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Article: Planet Arkadia Patch Update 2011.5 Sneak Peek

Discussion in 'vBCms Comments' started by Cyrus, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. Archman

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    +rep for the preview and for telling us what you are still working on. :)
     
  2. Lazz

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    Awesome video Cyrus :)
    Ok we have to wait a few months on some things but that is alot better then several years that i been expering before on Caly ;)
    Keep up the good job A-Team :D :hail:
     
  3. Nor Alien

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    OOOOOOOH I can't wait!!! :D:dribble:
     
  4. billairboy

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    I hope they have increased the spawn of MA/Calypso ore or else the patch i mostly only eyecandy.
     
  5. dendricala

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    what is the:

    resource availability
    Ptech overhauls resource
    detection software at IFN request

    ????????????????
     
  6. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    I'm guessing it's the ore / enm spawn redistribution.
     
  7. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    Well I'm looking forward to the things that will be delivered but am disapointed by the things left out. We need shops and apartments to build demand for crafted furniture, and lack of textures I guess means we continue to TT hides.
     
  8. James Clayton

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    *Sigh* Still wont be able to open my business, mabe in the fall. The vid is very well done and hunters are gona have a lot more fun. Keep up the good work and thanks for keeping us informed. :)
     
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    Nice vid Cyrus :)
     
  10. Milena

    Milena Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Wahhhh......to sad I have to work on tuesday......:dribble:
    Want to hunt DoDoDoooo┬┤s :)

    Great job A-Team cant wait much longer ;)
     
  11. MIND

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    whee could i join the arkadia advicers?
     
  12. Snape

    Snape Master of the BanHammer Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    uh uh uh.. I just got an idea what this: "detection software at IFN request" might mean.. Dobson has said several times he is very keen on getting rookie mining gear ingame.. That would fit the IFN part too.. :D *Zumie is hoping very much indeed*
     
  15. Numbers

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    My hunch is,

    took up much of their time. Not that things were "broken" but certainly were not optimal given the newer platform changes and after the A-Team got a few months of feedback. This needed to be done, sooner than later. Optimize along the way, then an overall look at optimization from time to time.

    Much welcomed update! :D
     
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  17. Abe

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    So theres a flashy video

    Current bps are being changed to use ark materials, and there are now going to be orotan camps and 2 new creatures, and thats a patch ...
     
  18. zume

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    its a good patch.. stop being so negative.. more mobs equal more diversity.. :)
     
  19. Lee DeLioncourt

    Lee DeLioncourt Arkadian Outrider Platinum Member

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    Yes, it definately is a patch, and a big one. The two main things the dev team is focusing on, and has done all along, are in there, the newcomer experience and the economy. For the economy, a rewrite of the bps to make Ark self sufficient (I appreciate this one, the team hadn't planned on forced and dangerous interplanatery trade since they were not warned of the lootable pvp nature of space when they originally designed the Ark bps), as well as a major adjustment to the mining resources map of the planet, to help us get the stuff we need to make those new bps without having to buy from another planet. The newcomer experience, a lot of work done on the new Quarry newcomer area.

    For all of us, the Oratan camps (main creature of the storyline so development around them is logical), and new mobs, some for newcomers, some for the old timers. Something then for the hunters, the miners, and the crafters. Is this not good? This is just what we can see on the video, I feel confident there are other things in as well, mainly bug fixes and tweaks.

    The things they had to decide to hold off on for this month seem to be things that generally require MA's work as well, and since MA is now actively managing and developing Calypso and Space, and were just gone on vacation for most of July, understandable some of those things were not chosen as priority over the things mentioned above at this time. Clothes and textures, some problem with making the textures fit on the items has been mentioned before, something on MA's side it seems. Apts/shops, well they are in the game, if it was not a complicated issue to now have them on sale and being owned, maybe they would have done some of them this patch, so again, maybe I'm wrong but assume this is also something MA needs to adjust or fix. Treasure hunting system and 8 coins underground, MA systems.

    Happy to be corrected on any of this, but basically I say well done team for making tough choices once again about what needed doing as priority, and getting it done. Looking forward to next week.
     
  20. zume

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    Actually Lee.. you write: "a complete rewrite of all the bps" .. we have not been told if ALL bp's will be changed or just some of them, and we have not been told either if they are gonna focus on Ark specific resources, or if it means all resources available on Arkadia.. I believe they will be using a fair amount of both Ark native resources, and the caly ones we can already find.. Because this will still keep interplanetary trading on the line.. Imagine Azzurdite actually being useful here on Arkadia, compared to on Calypso.. :) (just an example)