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  • Re: Race Adjustments.

    Dawn said:
    I will point out how very vain the idea that a highly evolved alien would become humanoid, or that an alien culture would be close to our own. There are a lot of variables per planet, and the Bipedal Form is clumsy and over-rated.
    You're not wrong. My thinking is that the devs went with humanoid aliens in some cases because that is easier for most people to relate to. Having said that, not all of the aliens are humanoid by any means. The Atarsids, Eckin and Cleax come to mind immediately, although there are more.
    Dawn said:
    Plants beings of tendrils, and would likely mimic the shapes of animals if they were inclined to move, such as insects or arachnids, I would suggest higher evolved 'bugs' on the plant planet. They should be omnivourous, preferring Fruits, then Vegatables, then Meats. Plants drain nutritients from dead and decomposing matter, and are part of the Rotting Process. I would suggest a ball of vines with paralytic barbs that create a sphere of about 2-3 feet in diameter, and is able to grab and hold rotting matter (dead leaves and such), and wraps the matter in a ball and drains the materials of nutrients by pressing it's roots into the hole . What isn't needed is dropped or expelled as part of it's breath. It should have 6-10 vine groups creating Tendrils which can be used like a squid, grabbing, holding, able to be used as fingers for manipulating objects.
    An interesting idea for a plant species! I am pretty sure all player races intended for launch have already been announced, but I wonder if this is something they could add later as a NPC or enemy of some sort?
    Dawn said:
    This evolves into a form of communication and a method of interacting with Technology without voice commands or gestures.
    How would the race communicate with other races that were unable to sense or produce electrical fields?
    Dawn said:
    These beings would have several tendrils, between 8 and 12, each with suckers,
    As this is a player race, how would a player reasonably command/use 8-12 tendrils? Are you envisioning them being able to hold items, etc? If so, how do you balance a race that can hold 12 weapons at once with other player races?
    Dawn said:
    Any Aquatic evolved creature would lay eggs, needing to be in a pool to survive. Look up fish mating habits and you'll have an idea. I would say between 2-4 eggs (jelly blobs) that must remain in an aquatic environment for 2 weeks before they hatch into very small and frail creatures. It requires an additional 4 months before they crawl out on their own. No boobs involved, simply requires the nutrients in ocean water, which can be synthesized. (As a rule, squids on earth simply lay unfirtilized eggs in a pool of water and they are Firtilized in the water by a male.) As these are squid inspired, I would suggest mating to be as simple as a male placing a tendril inside an oriface similar to a Vagina, while the female is receptive (Ovulation produces a reaction that is picked up by the male, causing it to ooze something like semen, which merely needs to be put inside the female. 3 days after Fertilization, the female will expell all the eggs she has inside her into a pool of water.
    Is knowing the specifics of how a race procreates that important for gameplay? Honest question.
    Dawn said:
    which in turn makes the Males sexually promiscuous, and females sexually submissive. With it's current lifespan, puberty should start around 10 for Females and 14 for Males,
    I forsee some practical issues with this...
    Dawn said:
    If you are going to make a hard sci fi setting with bits of Star Wars (Kith = Force), you should learn to distinguish between Animal Categories.
    I believe the devs are more going for Star Wars with bits of hard Sci-Fi. While I definitely see where you are coming from with your ideas, I don't know that spending the time to ensure that each race is biologically and physiologically accurate would add to gameplay all that much.
    Dawn said:
    Quadrupedal Intercourse is how dogs do it, it involves a sheathed bone covered in flesh that goes in a vulval mound, then expands inside to keep it in place. Thus the term Knotting. As a rule the Nusrizu would do it like dogs.
    Again, is knowing the specifics of how a race procreates that important for gameplay?

    Overall feedback regarding your ideas: You've clearly put thought into your post. However, I think you might be forgetting that meaningful and interesting gameplay is the end objective here. Some of these changes, while accurate, wouldn't really move Starmourn towards that goal (in my opinion) but would potentially cost time. Finally, since you did prompt for feedback in such an open ended way, I will also mention...
    Dawn said:
    I have four reasons that make my suggestions deeper and more accurate than most others,: first, I was born with an above average IQ, second, I have a photographic memory, third, I have a 5 hour sleep cycle (I have 3 more hours every day to study, exercise, or keep busy somehow),
    Starting a post off like this came across to me as off putting in that it felt condescending and arrogant. Even if it is true, it doesn't exactly work in your favor to get people onboard with your ideas, in my opinion. Also, 5 hours of sleep in a 24 hour period is likely unhealthy! Be careful!
    TravelerGrootSyajaMoxieQitorienArsentarCenReeloc
  • Re: Any news/update about the game?

    Greetings! I'd say the biggest piece of recent news is the main Starmourn page (http://www.starmourn.com/) being updated. Perhaps a bit of bad news, is that the release date for Starmourn was squarely pushed into 2018. There are tentative estimates of Q1 2018 as the release timeframe, however, like with all games that could shift. 

    It is also my understanding that an update is on the way soon related to a new character class. No specific timeframe on that other than "soon" but I believe IRE is waiting on some concept art to be finished.

    Additionally, it is likely that the lack of information lately is related to two things. First, Aurelius has been traveling a lot which has taken up a lot of his time, from what he has said (Source: http://forums.starmourn.com/discussion/81/apologies-for-the-lack-of-recent-updates). Second, a lot of the Starmourn systems are at a point where there really isn't anything interesting to show about them. They are being worked on, but, revealing anything about them wouldn't make sense because their functionality could end up changing and/or what exists now isn't polished.

    So, to answer your question more directly, I think it's more about IRE trying to get things where they want them before releasing info.
    JeromSyajaArcherQitorien
  • Re: Unofficial Starmourn Discord Server

    Just wanted to take a moment and say I really appreciate how many people have joined the Discord. There have been many good conversations about Starmourn (and other things too!) and it has really given me a chance to get to know some of the IRE community a bit! Being able to geek out and theory craft about Starmourn has made it easy to stay hyped for release!
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  • Re: New Dev Blog Post: Customisation

    Awesome dev blog! I specifically like how titles and additional customization unlocks will work. Being able to display what has been accomplished by your character in multiple ways is great. 

    It sounds like if a person doesn't want to use titles, they can use the feature customization's to show accomplishments instead. In my opinion, this versatility is great.
    Ataniiq
  • Re: I just want to play the game.

    Roas said:
    My purist question is indefensibly going to be, will I be able to find people that both wish to RP and dungeon crawl?

    I can definitively say that at least one person who wants to RP/dungeon crawl without focusing heavily on PvP will exist in Starmourn. I am interested in RPing and dungeon crawling and while I'm not opposed to PvP, I strongly suspect it won't be one of my areas of primary focus. That said, I've never played an IRE game before so maybe I'll end up falling in love with the PvP system (unlikely, just isn't my style usually). My main interest is definitely role play and PvE though.
    Roas said:
    Arsentar said:
    I would probably do the same thing in a similar situation. Getting a bit mad over being told something like that its just a bit silly, I think. In the end its just people wanting to be helpful.
    I would appreciate if you refrained from bashing me in the future and twisting the meaning of my post. I do not appreciate it, at all.

    Yikes. I realize I don't know you at all, and I'm certainly not attempting to bash or judge, but you seem kind of primed to be defensive. I'm sure you have your reasons for that, but, I will say that in my experience, if you go into a situation looking for something hard enough, you'll find it. From what I have experienced in my limited time in the community, I haven't found anyone who seemed unreasonably excited about attacking other players OOCly or ICly. Unless there is a significant amount of missing context, I don't think @Arsentar was trying to bash you or twist the meaning of your post.
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