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Unlike modders the devs have the challenging task of making sure the game is performant across a wide range of computer specifications.

 

Out of all of the devs I have watched play in the streams, Madmole is the only real builder ive seen so I believe that he wants to do more for builders.  Let's give them some time to work their magic.

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8 minutes ago, Laz Man said:

Unlike modders the devs have the challenging task of making sure the game is performant across a wide range of computer specifications.

 

Out of all of the devs I have watched play in the streams, Madmole is the only real builder ive seen so I believe that he wants to do more for builders.  Let's give them some time to work their magic.

Yeah. I don't envy having to keep everyone happy. 

Tbh though, I'm 98% happy so it's all good for me lol. I doubt anyone can buy or even make a game they are 100% happy with.

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5 minutes ago, Laynie said:

The thing everyone on here has to remember is, you can't please 100% of the people 100% of the time. No matter what TFP's add to the game or take out, someone will be unhappy. 

 

Very true.  Because everyone has their own idea of how to play the game ... and some of those ideas are completely opposite each other.  

 

But, they've made the game moddable ... so each person can do their own little tweaks to make the game how they want it.  :)

 

I just want the next release... it's been forever (two weeks ... but it's like the two weeks before Christmas)...  LOL

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6 minutes ago, Pegasus said:

 

Very true.  Because everyone has their own idea of how to play the game ... and some of those ideas are completely opposite each other.  

 

But, they've made the game moddable ... so each person can do their own little tweaks to make the game how they want it.  :)

 

I just want the next release... it's been forever (two weeks ... but it's like the two weeks before Christmas)...  LOL

Haha 🙈🤣 yeah same. I personally love the game. I've played over 2000 hours and yet to get bored. However I do understand other people wanting more in the game. I'm a mindless zombie killer, so I'm easily pleased🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧟🔫🔫😅🧟‍♂️🧟‍♀️🧟

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That's true. I see loads of players loved learn by doing, but I hated it. I much prefer building at night or mining, than crafting 7000 stone axes to get my skill up lol, but that's just me.

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MM, Gazz, just curious here; there are a few 'missing', "normal" block shapes, not decos, are those on the roadmap for a20 maybe?

(and I caught the bit about cleaning up the current R Shapes, just curious) (and Eymprion has spoiled me, soo many block shapes)

 

One I was looking for in a19 was a full block that has a clip out of it so if you used 1/2 blocks against it at 90 degrees the transition/clip is a 45.

 

 

7dtd_Clipped block outline.jpg

 

Edit: realized I might be confusing how "deco" is being used. I was thinking it was the high triangle count stuff like coffee maker. If it also included additional shapes then my bad.

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9 minutes ago, FileMachete said:

MM, Gazz, just curious here; there are a few 'missing', "normal" block shapes, not decos, are those on the roadmap for a20 maybe?

(and I caught the bit about cleaning up the current R Shapes, just curious) (and Eymprion has spoiled me, soo many block shapes)

 

One I was looking for in a19 was a full block that has a clip out of it so if you used 1/2 blocks against it at 90 degrees the transition/clip is a 45.

 

 

7dtd_Clipped block outline.jpg

The only one I know of like that is a cabinet/cupboard corner.

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2 minutes ago, Laz Man said:

The only one I know of like that is a cabinet corner.

doh! yep, exactly that. :) I went looking for it as I just barrely couldn't focus the wire tool on an e-fence, so needed just a wee bit off the top, heh. Edit: it's a block the zeds would beat on so wanted a "normal" upgradable to r-concrete block.

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2 hours ago, Pegasus said:

Faatal, I will send you cookies if you will fix the hatches and windows not letting in the rain and snow any more.  And you tell me where you are so I can send them.  :)

 

Or a bottle of rum.  Or both.

His poison is skittles I think.

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5 hours ago, Daruma said:

To create a game that is obviously centered around building

 

The game is not centered around builders. There's basically two main groups of players, those that want to build and mine and play "Adult Minecraft", and those that want to play "Survival builder CoD Zombies" and run around shooting stuff.

