Elemental Beta 1 Screenshots understood

By on September 17, 2009 10:39:30 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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With the beta scheduled to go out TODAY I thought we should go over some of the game concepts here.

Now, as has been mentioned, the graphics for beta 1 are stripped far far down in order to focus on the core game play.

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Now when you start out the game, it is just your sovereign. The world is largely covered up. As seen in this screenshot, you see the outline of land but not much else.

 

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Eventually, you will come into contact with other players as you can see here.

 

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Designing units (with weapons) revolves around 3 factors: How often they can attack, how much damage each attack can cause, and how much training time the selected weapon adds.

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September 17, 2009 10:42:33 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I must say I admire the resolution

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September 17, 2009 10:47:08 AM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

woa woa woa!  I thought we were going to tone DOWN the graphics!!!

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September 17, 2009 10:47:27 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

 

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September 17, 2009 10:48:55 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Hehe priceless! Reminds me of the old days when my father got his first philips 'console'. About the samen quality (that was 1981)

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September 17, 2009 10:49:20 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

It looks the enemy has an advantage over you in the SN.

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September 17, 2009 10:50:10 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Sweet, it's color, I was just hoping for Vectrex level graphics!

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September 17, 2009 10:50:49 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Ha, reminds me of this old electronic measurment device my dad had, it could do about as much as the modern hand-held onse, only it was the size of a shopping cart.

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September 17, 2009 10:52:59 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Looks like Sin(x)s of a Solar Empire, to me.

 

(Sorry, I just had too)

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September 17, 2009 10:59:37 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I thought you said we'd be playing on a cloth map not an oscilloscope!

 

BTW notice how in the third graphic when the weapon is complete that it adds 25% to the power of the unit, I bet that is one gnarly weapon.

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September 17, 2009 10:59:44 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Alright Brad... stop being evil and launch the damn beta! 

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September 17, 2009 11:01:28 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Bah!, sure you are trying to get down our expectations for what awaits us... later I hope.

Please, don't play so much with our impatience.

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September 17, 2009 11:09:10 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

wow now i'm reassured that my laptop can run it

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September 17, 2009 11:15:47 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

ROFL Well the Beta certainly looks healthy if nothing else.

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September 17, 2009 11:21:06 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

 

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September 17, 2009 11:24:48 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Then don't forget we send in our bug reports and suggestions. You should be filling out a form for them that looks like this:

Binary is a simple language and keeping it in binary or hexdecimal makes it easier for coders like Frogboy to understand

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September 17, 2009 11:36:42 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

woa im getting horible flashbacks of my phisics practical lectures in uni  if the beta is as much fun as those were ill shoot myself now to save having to download  

If youve got time to mess about with "screen shots" youve got time to relese the beta    

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September 17, 2009 12:10:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

At least it will be easy to tell if we are alive!!!

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September 17, 2009 12:43:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

soooo ... elemental is now tennis for two 2009?

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September 17, 2009 12:53:22 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

At least it looks better than Pong...

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September 17, 2009 1:07:15 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

And i foud first bug inBeta Unit equpped with wepon on screen 3 hould look diffrent than norman and it isnt changing

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September 17, 2009 1:12:38 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

This game looks AWESOME.

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September 17, 2009 1:13:58 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

But you promised Lissajous Patterns...  Does that not come until beta 2 now???

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September 17, 2009 1:25:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

There is nothing wrong with your computer. Do not attempt to adjust the picture. We are controlling transmission. If we wish to make it louder, we will bring up the volume. If we wish to make it softer, we will tune it to a whisper. We will control the horizontal. We will control the vertical. We can roll the image, make it flutter. We can change the focus to a soft blur or sharpen it to crystal clarity. For the six months, sit quietly and we will control all that you see and hear. We repeat: there is nothing wrong with your computer. You are about to participate in a great adventure. You are about to experience the awe and mystery which reaches from the inner mind to... The Elemental War of Magic Beta.

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September 17, 2009 1:28:07 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Based on the build Frogboy is using in those screen shots, I can tell already that Stardock is going to lose to PC Gamer.

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September 17, 2009 1:51:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Wow, people will "line" up to play that!

 

No? howabout...

He really threw us a curve with those screenshots!

 

or....

It's gonna take me awhile to make sense of this "wave" of new information. 

 

I'll be here all week... (like it or not)

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