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Alpha 18 Dev Diary!!  

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  1. 1. Alpha 18 Dev Diary!!

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...and why yes, Bloodsport WAS my favorite movie for a while... =)

 

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Just posted my latest contraption on twitter, link in previous post.

 

Loads up link, sees first post with nekkid guy dancing, thinks "MM is trolling us"... =)

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To be fair...that FOV slider is a legitimate request. As I have gotten older, low FOV makes me sick. I love 7 days and I have loved every update. I have been lurking on these forums since 2013. My only gripe? No FOV slider.

 

I never posted to complain on the forums about it - wouldn't do anything anyway. I just learned how to edit the game .dll files to set the default FOV to 90 instead of having to use a console command every time I booted the game up.

 

Currently with 1,113 hours of gameplay in it. Which is maybe too much for someone who works as much as I do :)

 

I'm not saying those complaints aren't legit. I'm just pointing out the things in A18 that are pretty much the same as A17. :)

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...so... you think they'll stop making the game? Because of me? I'm going to have to respectfully disagree. =)

 

Look, all I'm saying is that the best way to drop a discussion, is to actually drop it.

 

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My daughter was doing homework (math), and asked alexa for the answer... we got that sorted, but technology is a crutch. I don't want my kids to know what buttons to press, I want them to understand WHY they're pressing them. Technology does not help in that regard.

 

I'm not questioning your parenting style here (you do you), I'm just giving out my subjective opinion. My opinion is that minors shouldn't have access to any kind of technology, period. Video games are alright beyond a certain age (post 7-8, I would say; and no giving kids games that are rated T for Teen for 17/18+! *Smh at too many examples of this happening*), but when it comes to the Internet or owning the phone, I personally believe that youth should have to buy their own tech with their own money post 16 years of age and once they have a job. (Note: The phone should still 100% belong to the parents.) Internet access should be allowed at roughly that same time. Again, just my opinion.

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Oct 7th? Hope we don't have too many hot fixes that require restarting after the first few days, always get comfy after day 4.

 

Soon....ish.

 

We haven't broke save games in ages, so unless its RWG changes you want I doubt a new game will be needed. Of course they will say you need to, but very few things have broken saves in months now.

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I'm not questioning your parenting style here (you do you), I'm just giving out my subjective opinion. My opinion is that minors shouldn't have access to any kind of technology, period. Video games are alright beyond a certain age (post 7-8, I would say; and no giving kids games that are rated T for Teen for 17/18+! *Smh at too many examples of this happening*), but when it comes to the Internet or owning the phone, I personally believe that youth should have to buy their own tech with their own money post 16 years of age and once they have a job. Internet access should be allowed at roughly that same time. Again, just my opinion.

 

Oh, my kid "buys" screen time by either being outside or reading.

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I'm surprised you took what I said so far out of context.

 

Being in a thread with more than 27,000 posts is like how it was being 27,000 blocks away from 0,0 back in Alpha 10: Shakey, jarring, and everything seems out of context....

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@madmole, you guys should probably make zombies play a special noise when they become enraged as a telegraph

 

Might get old. Its fine no need to scream to run faster. Its not like they steam roll you, its just enough to be uncomfortable here and there.

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My argument is: Why not let the player decide what is fun for them by adding a new mechanic without completely removing the option for the old one? I am not saying that we SHOULDN'T have experience point loss on death, nor that we absolutely SHOULD have the Death Penalty. Give us the option to choose one, both, or neither. That way everyone can play the way they like. (I for one would probably play with both on, for instance)

 

While you're at it give us an option to lose a level (and the associated perk point) when we drop below the XP necessary for the current level, and a sliding scale of just how much XP we lose per death. And how long the Death Penalty lasts.

 

Let us sculpt our own experience.

 

We call that "kitchen sinked up". When people talk about the death penalty we don't want it to be a multiple choice answer. We're trying something new this alpha, might be something old/new/same next alpha.

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A man with your talent would be better served on the PVP side of this game. Im not going lie our server uses one of your mods and wish you would make more for the PVP community. That being said dont fool yourself thinking no one cares about pvp in this game.

 

I will take care of you guys soon enough. The core game is getting great and I will turn to pvp balance at some point.

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I know, poor MM is having to scrounge by on foodstamps.....I can assure you, MM and company are doing JUST fine. I have a very successful business as well so I am no opposed to money. What I am opposed to is this update being about 6x longer than it was ever planned to be and then they still release it to streamers first. A17 was pretty much unplayable so most people have been really waiting since A16, almost 2.5 years ago for a real update.

 

I'd eat food stamps but they don't taste good or have any protein and stick to my mustache.

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@Madmole (or any TFP representative)

 

Will we be seeing the A18 release notes when the streamers get A18 on The 4th? Or not until the following Monday?

Thanks! Looking forward to it!

 

Before the release AFAIK.

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We call that "kitchen sinked up". When people talk about the death penalty we don't want it to be a multiple choice answer. We're trying something new this alpha, might be something old/new/same next alpha.

 

I'm digging the new idea; I was also discussing this with some of my homies from down da way and it was mentioned that instead of a death penalty, that a life benefit would be kinda cool... (haidr'gna)... so I was trying to think of some "days alive" benefits (aurelius) would be fun as well... nothing big or game changing, just a nice little "hey, you lived for a while, here's something cool"

 

...each day alive could add 1% to health regen speed, or slightly increase lucky looter, maybe less food usage... a perk for a perk so to speak... that way you're not just benefiting from perks but also for consecutive days alive.

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What do you mean, free time. Got to stuff some book writing-, screen writing- and acting-lessons in there. There is gonna be a movie, right?

 

We talked to a studio about a series but they wanted to twist it into something it wasn't to be different from TWD and it was some corny ♥♥♥♥. I get it, you can't make a TWD clone, but at the same time you can't be nothing like the video game.

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seems you are in a good mood mm and you certainly deserve it.

i am soooo looking forward to tuesday (down under)

im on leave, kids primed to join in, and should get to finish the duck run to keep the bastards in finally.

life is good.

then 2 weeks later i have a week whitebaiting west coast south island. prob only kiwis know the scale of awesomeness there...

 

ps thank fataal for me for implementing the vehicle left stick toggle thing :-)

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We talked to a studio about a series but they wanted to twist it into something it wasn't to be different from TWD and it was some corny ♥♥♥♥. I get it, you can't make a TWD clone, but at the same time you can't be nothing like the video game.

 

they all ♥♥♥♥ off at the smallest sign of danger.

if a group dug in and made traps, or industrial scale zombie mincers capable of taking care of thousands at a time, burning the remains in a cogen plant to fuel the next wave....

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Being in a thread with more than 27,000 posts is like how it was being 27,000 blocks away from 0,0 back in Alpha 10: Shakey, jarring, and everything seems out of context....

 

I never played A10, what happened when you were so far away? Was it kinda like the far lands in Minecraft?

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I never played A10, what happened when you were so far away? Was it kinda like the far lands in Minecraft?

 

something something floating point something, shaky hands. Like, badly shaking. This was back when maps were /huge/.

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