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Alpha 18 Dev Diary!!

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It's almost time for some show and tell videos. I'm relocalizing the attributes and then I think that I can demo the perk overhaul in a video.

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It's almost time for some show and tell videos. I'm relocalizing the attributes and then I think that I can demo the perk overhaul in a video.

 

Today? Would be a nice surprise.

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It's almost time for some show and tell videos. I'm relocalizing the attributes and then I think that I can demo the perk overhaul in a video.

 

I am very much looking forward to that! I am quite excited about the new perk system and especially strength.

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Today? Would be a nice surprise.

 

Oh hell no, its beer thirty if I could still drink. I'll settle for game thirty. Trying Conan out.

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It's almost time for some show and tell videos. I'm relocalizing the attributes and then I think that I can demo the perk overhaul in a video.

 

Yay! A nice long video please:popcorn:

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Its more about fascination with turrets and mechanical things, and getting angry and unleashing his fury with them. Help me think of a better name then.

 

The name is fine. Don't cowtow to the white knight.

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I am very much looking forward to that! I am quite excited about the new perk system and especially strength.

 

Honestly I think every attribute has a very cool special play through potential. Strength guy is shotguns, clubs and sledgehammers. We gave shotguns breacher ammo so you can blow through most walls easily. I can't wait to be able to make a quick escape if I get surrounded. No game lets you blow any wall up and have emergent game play like this one will. You can crack safes with them too. No more lugging a pickaxe around for safe cracking. Strength governs the cooking perks now, you need a lot of food to feed those big muscles and fortitude has hit points, so intellect has health items (yeah science). Nothing is stopping players from being jacks of all trades but I feel like there is much less having to be one now and true specialization is going to be a thing.

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OK, checking out the new XP & I got to say things are finally coming together nicely & the new POI's are really nice..

Some things I noticed that don't really meet the Bug Reports are:

 

Except for this the small safe spawning in a pool displacing the water...

 

I know you are working on a Big Forge but I would still like to see a Timer in the Smelting Box, Please...

 

The encumbrance is working but I think we need something to make a stand & fight situation & I have an idea for this fix. I propose a new Z Speed tied into the AI & I call it BRAINS SPEED MODE for making you stand & fight when you are over encumbered.

When a Z gets close enough to a player it can Smell Brains & a Brains Speed Mode would kick in making you stand & fight.

 

You can't run circles around Z's anymore but you can change your path if you see a Z & it will lose interest & you can still evade them when encumbered so we need a Stand & Fight situation. BRAINS, Brains, brainsss…

 

One last thing about our fav Bloated Hawaiian Shirt Z, he has the Puking sound like the Z Cop so lets let him Puke..

Not a Toxic Puke like the Z Cop but spewing a Raunchy Vomit that if it gets on you it attracts more Z's,

maybe it has a Brainsssss Smelll...

Edited by spacepiggio (see edit history)

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Its more about fascination with turrets and mechanical things, and getting angry and unleashing his fury with them. Help me think of a better name then.

 

The name is fine IMO.

 

Since you're asking though, maybe sentry duty?

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Yay! A nice long video please:popcorn:

Na, it will be a bunch of little ones. I'll probably do an overview first, then one vid for each attribute, then do books, then show new items.

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Na, it will be a bunch of little ones. I'll probably do an overview first, then one vid for each attribute, then do books, then show new items.

 

Sounds good:tickled_pink: New items! I'd love to see new decorations, like furniture, if they're ready:clap2:

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Sounds good:tickled_pink: New items! I'd love to see new decorations, like furniture, if they're ready:clap2:

 

I meant guns, grenades, c4, brass and spiked knuckles, junk turrets, taser, etc. Lots of new toys :)

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I meant guns, grenades, c4, brass and spiked knuckles, junk turrets, taser, etc. Lots of new toys :)

 

I see, those are good too. I can't wait to see how strong the shotgun with breacher ammo is against safes and blocks.:playball:

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We recently hired the guy who did the first person anims for Doom.

 

Seriously?! Wow that's exciting!!

 

Think I got a bit of a stiff on.

Edited by caatalyst (see edit history)

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I meant guns, grenades, c4, brass and spiked knuckles, junk turrets, taser, etc. Lots of new toys :)

 

Will C4 be used as a raiding tool? As in can we place it in someones land claim area?

 

I've spent the bulk of my hours playing 7D2D on PVP servers and I love everything about it except for the 8 hour long auger raids where you spend 10 minutes per steel block watching the HP go down :-D

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A lot of kids these days are looking to be offended. Ruining actors careers over sexual harassment. They called it flirting back in the day. I'm sure some of them deserved ruining, but usually its a cash grab lawsuit or some nobody trying to elevate their social awareness off of someone else's name.

