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Alpha 18 Dev Diary!!

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  1. 1. Alpha 18 Dev Diary!!

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I'm waiting for players to build "good cover" for bandits with land mines behind it. =P

 

Sounds good. I Bet most of us will prefer feel doomed and scared when see them, no matter where. Take your time with them guys.

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I'm on my phone and all I see is 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18, 18......... it is time for A18 in my eyes ;)

 

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Alright we will ignore the inevitable "you need to restart" messages after patch day and try playing for a bit to see how it goes. Thanks for the info MadMole.

 

A Benny Hill fan I take it? His show was epic in the 70's.

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iv been curious what or why was the spider zombie changed from climbing to leaping?

 

The new A17 path system does not make paths along walls, because it would be slower and use more memory, which AI would need to climb walls. Jumping was added to compensate.

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I'm waiting for players to build "good cover" for bandits with land mines behind it. =P

 

Landmines are too obvious. Explosive charges with radio detonators would be funny. :)

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I want something like the demolisher throwing smaller zombies at you. =P

 

I have been wanting that for a while. A big hulking steroid zed that chucks other zeds at you if it cant find an easy way to get to you. Have him whistle and they all just line up next to him like ammo. Some fastball pitches strait to you, others get lobbed at an arc so you cant just fence yourself off easily.

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madmole

 

 

iv been curious what or why was the spider zombie changed from climbing to leaping?

 

Easier to get shippable. Climbing never looked right or worked well.

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The new A17 path system does not make paths along walls, because it would be slower and use more memory, which AI would need to climb walls. Jumping was added to compensate.

 

Spiders don't seem to be using ladders either. I tested an idea for a base with a few zombies and the spiders didn't use the ladders.

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Flippin TFP whipping out cash like they got a good game

 

We have the best game on the planet now. Opinions are subjective tm.

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Spiders don't seem to be using ladders either. I tested an idea for a base with a few zombies and the spiders didn't use the ladders.

 

you didnt test it in a18 tho :) <grins while running fingers thru beard>

 

 

 

spiders dont need ladders to get to you

 

 

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Sheesh....I can't keep up on this thread. It just keeps growing and growing faster as we get closer to magic time. Wow...that sounded sexual. Anyway, Thanks for the video share MM. I like your design and will take some tips myself. I'm always trying to find new ways to use traps and that was refreshing and a clean design.

 

Madmole - Would you be willing to show a clip of just driving around in the biomes with the new textures before release? If not, I get it. I'd like to get an idea of the terrain changes and how the new Splat system creates them and how they end up, and just to drool over the new terrain.

 

Yeah I'll try to.

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The new A17 path system does not make paths along walls, because it would be slower and use more memory, which AI would need to climb walls. Jumping was added to compensate.

 

:upset:

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A Benny Hill fan I take it? His show was epic in the 70's.

 

I grew up on an Lummi indian rez up in Washington State. Back when I was a kid I would be quietly awake at 11pm-1am huddled/hidden under a quilt with a tiny black and white t.v. barely catching a signal coming over from Canada. Loved that show.

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So I thought the progression is slower? But it is not slow enough to skip over some vehicles?

 

I would personally need 11 at least.

 

2-bicycle

2-motorcycle

4-jeep

3-gyro

 

11 Total

 

One character did minibike only, my fort guy went minibike > 4x4 > Gryo, and my perception character went bicycle > motorcycle. I can craft a 4x4 now (found schematics).

 

Progression has nothing to do with vehicles unless your an INT player and chose to buy the perks, but its a waste IMO. Buy a full blown vehicle at a trader or find parts/schematics and craft it. I did drop 47k on a 4x4 (after 1 rank of barter and swallowing some nasty tasting grandpa's something that gave me a better deal).

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god i would kill for a dye slot in vehicles as a surprise for A18

 

Vehicle mods in 19.

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My butt uses plenty THANK YOU VERY MUCH

 

Gas is balanced now and you'll have to go out harvesting cars now to keep your gas supply up until you find a gas schematic and chem station to make shale into fuel.

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I have been wanting that for a while. A big hulking steroid zed that chucks other zeds at you if it cant find an easy way to get to you. Have him whistle and they all just line up next to him like ammo. Some fastball pitches strait to you, others get lobbed at an arc so you cant just fence yourself off easily.

 

A bandit that throws zombie heads out of a sack that stick to you and bite lol.

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I grew up on an Lummi indian rez up in Washington State. Back when I was a kid I would be quietly awake at 11pm-1am huddled/hidden under a quilt with a tiny black and white t.v. barely catching a signal coming over from Canada. Loved that show.

 

Yeah and the women dancers were hot too, at least to 12-13 year old madmole in the 70's lol.

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One character did minibike only, my fort guy went minibike > 4x4 > Gryo, and my perception character went bicycle > motorcycle. I can craft a 4x4 now (found schematics).

 

Progression has nothing to do with vehicles unless your an INT player and chose to buy the perks, but its a waste IMO. Buy a full blown vehicle at a trader or find parts/schematics and craft it. I did drop 47k on a 4x4 (after 1 rank of barter and swallowing some nasty tasting grandpa's something that gave me a better deal).

 

lol

 

So it sounds like all the perks are worthless?

 

You talked in one of your videos at first that there was going to be a reward for going the perk route at the end of the tree. Is that still a thing or was that only added to the book route?

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Who is that lead singer chick?

 

LOL, thats a dude, one of the best singers in the 80's hair bands. Sabastian Bach.

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A bandit that throws zombie heads out of a sack that stick to you and bite lol.

 

Ok that actually sounds terrifying. Also a great way to use up those antibiotics I always end up stockpiling forever.

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LOL, thats a dude, one of the best singers in the 80's hair bands. Sabastian Bach.

 

Yeah, that's a good tune.

 

Hair bands don't get the respect they deserve.

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LOL, thats a dude, one of the best singers in the 80's hair bands. Sabastian Bach.

 

Thought Sebastian Bach was a pianist. Away from that, this band made our lifes just better at that time.

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