What is the Mystery? :O (Poll)

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by andreasgg, August 9, 2015.

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What is the Mystery?

Poll closed August 22, 2015.
  1. A new unit

    15.9%
  2. Hovercrafts

    6.3%
  3. Major Balance changes

    12.7%
  4. Big transport unit

    9.5%
  5. Graphical Overhaul

    17.5%
  6. New Biom/ Planet

    15.9%
  7. Somthing minior just WAY overhyped

    36.5%
  8. New Gameender

    14.3%
  9. Amphibious units

    6.3%
  10. Something else, type bellow

    11.1%
Multiple votes are allowed.
  1. exterminans

    exterminans Post Master General

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    Highly doubt that. Unless they chose to go for a different planet generation process. That "let's pick a 3D noise and try to fit *something* to it" approach isn't very reliable. At best @jables is referring to providing some additional CSG elements which are solely reserved for manually constructed planets.

    Not gonna happen with PA's engine.

    It just won't work with the way the feature placement is done. In order to truly scale up, there would need to be a distinct decoupling between visuals and the simulation part, as well as an efficient strategy to recompile landscape features at runtime so that planet details like tiny rocks and alike can actually be loaded and unloaded at runtime as part of culling and LoD. (Or even just dynamic placement by noise based distribution and sampling the height map at runtime so that they don't waste any precious memory at all.)

    It would also require using a much simplified planet geometry for the simulation part, compared to the visual side.
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  2. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    translation: save memory to murder the CPU
  3. exterminans

    exterminans Post Master General

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    Almost. Except that I was aiming for the GPU, not the CPU. And given the overhead of all the other operations, it makes only little difference, or may actually even decrease the requirements on memory size and bandwidth on the GPU.
  4. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    ya, and hope they don't have integrated graphics, then you'd be shooting yourself in the foot.
  5. Going4Quests

    Going4Quests Active Member

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    I'd love a scripted story campaign we have to buy as an expansion/DLC pack. :D
  6. bengeocth

    bengeocth Post Master General

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    fixed
  7. nixtempestas

    nixtempestas Post Master General

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    still got the one half correct one :p
  8. bengeocth

    bengeocth Post Master General

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    half correct isn't correct so I'll keep it lol
  9. liamdawe

    liamdawe Active Member

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  10. optimi

    optimi Well-Known Member

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  11. Remy561

    Remy561 Post Master General

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    WHAT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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  12. RMJ

    RMJ Active Member

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    WHAT THE ****!.

    O.O This looks freaking AMAZING.
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  13. igncom1

    igncom1 Post Master General

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    But I'll beef with the titans, they do look cool after all.

    EDIT: JESUS, that trailer destroyed every argument I ever made....well PFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFFF
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  14. billthebluebot

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  15. RMJ

    RMJ Active Member

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    What the ****, seriously. I did not see this coming in a million years. Seriously i expected some balance patch and maybe a new unit or 2. but THIS!. :D this would very well be what revives the game.

    So much for the most voted option being "something minor that is way overhyped" haha
  16. lorodion

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    Wow, TITANS blows everyones expectations! Awesome :D
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  17. rancor47

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    Is is freaking awesome! Ok im going back into the game now.
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  18. andreasgg

    andreasgg Well-Known Member

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    #Somethin minor just WAY overhyped

    sure, spot on
  19. MrTBSC

    MrTBSC Post Master General

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    as i said ... keep the expectations low ... BOOM .. mind friggin wasted!!!
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