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What do you think the Surprises will be in this MP Update?

Discussion in 'General' started by Spets, Jul 17, 2018.

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  1. Spets Master Engineer

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    I am bored so I will start this topic... actually surprised that nobody did it yet. I asked on discord but looks like nobody wanted to share their expectation ideas, or who knows... maybe nobody cares anymore. anyways...
    but first, this is not a topic to put all your wishlist or complains about the lack of this and that, or what they should do or not, etc, etc. but, something similar to Stardriver907 Topic about the Survival Update expectations, you know, something reasonable, probably not even expected, or for some people something obvious, or not even a big deal, or whatever.

    for me, my guess is... Ladders, yeah, maybe too ambitious, and improbable, or not even think about it, not even close. but this is not a wish of mine, but... remember when Marek was showing the old old ooooold first SE version and he was (or it was Xoc, don't remember) showing the old old oooold ladders? and then, remember when somebody discovered in the SteamDB something mentioning Ladders? although it said NeverLadderLands, and also, did you saw how good was the MP test and people walking around on flying and moving ship with no problem? well, maybe all this is irrelevant to ladders, but this is just my guess, and I repeat not a personal wish, in fact, I don't even want Ladders that bad :p
     
  2. R-TEAM Junior Engineer

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    Sorry to say this, but an realy big surprise "for me" would an working multiplayer game .... i dont care for an additions (safe-zone,new blocks...) if the base still buggy like hell in survival multiplayer .... (blocks cant build or placed/ghost trees kill you/batteries magical self fill/cars random explode .....yea the list is still very long...)

    Regards
     
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  3. Commander Rotal Master Engineer

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    Not the surprise, the topic. I want to see outlandish things! Hype the Water! Hype ALL the Water!
    Hype.... SALT Water. Yeah. Do that. Go ahead and hype Salt Water.
    (There's a widespread theory that it's gonna be a FemGineer and it looks damn likely to be a FemGineer based on stuff said in tweets and interviews. Which is Reason A, B and C why it's probably not a FemGineer.)
     
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  4. AlfieUK4 Trainee Engineer

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    I don't think femgineer will be in the MP update. My bet is that in the gameplay update they'll glue Treebeard's helmet shut and get rid of the reasons for a female face/airtightness/food/drink. etc completely :p

    Was anyone expecting wheels to get more work? Looks like they'll be getting a propulsion/steering override system, as 'leaked' by Aragath https://www.reddit.com/r/spaceengin...2_players_on_a_not_so_space_elevator/e1wd2wz/.
     
  5. Dax23333 Junior Engineer

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    I think the surprise would be a new planet in the shape of a giant yellow rubber duck, inhabited by extremely hostile rubber duck minions that fire lasers out of thier mouths, all while smiling at you as you burn in thier relentless firepower.

    Would definatly be surprising.
     
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  6. Sarekh Senior Engineer

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    It's going to be direct internet access via LCD panels.
     
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  7. Morloc Apprentice Engineer

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    Finally I won't need to choose between SE and porn! Ahhh...the wonders of modern science.

    -Morloc
     
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  8. Spets Master Engineer

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    I also thought that it could be a femgineer, but the "hint" in that Q&A livestream was not so clear, it looked like it could be tho, but I didn't hear anything else after that. Also it will add nothing to the gameplay, although not going to complain about it. More armor blocks would be a real surprise, after all this is a building game not a space barbie to change clothes and hats, right?
     
  9. Roxette Senior Engineer

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    The (pleasant) surprise for me would be if the update works relatively flawlessly from the time it's released and doesn't need any panic patches releasing over the following 48 hours.
     
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  10. Malware Master Engineer

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    @Roxette that would be a pleasant surprise for me too since that's a rare occurrence in the history of software engineering...

    There's always something.
     
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  11. Hotshot Jimmy Senior Engineer

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    At this point just an overall better MP experience. I'm going in with this now looking at the reality of the situation. Like you said Roxette i'm expecting some patches the sameday or possibly couple days after and if that does happen i'll still be a happy chappy, Malware got it in one mate :tu:
     
  12. Commander Rotal Master Engineer

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    *sips on cider* Isn't this like the fifth or so time they're celebrating the release of the new multiplayer?
     
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  13. Diegor34 Apprentice Engineer

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    I think that what we will gain by now is the new MP and that's it, I've lost faith in blocks and new content... I hope to be wrong.
     
