. If anyone is expecting smooth gameplay, you are doing it wrong. People in the game now are there to test and offer feedback, not play for the sake of playing.

    I disagree, people who bought founder packs are there to play, not test.

    Testers are paid by the company for their services or are given free access for their services, they are not asked to *pay* to test.

    It would be akin to asking employees to pay and come work for you.

    Sure you can offer feedback as an early alpha player, but you are not required to, you can simply just play.

    Alpha testers are required to write feedback and bug reports - again here its not the case.

     

     

     Yeah I am there to try and break stuff if at all possible.  I will send notes if I see stuff not working right, or if something about game play bothers me I will send feedback.  To be fair though I have been to busy working to get in and mess around much,

  • GrayKodiakGrayKodiak Nada, FLPosts: 576Member

    I really like the visuals, I have not joined the alpha and probably will not as I do not have the time to run alpha level games right now (barely have time to play anything) but I do like how the visuals are shaping up despite the doom and gloom we heard a year ago.

    I am looking forward to seeing other races in game.

  • LazzaroLazzaro chicago, ILPosts: 500Member Uncommon

    I can't wait until EQN after seeing pics of Landmark!

  • ElikalElikal ValhallaPosts: 8,063Member

    I am currently constructing my Chapel of Spirituality:

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