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Glepnis wrote:
While the post is reassuring I also can't get past the fact that it has been THREE YEARS since the first post in this thread.

The idea that OP doesn't have anything to currently show is a bit disappointing. Even when there is media to share we likely have a good amount of time before a release. Another three years?


Yep, or 6. Personally, I don't care. The current product is fully supported and the new product is being made. They make the choice to communicate nothing and that is their choice. They have 0% obligation to communicate about the new product. May they loose future customers because of that? Yes, most likely. But again: their choice. Just because the majority of game makers or developers communicate doesn't mean that they have to too. It is of no use what so ever to keep on discussing it, it is just a fact: they keep silent until they feel they have something worthwhile to show or say.

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Sat Jul 27, 2019 7:52 pm
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Im sure they have plenty to show but they are going to keep it to themselves until its finished or at least complete and stable.

Some people, like me don't mind posting stuff about the work we are doing and even the bugs and stuff.
https://i.gyazo.com/c580483896f42f6defe84705d4440bad.png
(had a looping function (0.2s) that i forgot to clear and the widget i removed was not being removed until the next garbage collection so it spammed false and allowed the player to spam new widgets
took about 2 hours to find why)

While others would like to have their work looking nice and presentable before they show it off.
I'm guessing that XMoon would like to have their work complete before they show it off.
Like the new lighting system they implemented it was shown off after it was finished(it looks so pretty i wanna play with it).

XMoon is not a AAA game company and as such they don't have deadlines which means they can take their time and implement all the things they want and make sure its bug fre.. less bugs.
This also means it takes longer but the quality will be better then a crunch mode rushed game.

Im just happy XPA decided to come and say hello.

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Things can change drastically during development and posting about features that could be cut could disappoint fans if those features have to be removed. Sharing info during development can many times hurt more than it helps. I'd like for xpadmin to check in once in a while and let us know it's still in development, but not sharing info about the development of the game until they have their feature set finalized is a good idea.


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Check in regularly for new news


Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:24 pm
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We are all looking forward, to the new version.


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“Nothing is particularly hard if you divide it into small jobs” - Henry Ford

A comfortable quote to bear in mind when tackling large projects that seem overwhelming. I would rather see this project take a few years extra if it needs the extra time, to ensure all the pieces work. Time pressure can kill the quality of products, as seen by the massive failure that was the Fallout 76 launch.

I don't believe frequent communication is essential to keeping the project alive. However, I do believe communication, any at all, is. The small, generic and uninformative reply from xpadmin has reignited hope in many patient people, myself included. Please do not linger for another 1.5 years until the next one.


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Don't care if it takes a decade. Just want frequent communication.

In the meantime, this looks promising.


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Or they are all dead and the servers simply keep running. Just like they have the right to share nothing, the community has the right to demand information. I'm not even mad if they provide nothing more than a vague statement "we're working on it". A simple "beep" is known to be just enough to let people know you're still alive.


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xpadmin wrote:
Hello everyone,

It has been quite some time since my last post and some of you may have been wondering if I was still alive.
I have been hesitant posting something because I know there is still a lot of work ahead before the next version can be released.

We have been working very hard on the engine and the code is starting to shape up the way that I wanted. A lot has been learned from the previous version(s) and those lessons are being incorporated into the new engine. Dynamic loading of the environment, elaborate modding options and easier updating are some of these lessons.

I like to thank everyone supporting us and promise to do everything needed to release an new version for you.

Best regards Xpadmin


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People continue to pester the dev team asking for something to show. What you all do not realize is that even if they do not have anything to show, it does not mean no work is being done. XPA mentioned several times about a custom engine. An engine does not include models, environments or stories. It is simply a framework. Something to build those things from.

It is like asking someone to take a picture of gravity, or oxygen. They cannot be captured with images, but they are VITAL to understanding the world. This is what XPA is working on and will be for quite a bit of time. "Starting to take shape" does not mean "almost there", so be patient.

Sure, he could create a model, environment and story for demonstration purposes, but the amount of time that would take would be a complete detour and would only delay things further. Without having something to show us, any messages will be met with some skepticism and will only satisfy some of us. So if it doesn't solve the problem, why waste the time?

This is my theory as to why he doesn't message here more often. Another part of my theory is that once the visual aspects are done, we will start to get some images or video about the new update. Note I said "done", not "being worked on". As others have mentioned, things change in development, so only once they are certain a visual aspect will be added will any images or video of it be released.

and because people don't pay attention as much as they should.... I say again... This is just speculation on my part. none of this comes from any member of the dev team.


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