fakespyder wrote on Mar 29, 2021, 22:04:
Will the battles still sound like a bad hen's night?
description paraphrased from Mack at WaB
Cutter wrote on Mar 14, 2021, 19:21:OpticNerve wrote on Mar 14, 2021, 16:29:Prez wrote on Mar 14, 2021, 16:12:
Side question: can anyone explain the relatively tiny download size?
Proc-gen (seeded) maps + low-res textures and low-poly models is probably why the game is relatively tiny in size. That isn't to say that the game is ugly. Due to the small dev size, I think that this "style" was done on purpose. The lighting, weather and fog effects are very atmospheric and beautiful though and makes exploration fun compared to most other survival games. Needless to say, it's very subjective on if people find the game good looking or not
Oh it's definitely ugly. It would have looked great 20 years ago, but not today.
Rain wrote on Feb 15, 2021, 15:10:
Maybe I am getting old, but I always felt it was too hard to actually see the components.
eRe4s3r wrote on Feb 14, 2021, 23:02:Dacron wrote on Feb 14, 2021, 19:26:
Dyson Sphere program is Factorio on crack (and factorio itself was crack... so dyson sphere would be speed balls?) . Like an expanded 3d version of it requiring planetary involvement as opposed to railways. LOVE the liquid extraction (it puts them in packaged bars in conveyor, back to liquid when it hits a tank) it was a cute way of doing it, hope it isn't replaced by pipes in the future.
Though with a TON of similarities (resources, mining, storage, recipes, terrain manipulation, research, research items [even the colors are the same to start for research items] automation / transport... basically the whole game is a copy of Factorio that's been expanded) it'll be interesting to sere if it spawns any legal issues.
The joke is, if DSP adds more features they will EASILY overtake Factorio in terms of gameplay thanks to the insanely low feature density in Factorio. It's really mind-blowing that a game that was nearly a decade in development has not actually changed much in those years.... even removing gameplay features instead of adding new ones near the end (campaign.. and enemy science drops making enemies completely pointless to ever fight) instead revising visuals.. as if ANYONE played Factorio for the visuals. Could have been pixel art and it'd probably even have ended up a better game.. oh well I got my money out of Factorio and then some.. and same for DSP.. which is criminally underpriced in this Early Access.. way too cheap for what it already does.
jdreyer wrote on Oct 22, 2020, 20:10:RedEye9 wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 21:51:NKD wrote on Oct 21, 2020, 21:45:What country wouldn’t accept a billionaire?
New Zealand seems to be the go-to for billionaires looking to leave the sinking ship that is the United States.
You go up to the local government and you say that you’ll give them $1 million a year , you’ll buy a house , you’ll pay property taxes , you’ll pay income taxes , you’ll hire x number of locals for your staff , you’ll donate to local charities and you’ll tip well when you eat out and you won’t be a crazy McAfee person.
Well, true, but which countries would billionaires want to go to? New Zealand is literally the end of the Earth from which you can escape the zombie hoards.
HorrorScope wrote on Sep 25, 2020, 10:31:
"Just don't really see the need for any of the 30xx cards for most of us. A 3080 is just major overkill for almost any sort of gaming right now"
Words like that are people that still need to understand we are a free people who all think different.
Even if it were that (it isn't), headroom is a thing to and if offered in time devs will eat it up someway, that's what they do.
Dev wrote on Sep 24, 2020, 11:37:
So I'm trying this free on gamepass.
Really enjoyed the first attempt. HOWEVER it took so long! Is there any way to speed this up? Speed up animations or use keyboard shortcuts or anything?
That's something I love about monster train, can do a run in a reasonable time.