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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 16,985
    bcbully said:
    @Slapshot1188 ;

    have you seen any video before? Did you know there is a game world? Are you able to access the paid forums? 

    From the information I’ve received from you here on these forums, I honestly thought that there was nothing more than concepts on paper.

    I really hope you respond. For many on these forums your as close to it gets for an credible official source. 

    Had to rephrase... guess my first post was too aggressive...
    I am not going to play your game.  Do not try to make this 1 minute clip of walking in a desert into anything more than it is. Keep in mind that per Caspien just today, the 4 worlds have not even been made yet.  This means that none of the actual game worlds even exist yet.  None of them.

    But this was a fairly positive post.  Let it exist for what it is, a small fun clip of walking in the desert.  I do not believe Snipehunter meant this to be any more than that so that is how I evaluate it.  A fun little 1 minute clip of walking in a desert. No more. No less.


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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 16,985
    Mendel said:
    AnOldFart said:
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    Mendel said:
    You know people are starved when a steaming pile of poo looks like a 5 star meal.
    I wouldn't go as far as a steaming pile, but the reactions are pretty much overstated as expected.  The negative responses are downvoted to around -30, while the positive responses are upvoted to around 10.  The video isn't breathtaking, the terrain uninspiring (okay, hard to make a desert look good), and the dust storm had no affect on the avatar's health.  Visibility was reduced, but then there was only 1 character visible in the 60 second video.  So, how much did this dust storm 'feature' really affect the game?

    As for the dust storm itself, it just seemed to start.  It didn't appear on the horizon, it didn't build from nothing, it just appeared at full strength.  How are the players supposed to react to this bit of weather?  Seek shelter?  Try to run through the storm?  Natural phenomena like storms give all sorts of indicators.  There didn't seem to be any signs of an impending storm.  Should SBS actually tie some harmful effect to this weather event, there will be a lot of players caught in the storm. 

    And there were no real signs of direction, either.  Wind moves.  Dust moves.  A dust storm builds, moves and dies.  It isn't static.  This felt more like a developer flipped the own switch and, presto!  The are was enveloped in a dust storm.  A direction of wind, dust, debris, etc. would give a player some kind of hint as to which way to try to go -- against the wind to try to go through, with the wind to try to outrun the storm, or tangential to the wind to go to one side or the other.

    My guess is that this storm effect doesn't have as much player impact to warrant the development effort it took to install this.  At least, in the current state demonstrated in the video.



    All of this might be relevant if it wasn't Pre-Alpha.
    Your putting fully devoped expectations in a game in development. That there us not the devs fault but an error in your expectations tbh
    How about showing some of the things they promised, and actually collected money for?

    Two years since the last public video clip, and it shows inconsequential things that few, if any, people were awaiting.  It does not signify any real advances in the game development, only playing around with various environmental/atmospheric controls.  Of course, this could be a video of a artistic development tool being passed off as their game.  Wouldn't be the first time a developer tried to do that.

    I don't have expectations for this game, but this isn't showing any level of design detail for two years worth of work.  They could have easily added approaching, impending and raging storm placeholder art in that time frame.  That would at least have provided something the player could react to.  Given the claims about the detail levels that their world is supposed to have, it is odd to me that a simple storm appears to have an "Off/On" switch. even in an early developmental state.



    Similar to my response to Bully.  I think people are trying to make this into something it wasn't meant to be.  I think Snipehunter just wanted to post a little clip, not some progress video.   I agree with you that it does not show any progress and if anything it shows regression, but I don't think this was a "progress" video.   

    Just a simple 1 minute clip.  Enjoy it for what it is, not for what it isn't.

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  • NildenNilden Member EpicPosts: 3,916

    Much better sandstorm.

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  • bcbullybcbully Member EpicPosts: 11,838
    bcbully said:
    @Slapshot1188 ;

    have you seen any video before? Did you know there is a game world? Are you able to access the paid forums? 

    From the information I’ve received from you here on these forums, I honestly thought that there was nothing more than concepts on paper.

    I really hope you respond. For many on these forums your as close to it gets for an credible official source. 

    Had to rephrase... guess my first post was too aggressive...
    I am not going to play your game.  Do not try to make this 1 minute clip of walking in a desert into anything more than it is. Keep in mind that per Caspien just today, the 4 worlds have not even been made yet.  This means that none of the actual game worlds even exist yet.  None of them.

    But this was a fairly positive post.  Let it exist for what it is, a small fun clip of walking in the desert.  I do not believe Snipehunter meant this to be any more than that so that is how I evaluate it.  A fun little 1 minute clip of walking in a desert. No more. No less.


    No doubt. No games. You’re a very respected poster. Your insight to the game carries a lot of weight, even with me. This is why I was asking if you had access to the paid CoE forums where there seems to be more detailed information released. 
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  • goboygogoboygo Member RarePosts: 2,141
    Tiller said:
    That is not at all what I expected this game to look like, art wise.
    Same the concept art had a much more realistic look to it, not the cartoony balloon graphics I just saw in the video.
  • UngoodUngood Member LegendaryPosts: 7,530
    goboygo said:
    Tiller said:
    That is not at all what I expected this game to look like, art wise.
    Same the concept art had a much more realistic look to it, not the cartoony balloon graphics I just saw in the video.
    A few textures, some lighting, and ray tracing, and that will look so real you will pay 50 bucks for the pattern for that dudes boots.

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  • TorrskTorrsk Member UncommonPosts: 295
    bcbully said:
    No doubt. No games. You’re a very respected poster. Your insight to the game carries a lot of weight, even with me. This is why I was asking if you had access to the paid CoE forums where there seems to be more detailed information released. 
    More detailed stuff is released on this secret forums now.. where.. 

    Kind of find it funny when people say that. Wanna know where SBS releases most of their info? Discord. I can ask an question on their highest forums, get nothing back. Ask the same question on discord and Caspian will reply. Hell it's pretty rare if anyone from SBS says anything on their forums these days. Outside of some news post. Discord became more important many moons back. So wanna know anything, go there and you find way more info and up to date info.
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 16,985
    edited May 2019
    Wrong thread

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