 

The game is completely balanced around the second group, you literally can't even function as the first group anymore as of a few alpha ago. You can't build anything end game without materials you are unable to make yourself. So even the players that want to be a den mother and stay at home mining or building are required to go play CoD Zombies and run around shooting stuff to get magic uncraftable parts and springs.

 

The current approach is basically focused on the looter shooter types, with a bit of builder stuff on the side if it fits, but the actual balance is 100% on the run and gun players. You can function completely without being a builder or crafter at all and never doing more than making a wood block with a bed and storage chest on it and doing nothing but missions and run and gun 24/7. You can't do the same without cheat mode if you just plan to build and mine and stuff. There's not a single craftable only item that I know of that can't be found in loot or bought from a trader, but like 90% of the end game stuff is uncraftable without loot only items.

 

Not weighing in on the rest of your message or opinions, just saying, you are of the wrong mindset right off the bat, like a lot of people on this forum which is what causes the disgruntlement and friction. People keep asking for coffee pots and more paint options and builder items, because they are of the Adult Minecraft group of players, but they aren't the target market at the moment and don't realize that.

 

Might change in the future, might not, just depends on how the market statistics go. Builders very well might be in the minority, or just might not be the target market at all even if they are in the majority.

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5 hours ago, madmole said:

You will have to graduate to the next tier like now, but when you do, you might have access to lower tiers yet instead of it being mainly current tier with some random low ones.

Will lower tiers give lesser rewards than higher tiers generally?

1 hour ago, Toban said:

That's true. I see loads of players loved learn by doing, but I hated it. I much prefer building at night or mining, than crafting 7000 stone axes to get my skill up lol, but that's just me.

The current system is way more interesting in choices in my opinion. However having some increased range in the stats of tools when you craft them might be more fun. So instead of crafting 7000 stone axes to get a better one you would craft several at times if you get bad rolls. Maybe that's a bad idea though, just thinking it might end up being fun. You could find a top tier weapon with lower stats than a lower tier on rare occasions which will make finding that perfect weapon much more interesting than just finding quality 1-6 and how many mods you can fit. Only thing is higher tier stuff would have to be a noticeable step up on average in terms of stats so that RNG does weigh in favor of it being an upgrade. Right now I vaguely remember seeing some people argue that lower tier stuff may be better in particular with snipers.

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I have to say, my fav A19 update (I think it's new to A19) is the markers that come up when you hit the final loot on quests that show you the area's you might have missed when it's a clear quest, it might be a little "immersion invasive" so to say, but it's so much better than searching around or even worse, going into god mode to find what you missed, love it!!

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1 hour ago, Khalagar said:

 

The game is not centered around builders. There's basically two main groups of players, those that want to build and mine and play "Adult Minecraft", and those that want to play "Survival builder CoD Zombies" and run around shooting stuff.

 

The game is completely balanced around the second group, you literally can't even function as the first group anymore as of a few alpha ago. You can't build anything end game without materials you are unable to make yourself. So even the players that want to be a den mother and stay at home mining or building are required to go play CoD Zombies and run around shooting stuff to get magic uncraftable parts and springs.

 

The current approach is basically focused on the looter shooter types, with a bit of builder stuff on the side if it fits, but the actual balance is 100% on the run and gun players. You can function completely without being a builder or crafter at all and never doing more than making a wood block with a bed and storage chest on it and doing nothing but missions and run and gun 24/7. You can't do the same without cheat mode if you just plan to build and mine and stuff. There's not a single craftable only item that I know of that can't be found in loot or bought from a trader, but like 90% of the end game stuff is uncraftable without loot only items.

 

Not weighing in on the rest of your message or opinions, just saying, you are of the wrong mindset right off the bat, like a lot of people on this forum which is what causes the disgruntlement and friction. People keep asking for coffee pots and more paint options and builder items, because they are of the Adult Minecraft group of players, but they aren't the target market at the moment and don't realize that.

