the developer has an issue with a patch and steam on Andromeda and had been working on it for a while now, the patch worked fine in the beta stages, but once released, he had a few issues with some user it worked with and some it didn't, i was one of them who it didn't work for on release but did in beta, so once that's sorted it will be much better and yes while i'm not a space player as such, i did like the game and enjoyed the design, atm no i'm not on it playing, but as soon as the latest patch comes out, i will as i did enjoy it, this and Starpoint Gemini Warlords were great alpha and beta games and loved them both, as like everything for me, i tend to hammer the beta's then once released have spent so much time on them i don't really play much any more, just like and enjoy the testing side now days, but some games are so good you get hooked on them and still to this day some get played as much as testing, there that good, but like everything it's a time thing, with never enough time in the day to do both some days.
i'd say about 90% of my time shown in steam is testing, with 10% playtime at most
alpha games can be 500+ hours but mostly not on steam, with beta being over 200+ for an average.
i'd love to test more, but some days it's hard to do more than 3 or 4 different games in a day, as i only do a few hours per game per day.
but in the evenings i mostly play, so far that's been on Neverwinter, which wasn't a beta game for me, but i sent in more than my fair share of bug reports all the same, until they knew me by name on the forums and and emailed me often lol.
Dawn of Andromeda was one of those game i kept thinking i'd played before, enjoyed it and always wanted an extra hour once on, so tested it and then once done played it for longer, which is rare now days for me,...
Oriental Empires was the same, one of those you can't put it down until it's done type games,
Aggressors Ancient Rome got me like this and so did Sanctus Reach and Battlestar Galactica Deadlock
but on numbers alone, no game so far has been surpassed in hours spent than GG WITW, as i've lost count how many hours i've spent and still do on beta testing this and WITE2 etc
< Message edited by zakblood -- 8/29/2018 4:39:24 PM >