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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 18, 2015, 19:24
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 19:24
Aug 18, 2015, 19:24
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Starbound's main problem, according to what the lead dev said on Reddit, aside from their inexperience, was Early Access. They wasted a ton of time on placeholder features that have since been replaced, removed, or will soon be replaced. They implemented and even made rudimentary balance passes to entire features knowing full well those features would be removed. Placeholder progression, etc.

These features were put in because they needed to make the game more playable since they were selling it on Steam. Silencing critics on Steam was more important than delivering the end product that was pitched. Just goes to show you that Early Access, while it can be an infusion of cash, can also be an enormous waste of time that actually eats up that cash.

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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 18, 2015, 16:34
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 16:34
Aug 18, 2015, 16:34
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The whole point of EA (besides FREE MONEY!1111 to developers) is supposed to be that players have input and supply positive feedback in developing a game... which is what betas are for. Starbound was released to EA way before a core, mature game was anywhere close to materialization, which is a license for developers to dick around and never make any progress while completely ignoring the community at large.

Plus there's the enormous problem of SHIT feedback corrupting the entire system. Everybody with $15 having an equal voice sounds great and fuzzy and oh so democratic, right up until you realize how many people are fucking idiots and should absolutely not be allowed to comment on the state of a game's development. Attempting to supply constructive criticism or legitimate suggestions in a place like the Starbound forum will inevitably draw endless ire from dazzled fanboys or simply result in drowning midst a sea of posts begging the immediate release of more pets and sitting animations.
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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 18, 2015, 15:32
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 15:32
Aug 18, 2015, 15:32
 Cutter
 
Yeah Starbound was a waste of money. While I think it's safe to say most of us will blow off most EA from now on. Once in a while it seems to work however, like ARK. I've never seen development come at a more furious pace. Major patches every other day, new content, tweaks, etc. They're the poster child of doing EA right...so far.
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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 18, 2015, 14:37
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 14:37
Aug 18, 2015, 14:37
 
Starbound lost it's uniqueness for me when they removed the survival part (food/temperature), now it's just a terraria/edge of space look-alike or even wannabe.
But I got ~100h of enjoyment out of it before that happend so at least I got my money's worth out of it.
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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 18, 2015, 13:49
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 13:49
Aug 18, 2015, 13:49
 
I've already gotten a good 50 hours of fun out of Starbound, way back when it first released in beta. I pre-ordered it during the pretty hugely successful crowdfunding campaign they ran on their website. I've been meaning to go back and see what's changed (if nothing else, they've added a ton of new items and biomes), but any further enjoyment is pretty much gravy. It's a great value at $15 no matter how you slice it, provided you like this type of game.
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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 18, 2015, 12:52
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 12:52
Aug 18, 2015, 12:52
 
yeh the sun has set on the "early access" mania

for most people, it just degrades the experience - also rewards devs for not doing shit... its a bad idea all around, for the most part - there are exceptions but its not the norm
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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 18, 2015, 12:49
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 12:49
Aug 18, 2015, 12:49
 PHJF
 
Starbound is the poster child for early access gone wrong. Terraria: Otherworld (which is still set to come out this year, no doubt miraculously well ahead of Starbound 1.0) developer said, and I quote, "We will absolutely not be participating in an Early Access program."

Thank god for that.
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Re: Morning Patches
Aug 18, 2015, 12:01
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Re: Morning Patches Aug 18, 2015, 12:01
Aug 18, 2015, 12:01
 
development on starbound is so slow its ridiculous.. havent even had a chance to play it proper yet, they keep doing "big changes" and "big rebalance" etc, etc.

its been years dudes, jesus wtf
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