Let's have a talk!


#1

Dear licensees,

let’s have a talk!

We’ve had some great discussions going right after the fifth alpha test launched, but now that it’s been live for a few weeks, the forum has become pretty quiet. We know that some of you are still playing and enjoying the game, and we’d like to learn more about what you’re currently up to. To those who already dropped out, we’d like to know why and when you quit and which changes or additions you’d all like to see in the next test.

That’s why we’ve set up a Twitch account to allow for more immediate communication sessions with all of you. We’d like do our first stream very soon to allow you guys to provide feedback on the current alpha and ask any questions you might have. So please, if you’re interested in showing up, let us know which of these dates works best for you:

  • Saturday, May 19th 4 pm CEST
  • Sunday, May 20th 6 pm CEST
  • Monday, May 21st 11 am CEST

0 voters

I’ll post the definitive date here soon. Regardless of the exact day, @molp, @martin and I will be there. We’re looking forward to chatting with you soon!


#2

Please try to post a transcript or something afterward. Thanks!


#3

Typing a transcript of the whole stream would probably take too long, but I’ll make sure to write down the key takeaways and post them here. :slightly_smiling_face:


#4

It’s settled! Feel free to swing by, whether you’re a veteran tester or just now heard of the game, whether you’re actively playing or dropped out long ago. We want to know what you think and are ready to answer your questions.


#5

Hi There,

I missed the talk, will there be replay/offline version available in the near future ?


#6

The stream is now available online! The original on Twitch had a couple minutes of us setting it all up in the beginning, so we decided to edit it and re-upload it on Youtube:

The main takeaways (@bairloch :wink: ) were:

  • The current test has the fundamentals of the game in it.
  • The next test will include: 1. Corporations, which can engage in both civil and military* group projects, 2. advanced space flight and 3. a heavily improved and extended material tree. (* the military component won’t be in the next test yet and will always remain optional)
  • We work on the game constantly, but we’re a small team and can’t make any promises regarding a concrete timeline. We don’t know when the next test, the beta, or Early Access will start.
  • The biggest game design challenges concern balancing, resource drains, and distribution of goods and money. Resource drains will include upkeep, depreciation of structures, and war.
  • The game’s universe can be extended in the future, possibly by collective player efforts.

Other than that, we had a bunch of more detailed questions. I can’t do an hour-long discussion justice here, so to everybody who missed the stream: Go check it out if you want to know more. :slightly_smiling_face:


#7

Thanks for posting this! I couldn’t arrange my schedule to be present as it happened.

I prefer Discord for communications, it is a thing I check frequently. I think that at some player population larger than current it will become more useful because of things like channels, pinned notices, search for user or text, image sharing etc.

What am I still doing in game? I am just trying out all the things that it is possible to do. I still want to start a base on a gas giant for example.


#8

Ah, thank you, @Rumble! Somebody answered my questions after all. :smile:


#9

Feel free to add your questions to the summary.


#10

Oh, sure!

To those who are still playing, what are you up to in the game? What keeps you playing?
To those who dropped out, why did you stop? What would you like to see in the future that would’ve kept you around longer?
And: Which communication channels (Discord, forum, in-game, social media etc.) do you use to keep in touch with us?


#11

I teamed up with another player and we set some goals. Haven’t reached them yet. So still playing.
I only use in-game chat, the website, and this forum to keep in touch. I have used discord in the past but I am not a fan. Same with streams and youtube. I much prefer to read a well-crafted post to a website or forum. Being “immediate” is much less important to me than well written, thorough and informational.