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So I like that I can get some of my arrows back, will I be able to retrieve my casings? maybe an casing catcher mod?

 

Hm, sir, finding and getting a bullet casing out from a body is not like getting a stick out of it. I know what you mean and brass being ballanced could fix the problem with lack of .. of it.

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I think it's great that co-op gets some real luv in this update. Also seeing the healthbar of friends is a big plus. With that said.

If it's that hard for new players that they have to team up I think it's a bad design.

But I doubt that it will be that hard for new players.

I have a soft spot for new players of this game and want them to have a great experience! that's why I'm so keen on this topic.

 

 

 

For SP, Easy has left the building.

 

 

A well organized team of four veteran players will face roll the game.

 

So far, SP is unrelentingly oppressive even to the expert players. Some have stopped streaming or are trying to figure things out offline.

 

Stamina is the center of everything a player does in A17. So, one player can do only so much in 7 days and no more (unless they find a coffee warehouse) :)

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Judging my past releases. Expect it in the late afternoon. That is based on a PST time zone. When you see the forum crashing then you know its close

 

Thank you, brother. Im on eastern time, so I guess I'll go to work Monday and call out Tuesday lol. Anyone else feel like it's xmas eve? Geez I'm antsy.

 

Can't wait to see what you modders do with this too! ;-)

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I think the 16.4 RandomGen World is round with a Radius of 10km (314 squarekilometers) :)

 

The actual map was a 20km x 20km square. The radiation zone made the usable portion of that a circle with a 10km radius .

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I've gotta say, this whole streamer-weekend setup is pretty torturous for those like me who want to avoid spoilers at all costs. My resistance to taking a peek is getting weaker by the minute.

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Lol my wife just read you comment over my shoulder. And she agrees with your wife.

 

Lol. I bet I can craft iron tools sooner than my wife! So that will teach her!

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For SP, Easy has left the building.

 

 

A well organized team of four veteran players will face roll the game.

 

So far, SP is unrelentingly oppressive even to the expert players. Some have stopped streaming or are trying to figure things out offline.

 

Stamina is the center of everything a player does in A17. So, one player can do only so much in 7 days and no more (unless they find a coffee warehouse) :)

 

...or lower the difficulty setting. Which is harder to do then one would think. (I.e. ego in the way) :)

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So when is A17 going to be released?? at midnight?? or just sometime on Monday??

 

I ask the same thing but nobody answer me.. :apathy:

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I am resting a finger to be prepared for the usual F5 pressing event. A bit hyped to be honest.

Last 5 releases I remember were always late afternoon in Europe.

 

keep seeing posts about pressing F5....what does this refer to? I almost never use the F keys, so I'm clueless about this. Is it for in game or on forums, or steam?

 

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So when is A17 going to be released?? at midnight?? or just sometime on Monday??

 

I heard it would be in the evening so they can patch it tomorrow.....something like that

 

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Not sure if this was answered in anyones stream. But is there a party size limit?

 

heard party limit is 6

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I've gotta say, this whole streamer-weekend setup is pretty torturous for those like me who want to avoid spoilers at all costs. My resistance to taking a peek is getting weaker by the minute.

 

To be fair, you already know the plot, and a heads up to how some of the mechanics work is frequently a lifesaver ;) I know what you mean though, getting to go in without anyone else's preconceptions and work out everything for yourself is way more fun

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A17 will drop SOMETIME TOMORROW, provided no major bugs are discovered. This could mean tomorrow Papau New Guinea time or GMT or any other time zone on this planet or any other. There, you are answered. F5 is the REFRESH key, people use it to see if the announcement for the drop has happened. Go watch the streamers, nothing to see here for at least 13 more hours.

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keep seeing posts about pressing F5....what does this refer to? I almost never use the F keys, so I'm clueless about this. Is it for in game or on forums, or steam?

 

Bing "F5 key purpose"

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keep seeing posts about pressing F5....what does this refer to? I almost never use the F keys, so I'm clueless about this. Is it for in game or on forums, or steam?

 

Refreshing the webpage.

