The Repopulation is working on a new starter island and combat targeting

    
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Let’s get caught up on The Repopulation, shall we? Last week, Idea Fabrik recapped what it’s been working on in the beleaguered sci-fi sandbox, including data replication issues, desyncing bugs, the hints and tips system, UI cleanup, inventory design, improved combat targeting, and the new starter island. That new starter island in particular as well as the new targeting system for combat should land in an upcoming update.

“The new Starter Island design has been finalized and we will begin building the new terrain for this directly after this first Condorslug update is out,” says the studio. “This represents the first phase of the overall world revamp. We are expecting this to take about 8 weeks, as there are several changes to how ABT set up areas and terrain as opposed to the workflow and setup we have in place. Once this is done and we have good feedback, we will begin the rest of the world.”

Meanwhile, the studio is surveying players on a number of features, the most recent of which is a query on inventory systems.

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sundial_hakaari

Ancient Chinese proverb: A sundial and his 500 dollars are easily parted.

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Liandreth

Next time, you should just donate it to me and DK instead :P

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rafael12104

Nothing to report on my end. As many of you know, I’ve decided to take action. Serious action. Nothing of substance discuss, yet. And it may never materialize. There are many variables. But everything is under review.

It isn’t about the money. It is about a reasonable expectation that my contribution was used appropriately and not to further another entity’s goals or intentions with respect to the game.

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Armsbend

I wish you good luck and god speed. Keep us informed if anything materializes.

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battlefame8

Would you like to know how many times the starter island has been created? 4 times. How many times was the world redesigned? 3 times. The UI? 2 times. Problems with the game engine? Infinite.

With cloning, some things don’t get to rest in peace.

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Armsbend

The game is just a money raising scam.

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deekay_000

i don’t think it’s a scam. andi don’t think it’s raising any money at this point either.

have you ever been in a comic book/table top/card gaming shop and there’s a group of nerds that are frequently there that are in various different ways very offputting. maybe overly aggressive in making arguments of trivialities or being unecessarily odd about women wether women are around or not or constantly over using references to “nerdy” pop culture things in an over the top way?

and they get what they see an opportunity to assert nerd dominance over others in the venue and leap at it in a cut throat way that is ultimately counterproductive to everyone involved but they go complete authoritarian dictator in the most demanding way on all aspects of the event or activity and ends up everyone that was super excited for the thing ends up getting pissed off exiting the thing and giving the nerd store less time and money after that point?

that’;s what IF is like in my mind. they got greedy and decided they could throw weight around on their partners depsite the fact they were a year later on a major engine patch (WHICH THE ENGINE WAS THEIR RESPONSIBILITY FOR REPOP AND ALL THE OTHER GAMES THAT GOT FUCKED BY THEM OK?) and they just went full nerdasshole mode and demand more money and exert control over the project and be very dictatorial and pretend like all the problems are abt’s fault and totally not the engine despite what all teh former partners have said even before the drama started and they are totally active and having fun and making real progress totally, while in reality the vastmajority of the 40K+ owners of the game are disgusted by them and have long written off the game even before this new era of double plus good reality distrotion field and the handful of fanboys who show up on this site to act like it’s even remotely salvagable let alone worth salvaging to begin with or even going to live up to josh and jc’s vision as IF clearly have absolutely not even a shred of understanding of the product they shit on to buy in the first place and continually demonstrate that in their social media and forum posts.

like it’s less malice as much as just ego and greed. they are the quintessential simpsons comic book store guy excpet worse as many as of us haveexperienced irl at one point or another.

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Sarrene Grant

My personal favorite to play was #3 myself.

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jaif13

Yeah, I feel burned by the whole thing, but I still have hope. I’ve looked-in from time-to-time and it looks like they are doing work, which is something I respect.

I’m not ready to give up on my SWG replacement just yet.

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Liandreth

Time to stop…. Repopulating…. woah yaaaaaaah.
I’ll see myself out, out of this game forever.

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Rodney Perry

I loved the original Weekend at Bernies. I didn’t know they were making a third.

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rafael12104

Love that. LOL!

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deekay_000

Ye its a good one i have to repost every few months lol

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Pepperzine

Too bad there is no way to get our money back. I knew the risks I was taking when I backed it so I’m fine with the money I lost, but it would be nice for the people I convinced to join in with me. I still feel incredible guilt over that and will never ever suggest backing a project to anyone ever again.

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deekay_000

i also feel guilty about getting my friends in with me.

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sundial_hakaari

I didn’t feel one bit of guilt until you mentioned that. Does that make me a sociopath?

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this guy

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Rolan Storm

Blasted skeptic day.

First VR that has nowhere to go, but up (looks like it fell into sewers), now Repopulation acting as if it is complete functioning game.

Maybe I am wrong, though. Maybe they just starting it with noob island – and then… No. Skepticism hit me for critical damage.

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>no word of the fundemental engine issus plaguing the game in various ways
>WE”RE MAKING A NEW STARTER AREA
>AND RANDOMLY CHANGING THE TARGETTING SYSTEMS!

okay?

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BDJ

Yea. It had such amazing potential. Turned into such hammered dog shit.