Friday Poll: Where to next!

By on March 2, 2012 5:53:40 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

Draginol

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We’ve got N resources and M things to work on. Based on your experiences with beta 2, where would you like N to go the most?

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March 2, 2012 5:59:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I think there are still many issues concerning the core mechanics of the game which need to be ironed out prior to "moving on" per se, so I'm not sure which category to select to show my preference.

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March 2, 2012 6:05:51 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

We have random events? I've never seen one...

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March 2, 2012 6:06:23 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I think you'd just choose which core mechanic you want them to spend the most time on. 

 

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March 2, 2012 6:06:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

So far, most of the areas mentioned in the poll are getting better with each patch, which is great to see.

One area that hasn't gotten a lot of attention: making the cities individually interesting, and overall joined as a culture. Having a lot of cities spammed all across the map, with even more area taken up by outposts, feels like a weak area of the game.

As has been discussed elsewhere, individual cities should be given different options, to get more "personality" overall. Beyond that, the expanding territory/culture of each faction would be more interesting if factions were encouraged to keep their cities connected to each other, through various bonuses.

The part of the game involving running around on the map is great, and improves with each patch; the cities still feel rather lackluster.

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March 2, 2012 6:10:08 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums


Voted Stability because it is a big issue in 0.86 for me but if I had a chance I would vote for ''better city managemant". Right now it's not fun enough.

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March 2, 2012 6:11:35 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Pyrkaige,
So far, most of the areas mentioned in the poll are getting better with each patch, which is great to see.

One area that hasn't gotten a lot of attention: making the cities individually interesting, and overall joined as a culture. Having a lot of cities spammed all across the map, with even more area taken up by outposts, feels like a weak area of the game.

As has been discussed elsewhere, individual cities should be given different options, to get more "personality" overall. Beyond that, the expanding territory/culture of each faction would be more interesting if factions were encouraged to keep their cities connected to each other, through various bonuses.

The part of the game involving running around on the map is great, and improves with each patch; the cities still feel rather lackluster.

 

Why is city building not on the poll????

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March 2, 2012 6:14:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Pyrkaige,
So far, most of the areas mentioned in the poll are getting better with each patch, which is great to see.

One area that hasn't gotten a lot of attention: making the cities individually interesting, and overall joined as a culture. Having a lot of cities spammed all across the map, with even more area taken up by outposts, feels like a weak area of the game.

As has been discussed elsewhere, individual cities should be given different options, to get more "personality" overall. Beyond that, the expanding territory/culture of each faction would be more interesting if factions were encouraged to keep their cities connected to each other, through various bonuses.

The part of the game involving running around on the map is great, and improves with each patch; the cities still feel rather lackluster.

Second this.

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March 2, 2012 6:20:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'd vote city management. But I don't have any specific ideas on what to do that wouldn't make the game bog down or change the entire game.

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March 2, 2012 6:23:57 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I was gonna vote then I remembered I hadn't put more than 15 mins into beta 2 yet. Also the choices are general enough that even If I think X needs Y there is no telling if you think X needs Y and that by voting for Y you will work on adding X to y. 

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March 2, 2012 6:26:43 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Voted Faction differentiation, but would have voted better city building.  As I type this I see I'm in the majority so far.

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March 2, 2012 6:31:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

When I voted, 68% of you guys voted Faction Differentiation. I can make my own faction improvements. I voted AI because it still needs alot of work. I would like everyone on the team that can to spend the next month perfecting it before you start adding content that the users can make themselves. 

I know that my ability to mod makes me different than most users, but that is how I see it.

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March 2, 2012 6:32:59 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting mqpiffle,
I think there are still many issues concerning the core mechanics of the game which need to be ironed out prior to "moving on" per se, so I'm not sure which category to select to show my preference.

Magic Resistance

Balancing Stats

Encumbrance & Initiative

Making Assasins/Defenders Playable and unique

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March 2, 2012 6:38:16 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Stupidity10,
Magic Resistance

Balancing Stats

Encumbrance & Initiative

Making Assasins/Defenders Playable and unique

Exactly.  If one of the options was "Balance of Game Mechanics" I would probably choose that. 

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March 2, 2012 6:42:55 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Voted faction differentiation. That, IMO, is paramount right now. Close second would be better AI.

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March 2, 2012 6:44:06 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Not voting yet. Quests, city management, tactical battles, and random events all need love. Faction differentiation does too but could come with some of those other things. I have a major issue that could be stability or performance depending on how you look at it. There's too many things that need a vote for me to cast a single one now.

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March 2, 2012 6:45:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I voted computer AI as the highest priority.

Other things are important too. However, if the AI plays poorly then why play the game at all? Its not multi-player, I'm playing against the AI. No challenge to it, no fun. Having to give the AI multiple unfair advantages to make it competitive, doesn't do the job for me.

Civ 5 has disappointingly weak AI. I'm still bitter. 

 

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March 2, 2012 6:50:09 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

They will divide N by number of votes for M to help decide where to allocate time. Not voting is a bad strategy. Vote for AI.

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March 2, 2012 6:50:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting seanw3,


I know that my ability to mod makes me different than most users, but that is how I see it.

 

Using notepad isn't THAT hard is it?

I think its more the WILLINGNESS to mod that makes us different.. not the ability..

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March 2, 2012 6:53:42 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Fistalis,

Quoting seanw3, reply 11

I know that my ability to mod makes me different than most users, but that is how I see it.

 

Using notepad isn't THAT hard is it?

I think its more the WILLINGNESS to mod that makes us different.. not the ability..

 

Some of it is easy and some of it is hard. The difference is I know what almost every function does in the xml. And don't use notepad to mod. 

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March 2, 2012 6:54:21 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Fistalis,

Quoting seanw3, reply 11

I know that my ability to mod makes me different than most users, but that is how I see it.

 

Using notepad isn't THAT hard is it?

No but XML causes head pain in mere mortals...

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March 2, 2012 6:54:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting seanw3,
They will divide N by number of votes for M to help decide where to allocate time. Not voting is a bad strategy. Vote for AI.

Don't care.  If my choice is not represented I will not vote, and I will let it be known what my choice is.

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March 2, 2012 6:57:30 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I'd like to vote for performance, but given how I'm still running XP Pro and a dual core CPU @ 3 ghz, I know that building a new comp should greatly improve the performance.

So with that, faction differentiation definitely gets my vote, followed swiftly by AI (strategic and tactical) and finally tactical battles.

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March 2, 2012 7:01:03 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting seanw3,

Quoting Fistalis, reply 18
Quoting seanw3, reply 11

I know that my ability to mod makes me different than most users, but that is how I see it.

 

Using notepad isn't THAT hard is it?

I think its more the WILLINGNESS to mod that makes us different.. not the ability..

 

Some of it is easy and some of it is hard. The difference is I know what almost every function does in the xml. And don't use notepad to mod. 

Point remains.. XML is easy enough for just about anyone to mod. Most just aren't willing to take the time to poke around and figure stuff out

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March 2, 2012 7:07:17 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I voted Stability. Pretty much everything else can follow after that. And everything on the list of options should get love and attention. But first the game needs to work flawlessly (or a reasonable facsimile to that).

 

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March 2, 2012 7:12:04 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Looks like they added City Management as an option after the poll started :-/

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