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Demigod switches to high gear

By on January 19, 2009 4:41:04 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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January 19 marks the beginning of serious crunch time as we start moving towards the final stretch.

The team is working on Beta 3 which is the first beta that begins to bring together the key game elements of Demigod into a "fun" game.  After Beta 3, the story will focus on fixing bugs, providing better balance, taking feature requests and expanding the Pantheon (the persistent online tournaments, leaderboards, etc.).

So what will be in Beta 3 and when will it be out?

Those features are:

  1. The Tournaments will be in.
  2. The network connectivity code needs to be much more solid than it is today.
  3. The pacing should be a lot better.
  4. The Pantheon should start tracking how players are doing.
  5. Plus lots of game play changes that should help introduce players to the unique game play elements of Demigod.

We are hoping to have this new beta up this week. 

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January 19, 2009 4:50:13 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

im using fake xp fix that thing blocking me from playing this beta i havnt been able to test out this current beta at all

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January 19, 2009 4:51:58 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Looks like a fun week.  Thanks for the update.

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January 19, 2009 4:55:04 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Thankee, Brad Looking forward to it.

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January 19, 2009 5:00:32 PM from Sins of a Solar Empire Forums Sins of a Solar Empire Forums

Yo Brad can we get info on modding capabilities?

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January 19, 2009 5:31:10 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Wow, really is crunch time.  Any help we can give we will.  Let us know if you need anything like the cari_elf app test.  A post or PM and many of us will be there.  I really excited for the metagame.

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January 19, 2009 5:51:44 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I took am looking forward to the Metagame. I really hope a nice system for favor has been worked out, else it will need some attention. To have a new build out soon sounds splendid, but we won't keep our hopes up. ^^ Having some nice focus on balance too sounds like a pleasure, because that has been a major issue is every build. Not to mention it'd be fun using items again, this last beta build has been quite uncomfortable without the customizability features in place.

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January 19, 2009 6:10:18 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

 Looks good, though some details would be nice

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January 19, 2009 6:23:43 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Does this also include feedback for the singleplayer portion? Or just mp balance focus?

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January 19, 2009 6:27:25 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Sounds awsome. This beta has really been a huge improvement gameplaywise. If you keep improving like this Demigod will turn out an awsome game

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January 19, 2009 6:29:48 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting hiddenranbir,
Does this also include feedback for the singleplayer portion? Or just mp balance focus?

 

They will definately want feedback for both.

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January 19, 2009 6:58:15 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

THIS week? Wow, that's a lot sooner than I expected.

 

Keep up the crunch!

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January 19, 2009 10:37:54 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

yeah this week, man thats awesome. I will undertsnad howeveri f have to delay it, we can last a bit with the new update.  Please give us prison or a map like it cause its awesome and its differnt gameplay from cataract and I'd like to test that out.

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January 19, 2009 10:46:01 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Looking forward to it. You better bring back my Torchbearer, or else!

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January 20, 2009 2:10:07 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I wish you the best of luck on the network code stuff, because that is a big thing I am still going to throw out a hope for a Granny 3D version 7 exporter again =P

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January 20, 2009 7:44:43 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting dwood15,
Yo Brad can we get info on modding capabilities?

In IRC Chat yesterday, Yarlen (one of the devs) said they don't have a mod toolset built planned (yet). It's not been outright denied but I'm pretty sure it's not their priority right now.

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January 20, 2009 7:55:02 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

This week? That is fast...

And cool.

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January 20, 2009 10:31:21 AM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting Chirmaya,
I wish you the best of luck on the network code stuff, because that is a big thing.

 

For emphasis!!

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January 20, 2009 1:29:41 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Cool I think the first priority should the net connect I see no improvement with it all and if anything more desync’s. The game play is shaping up nicely however the multiple player and the favor point system is in need of major work.

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January 20, 2009 1:42:30 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Quoting lprometheus,
Cool I think the first priority should the net connect I see no improvement with it all and if anything more desync’s. The game play is shaping up nicely however the multiple player and the favor point system is in need of major work.

 

You should come online on irc and help test the new dll. I have a lot of connection issues as well, and this new dll is making me connect 100% of the time even through router and firewall.  I am very hopeful.

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January 20, 2009 2:24:20 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

that means playing together works now allright and pretty fine?!

naaah i need to go to a internet cafe to download and test it (im currently not in my own country ... and can't play ... and im connected via some mc Donalds hotspot at the moment -.- no downloading possible here...) 

where is the fuckin internet cafe!!!!

 

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January 20, 2009 3:05:02 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Sounds good My guess is Next Thursday you guys worked pretty hard to get us 2B late Friday!!! Thanks for update

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January 22, 2009 4:37:38 PM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

ahhh, explains the quietness of the galciv2 journals.

But I do have a question... I thought Gas Powered Games was developing this not Stardock?

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January 22, 2009 4:47:35 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

GPG is developing this but SD is helping out a lot with the development.

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