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This is definitely going to shake alot of people's worlds. It was interesting to watch kage848 in his stream have to come to a full stop to gather himself when he realized he couldn't rush to building a forge right way.

 

Right, wrong, or indifferent, the pimps are challenging us to approach the game differently to see if the experience is more fun and rewarding.

 

Instead of resisting all the changes, I encourage everyone to side table their worries for now and give it a try. I am certain TFPs will be watching and will tweak accordingly. At the very least, easy modding is also available for those who must absolutely play things a certain way (in regards to skills/abilities)

 

Considering i would have concrete well before night 7, A17 is gunna mess up my routine... im def looking forward to that

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@carbonkid I tried to meet the guy with a whole new universe of shortcut keys, but you posted the best gif I can imagine for a pre-release hours.

 

Thx! Have a good one there :)

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A17 will drop SOMETIME TOMORROW, provided no major bugs are discovered. This could mean tomorrow Papau New Guinea time or GMT or any other time zone on this planet or any other. There, you are answered. F5 is the REFRESH key, people use it to see if the announcement for the drop has happened. Go watch the streamers, nothing to see here for at least 13 more hours.

 

According to the QA discord:

 

TwiggToday at 1:56 PM

hopefully late tomorrow evening, subject to testing

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Not sure if this was answered in anyones stream. But is there a party size limit?

 

Are you asking how many people can get the full experience of a zombie kill in the area? I don't think there is a limit.

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Rick has called for an 11:30 am meeting (CST) so they can assess what else they need to fix (They’ve been fixing stuff all weekend as they’ve noticed things). Then they’ll create a release candidate, test it to make sure it doesn’t crash. They’re shooting for a late afternoon release.

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For SP, Easy has left the building.

 

 

A well organized team of four veteran players will face roll the game.

 

So far, SP is unrelentingly oppressive even to the expert players. Some have stopped streaming or are trying to figure things out offline.

 

Stamina is the center of everything a player does in A17. So, one player can do only so much in 7 days and no more (unless they find a coffee warehouse) :)

 

Yeah, I've been critical in the past of the game level defaulting to a point at which a noob player will just get decimated, punished over and over. It's a good way to drive players away.

 

Personally, I'm not so proud as to run into A17 on my usual level. I'm going to drop it to the easiest settings while I familiarise myself with all the changes to equipment and perks, and depending on how that goes I'll then consider restarting at a tougher setting some days later.

 

I play SP, so the game sounds like it's going to be challenging, but it also sounds like it favours my early game play styles anyway. Recoverable arrows saves time wasted finding birds nests, and I've always concentrated on headshots and careful melee range, so I think the combat learning curve will be short for me (just expecting some harsh reminders to never abandon caution).

 

It's already Monday here for me, but release is still likely more than 24 hours away.

 

The bug reporting thread is only 2 pages (with some repetition in there), so the game is going to be pretty sweet once we get it.

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Rick has called for an 11:30 am meeting (CST) so they can assess what else they need to fix (They’ve been fixing stuff all weekend as they’ve noticed things). Then they’ll create a release candidate, test it to make sure it doesn’t crash. They’re shooting for a late afternoon release.

 

So, are you saying potential release late Sunday afternoon (CST)?

 

Never mind, I just checked, and it's currently 1.40pm Sunday CST... so release late Monday... I'l get it sometime Tues afternoon. Damn this international timeline.

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I haven't read about it, but i guess there is still no option in A17 to make all Players spawn within a small area. So still needs workarounds like using admin commands to teleport new players to a starting location, e.g. you want to play with few players coop only?

 

And how to setup a dedicated server of the experimental branch? I know how to setup "trunk", but not how to switch branches in Steam console with anonymous login?

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So, are you saying potential release late Sunday afternoon (CST)?

 

Never mind, I just checked, and it's currently 1.40pm Sunday CST... so release late Monday... I'l get it sometime Tues afternoon. Damn this international timeline.

 

Monday

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No, the entire point of streaming is NOT to test. That is the job of the Q&A team. Streamers are for marketing.

 

That's what I said... or at least meant.

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