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Something big coming? - 4/17/2012 12:20:49 PM   
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Erik hasn't put out a statement in a while. I'm hoping this means a nice, big patch is being tested. I'm rather interested to see what is going to happen with custom designs and/or the community "design policy" idea.

News please!
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RE: Something big coming? - 4/17/2012 2:37:32 PM   
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Hope so...

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/18/2012 3:11:51 AM   
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Theres only been one update since I started playing the game in late november. How often do official updates come?

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/18/2012 3:46:50 AM   
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Beta patches are pretty frequent, the official releases are not.

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/18/2012 7:14:15 AM   
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Perhaps Erik could give us an update? The community contributed quite heavily with screen mock-ups for a ship design policy screen. Are they being incorporated?

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/18/2012 11:57:46 AM   
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Upgraded AI, pleeease, upgraded AI *praying*

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/18/2012 2:23:46 PM   
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Given the complete lack of posts from Erik in a month, right in the middle of a beta, it doesn't bode well for the future. I hope he's ok!

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/18/2012 10:07:46 PM   
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No.
This is the normal winding down period after an expansion and Erik follows the money,ie new releases..No doubt there will be a full patch soon and then the next expansion in 6 months.

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/19/2012 12:29:36 AM   
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I don't really know what other games are being worked on at Matrix right now, but I'd just assume Erik is busy as usual. Like Ash says, we've experienced these lulls before.

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/19/2012 3:53:29 AM   
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Could he at least finish the beta?

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/19/2012 6:01:25 AM   
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Hello Falokis, Javaslinger and others,

Yes, we are still in testing DW Legends 1.7.0.13. There are a lot of issues that
are being looked at and tested, especially concerning the optimized designs and
how the game is handling them. I am also busy testing mod integration for mods
playing with and without the Shakturi options on. Be patient. Erik or Elliot will
be forthcoming when they're ready to!

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/19/2012 6:13:17 AM   
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Thanks for the info!

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/20/2012 6:21:15 AM   
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Theres only been one update since I started playing the game in late november.


Legends was released around 11/23/2011 and the last official update was a few weeks later at 12/10/2012

Now we have gone from 1.7.0.6 to 1.7.0.13 in about 3 months time. That is with a major new item customised designs added on about 3/2/2012

There is a whole lot going on and being done with the game.
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RE: Something big coming? - 4/20/2012 11:56:52 AM   
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I agree, I have found a lot of work is still being done, the rate that was happening has decreased from what were use too, but none the less, steady and fruitful progress is still being made, the changelog on each BETA clearly shows that quality work is still being done, and new features are being put in.
I think the Legends expansion was a very complex one, and is taking a lot of time dealing with some of the new features, and like been said, the developers are introducing a new underlying system which is a great system the game has needed for some time (designs), but it won't be easy
In fact I recall the developer of "Space Empires 5" (Aaron Hall) also introduced a similar system in his project, yet he knew he would never get it right because of time constraints, so instead he designed the system to be heavily modded, and put the burden over to the community, which worked very well thanks to the "Balancing Mod".


The developers are taking distant worlds into difficult areas, and this new area that the developers are taking distant worlds is no doubt very taxing on there skills, and careful design decisions and programming is needed, which takes time.

"quality can't be rushed" (Sword of the Stars 2 anyone) LOL



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RE: Something big coming? - 4/20/2012 8:04:07 PM   
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I checked... Erik has not posted too much in the last several weeks on any forum...
Could be sick, or perhaps a family matter has come up...

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/20/2012 9:34:14 PM   
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Or you know, this.

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/23/2012 8:55:24 PM   
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No Distant worlds expansion this year?

Slitherine/Matrix press event 2012 does not mention anything.

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/24/2012 9:26:53 PM   
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Legends was only announced on Sept 27th of last year, for a November release. Still plenty of time. :)

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/24/2012 9:38:59 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: ASHBERY76\
No Distant worlds expansion this year?

Slitherine/Matrix press event 2012 does not mention anything.


Patience...


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RE: Something big coming? - 4/24/2012 10:12:52 PM   
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I'm not too keen on a DW expansion quite yet. I'd like to see a few issues get settled first before I would purchase an additional add-on at premium price.

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/24/2012 10:27:19 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Erik Rutins


quote:

ORIGINAL: ASHBERY76\
No Distant worlds expansion this year?

Slitherine/Matrix press event 2012 does not mention anything.


Patience...



Woo, I take that as confirmed!

Yes, I'm jumping to conclusions. But now that I have, you wouldn't want to disappoint me, would you?

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/28/2012 3:50:10 PM   
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Another expansion, I suppose the currently version could be a bit more polished first...

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RE: Something big coming? - 4/30/2012 12:08:12 AM   
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Also worried that new elements puts more troubles or burden on AI empires.

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