Planetary Annihilation Inc - The Future of PA and Titans

Discussion in 'PA: TITANS: General Discussion' started by panews, August 17, 2018.

  1. panews

    panews Planetary News Official PA

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    Hello Commanders,

    It’s Planetary Annihilation: TITANS’ third birthday, and we have some very exciting news to share.

    We are proud to announce the creation of Planetary Annihilation Inc, a new company with a team comprised of original PA developers and long-time community contributors. Our sole focus will be Planetary Annihilation and making PA into the best game that it can be, one ready to take full advantage of the many changes in technology since development started back in 2012.

    None of this would have been possible without our dedicated community and so we will be opening up our communication to let you know what we are working on and experimenting with. No more radio silence!

    We'll be launching an official Discord server next month. This will be a place for you to connect with other players, ask for help, share your awesome strategies and where we can engage with you to keep you informed on all the cool stuff going on.

    As a thank you to everyone who purchased the original Planetary Annihilation we are permanently increasing the TITANS upgrade discount to 90% off!

    This is just the beginning of the journey we’re embarking on. As we ramp up Planetary Annihilation Inc there will be more announcements about the shakeup of the 1v1 ladder and some big changes we are implementing to improve performance on newer hardware.

    There are a lot of changes coming, so make sure you don’t miss anything by following us on Twitter @PA_the_game.

    We hope you’ll join us on this journey, and remember: mine the gas giant, claim the asteroids, and never, under any circumstances, let them own the metal planet.

    The PA Team
  2. burntcustard

    burntcustard Post Master General

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    Looking forward to seeing what comes of this! :)

    I'll be on the Discord when it launches, and I'll be looking for games!
  3. ordinarypi

    ordinarypi Member

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    More PA Discords! There must be tons of them!

    On the other hand, hopefully this means Meteors will come soon!
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  4. lulamae

    lulamae Well-Known Member

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    But this one's Official! :)
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  5. sgrock

    sgrock Member

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    Please bring multi threading and realize that some of us like massive systems with many teams and games that last more than an hour. Currently this brings the server to a screeching halt
  6. nimzodragonlord

    nimzodragonlord Member

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    Well over half the Discord servers I am currently in are PA related. Might as well add to the list :D.
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  7. thatsonofabroom

    thatsonofabroom Member

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    Awesome news! I have been a longtime community member and have been coaching I think since 2 years ago in planetary annihilation for free! Recently I helped create the first ever pa academy which is a discord server with coaches just like me (and nimzodragonlord) as well as many top players who coach from new players all of the way up to high tier players in any game mode they want to learn. Hearing news about the ladder reset and new ranked maps is great as well. I can't wait to help with the community even more in the new official pa discord :D
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  8. Corgiarmy

    Corgiarmy Active Member

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    The future of PA is very bright!
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  9. icycalm

    icycalm Post Master General

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    Wow, so unexpected.

    I'd be interested to know exactly who the staff is. I am sure many others would be interested too.

    Is this company owned by Uber? Will the rights to PA be transferred?

    So many questions...
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  10. devoh

    devoh Well-Known Member

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    So can you tell us who will be on the team? Very exciting news.
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    felipec Active Member

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    Awesome. Can't wait to see what come from this. What about a new Kickstarter for another expansion?
    Without the Uber ENT name it will be easier to be successful
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    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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  13. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    Also, this is awesome! :)
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  15. sgrock

    sgrock Member

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    Yes, I was actively playing when that was released.

    Unfortunately it does not seem to make use of all available cores, it only uses one core per planet. This leaves the majority of the horsepower on a decent server sitting idle while the game stutters to a stand still.
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  16. emarkus

    emarkus Active Member

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    Omg too good to be true :) :)
  17. ChillAAA

    ChillAAA Member

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    Great news!!
  18. jomiz

    jomiz Active Member

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    Nice to hear
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    doud Well-Known Member

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    Indeed : the simulation code which is in charge of computing the pathfinding seems to be single threaded for one planet. We need to be able to move more units at the same time on one planet :) .
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  20. doud

    doud Well-Known Member

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    I wonder where the money will be coming from to pay all these devs :)

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