Alpha 12 preview and Dev Q&A Live

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  1. spanj

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    Its that time again folks. This time we will get a look at Alpha 12 live with the devs.
    We'll be showing off some of the upcoming features of Alpha 12, discussing whats still to come and then take questions from the chat, all Live on Twitch or YouTube.

    Join us from 7pm (Uk Time) this Sunday (19th)
    https://youtube.com/spanj


    Let the HYPE begin!! :D:D:D:D:D

    Somewhat different from last time, we will not be asking for questions ahead of the stream, instead we will show the features ready to show, talk about other things that are coming with A12 and then take questions live from the chat. This way reduces duplication, and going over things that were already covered. ;)
     

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  2. Sofianinho

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    This makes a lot more sense than the way it was before.
     
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  3. lucyrocketdog

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    sounds great!
     
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  4. Myrmidon

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    You lucky #@$d. You have your filthy Sith fingers on that A12 Exp alredy, don't you?

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    PS Proof you are Sith

     
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  5. Germanicus

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    There is another,...and another...and another....and there are even more...just think about those POI Builders who pretend to be common Testers...;)
     
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  6. Welderold

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    This chat is useless. However, there are so many questions that not everyone can be answered. Much better that the "host" talks to the dews and shows you what to expect. Questions can then be answered in the forum. It would be more comfortable to follow the stream.
     
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  7. Myrmidon

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    It is because the developers do not come to the webcam themselves, for whatever reason. So a host for the Q&A is needed every time. Makes thins complicated, if you ask me, not to mention those mic volumes all mixed up, in a way some are heard louder while others hardly. I believe a forum or discord AMA, would be more suitable.
     
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  8. Germanicus

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    especially useful for those who don't use discord...:rolleyes:
     
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  9. SacredGlade

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    I hope @spanj will have someone else monitor the chat and pull out the questions, remove duplication and post a list for Spanj to pull from. I think one if his friends sort of did this last time, but it has room for improvement/streamlining.

    The role of presentor, questioner and onscreen demonstrator is more than enough, without trying to monitor twitter and you tube live chat.

    Hopefully spanj has a pre-agreed script or checklist, to ensure the agreed A12 features are covered, not forgotten when pursuing an interesting discussion point. Etc

    Also covering the key features in a timely fashion at the beginning of the stream before launching into discussion may help to keep this time controlled, which is very important.

    I am certainly looking forward to the event, it should be very informative. :)
     
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    Here are the unasked questions from the Q&A
    I tried to make sure i got all the questions noted down so apologies if i missed it.

    bromiuss24: atm its a grind and more grind game with no end game will there be one in time

    VRMan3D]The new navigation stuff is great. Why not add autopilot? So you could set 5 jumps and travels, then go get a cup of coffee and come back to your destination...

    Matt Corey]Question from twitch user: Nerd Ranger - mechs?

    resurgam79:You used to be able to use Polaris constructors, however when the constructor updated to use cargo boxes as it's inventory, you could no longer use Polaris equipment without becoming unfriendly. Will the Polaris POI be updated to use neutral cargo boxes so that players can use their equipment without becoming public enemy number one?

    Colaus] when will there be working devices on the dashboard of ships?

    Matt Corey] Block hitboxes &&spacing: When are the small blocks _not_ going to take up full block spacing?

    KiloGram_bbx: Are they new biom added?

    SmorgasBorgnine: Have there been changes to tutorial mission/onboarding for new players?

    Lars_The_Viking1: Any thoughts on randomly generated biomes/animals?

    TheBigBrzezinski: Are there plans for ship collision damage in the future?

    Escarli_D: when the ID number is fixed, do they plan on having a bookcase deco block with some actual books or other items? The existing one looks decidedly spare

    resurgam79: Will asteroids be changed eventually to all be mineable rather than just the resource asteroids?

    grg3d] Any new life forms in the works will the Plant Monster make a return?

    resurgam79: Will menu sorting in constructors and creative be adjusted to have ammo in the same tab as their corresponding weapons?

    Killerspider101] Is there any upcoming content related to Factions? (Quest/rewards, faction events overtaking bases/systems of others, ...)

    resurgam79: Could an item menu tab be added for player weapons/tools to avoid slogging through all the weapons and turrets to find player equipment?

    resurgam79: For the advanced core, maybe have a specific POI where it is guaranteed to spawn rather than random chance from loot?

    resurgam79: Currently, the scopes of all the hand-held weapons are tilted about 5 degrees off the horizontal axis, will that be fixed? Please?

    SlyFezz: What game performance enhancements have has been made?

    Mireigi: Will gasses be added as resource?
     
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  11. Hummel-o-War

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    On my list. Lets first find a solution for a manual several-suns jump. ;)

    We have updated quite a few of the Polaris POI like that. But the amount of POI is quite..high. So if you see one, let us know.

    Can you give me an example? (Maybe it is too late in the evening..but i do not understand the question)

    Needs a full new version of the voxel system. Not anytime soon i am afraid (What you mean is block models that do not visually occupy a full block, but do so in terms of colliders)

    We added several new playfields with a lot of new biomes (like a Forste Moon, The Legacy Planet etc, coming with A12)

    Slight changes yes and a full rewrite for Base and Vessels.

    Not really on our prio list yet, but interesting idea

    Short answer: Yes. But this relates to a collider rework as well.

    Added a lot of "furniture reworks" to the list already. Also a nicer book shelf

    Not at the forseeable future at least (Also a performance concern to some extend)

    We plan to add new NPC and Creatures in one of the next updates. Maybe also A plant monster, but probably not the same.

    Will look into it, but can't promise at the moment

    Quest/Rewards > yes. Alread possible with PDA, but in future more fine-tuned with the possibility of Dialogue options. Further additions, like working for a faction, fighting for them, seize areas or planets > a lot is planned. :)

    Will add the suggestion to the list.

    Not decided yet, but it is more likely you get that via quest ( via a dialogue NPC) after you did something meaningful..for example beating a tough POI. This would like a guaranteed loot chance.

    Did you report this as a bug alread? Maybe simply create bug report, so the QA team can forward it. :)

    We ve tweaked theloading times, for examples after warp, for example[/quote]

    I hope so! At least this has already been discusse. ;)
     
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    In case questions are still answered :

    Is game time mechanic going to be changed/improved? Example, right now the player sleeps but hanger o2 levels are not lowered. Another example, if the player sets an autominer, condenser or water generator and leaves planet, when coming back after some game time (i.e. after visited a moon) those devices pick up working from where they were left upon player exiting the playfield. Same goes for the sprout's growing, although I do not use them often to be sure.
     
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    This is actually a bug then, as leaving stuff behind or sleeping should forward their progress/stats. Plz report in the bug section, thx! :)
     
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  14. Bigfeet

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    I think what he's meaning to ask here is when there will be interactive displays on dashboard(s) of a vessel that represent real time info of certain measurements instead of the standard displays on devices. Info perhaps not shown on the flightsystem displayed hologram when you sit at the helm. Or perhaps other devices in general.
    Example : temperature of (something)
     
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