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I have the same issue like Usimian .. i started playing with a friend .. fresh new game and yeah.. we talked and had quite fun .. but after about 2-3 hours we thought "we need to do that maybe in a few weeks again.." and that were the point we just stopped playing 7D2D ..it´s sad and i mostly start a new game an play it as long as is last ..or until the next needed wipe :)

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I have the same issue like Usimian .. i started playing with a friend .. fresh new game and yeah.. we talked and had quite fun .. but after about 2-3 hours we thought "we need to do that maybe in a few weeks again.." and that were the point we just stopped playing 7D2D ..it´s sad and i mostly start a new game an play it as long as is last ..or until the next needed wipe :)

 

My wife and I faced the same problem; with the impending update bringing a server wipe, and not having any feasible means of determining when that might be, our urge to play has dwindled and spending time in other endeavors. In fact, the moment I saw the Day 1 video from MadMole in A17, I haven't played since.

 

Not sure what is, but playing A16 just feels like beating a dead horse.. or stripper, I guess. I am very much looking forward to renewing my interest when A17 lands, putting another 1100+ hours into it. Until then... just go down my neglected steam list in the meantime.

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I keep reading Posts about People leaving to other Games... and are not hyped anymore....

 

Seriously, can anybody name another survival Game like 7 Days to Die?

 

None of the other Games have a completley destroyable, Voxel based, random generated World, with a constant Threat of starving, or just being punched in the Face by a bunch of banjo pickin, cousin dating, barefoot embarasments that have forgotten to die, and keep coming over to your House every 7 Days with more and more Nerve wrecking, Devil rejected Realtives to be a real Pain in the Pooper, where all you can do is grab a Shotgun and scream "Suckamahaga"!!!

 

 

There are none like 7 days to die which is why we are here waiting for the next update, But the hype being over meaning the hype started in june, and slowly going away since waiting for 17 to drop, I cant keep playing 16.4 over and over anymore, starting a new map every month to start fresh, trying to new builds each time can only last so long. Chasing zombies running around in circles not very fun at this point.

But I have to say there isnt another game like 7 days to die so I hope they keep going with this project and never get bored developing it.

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I loved seeing the wide-open skies and terrain over there. Completely different from the densely packed county of Holland where I'm from. Where every square cm has been mapped, re-mapped twice and documented on tv..

 

We flew from NY to Salt Lake City, spend some time driving at the edge of the lake. Going northwards, passing Ogden, and going through Logan and the Logan Canyon scenic route. Going past Bear lake. 1st night we slept in Pocatello. On the way back from Yellowstone we slept in Ogden.

 

Very nice! I grew up about an hour South of Salt Lake City, beautiful country out there. Glad you were able to explore some of the vast openness out there. I have only been back to Utah twice since moving to Arizona 18 years ago. Now I live in Navezgane County. My spike building skills are superb.

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I keep reading Posts about People leaving to other Games... and are not hyped anymore....

 

Seriously, can anybody name another survival Game like 7 Days to Die?

 

None of the other Games have a completley destroyable, Voxel based, random generated World, with a constant Threat of starving, or just being punched in the Face by a bunch of banjo pickin, cousin dating, barefoot embarasments that have forgotten to die, and keep coming over to your House every 7 Days with more and more Nerve wrecking, Devil rejected Realtives to be a real Pain in the Pooper, where all you can do is grab a Shotgun and scream "Suckamahaga"!!!

 

That was my personal 5 Minute Rant, how is your day? :)

 

P.S. I think "fin" stands for "Fix it Now" XD

 

Welp.. i like sound ques from Hunt:Showdown. They are masterfully made. Would like to see that one day implented in 7days. My 2 cents

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ROFL!!! My MidnightRook summons actually worked!!!!

 

From post 34033: (Just before your return... And i did not post edit it!)

 

Xandyr78: thanks and kudos for your posts. (At least until MidnightRook returns. Hey...)

 

btw - most people assume your avatar is batman underwear. You and I both know it's a guy with a big nose and a smiley face, cuz he's in a happy place! (I do mean quite a few connotations with that...)

 

Welcome back. Some of us missed you.

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Very nice! I grew up about an hour South of Salt Lake City, beautiful country out there. Glad you were able to explore some of the vast openness out there. I have only been back to Utah twice since moving to Arizona 18 years ago. Now I live in Navezgane County. My spike building skills are superb.

 

Lol. How are the natives? Screaming if they see you?

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Bah streamers who cares honestly. I personally don't like streamers cause they act like idiots in my own personal opinion which just turns my stomach. I'll wait for mature videos from Joel or one of the members of the team or the release my self before I personally ever watch a streamer.

