Offline Play Is Coming October 9

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by BradNicholson, October 7, 2014.

  1. BradNicholson

    BradNicholson Uber Employee Uber Alumni

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    Cross-post from Kickstarter / PA Blog

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    Online? Offline? However you want to play Planetary Annihilation, it’s your choice. Starting this week, you can take your battles completely offline.

    We’re happy to announce the release of the offline server. Coming in an update this Thursday (October 9), offline server allows you to take over the galaxy in Galactic War without connecting to the Internet. You can also battle against your frenemies or the AI over a LAN.

    DRM free offline play has always been an important feature of the Planetary Annihilation experience. Down the road, we’ll be adding the ability to run your own online servers as well.

    As we’ve said in the past, launch is simply another phase of development and the beginning of another adventure. Look forward to another update on an exciting in-development feature in the near future.
  2. reptarking

    reptarking Post Master General

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  3. iampetard

    iampetard Active Member

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    You guys rustled a lot of jimmies the past week. I wonder what happens now. Exciting stuff
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  4. moonwerewolf

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    Thank you! I wish you had said this a little bit earlier, preferably before the HR announcement, it would have avoided a lot of drama. But oh well, better late then never.
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  6. reptarking

    reptarking Post Master General

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    I'm guessing they did not announce it because deadlines add pressure on the team. They want them to make sure it's amazing when it comes out so until they were 100% certain on it they did not say anything
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  7. powercube13

    powercube13 New Member

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    YAYAYAYAYAYA! Can we now host the server for better performance then?
  8. jheguy2

    jheguy2 New Member

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    I can now happily say that I will back HR with no regrets, thank you Uber for keeping up your word!
  9. brianpurkiss

    brianpurkiss Post Master General

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    Finally!

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    Now...

    Dare I say it...

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    server?
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  10. moonwerewolf

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    Couldn't they have waited a little bit with the HR announcement then? or perhaps they didn't expect such an uproar. In any case, I happy that we have a date for offline mode ^^
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  11. mgmetal13

    mgmetal13 Active Member

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    YAYYYYYYYYYY!!!!!!!!!!!!
  12. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    Finally the good stuff is starting to happen.
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  13. kjotak109

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    At last!

    With offline mode, server lag and server crashes will finally become EXTINCT!

    Hooray for Uber Entertainment! :D
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  14. cptconundrum

    cptconundrum Post Master General

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    Everyone will be happy forever now! Everybody can get along!
  15. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    "We’re happy to announce the release of the offline server" ... ?

    Or am I totally misunderstanding your post? :p
  16. lokiCML

    lokiCML Post Master General

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    I hate to burst your bubble but crashes will not.:oops: C++ is horrible for that.:( In other news the Internet backup and off-line. What. What.:D:eek::cool:
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  17. doud

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    At last !!!!!!!
    I'm with you for Human Resources :)
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  18. cola_colin

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    Yep offline mod means the server is on your own computer, it however can still crash there. I'd even expect the first version of offline play to be less stable ;)
  19. cptconundrum

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    I'm really curious to see how it performs on slower PCs.
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