  14. May Rears Apprentice Engineer

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    To be fair the random wheel explosions happen in single player too. To me though the whole "experimental" branch smells a bit of preparation for a cop-out excuse of "its in the experimental branch we dont officially support it" when they can't get something working. I mean, having pressurisation in a game where you build ships set in space? nevah! what are these shenanigans? :)
     
  15. Malware Master Engineer

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    @Diegor34 Oh I can guarantee you that there won't be any blocks or new content of that order in this update. They've already made it perfectly clear that this was a multiplayer major and that's where they focused. So if there is anything beyond that, it's not likely to be very big work-wise. Or at the very least not coding wise. Gotta wait for the next major, the gameplay major (deliberately not calling it the survival major) for anything like that.
     
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  16. zachusaman Trainee Engineer

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    Re-enabling of AI and setting them to be extremely aggressive, as well as making it so the NPC ships just ram you, to ensure that even in single player you still have the multiplayer experience.
     
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  17. Arcturus Senior Engineer

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    The surprise will be figuring out which features have been reassigned to Antarctica/Siberia as part of an experiment.
     
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  18. oleando Apprentice Engineer

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    Did you close your yourube account? SPETS?
     
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  19. macgeifer Apprentice Engineer

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    maybe nobody have any expectations left. physics and netcode problems consist since the beginning. only very early versions were running fine even in mp. if they finally found a way to fix (most of) them, we still have a sandbox with a great lack of content and game mechanics.
    every Q&A marek tells the world this game is about engineering. but there is not much to engineer. the biggest challenge until now was to beat clang. everything else is about building nice looking ships in creative und post them in the workshop. every machine a bit complex in build with pistons and rotors will ruin performance and/or get clanged sooner or later. apart from programming (which also ruins performance if you write something really useful) there are no engineering game mechanics in vanilla. no heat, no drag, no lift, pressurized rooms will be experimental only due to performance, refining and part assembling is time consuming on realistic settings but trivial. rocket fuel is very rudimentary, jet engines are powered with electricity only (lol) and you can die thousand times in a row without any penalty on gameplay. community wanted also more vanilla armor blocks (most modded ones are unconsistent and performance heavy), but it seems also the artist guys were programming for the last 12 month. funfact: you can find easily 30+ awesome mods related to engineering and gameplay mechanics which the developer could polish, optimize and integrate into the game and we got parachutes and lcd-screens so far...

    they created a powerful engine and the base idea was great but actually its more a voxel-mp-techdemo than a game.
     
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  20. Spets Master Engineer

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    no, it was terminated due to some bullshit. suspected to be a network behind it

    well, since there is no much expectation for this surprise. Im going to low my expectation and say that is just custom character faces, finally we can say no more beard engineer clones.
    or something from the graphics design team, since I don't think they are working on the MP code. Maybe a few new skins, or block model reworks, or HUD customization.
     
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  21. Burstar Apprentice Engineer

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    I think they are adding atmospheric effects/wings. Don't ask me why, call it an ignorant hunch.
     
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  22. Hotshot Jimmy Senior Engineer

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    female engineer and nice new working MP, but i'll take just the MP for now. plenty time to get other stuff in :tu:
     
  23. Calaban Junior Engineer

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    One surprise I expect in this update is the ability to download it effortlessly at reasonable bandwidth.
     
  24. Burstar Apprentice Engineer

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    The surprise will be if it goes off with out a hitch...
     
  25. Cetric Junior Engineer

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    As a singleplayer, I don't expect much from an update which aims at multiplay improvement. But as a fan of this game, I have to welcome *any* improvement, if it is applicable for me or not.
    Oh, who knows, maybe the speed gains also affect singleplay, we'll see.
     
  26. Burstar Apprentice Engineer

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    The MP patch also optimized certain SP aspects of the game as well.
     
  27. Spets Master Engineer

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    Rotal you got it!

    actually, I think, I changed my mind. the Femgineer addition is awesome!
     
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  28. Soup Toaster Apprentice Engineer

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    All that was missing was the female engineer saying "Hellloooo boys...." *raises machinegun* CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA CHUGGA
     
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  29. Calaban Junior Engineer

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    Thanks for the SPOILERS tho.

    I mean some of us are on pacific standard time, on 12 hour shift, no days off, and was looking forward to some surprises in about 9 more hours...
     
  30. Commander Rotal Master Engineer

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    But Spets i thought it wasn't going to be a FemGineer :woot: i knew it was in the works but i thought the latest confirmations and teasings thrown around about it were just Keen trolling for her to be in the MP-Update. Considering how out in the open it was i would have expected a rather more official announcement or teaser than just mentioning her in a tweet here and there. I wasn't expecting to be overly excited about her, i don't really plan on playing SE anytime soon.... or ever again. But damn she looks much, much better than ME's first version. For what it's worth i'm glad to see the model being great in it's first iteration.... legs may be a little short but i'm into that so i won't complain. Shoulder could be beefed up a bit, maybe but i'm fairly happy with what i saw in the video.
    Especially compared to poor Treebeard. Poor, poor Treebeard.
     
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