Rewards - Suggestions

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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Bele » Wed Nov 28, 2012 10:01 am

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Chameleon wrote:Josh, if you could estimate when you would be likely to have a pre-alpha/alpha version for mac/linux (after we get to the $100k goal?), having an alternate $75 pledge equivalent to the Black Friday Beta pledge (with just the game, beta, soundtrack, and mac/linux alpha) would be great for those of us using those platforms. I would definitely increase my pledge :)

Josh has already practically ruled out multi-platform for the pre-alpha and alpha state, while at the same time giving us hope for the beta version being for Mac/Linux as well.


Well, Josh hasn't said anything about releasing the alpha to the backers, note the wording in the backer rewards
PRE-ALPHA combat prototype/playable demo

and at least one post on this forum stating that what you get isn't actually the alpha, it's a combat prototype.

Point still stands about it probably not being multi-platform early 2013.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Commander McLane » Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:30 pm

Bele wrote:Point still stands about it probably not being multi-platform early 2013.

I seem to remember that he has written explicitly somewhere that the combat prototype(s) will be Windows-only, but I can't seem to find it now. IIRC it was in response to a question, either here or in the KS comments.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Chameleon » Wed Nov 28, 2012 6:25 pm

Yes, I'm well aware that the pre-alpha/combat prototype will be windows only, which is why I asked if he could estimate when he thinks he will start mac/linux porting (which is hopefully at some point in the alpha version of the game); I'm not expecting the pre-alpha for mac/linux at the same time as the windows version, it would probably be a few months after (and also probably a different prototype) and only if Josh wants to go that route.

It's just a reward suggestion that I think will get mac/linux players to happily pledge more, as we do like to support games that show their support of our platforms.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Skyfligher » Thu Nov 29, 2012 10:08 pm

Does the pre-alpha pledge level include alpha testing or just the pre-alpha, i may have missed this if it has already been asked. Will you implement an NDA on pre-alpha and alpha testers?
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Commander McLane » Fri Nov 30, 2012 8:02 am

Skyfligher wrote:Does the pre-alpha pledge level include alpha testing or just the pre-alpha, i may have missed this if it has already been asked. Will you implement an NDA on pre-alpha and alpha testers?

The pledge includes everything specified in the pledge description on Kickstarter. I suggest you just go over there and read it. :)
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Skyfligher » Fri Nov 30, 2012 12:44 pm

It doesn't specify Alpha and i'm simply curious if it does, it says Pre-Alpha not Alpha I realize this.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Kayse » Fri Nov 30, 2012 1:13 pm

Skyfligher wrote:It doesn't specify Alpha and i'm simply curious if it does, it says Pre-Alpha not Alpha I realize this.

No reward currently includes access to an Alpha product of any kind. The only game component available for early access, aside from access to the Beta, is the Pre-Alpha combat prototype referenced in the $75 reward tier.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Skyfligher » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:00 pm

I was simply asking him a question, which i know will more than likely be no, regarding the Alpha testing. I ask this question because i know it is not specifically addressed in the reward tiers.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Kayse » Fri Nov 30, 2012 2:03 pm

Skyfligher wrote:I was simply asking him a question, which i know will more than likely be no, regarding the Alpha testing. I ask this question because i know it is not specifically addressed in the reward tiers.

I understand, however, it has been answered several times throughout the forum. There is no alpha access being offered at this time. Only the combat prototype.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Commander McLane » Fri Nov 30, 2012 5:59 pm

Skyfligher wrote:It doesn't specify Alpha and i'm simply curious if it does, it says Pre-Alpha not Alpha I realize this.

Which means that you will not get access to alpha. That's a clear and straightforward answer, and it is "no". So why are you asking the same question over and over again? You've already got an answer. The answer is "no, there is no access to an alpha version planned". Live with it.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby macartoon » Sun Dec 02, 2012 7:58 pm

Hi guys,
I thought that maybe you could offer a reward tier that features the backers name, put into the NPC name-generation base, so that some special backers might find their own name in the game universe!
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Bele » Mon Dec 03, 2012 1:55 am

macartoon wrote:Hi guys,
I thought that maybe you could offer a reward tier that features the backers name, put into the NPC name-generation base, so that some special backers might find their own name in the game universe!
-Niko

Josh has already said no to this stating that it would break immersion.
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby JoshParnell » Mon Dec 03, 2012 3:24 am

Skyfligher wrote:It doesn't specify Alpha and i'm simply curious if it does, it says Pre-Alpha not Alpha I realize this.


Hey Sky, no, sorry, no alpha access will be offered! Only the pre-alpha prototype and the beta. Sorry! :)
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Kayse » Mon Dec 03, 2012 9:16 am

Bele wrote:
macartoon wrote:Hi guys,
I thought that maybe you could offer a reward tier that features the backers name, put into the NPC name-generation base, so that some special backers might find their own name in the game universe!
-Niko

Josh has already said no to this stating that it would break immersion.

You know, it might break immersion as a planet/ship/station name, but I would think as NPC names it could actually be feasible. Perhaps not in every game, but have them appear in the default seed (3827)? I don't see how the names of real people are likely to be that different from the names of NPCs, honestly. Is it really going to be a problem to have Zak Gordon (to steal a forum member's name) instead of Joe Brown asking you for help? Or are the naming standards going to be that massively different?
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Re: Rewards - Suggestions

Postby Bele » Mon Dec 03, 2012 10:34 am

Kayse wrote:
Bele wrote:
macartoon wrote:Hi guys,
I thought that maybe you could offer a reward tier that features the backers name, put into the NPC name-generation base, so that some special backers might find their own name in the game universe!
-Niko

Josh has already said no to this stating that it would break immersion.

You know, it might break immersion as a planet/ship/station name, but I would think as NPC names it could actually be feasible. Perhaps not in every game, but have them appear in the default seed (3827)? I don't see how the names of real people are likely to be that different from the names of NPCs, honestly. Is it really going to be a problem to have Zak Gordon (to steal a forum member's name) instead of Joe Brown asking you for help? Or are the naming standards going to be that massively different?


The problem would be people using nicks that aren't real names, such as light487 who is active on kickstarter comments, you could of course check the names to see if they would be immersion breaking before adding them, but it could potentially be a lot of work to get everyone to choose names that aren't immersion breaking.
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