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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/26/2018 4:46:19 PM   
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add my name to the above DW2 "blind-buyers" list.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/26/2018 9:04:48 PM   
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Dunno if I could go blind on buying it. DW didn't start out as the game we know today and it took many years of updates and expansions to get there. Not saying dw2 will be bad in the end but in the beginning it might have some teething issues since it is a very small production of a very large game. I have faith the dev(s) will get it right though.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/26/2018 9:29:50 PM   
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I couldn't wait for MOO3 either and I wish I would've waited on that.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/27/2018 2:13:34 PM   
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Let's not go there, MOO3 was one of a kind...fortunately.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/27/2018 2:23:20 PM   
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Hi everyone,

The game is coming together, but there is always a lot more to do. We are still working daily on development, art, design and data together with our artists and supertesters and the trials and tribulations of life occasionally knock us for a loop, but forward progress this year has been truly excellent. I have learned not to give estimates, but I am happy with the team we have and the progress we are making. We have been staying close to the latest milestone schedule we set for ourselves earlier this year and I expect wider testing will begin in the coming months. When we have more complete art in the game and we've made it through the first wave of testing, I expect we'll have a lot more to share with you all.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/27/2018 3:44:54 PM   
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Encouraging news. Thanks, Erik!

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/27/2018 8:37:31 PM   
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Waiting patiently.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/28/2018 10:32:35 AM   
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I'm encouraged, I think.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/28/2018 12:32:50 PM   
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Thanks Erik! Even that little snippet of info is appreciated!

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/29/2018 4:10:49 PM   
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Erik Rutins,
Thanks for update. I hope DW2 will be easily adaptable for the current sets of mods without too much work for the modders. I sure would love to see an "all" button as in "Retrofit All" for things like resource stations that aren't part of a fleet. Hopefully it would be capable of stopping when it runs a player out of money. Also would like to see AI actually do retrofitting far better than currently, that would help make them a more challenging. I remember Worm Holes were a lot of fun in an old space game, enter in one part of the galaxy and end up coming out into some far away sector, if the ship comes back out of an unstable one.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/29/2018 6:42:19 PM   
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Yeah I was looking forward to that MoO3, turned out crap.

But, really looking forward to DW2 though.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 9/30/2018 12:30:54 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Rising-Sun

Yeah I was looking forward to that MoO3, turned out crap.

But, really looking forward to DW2 though.


Much of the problem with moo3 was the switch of developers and how the industry was morphing from niche well developed titles into the generic appeal to as broad an audience as possible model. The new devs tried but were not able to capture the intent and creativity of the original devs. I don't have this type of fear for dw2 and will most likely buy it at launch full retail provided the forum feedback on it is positive though expansions better be a bit more reasonable.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 10/8/2018 7:58:58 AM   
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Christ! I chose a good time to get into the game!

Edit: I just read through the whole thread and god is it painful. The number 2019 springs to mind sadly...

Edit2: do we at least have confirmation that it will run on 64bit architecture? I cant see the game really going any further with out it.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 10/8/2018 9:34:38 PM   
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Jesus I hope DW2 will be released in 2019.

I´am already grandfather now and my time is running low you know ;-)

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 10/21/2018 7:14:55 PM   
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I will also buy it blind.
There are not much companies I trust these days, but in this case, I am in from day one!
Reason is, to know the mechanics right from the beginning and to grow with the game.

I made so many mistakes and bought really crap and therefore supported companies that did not deserve the money!
right now i am still trying to like MoO3, but i always stop playing after some turns. when I had some fights, the sitrep does not even tell me against whom i fought with! what?! so i have to write down who attacked me?! no, thanks!
and then there is Sword of the stars 2.. well... really, i also try it from time to time, but i can not understand all those mechanics and graphic nonsense.
that is the second game where i bought without thinking/waiting.

also there is the X-3 game. fortunately, i woke up this time and never ever after i bought a game without waiting and reading in the forums.
and so I just read and found out that many others do it the same: they just wait and stay away from such a new game with new bugs and sequels that take years to grow and get better, and then, the dev or studio decides to bring out the next one - while the actual one is not even bug free!!

so again, please, i will wait for years to come, or better, play an alpha or beta, but please, make a game that will last for decades!

a game that is compareable with this one is sector polaris. just a tiny team, able to bring out good software. PLUS, they update their game years later.
thanks, guys!!

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 10/23/2018 7:03:39 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins

Hi everyone,

The game is coming together, but there is always a lot more to do. We are still working daily on development, art, design and data together with our artists and supertesters and the trials and tribulations of life occasionally knock us for a loop, but forward progress this year has been truly excellent. I have learned not to give estimates, but I am happy with the team we have and the progress we are making. We have been staying close to the latest milestone schedule we set for ourselves earlier this year and I expect wider testing will begin in the coming months. When we have more complete art in the game and we've made it through the first wave of testing, I expect we'll have a lot more to share with you all.

Regards,

- Erik



Quite happy for the update!

I was recently playing Stellaris, and it has become my third favorite 4X space game (behind DW and Aurora 4X, of course). However, I already miss the fantastic ship design and amazing immersion offered by the private sector and all its ships.

I'm glad that things are progressing well with Distant Worlds 2, and I'm sure that the time and care going into its development will make the final product worth the wait.

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RE: Distant Worlds 2 News? - 10/30/2018 2:29:35 AM   
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While it sucks waiting, I rather wait and let them work on it. TOO many games are realeased WAY TO EARLY. For me, Civ VI is still in Early Access. So even if Distant Worlds 2 came out now it could still be another 2-4 years before we get the full game. Hopefully they do not go the 2K/Firaxis or Stellaris route and release a half game where we need expansions to fledge out the game. At least Distant Worlds 1 was a complete game and more added to it.

How big or little Distant Worlds 2 will be? No clue. Won't even guess since how gaming companies or should I say Publishers act now. Even if we don't get the full Distant World in DW2, I rather have a fully playable, hopefully not bug ridden game where we are waiting for it to get fixed. I rather wait now, instead of waiting when the game is released and I won't play it because it doesn't work. I have learned my lesson with Civ V.

Take your time Eric. Don't rush and make an awesome product we know you can do now.

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