The Repopulation is still plugging away at bug-fixing and the new starter island

    
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The current owners of The Repopulation have a brand-new dev update, but maybe don’t expect it to move mountains, literally or figuratively. Idea Fabrik spends most of its words explaining why there’s no patch: essentially, that there are just too many problems in the code that need to be fixed first. The team does note it’s been working on the new starter island and repurposing the original tutorial NPCs, dialogue, and missions, as well as revamping the inventory system.

“Despite the difficulties we face as developers and as players, development is still continuing,” the studio concludes. “So this means that once we do have the patches coming out, we will have a large amount of changes coming your way over the course of a few updates. We decided it was only fair to give you additional information of what we are doing and working on since it was taking so long to get this update out. We are going to give you a snapshot of some of what is going on behind the scenes and what you can expect to see coming your way. Please do note that there might be changes, additions or removal of some of this information based on the feedback from both the testers and players. […] Our primary work has been focused on a) optimizing (art, terrain, world, environments and the time of day), b) review of all dialogue and missions and c) designing the new systems.”

Original backers of the game under Above & Beyond will also want to know that Idea Fabrik is still working on compensation for the inventory perks once promised. “I alluded to having something different to compensate for the Backer rewards, and this new system will allow us to actually be able to honour these pledge promises made by the other team, but also allow us to expand upon them and give additional options/features,” the studio says.

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windows_me

The new art looks great. I may be in the minority, but Idea Fabrik has given me new hope in seeing the game finished.

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rafael12104

I hope I’m wrong. I really do for the sake of those who are still following and invested in the game. But…

I don’t think Repop will ever truly materialize as a game.

I’m biased, I know. But… they can’t even get a patch out, and they will never admit that the biggest source of their issues is Idea Fabs Hero engine. Heh. It is almost comical. Almost…

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Sarrene Grant

I hope so as well. :) (no sarcasm meant at all, honest statement). In regards to the patching, we have other games in closed alpha and beta and those four games have no problem with patching or updating.

It is frustrating for us as well since we know so many of you had high hopes for Repop and put in a lot of money. So, despite any nay-sayers (which I do understand), we will keep doing our best and plugging away at it.

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Great to hear, I will be back once the improvements and patches come flooding in, I can understand the code not being up to scratch as it was a clanky mess and a new starter island is a great idea as what was before was horrible.

Maybe get MJ doing a stream series when it hits the server?

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Paragon Lost

Exactly, couldn’t have summed up my state of being in regards to Idea Fabrik any better. :)

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rafael12104

Heh. I don’t think Schlag could have done it better. Lol.

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Bruno Brito

Now i want to see his answer =P

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Schlag Sweetleaf

This is outstanding Armsbend:) Fluid and funny with eye candy colors, technically excellent with the text placement as well. Well played good sir.

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