General Q&A? Ask here.

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Vesuvius_SWIE, Sep 30, 2016.

  1. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    If you have any general/basic queries about the game, ask it here.
     
    Last edited: Sep 30, 2016
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  2. Markoth

    Markoth Member

    Is there a ballpark estimate of when the Beta will go live?
     
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  3. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    We are looking at Mid-December for Early Access Beta. It will be available on Steam.
     
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  4. SPiEkY

    SPiEkY Member

    Looking forward to it, this looks like it'll be pretty sweet
     
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  5. ZestyFrog

    ZestyFrog New Member

    What faction do you think will be the easiest to start as? I'm curious to how difficult the learning curve will be.
     
  6. Kenny610

    Kenny610 New Member

    What kind of multiplayer will be available when the game is launched?
     
  7. EmeraldMoss

    EmeraldMoss New Member

    Soooooo looking forward to the beta! The demo at PAX was awesome!!
     
  8. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    Learning Curve:
    Sol Imperial Worlds (Humans) -- The easiest to play
    Genari Star Empire -- Moderately difficult, but much more rewarding if you're skillful
    Ma'Alaketh Confederation -- Easy/Moderate
    The Hive (upon its eventual adoption to the game) -- Difficult, but definitely most interesting
     
  9. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    The multiplayer is purely MMO-style, eg. hundreds of players fighting for their faction. It can be any combination of 1v1, 2v2, 2v1, 3v3, 3v1, 4v5 , 8v2 etc... with the homeworlds having the max sized battlemaps of up to 20v20. Though when other factions come in, it could theoretically be three or four factions fighting for the same region.
    There will be instanced battle royales and tournaments however, that do not affect one's position in the mmo universe (other than xp and medal bonuses)
     
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  10. Markoth

    Markoth Member

    What will the policy be on Multi-Accounting? I can see many people taking advantage and putting people in 2v1 or 3v1 situations by controlling multiple accounts at the same time.
     
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  11. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    Multi-account users who try to beef their main avatar up will always be a problem in any turn-based strategy ladder system. Running the Heroes of Might and Magic tournament for a dozen years, I would see that a lot. Using a player's IP and cross-referencing it is a first step, then keeping track of players who accelerate quickly -- along with the fact that all win/losses are logged with who played whom. These will be methods to keep track of potential abusers.
     
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  12. SPiEkY

    SPiEkY Member

    Soooooo... No alts then?
     
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  13. ZestyFrog

    ZestyFrog New Member

    Hey, thanks! I'll probably end up trying out the Ma'Alaketh Confederation! I really like the way that their ships look!
     
  14. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    Not on the same server, but when the member base grows, another server starts up.
     
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  15. Kenny610

    Kenny610 New Member

    Awesome! Thanks for letting me know! Also can I directly connect with specific people, I really was hoping that I could play with my friends. :)
     
  16. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, there is a chat system where you not only communicate with friends (and have a friends list) but also a clan system for a more intimate group.
     
  17. MLocke

    MLocke Member

    Is the game being released on steam? What platform is it being built on?
     
  18. Vesuvius_SWIE

    Vesuvius_SWIE Administrator Staff Member

    Yes, it will have steam early access, the game is built on the Unity engine.
     
  19. Junpine

    Junpine New Member

    Hi vesuvius, I see that the first six chapters of the novel are done. When will that be released, or are you going to wait until all the chapters are complete first?
     
  20. Aaron Benson

    Aaron Benson New Member

    looking good Hooman!
     

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