 

Then you watch the wrong streamers. I watched a really bad TV show the other day. I didn't decide that every TV show ever made was awful because of it.

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Seriously. The problem they've created is all the peeps (like me) who think "I'm not going to spend a bunch of time building a new base when I'm going to have to start over with A17".

 

If you play 7 Days based on that reasoning then just uninstall and come back after Gold. You may have to wipe after any update. A17.21 to A17.22 could cause a wipe. That's just the nature of game development. The bugs that are fixed determine when wipes occur and therefore could happen with ANY update.

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If you play 7 Days based on that reasoning then just uninstall and come back after Gold. You may have to wipe after any update. A17.21 to A17.22 could cause a wipe. That's just the nature of game development. The bugs that are fixed determine when wipes occur and therefore could happen with ANY update.

 

Sadly yeah. Worst of all is when something just bugs the save and you have to wipe the save without there being any kind of update, lol.

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I dont understand why some people think we want a fully polished game released in a few months .. that´s not the point!

We just like updates..in a set cycle ..

And Early Acces is meant to be buggy.. especially a game within alpha state!

For people who want stable Updates..there is the normal "Stable branch" and some other guys just want to test and maybe report things, they like progress during an EA .. because that is what i like! I want to be part of the progress during the EA phase.... but some don´t understand that ...

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I dont understand why some people think we want a fully polished game released in a few months .. that´s not the point!

We just like updates..in a set cycle ..

And Early Acces is meant to be buggy.. especially a game within alpha state!

For people who want stable Updates..there is the normal "Stable branch" and some other guys just want to test and maybe report things, they like progress during an EA .. because that is what i like! I want to be part of the progress during the EA phase.... but some don´t understand that ...

 

You have any idea how much longer it would take to do the kind of update they are doing with A17 but constantly having to keep a runnable code base to release? They tore the game practically down to "bedrock" and built it back up. I like experimental branches also but those only work when the changes you are making are incremental. This was not that type of update.

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You have any idea how much longer it would take to do the kind of update they are doing with A17 but constantly having to keep a runnable code base to release? They tore the game practically down to "bedrock" and built it back up. I like experimental branches also but those only work when the changes you are making are incremental. This was not that type of update.

 

"but some don´t understand that ..."

 

The massiveness of this overhaul is completely p*ssed on. They cant release a game with game breaking issues or bugs with high impact.

 

Its as easy as that.

 

Cheers

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Devs had bad communication since day one - still, there's people who defend them (about this particular issue).

A lot of other companies also take months between alphas and don't receive half the hate tfp do.

It's been a year and info were given sparcely and badly.

I'm not saying anything new.

That's the thing: there's nothing new. It's always been a problem. And it's to say the least strange that they didn't do anything to fix the communication between devs and community.

 

Let's take Factorio dev team. They also release stuff with timespaces of months. But they do give updates in a way that they don't get hate.

 

TBH, I really enjoy 7d2d and it saddens me that they do not have some good social media managing.

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You have any idea how much longer it would take to do the kind of update they are doing with A17 but constantly having to keep a runnable code base to release? They tore the game practically down to "bedrock" and built it back up. I like experimental branches also but those only work when the changes you are making are incremental. This was not that type of update.

 

I understand that this update is much bigger and different compared to the other ones.

But maybe they have split them in more parts if possible, maybe there is not enough manpower to build such a big update within a reasonable time?

Iam trying to understand why TFP did such steps .. but i cant find a reason to change such update cycle ....

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So, not to beat the dead horse (err, z-dog) further or anything, but I really want to know if the z-dog-horde has been fixed for a17?

 

Case in point: last night I was running towards my nearest consolidate-the-loot chest, so basically in a straight line, and 10-15 blocks directly ahead of me (inclusive...large group) a pack of z-dogs spawn. Out in the open, extremely close, poof they're suddenly there. 7+ but I didn't stop to count heads. (later counted corpses, found 6 and could hear at least one roaming around but didn't seek it out)

 

No other horde type has ever appeared that close to me. No other (normally walking) horde type always proceeds at a dead run, pun intended, as soon as they spawn. Combine that with all "wandering" hordes' tendency to target the player's exact location for their "wander" direction and the dog hordes are the absolute worst feature the average player will ever encounter. Not fun, not fair, nothing. They're the 7DtD version of a DM intentionally killing off the player party in a D&D session.

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It would be wise for all the members of this forum to inform us about an approximate date of the release of alpha 17. Like many members here, it's been 2 months that we are waiting and I'm afraid to come all the days to try to find out more !!!

 

Thank you for thinking about us and inform us about a real release date and / or if not to tell us it's for End of October, Beginning of January or even next January! But a date !!!

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