 

When I went to school teachers smacked your hand with a yardstick, duct taped people's mouths shut who wouldn't shut up in class (wrapped it around their hair and whole head multiple times), yanked people around by their arms, slapped them and scolded them. Today parents can't even spank their kids. It's molding a disrespectful easily offended culture in kids. I'm not saying all of that stuff was good, but it taught natural selection very well. Keep your mouth shut and be respectful or there were nasty consequences.

 

Even old cartoons we grew up watching were pretty politically incorrect by todays standards.

 

Yes.

 

I remember the old battleaxe we had as a teacher. She hung that cane from the blackboard and wielded it with a purpose. No one stepped out of line in her class.

No participation trophies either. You were either a winner, or first and second loser ;)

 

Even old Hanna Barbara cartoons would be to much for most today.

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Why does it seem that we have gone backwards with AI...I have been playing 17.3 and find random hordes just staying in an area jumping next to obstacles that arent even in front of them. 2 years of waiting ...When will temperature get fixed? Its so annoying playing have your toon be heat stroking out with nothing on.

 

I see those all the time. I believe those are broken wandering hordes. I mentioned it in another post and was told wandering hordes work fine. It is a group composed of the same number of zombies that are in wandering hordes but they stand around in a group, jumping up and down. I see them near the base the first thing in the morning and see them after I've been in a poi for a long period. My uneducated opinion is that for some reason wandering breaks down and they just stand there sometimes jumping up and down. Hopefully someone will look into it.

 

As for temperature, I think it's worse in 17.3 since the heat buff from campfires, torches and forges doesn't work anymore.

Edited by Star69 (see edit history)

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Will C4 be used as a raiding tool? As in can we place it in someones land claim area?

 

I've spent the bulk of my hours playing 7D2D on PVP servers and I love everything about it except for the 8 hour long auger raids where you spend 10 minutes per steel block watching the HP go down :-D

 

That's the plan.

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Oh hell no, its beer thirty if I could still drink. I'll settle for game thirty. Trying Conan out.

 

Curious to hear your thoughts on Conan. Been playing that for about a year and a half. I remember EA players being pissed that they cut certain features and focused on revamping combat. Turned out to be a great decision I think. Reminds me of the push back yall are getting for prioritizing early game right now instead of end game.

 

Still waiting for the Purge in Conan to be implemented as well as bloodmoon horde

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Talking about optimisations, can voxels be combined? For example, in a cave collapse, it seems to calculate each and every voxel above the first block to collapse. My thoughts on the matter is, especially for sand or soil, combine the voxels of the same type and calculate it all at once. Or at least calculate 5 or 10 blocks at once.

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MM - are there any plans to address the wonky resource gathering numbers? It has been a problem now for a very long time where the resources you get can be REDUCED from perking miner 69er because resource gathering is tied to max damage rather than to damage that was actually done. IOW, if you want to maximize resource collection then you have to jury rig your equipment to do the most damage overage possible.

 

You guys fixed the bonus resources bug but did not address the actual problem with it - amount of resource gained from gathering basic components is nonsensical and confusing to the player IMHO.

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MM - are there any plans to address the wonky resource gathering numbers? It has been a problem now for a very long time where the resources you get can be REDUCED from perking miner 69er because resource gathering is tied to max damage rather than to damage that was actually done. IOW, if you want to maximize resource collection then you have to jury rig your equipment to do the most damage overage possible.

 

You guys fixed the bonus resources bug but did not address the actual problem with it - amount of resource gained from gathering basic components is nonsensical and confusing to the player IMHO.

 

Yes I'm sure we can fix that.

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Yes I'm sure we can fix that.

 

LOL. I have faith that you *can* fix a lot of things considering the game you have created here.

 

That is somewhat disconnected from actually doing so - IOW seeing it as an issue in the first place. I would have though it would have been addressed when the bonus resource bug was fixed. That it was not makes me wonder if it is seen as something that even needs to be fixed. Its minor of course but bothersome for some reason.

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Please tell me you didn't actually name the perk that. That's a very tasteless name. I have friends that play the game that actually *do* have Tourette's syndrome.

 

As someone with Tourette's, I think it's hilarious. Please don't speak for me. XD

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Offended Zombie CONFIRMED

 

Now I want to see a UMA zombie wearing a "#PROFESSIONALLY OUTRAGED" t-shirt. Damn you.

 

EDIT: Huh. Double post. Wasn't expecting no other posts after nearly half an hour. Note to self: check first next time.

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