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MMORPG.com : General : Starbase - Announcement Trailer - A Voxel/Vertex-Based Space MMO

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edited May 2019 in Videos Discussion

imageMMORPG.com : General : Starbase - Announcement Trailer - A Voxel/Vertex-Based Space MMO

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  • mklinicmklinic Member UncommonPosts: 1,656
    edited May 2019
    Sounds a lot like Space Engineers..

    Space Engineers:
    Space Engineers is a sandbox game about engineering, construction, exploration and survival in space and on planets. Players build space ships, space stations, planetary outposts of various sizes and uses, pilot ships and travel through space to explore planets and gather resources to survive.
    Starbase:
    Starbase is a hybrid voxel/vertex-based space MMO with a fully destructible and infinitely expanding universe, with a focus on building and designing spaceships and stations, exploration, resource gathering, crafting, trading, and combat.
    I suppose the main difference is Starbase is selling itself as an MMO, but we'll see what that actually means the way that tag is thrown about. Also, didn't notice any sort of planetary interaction in Starbase (in available screenshots and trailer) so that might be a distinction as well. Either way, neat to have another "space, building" game to check out.
    SolancerTacticalZombeh

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  • MaggonMaggon Member UncommonPosts: 355
    edited May 2019
    MMO as in everyone plays in the same world, no extra instances or shards at all. Atleast according to the devs on their discord. A collection of answered questions from the community can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jW4ic1piFnRB0jJcoXeRNYvpREaCKMSCEmLvCqB-7mw/edit#
    mklinicLaviotaScotSabracNextrixKyleran
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,916
    Starbase has apparently been in development for 5 years already, it didn't "just suddenly happen", lol

    FrostByte is an established studio, so they must have been funding themselves with profits from their single-player games.

    I'll be following this one closely...
    ArskaaaNextrixTacticalZombehKyleran
  • mklinicmklinic Member UncommonPosts: 1,656
    Maggon said:
    MMO as in everyone plays in the same world, no extra instances or shards at all. Atleast according to the devs on their discord. A collection of answered questions from the community can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jW4ic1piFnRB0jJcoXeRNYvpREaCKMSCEmLvCqB-7mw/edit#
    Thanks. That also have some info about planetary interaction:

    Do the devs have any ideas or plans for planetary bases?

    JoelFB (5/28/19): Once planet landings are possible (more likely moon landings in the early stage as they are easier with no atmosphere etc), then there's nothing stopping players from creating such outposts.

    CuomaFB (5/28/19): About planets you asked earlier. I have started prototyping landable planets but cannot make any promises whether and when we would have them.

    Regarding the MMO bits:

    Is this a seamless MMO? All the players on one server? Or are there server lines?

    AkseliFB (5/28/19): Yes, seamless MMO, all the players are in the universe at the same time.

    Is there instancing in the MMO part?

    XCompWizFB (5/28/19): Not normally, no. Some spaces may be instanced to give players a controlled environment.

    XCompWizFB (5/28/19): I think large space battles should have minimal to no instancing. We'll see how it goes.

    LauriFB (5/28/19): It's not instancing in traditional sense in combat, rather than just showing the nearest 100 players (at the moment). It can be arranged in any ways and there are coming some neat improvements to increase the limit

    There's a lot more good info at the link, but those were the specifics to the initial questions I had at least

    -mklinic

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  • Thomas2006Thomas2006 Member RarePosts: 1,152
    Sounds still really early on in development if there are still not sure on instancing and how many players will be shown and stuff like that.
    Gdemami
  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 1,057
    "It will also include a sandbox mode so it can be experienced solo or in small groups."

    This sentence doesn't make sense to me. Did the definition of sandbox change again?
  • Mars_OMGMars_OMG Member EpicPosts: 2,850
    speechless.
    - abandoning social media could possibly save the world.  

  • EldrachEldrach Member UncommonPosts: 199

    blamo2000 said:

    "It will also include a sandbox mode so it can be experienced solo or in small groups."



    This sentence doesn't make sense to me. Did the definition of sandbox change again?



    I'm thinking that's akin to creative mode or just "offline mode"
    Scot
  • BobVaBobVa Member UncommonPosts: 125

    Maggon said:

    MMO as in everyone plays in the same world, no extra instances or shards at all.

    Atleast according to the devs on their discord.

