Q+A Madness - Jan/Feb 2019

TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
Hey everyone!

While things are still crazy, I find myself with a couple of spare minutes in my day to open up a new Q+A thread to answer your burning questions about all things Starmourn. Ask away and I'll answer them as soon as possible!
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  • FlipilariaFlipilaria Posts: 64Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 29
    Datashards??????

    EDIT: First!
  • ReonReon Posts: 12Member
    When are ships going to get a look at, talking skipdrives, missles and shipsim cycles, etc, etc.
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Reon said:
    When are ships going to get a look at, talking skipdrives, missles and shipsim cycles, etc, etc.
    The next ship numbers passes and tweaks run is scheduled after the upcoming Cosmpiercer updates, and the bounty hunting system! You'll likely start seeing the first changes next week sometime.
    ReonArsentarJoscelinQitorien
  • FlipilariaFlipilaria Posts: 64Member ✭✭✭
    Who built Krell, specifically Biloxan?
  • FlipilariaFlipilaria Posts: 64Member ✭✭✭
    Any intention of adding honors quests?
    Kestrel
  • FlipilariaFlipilaria Posts: 64Member ✭✭✭
    Can we expect any kind of game-wide events during Beta?
    mindw0rk
  • DesmondDesmond Posts: 28Member ✭✭
    Heya Tecton! Any word on crafting updates? More pressingly, increasing design limit from 50? Our marks are burning a hole in our pockets!

    p.s.: you all rock
    KestrelKiara
  • ZackZack Posts: 24Member
    What's the mystery with the Urbanity of Hox? I want to explore it, but not even the story let me into it...
    wandering star punk


    Grek
  • FlipilariaFlipilaria Posts: 64Member ✭✭✭
    edited January 29
    How do Skipdrives work, from an IC perspective?

    Edit: Like I know they make wormholes, but is there some technobabble please?
  • FlipilariaFlipilaria Posts: 64Member ✭✭✭
    Any intention of creating orgs similar in functions to guilds/houses?
    Kestrel
  • SeladorSelador Posts: 31Member
    Are there things that you expected players to have found already that no one seems to be engaging with that you wish someone in beta would test out?
    Character: Edon
    Race: Elgan
    Class: Engineer
    ZackJoscelintysandrKestrel
  • SecosSecos Posts: 28Member
    What is the official position on 50-75 hunting areas?  Do you believe them to be in good shape?
    Any additional hunting areas to be added in the near term?
    Any new classes in the foreseeable future?
    What is the planned permanent level cap?  Any planned increase?
    Kestrel
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Who built Krell, specifically Biloxan?
    It was started by a volunteer builder, and finished/polished/bugfixed by @Oryx
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Any intention of adding honors quests?
    Yep! You'll probably see those in future areas
    SeladorJoscelinKestrel
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Can we expect any kind of game-wide events during Beta?
    Now that the initial rush of craziness is starting to settle down, yes, you'll start seeing some RP events. We'll also be opening up a volunteer call in the near future to get some more hands on deck for running small and large scale admin-driven RP events.
    Qitorien
  • ZhulkarnZhulkarn Posts: 50Member ✭✭
    What kind of changes are on the table for modding skills in the future? 
  • ZileZile Posts: 16Member
    Are you going to retroactively give an achievement for level75 so I can feel cool? I was 8th to 75 btw when you do!
  • FlipilariaFlipilaria Posts: 64Member ✭✭✭
    Tecton said:
    Can we expect any kind of game-wide events during Beta?
    Now that the initial rush of craziness is starting to settle down, yes, you'll start seeing some RP events. We'll also be opening up a volunteer call in the near future to get some more hands on deck for running small and large scale admin-driven RP events.
    Will this call involve giving up your player character similar to how other IREs run?

    Or can I finally fulfill my dream of running RP events without having to give up my precious gaming?
    Kestrel
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Desmond said:
    Heya Tecton! Any word on crafting updates? More pressingly, increasing design limit from 50? Our marks are burning a hole in our pockets!

    p.s.: you all rock
    Definitely on the cards, especially things like designs designated to other orgs freeing up slots. I don't have a definitive timeline for this yet, but it's on the books!
    Kestrel
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Zack said:
    What's the mystery with the Urbanity of Hox? I want to explore it, but not even the story let me into it...
    That's something that will be revealed in the future!
    ZackKestrel
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Zhulkarn said:
    What kind of changes are on the table for modding skills in the future? 
    Better research options to help craftspeople flesh out their stable of items a little better.

    Another idea I'd pondered was moving proprietary parts from a per-mod to a per-manufacturer basis, so that when mastered, there's a bit more availability of parts for creating new mods.
    Zhulkarn
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    How do Skipdrives work, from an IC perspective?

    Edit: Like I know they make wormholes, but is there some technobabble please?
    https://www.starmourn.com/starships/ covers a bunch of this.

  • RhindaraRhindara Posts: 5Member
    What do all the faction rank names mean? Is there a glossary incoming?
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Wuff said:
    What was the developer vision with Nanotech Affinity?

    Is Nanotech Recall not having an option for individual options intended or an oversight?

    What exactly is EM supposed to do to people?

    I'm not going to give out numbers or strategies, so paring this down to the ones I will answer!

    Affinity: It syncs with zap, and synergises well with other classes. Whether it's really worthy of being the capstone ability in the skill, that's a different story.

    Recall: Intended, but we don't have any major objections to tweaking it to allow individual options.

    EM damage is special, we designed it as a somewhat different damage system that has additional symptoms (the higher your EM buildup, the higher chance you have of your weapons failing to operate). One failing of EM is that it wasn't rebalanced when we made some other changes, so it's a little bit underwhelming and hard to stack at the moment. We'll get it fixed up so it's working better in the very near future.
    Wuff
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Selador said:
    Are there things that you expected players to have found already that no one seems to be engaging with that you wish someone in beta would test out?
    Hmm.. most things have been discovered/tested, so we've been happy with that element.
    SeladorKestrel
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Secos said:
    What is the official position on 50-75 hunting areas?  Do you believe them to be in good shape?
    Any additional hunting areas to be added in the near term?
    Any new classes in the foreseeable future?
    What is the planned permanent level cap?  Any planned increase?
    1) They're in pretty good shape now, there's still some balancing to do.
    2) Yep!
    3) Yeah, we've got a couple of class ideas sketched out. They won't be out for a while though!
    4) Eventually we'll likely not have a cap, so if people want to keep grinding through mobs like an blendtec blending an iphone, they can.
    MinionKestrelQitorien
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Zile said:
    Are you going to retroactively give an achievement for level75 so I can feel cool? I was 8th to 75 btw when you do!
    Hrrm, yeah, there's one in the system, but I guess it's not firing. We'll get it fixed up and retroactively applied.
    Kestrel
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