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Silly question but any ETA on treasure hunting yet?

Discussion in 'Treasure Hunting' started by Spike Black, Apr 28, 2012.

  1. Spike Black

    Spike Black Active Member

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  2. Tredo Orbit

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    This is a good question, but maybe a better one from a new player is... What is the treasure hunting system?
     
  3. Spike Black

    Spike Black Active Member

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    When Ark launched one of the features it was aiming to have was treasure hunting.

    About or over a year ago (can't remember off hand) the original two types of mining equipment, enmatter and ore, were merged into a single one with an extra greyed out option on finders for treasure, which in itself was a contentious issue.

    Other than few threads about querying or suggesting things for the final system we haven't heard much about how development is proceeding and in the original thread I linked to in the my first post on PCF I've assumed it's MA holding things up where as Charlie (MA or Calypso team) seems to be saying the delay is down to the Ark team.
     
  4. cute781217

    cute781217 Active Member Pro Users

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    I think it was answered in Zumi's interview with dave in March that A-Team still waiting for tools of treasure hunting, so it should be the problem of mindark
     
  5. Chrome

    Chrome Active Member Pro Users

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    Interesting, I came over here specifically to ask for an ETA for Treasure Hunting, and here is a thread. :)


    1) Any ETA on Treasure Hunting?

    2) Any confirmation on if Treasure Hunting will be available on all planets across the entire Entropia Universe platform, or if it will actually be an Arkadia exclusive system?



    If anyone is interested, please read the thread that Spike Black linked in the OP... thanks!
     
  6. KikkiJikki

    KikkiJikki Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    There are a few aspects to treasure hunting.
    1. As a mining activity - this is in Ark PPs court. I had understood this was due to launch around mid-year but not sure how that fits with the EU release schedule as there is usually a gap around mid-year
    2. Use of instances (which on Caly is beacons and a feffoid cave). - I beleive PPs are yet to receive the development tools.
     
  7. David | Arkadia

    David | Arkadia Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator Planet Arkadia Official

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    Treasure Hunting is in development right now. I hope to be in a position to share progress with you all in a few weeks time.
     
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    Still in development by MA or have they finished the system and made it possibly for you to start using it to develop/design your "Treasure Hunting"?
     
  9. Chrome

    Chrome Active Member Pro Users

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    OK... in development.

    Calypso Charlie says we should ask why.

    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/f...-quot-vision&p=2932014&viewfull=1#post2932014
     
  10. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Hmm... because it takes time to make something good?
     
  11. Chrome

    Chrome Active Member Pro Users

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    As in, a long time? Nope. Not necessarily true. Nice attempt, though. :rolleyes:
     
  12. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    If I remember correctly, in one of his interviews, David said that treasure hunting on Arkadia would double the number of Arkadian blueprints. I don't know how the balancing of the new treasure hunting items and blueprints impacts the design of the instances that will be used, but it's not a simple matter of creating a 3D model of an instance and submitting it to Mindark. Redesigning the Arkadian blueprints took months last summer. I would expect it to take even longer to complete the treasure hunting system, plus the time it takes to figure out exactly what they can do with Mindark's instance tools.

    Calypso has been criticized a lot for releasing things too soon, before they're fully operational (hussk, shops, beacons) and that's a mistake the A-team tries hard not to repeat.
     
  13. Uncle Mo

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    Planet Arkadia was advertised to be a 'Treasure Hunting' planet. It's is completely fair to ask why, after a year, it hasn't been implemented yet. Don't get me wrong, I would much rather wait for a well polished system, than have to deal with a buggy half-finished system.

    All the crafters know that none of the Terra amp BP's (except the Terra 1 of course) have been seeded yet and it's rumored that some high-level weapons are missing too. This is causing many of the crafters to not want to do business on Arkadia, or at least it greatly reduces the time they spend there. That makes my job of selling ores and ents harder and therefore myself, and other miners don't mine on Arkadia often. The market on Arkadia used to average around 150 + pages, and now it's down to around 114.

    Now I realize that the Arkadia personal and MA are doing the best that they can and there's a new planet out. However, every day that goes by without this issue being addressed is just more revenue lost for everybody. I certainly hope it's priority number one on the dev's action item list. It's time to seed all the BP's and get Treasure Hunting up and running.
     
  14. KikkiJikki

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    Ok so this issue has been addressed in several Q&As by Dave Dobson in the past. Treasure hunting in its various forms has been in development for some time now and the latest eta we have is around the middle of this year. I expect it will be released before taming...

    On the issue of bps, I find that as a crafter there is plenty to do. Yes it would be nice if those addtional bps would drop (eg plates) however the main limitation is not the availability of bps but the MU on components and mined resources. It's quite expensive to craft here. One other reason the size of the auction is down is because of the launch of shops. There are now around 20 shops, each with around 100 items for sale. How many pages on auction would this use?

    Regards,
    KikkiJikki
     
  15. Neil

    Neil Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Good point. That would be 100 extra pages in auction. Does Arkadia have a shop directory?
     
  16. RexDameon

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    i dont look at how the economy is doing by just the number of auction pages. I check the order pages, and also do a sort of items with bids and divide that by number pages of items with bids by total pages.
    It's actually quite interesting to see that on average every planet has only about 10-12% of things in auctions with a bid on it. I've msgesged every dev and MA person i know that they need to make it a goal to increase that to like 50%.

    anyways it appears that unless we get some super suprise and Treasure Hunting is in on the 28th we'll be waiting until at least august for it to come. can't remember wear i read it but there will be no VU's for June or July apparently.
     
  17. Mel_bosshart

    Mel_bosshart Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    OK here goes ...for anyone that dont spend alot of time on arkadia they most probably dont know that the A-Team will not release something in to game that has not been double checked for bugs or issues ... this is why you dont see people moaning or bitching about bugs from ark studios content ..as it is checked then double checked ... I personaly would rather wait for something and it be right when it goes into game .. sooner than it be rushed and implemented then be as buggy as hell ..

    the ark dev team do a great job on what they do and bring in to game so it will arrive sooner or later but it will work correctly knowing the standards the A-Team work too .. there is a interview with david dobson and cyrus coming up so david will touch base on this and let us know how its coming along ..

    regards
     
  18. Boardian Chilix

    Boardian Chilix Active Member Pro Users

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    btw
    http://www.planetcalypsoforum.com/f...ith-huge-audio-range&highlight=arkadia+weapon
    there have been over 6 months issues with weapons sounds to the point that many people dont want them as result or annoys them to the point that they ask to ban them btw, was supposed to be fixed long time ago so far from perfect world
     
  19. Teshik

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    If the only thing you can come up with is some annoying gun sounds then the A Team arent doing a bad job at all :)

    Regards Tesh
     
  20. Boardian Chilix

    Boardian Chilix Active Member Pro Users

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    Seems you didnt understand was just one quick reference
    Without details and no order
    Issues mining
    Issues crafting
    Issues Shops
    Issues with comunication
    Development speed
    Lack of content
    Lack of mobs
    issues and lack of Missions
    Issues with LA focus of development
    far from perfect world
     

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