 

Might change in the future, might not, just depends on how the market statistics go. Builders very well might be in the minority, or just might not be the target market at all even if they are in the majority.

A lot of the folks who funded the kickstarter seem to disagree with you. Google it. They're kinda all over the place. 

 

I  haven't been asking for polygon coffee makers. I ask devs to not make sweeping changes that break the reason I bought the game. And if that's where it's going, I'm fine with that. I'll move on. The issue is a lot of people (again, Google it) saw the 'bug' of zombies not being able to dig like a backhoe as a game mechanic - not a bug. And to those, it's sudden addition seems like the devs playing a bad joke - not fixing a bug. 

 

7 Days is a mediocre shooter. As more than one review points out and PC Gamer puts very well, "The combat feels like an early Elder Scrolls game. There's lots of clicking and flailing without ever feeling like you're making any contact with the thing you are flailing at." And I know that is an article from 2016, but seeing as the game is still in alpha and has been since 2013, I think it should have some bearing.

 

It's an amazing building/crafting survival game with the potential to be the best in the genre. It's just my opinion, but it should stick to it's strengths. 

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More to my point, recent Reddit quote from someone returning to the game after the current patch:

 

"Are zombies still omniscient with PhDs in Civil Engineering and Physics?"

 

Edited to add a few more quoted criticisms:

 

"It used to be a fun crafting/survival game with zombies. Now it's a scramble-to-survive run-and-shoot against corpse-like meth heads."

 

"In what universe can an uncoordinated, brainless, reanimated corpse hone in on an underground dwelling survivor and dig through stone to find them?"

 

"Hmmm.. we could go through the portcullis on a headfirst charge, oorrr we COULD run around to the back left corner, hit the rampart by the mountain, knock it over and do a triple back flip off the side to gain entrance on the roof. THEN we could GPS to exactly 0.234455/-1.340499 and dig through the roof! That will land us in the hallway where we can attack that pesky human from behind!"

 

^ Lol. I feel like I'm reading Tumblr memes, but it's about craziness of the upgraded zombie AI. 😛

 

"I stopped playing as soon as zombies started digging. Zombies shouldn't be able to dig. And if I want to build an underground complex to avoid them I should be perfectly capable of that. Having the developer intentionally make them dig to counter player builds feels like the developer is intentionally playing the game against us by changing the rules."

 

And probably the most valid criticism:

 

"I've gotten the impression that the devs only added the ability to build because other games have it, but want to turn it into more of a run and shoot."

 

So... it's definitely not just me. And I wouldn't try to lock it down to 2% of the community either. 

 

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Just now, Adam the Waster said:

im getting type 100 diabetes just looking at this 

LMFAO 😅😂🤣 MM did say, he thought skittles were Faatal's poison, this looks kinda poisonous to me 🤷‍♀️🤔😛 I'm not sure I got the brief right anyway, this has kitkat on it 🙃

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3 hours ago, Toban said:

That's true. I see loads of players loved learn by doing, but I hated it. I much prefer building at night or mining, than crafting 7000 stone axes to get my skill up lol, but that's just me.

Agree. Was stupid tbh. Max out everything by day 2. That was a challenge..... not. Then muppets got up in arms about it, even added back into some mods. So riveting gameplay.

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48 minutes ago, Junuxx said:

Why does the game need a 14000 tri coffee pot though?

 

Nothing wrong with better graphics, his point is just that there is a "budget" to running games. The developers very carefully place objects and can make good use of a really "expensive" graphical item to make PoI look better etc. Players wouldn't, you would get the type of douche player that SPAMS hundreds of coffee pots in their underground base just to crash the server on any public server, so it's best to just not let players have that option. If you are playing on your own server, you can just open the cheat menu and add the coffee pot to your inventory, the devs don't care if you crash your own server

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