    A collection of answered questions from the community can be found here: https://docs.google.com/document/d/1jW4ic1piFnRB0jJcoXeRNYvpREaCKMSCEmLvCqB-7mw/edit#



    Lootboxes?
    LauriFB (5/29/19): Hell no with loot boxes, that stuff is poisonous and straight out criminal


    ..and, I'm sold!
    Kyleran
  • evolgrinzevolgrinz Member UncommonPosts: 143
    This sounds a lot like 'Empyrion' to me.
  • OG_ZorvanOG_Zorvan Member EpicPosts: 2,322
    Dead and buried within a year from now. Pass.


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  • PhryPhry Member LegendaryPosts: 11,004
    Its pre-alpha so while i like the look of the 'concepts' they are aiming for, the game looks to be huge, if they can actually make it i will be suitably impressed. This is a 'wait and see' type of game, i hope they can actually make it, but i have my doubts.
    Kyleran
  • ElonMuskElonMusk Member UncommonPosts: 64
    "Starbase has been in secret development for five years without restraints and the development will continue until the bold vision of the game is achieved." This is all they've achieved in 5 years? Devs have to be European, heh.
    gastovski1OG_Zorvan
  • ErillionErillion Member EpicPosts: 10,235
    Seems like they have taken ideas from many different sources (EVE, Elite, Star Citizen, Space Engineers, Dual Universe, Minecraft etc.) and try to create their own unique blend of space opera out of it.

    Will keep an eye on it.

    Have fun
    Kyleran
  • ArskaaaArskaaa Member RarePosts: 1,265
    looks interesting.
  • charlespaynecharlespayne Member UncommonPosts: 378
    This game is actually more compared to Scrumbleship them space engineers as it uses Voxel building so meaning every item you craft can be broken down into very tiny pieces, Unlike Space engineers where every item is a mesh that when damaged just changes shape instead of breaking into tiny pieces.
    Kyleran
  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 13,846
    So every player is a robot, those don't look like powered suits? Keen on the idea of more player interaction with the environment so will keep an eye on it.

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  • MaggonMaggon Member UncommonPosts: 355
    They just released another video:
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,916

    ElonMusk said:

    "Starbase has been in secret development for five years without restraints and the development will continue until the bold vision of the game is achieved." This is all they've achieved in 5 years? Devs have to be European, heh.



    Correct !

    They're Finnish.

    And yeah, only a european crew could manage to keep their mouths shut for 5 years while building a playable version of an Early Access game release, lol
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  • BcudaBcuda Member UncommonPosts: 163
    Its worth keeping an eye on this one. And yep I agree about them keeping quiet on this game. Unlike Star citizen's video's …." Today on Star citizen we had egg salad on toast for lunch. And my co host is wearing blue sneakers..." STOP posting video's for a game that may never come out .
    ErillionKyleran
  • black9iceblack9ice Member UncommonPosts: 154
    Looks like another sandbox survival/builder game, fully lacking in the mmo department
  • blamo2000blamo2000 Member RarePosts: 1,057

    Eldrach said:



    blamo2000 said:


    "It will also include a sandbox mode so it can be experienced solo or in small groups."





    This sentence doesn't make sense to me. Did the definition of sandbox change again?






    I'm thinking that's akin to creative mode or just "offline mode"



    Its akin to gibberish. Its like calling offline mode "theme park mode," or "rpg mode," or "Battle Royal mode." A game doesn't become sandbox when you play it on or offline. It is or isn't.
  • gervaise1gervaise1 Member EpicPosts: 6,919
    edited May 2019
    Bcuda said:
    Its worth keeping an eye on this one. And yep I agree about them keeping quiet on this game. Unlike Star citizen's video's …." Today on Star citizen we had egg salad on toast for lunch. And my co host is wearing blue sneakers..." STOP posting video's for a game that may never come out .
    If you stop posting videos then people will post that nothing is happening - if they actually know about it!

    And games that are not promoted result in threads like the recent one for Worlds Adrift thread: this game didn't attract enough people so we are closing.

    Marketing is needed
    to get the publicity
    to get the money
    to pay the coders
    to buy the Green Eggs and Ham
    so they can eat and keep coding
    and keep the game running.


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  • TillerTiller Member EpicPosts: 8,984
    Those of you who don't want to participate in any PvP, or just plain hate it might want to wait since there are no plans for PvE mode currently.
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  • 5Trooper5Trooper Member CommonPosts: 7
    Looks and sounds like fun. If they can pull it off. I'll probably play.
    - Going to follow this one.
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