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Delcien

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Hype this game!
« on: May 11, 2014, 01:56:25 am »
I bought this game yesterday and I gotta say I wasnt expecting much because the screenshots, videos, and pre-release marketing didnt really impress me, but I am really happy that I did. you have a very good game here and its cheap as chips!
I'm glad you have a new PR person (with Crystal Rosen) because I want this game to do well but up until I saw the Scott manley video on youtube (which I subscribe to) I have never heard of it.    I have recommended it to my friends, and I am really looking forward to seeing how future developements will pan out.

Some negative points (and I appreciate its alpha and will change)..
1.  I managed to get the best ship and equipment after about 10hours of playing, prices need to be balanced.
2.  Sometimes its a bit dialog heavy, I appreciate a background story liek anyone but sometimes I just wanna shoot things!
3.  The Interface UI needs a rescale option
4.  The missions need a cancel button, I got a mission to get 270 ore and there was no way to get it but i was lumbered with it.

Suggestions
1.  Would be nice be able to Respond to distress calls (from traders under attack, damsels with broken ships..etc)
2.  Would be nice to have more communication options when chatting to friendlies
3.  Would love to be able to set a waypoint on the map.
4. Route planner would be nice, to tell me what jumpgates I have to go thru to get to my end destination.

I am really enjoying this game however and keep up teh great work! (but dont forget to Hype it up baby!!!! :)  )

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Re: Hype this game!
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2014, 07:17:38 am »
I bought this game yesterday and I gotta say I wasnt expecting much because the screenshots, videos, and pre-release marketing didnt really impress me, but I am really happy that I did. ... I have recommended it to my friends, and I am really looking forward to seeing how future developements will pan out.
Thanks for the kind words :) I hope we can make the game even better! :)

1.  I managed to get the best ship and equipment after about 10hours of playing, prices need to be balanced.
True, but it is an alpha and it's impossible to balance things perfectly, because we are constantly adding new stuff and changing existing things. But we are certainly going to make some adjistments, including in the next version.

2.  Sometimes its a bit dialog heavy, I appreciate a background story liek anyone but sometimes I just wanna shoot things!
That is actually what I noticed too :) We will try to make dialogs more brief, but add ability to ask extra questions from the npc if you want to ask something particular.

3.  The Interface UI needs a rescale option
Hm... why? Now the interface always scales to the maximum size. I can't imagine anyone wanting to make it smaller... Can you elaborate on that suggestion?

4.  The missions need a cancel button, I got a mission to get 270 ore and there was no way to get it but i was lumbered with it.
There is actually a cancel button for all non story missions. Unless of course you loaded save from a previous version of the game when such option was not yet available.

1.  Would be nice be able to Respond to distress calls (from traders under attack, damsels with broken ships..etc)
Already in the new version :) You can save people when they are attacked by pirates and they will thank you for your help. Later on we will expand that system even more.

2.  Would be nice to have more communication options when chatting to friendlies
Already in the next version. There are more than a dozen topics to talk about with NPCs now :)

3.  Would love to be able to set a waypoint on the map.
4. Route planner would be nice, to tell me what jumpgates I have to go thru to get to my end destination.
That. And autopilot feature! Will be available in one of the future versions (not in the next one, though).

Thanks for all the suggestions! :)

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Re: Hype this game!
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2014, 08:16:01 am »
Hm... why? Now the interface always scales to the maximum size. I can't imagine anyone wanting to make it smaller... Can you elaborate on that suggestion?

For the hotkey selections 1,2, & 3 my 1360*768 screen, I cant see how many repair kits I have because the number is really tiny for example.  Also the fonts are really tiny in the bit were you select your load game on my screen, but this isnt as bad as the hoykey font.

There is actually a cancel button for all non story missions. Unless of course you loaded save from a previous version of the game when such option was not yet available.
This is definitely on the latest version, i just got it yesterday.  But I looked everywhere and I couldnt see a cancel button.  Even now, I have a different ore collection mission and I dont see the option to cancel it. 

Thanks for your responses, I look forward to the next version. :)

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« Reply #3 on: May 11, 2014, 08:38:50 am »
1. Can you possibly make a screenshot? If we can see how it looks on your screen maybe we can do something about it. Because we tested it on our computers and it looks quite okay even in low resolution.

2. Open journal, select a mission and the button is on the bottom right. Next to "show on map".

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« Reply #4 on: May 11, 2014, 09:04:57 am »
Small font screenshots:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/r6so0bu1y7gr1av/ui1.jpg

small hotkey numbers screenshot:
https://www.dropbox.com/s/6sz3mgdqypd2slb/ui2.jpg

Also, I still do not see the option to cancel ore collection missions next to show on map :(

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Re: Hype this game!
« Reply #5 on: May 11, 2014, 09:21:22 am »

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« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2014, 07:34:46 pm »
I'd like to add my 50 cents about cancel button:
We've implemented this feature, but we haven't added it to all the quests unfortunately (in delivery quest, for instance, it works fine).
In the next update all these bugs, as I hope, will be fixed. Thanks for your feedback and patience!
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« Reply #7 on: May 12, 2014, 02:19:40 am »
In the next update all these bugs, as I hope, will be fixed. Thanks for your feedback and patience!

Sounds good, any idea when the next update is out?

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« Reply #8 on: May 12, 2014, 08:20:28 am »
Glad to be your 1st forum reply!  :D
VE needs a good PR person.
Good luck with your move.

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Re: Hype this game!
« Reply #9 on: May 12, 2014, 02:29:39 pm »
Hi Delcien,

This is actually my first post on the forum, I've been super busy preparing plans for the company so that when I arrive later this month I can dive right in and start generating the attention this game deserves. So you'll be seeing a lot more of us and VoidExpanse soon enough :)

Great suggestions too!  ;D
Congrats on your new venture, all the best luck. I'm also glad to see the amount of interaction I have seen between the Devs and the community..more power to you all.