Roadmap, please!

Discussion in 'PA: TITANS: General Discussion' started by radongog, December 3, 2015.

  1. radongog

    radongog Well-Known Member

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    To stress what @FSN1977 said:
    Give us a timeline/ roadmap/ just something that grants us knowledge about the future of Planetary Annihilation: Titans. Even if you tell us that EVERYTHING will be here SOON ™ I´d appreciate that form of communication! :confused::D
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  2. mwreynolds

    mwreynolds Well-Known Member

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  4. stawos

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    Since most of the major issues with the game have been fixed now and most people are pretty happy with the gameplay, can we get some more UI improvements? I've brought it up before and it just wasn't a priority because of the other issues that needed to be addressed, which is why I'm bringing it up now. Can we get multi-monitor support and the ability to customize PiPs, #of, size and position? This improvement would be greatly appreciated as I know of people who are still playing the SupCom series and not PA because of the lack of being able to see all whats going on especially on multi-planet systems.
  5. Remy561

    Remy561 Post Master General

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    It has been so silent on the forums :(
  6. devoh

    devoh Well-Known Member

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    Much too quiet..
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    Alpha2546 Post Master General

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  8. perfectdark

    perfectdark Active Member

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    Don't worry... they have your money now, and they kept enough people around to launch their little 'expansion' before they fired all of their staff.

    You might as well go find a brick wall to talk to.

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  9. cdrkf

    cdrkf Post Master General

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    @perfectdark, what are you mourning exactly? Since when did a game become unplayable the minute it was finished?

    I started gaming in the early 90s, pre home internet connections. The game you got on a disc (floppy at the time) was it. You never saw an update, yet I enjoyed many great games all the same. So PA is finished in its development, and? Can you still play it? Yes. Are there still games available in multi player lobbies? Yes. So from my perspective it isn't 'dead'.
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    perfectdark:
    1. I don't believe that the PA is finished. It must get some new updates later.
    2. Fxxx you Uber, get back and balance the game!
    3. Uber please, some little update is fine. Just a little update, please!
    4. No~~~~~ Uber abandons this game forever.
    5. All right, I just play this game with current patch.

    cdrkf: PA never die, it just fade away.
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  11. cola_colin

    cola_colin Moderator Alumni

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    And for the many thousand hours of fun I got they well deserve it.
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  12. mwreynolds

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    So if they still have your money why did they have to let staff go?

    I think it's save to say you money has gone into to development of the game a long time ago, Uber don't still have it.
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    One question I have is should we still submit bug reports? There is no point in wasting time if they will never be worked.. I just don't like not knowing if there will be any more active development/bug fixing or not.
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    Well get used to not knowing Devoh, because Uber considers no news to be better than bad news, so they won't be telling you anything if its negative.
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    Note that the timeline doesn't include Titans, so it's not the final word.

    There was some evidence that they had started new development in last unplanned patch. But there has long been evidence that they started:

    - formation commands
    - auto energy mode
    - regeneration would have been better named degeneration the way it's currently used
    - mass teleport unit command
    - orbital carrier
    - paratrooper
    - lava tank

    All of which were removed, only have fragmentary evidence, or are not used in vanilla units. So it's still Kremlinology for us.
  16. Mirolog

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    As far as I remember they stated on Kickstarter that game will have multi-monitor support. And it's not here. So game still unfinished.
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  17. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    It's in the FAQ, it says: "The plan is to support multiple windows across as many monitors as you want."
    As in: we would really like to do this, but we just started developing the game so we don't really know how to do this yet, so please don't take this as a promise. As least, that's how I interpret that phrase. :)

    That's the only place my search engine mentioned multi-monitor support in the updates Uber placed on their Kickstarter page.
  18. mwreynolds

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    This is why Uber don't tell us anything anymore, since any plan is taken as a promise.
    And sometimes things don't work out as planned.
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  19. Corgiarmy

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    I really enjoyed PA and the Titan expansion, but I feel like the writing is on the wall. Lobbies take forever to fill in eastern standard time zone (7pm to 10pm).

    Onward and upward I guess, any exciting new RTS games for 2016?
  20. brandonpotter

    brandonpotter Well-Known Member

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    I hope Titans isnt 'finished'.

    There is sooo much Uber can do with this game? Black Holes. Worm Holes, More titans, More Commanders, new units. New Biomes. Upgraded graphics/Ai/Engine.

    And how about integrated the Mod Manager? Uber has soo much it can still do with this game ._.
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