Regarding some details we'll be releasing today

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by BradNicholson, August 25, 2014.

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  1. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Technically it has Linux support, as it runs in the first place. :p

    They used Open GL just for Linux and Mac users, even though the game would have been a bit easier to work on with Direct X in some cases (Or so I've heard) just duel boot linux and windows for a while until it gets up to spec. ;)

    Also DRM free is not going to be scratched out! It'll just take them some time for them to continue working on the server, they don't want to release an unfinished server to the public basically.
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    Vanilla in-game mod support?
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  3. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    We already have mods?

    Client mods will come once the client is available. :p

    (Oh wait, do you mean the mod marketplace? I'm anxious to see if that'll make an appearance as well. :D )
  4. brianpurkiss

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  5. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Planetary Moderator

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    Last I heard, getting a streamable internet connection at PAX costs somewhere in the five figures area $ per day. That said, Uber is directly opposite the Twitch booth, so there's that.
  6. Planktum

    Planktum Post Master General

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    Maybe we can throw a media/community **** storm at the other planet?
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    You heard it here folks....

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    Nope server can handle it.;) Which is why the server is not to be released at launch.
    While PA is already DRM free because at the moment is a purely online game. As per the Linux support it is there. As far as I knew they only have one person working on Linux platform which the specifically hired to do that. They're all really experienced Windows programmers so you know. Absolutely more bug squashing is always needed but software engineering is really complex sort takes time to do that.;)
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    Disclaimer: In-game implementation may differ significantly from concept as gameplay has "evolved".
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  10. cwarner7264

    cwarner7264 Planetary Moderator

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    Let's stay on topic here please - DRM discussion is for another thread.
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    /!\ Warning ! DRM Troll spotted /!\

    Please, fill free to debate on DRM but in another thread.
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    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Sorry Cwarner. :D
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    3 main reasons: power, control, and management.

    My servers will be more powerful than Uber's servers. People will be able to mod the servers, which you can't do with Uber's servers. I'll also be managing the servers, making sure they're updated (both game and mods).

    Probably the biggest benefit of using one of my servers will be bandwidth. Uber hosts up to 8 games on a single server. If they have 8 large games on a single server, then those 8 games will be hogging up bandwidth and you'll run into server lag. From my understanding, the #1 contributor to server lag right now is bandwidth. That won't be an issue with my servers. :)

    If you have the technical know how, by all means host your own server. But not everyone had the know how or the time to manage a server.
  16. BradNicholson

    BradNicholson Uber Employee Uber Employee

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    yeah, like, can we just take a moment and celebrate how far this game has come and where we're at together instead of de-railing it with drm stuff?

    one thing i did want to point out -- it seems like a fair bit of you are kinda asking the same thing: what is launch? what makes 1.0, you know, 1.0?

    we feel like 1.0 is the realization of the vision we have for the game. take a step back, and you'll see a game where you can treat celestial bodies like interplanetary billiard balls. or a game where you can build a ludicrous amount of units and bash them into another ludicrously big army. or a game where you can take a galaxy over and over again not by sheer force, but by creativity. you can transfer units across planets or use them as homeworlds. soon, you'll be able to mine gas giants and blow up stuff in a brand new way. this game is huge. it's inspiring. it's what we wanted it to be.

    and we're really proud of it.
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  18. brianpurkiss

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    It is very awesome. It is very inspiring. It is quite the accomplishment.

    But the internet at large is never satisfied. Instead of looking what you have done, they'll look at what you haven't done. Be it unit cannon, server access, offline, astroid belts... whatever.

    DRM free, server, and offline play is a very big deal. Everyone has been waiting for it. Especially offline play. I don't think the internet at large will be happy about being always online.
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    <----- Excited
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    I'm not trying to be negative nancy but I just expected more, more units, more buildings and more interesting planets. I guess I just jumped aboard the hype train.
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