to say something on topic:
i also would like to see that work is put into DW ONE, or say: Universe.
I do not like putting money into this and after some month the patching und bug hunting is over and the next game (DW 2) is promoted.
now i could start talking about how humans behave and think and never settle..
lets try to put it in words (i have made this up years ago but its in german so i write down my "wisdom ;-)" down in both languages:
"Man gewöhnt sich an alles, aber man ist nie wunschlos glücklich" (oder wenn nur für kurze Zeit)
"You adapt to anything but you are never wishless happy" (and if, just for a short time).
SO, what i want to say is, we all are made out of this thinking:
1) we want to have something
2) when we have it, we adapt fast to it, generating wishes, because the thing we wanted and now have is not as flawless as we expected. by now (we all are kind of grown up now..) we should know that there is never something perfect. AND THEREFORE WE SHOULDNT BUY ALL SEQUELS BLINDLY!!!
3) we want something new.
Now we all should try to expand the time we are glad about having (and playing) some thing to the max.
Many are eager and find right from the start some things they havo to change. therefore they "mod".
ok, small flaws are taken care of (everybody has "fixed" it in his own direction)
4) the publisher or whoever comes up with the game blabla TWO.
5) Whoaaa! We want it! We buy it! We find out it is buggy and not as good as the first one.
6) the patches come and go, the game evolves, time goes by.
7) the game seems to run nice and smooth
8) either the company needs more money or times have changed or ..well.. they need money...
i could go on and on and the circle will close and repeat over and over. maybe there com etings like new Operating Systems that "demand" a new game.
But one thing is for sure. Or not??
Times are over where games were developed to a stage where they were (almost) bug free.
now i payed big bucks to own all of the sequels from DW up to the universe...
and also i expect that the game is patched in a way that:
even those that "only" have Shadows or less come into the beauty of the resizable explorer at the left and at the left bottom.
now do they have this? i dunno.
i wanted to support the company to bring more patches out.
i wanted to have all the newest and best patched game thats available here.
i wanted to let others do the ranting when something is not going as it should.
but it seems that noone adresses those things that i dislike:
- please support also the old versions of the game where there really are bugs and resolution issues (font).
- please keep universe up to date and make it better
- please make it easier to mod
and there is the problem with the GEM mod (or others) that did an overhaul to the planet graphics but the shadow overlay is broken (the eclipse is sized faulty).
SO, i bought universe and had trouble installing and playing it. but i guess in some month it will be better than now.
but i hate it when just after the game came out (happens now with most games) the talking about the NEW NEXT GAME has already started.
i HATE IT!
i want to lean back and play this game.
i can NOT play relaxed a game (i need months to do it) when i know, very soon is every development finished and ther is no support and work done to this game because the company needs money and therefore the sequel comes out.
because the sequel is mostly not getting better, but only has better graphics, less deepness and less thought put into..
i want DW to be polished that is shines!
that the sliding message windows from the right stay longer when i have the time rate at 0,25 and go away faster when at a higher speed.
right now those windows(messages disappear after a given time and even on pause the disappear. HEY, that can be easily fixed, i do not want to wait for DW2 where it then magically will be fixed (or lets say NOT).
There will be an overhaul that
a) does everything like before but with more comic or shinier style and still the fading is unfixed or
B)it is done totally different and many people hate it where at the other hand fanboys will love it no matter what just because they are natural born slimers. i.e. SOTS2
anyway, i want movable and resizable windows!
uhh, nobody even talks about that...
i want resizable columns.
i want a filter that can be configured by myself.
there are so many things that can be done with DW without a new engine without new 3D models... that take time and take away the cinema that goes on in our head.
i want a game closer to dwarf fortress or ascii privateer and far away from X reunion or halo 10.
i really would play a game that has ascii code as graphics but with planet landings and fights and ships that can be designed.
am i alone with that?!
as a side note to bugs that are not able to fly in space:
on earth, a dog, i think Laika, was the first known lifeform in space or was it a monkey?
and in the future, i bet some crazy scientists come up with insects that steer spaceships. thats not science fiction but a reality.
now there might as well be in future a cockroach or moth that flies into the sun or to another star, steering a probe... maybe some genetic fixing or whatever, a crashlanding on a planet somewhere in outer space. voila.
given a bit time and the life will find a way..
and what is said about this chaos theory blabla.. works for an explosion engine, but lifeforms behave in the opposite direction. that the animals stopped in the evolution at a point is because they were happy as they were.. we seek and so evolve further and further. that does not mean we are smarter :-)
anyway, it is always better to use the own imagination and mind as citing or thinking the same as some unproven brainpuke.
not so long ago scientist stated that moving faster than a horse can ride will leave the soul behind.
and if your only tool is a hammer the whole worlds looks to you like a nail...
so, i hope DW is patched and polished at least into the direction that we as the community CAN MOD THE CRAP OUT OF IT!!!!
< Message edited by rxnnxs -- 7/2/2014 8:48:48 PM >