Q+A Madness - Jan/Feb 2019

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  • MinionMinion Posts: 162Member ✭✭✭
    Is there a way to control the props that spawn inside personal ship rooms?

    How often/how many are supposed to spawn in them?

    Will ship boarding ever become a conflict mechanic?
    Kestrel
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    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?
    Yes, will be a "give up your character" sort of thing - I can definitely see where you're coming from, but there needs to be that segregation from mortal bias and ties to ensure that there's a fair and level playing field.
    QuelltysandrMogarche
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 58Member ✭✭✭
    When will you start working on an ACC clone, and will you accept applications or choose who you want to start off with?
  • MatlkaelMatlkael Posts: 316Member ✭✭✭
    Will there be mechanics in place to facilitate dynasty death? I imagine them as Starmourn's version of houses/guilds, but completely player-driven. Nevertheless, I imagine it can get bloated when everyone wants their own dynasty and I think it's a good idea to encourage people to consolidate rather than spread out.
    Mereas Eyrlock

  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Rhindara said:
    What do all the faction rank names mean? Is there a glossary incoming?
    A mystery for the ages! :smiley:
    Qitorien
  • BobBob Posts: 6Member
    HELP AUTOMATION states:

    Triggers and automation are allowed in most cases as long as they are not used for gaining marks or experience, or avoiding your timeout, whether you are AFK or not.

    Yet we have CONFIG TIMEOUT 0 which prevents timeout all together. What is the actual policy on this?

  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 58Member ✭✭✭
    Config 0 will still disconnect your eventually, a trigger circumvents that.
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Minion said:
    Is there a way to control the props that spawn inside personal ship rooms?

    How often/how many are supposed to spawn in them?

    Will ship boarding ever become a conflict mechanic?
    1) They're based off the environment type of the room.
    2) If they're needed, it should spawn some once every hour (off the top of my head), up to a maximum of 4 (again, top of my head)
    3) Not in the traditional sense, no. Ship pvp should be a test of captaincy skill, not who can forceboard an pvp the captain the fastest.

    MinionRhindaraMatlkaelArsentar
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Atalkez said:
    When will you start working on an ACC clone, and will you accept applications or choose who you want to start off with?
    Yep! We'll be opening up applications in the near future.
    Atalkez
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Matlkael said:
    Will there be mechanics in place to facilitate dynasty death? I imagine them as Starmourn's version of houses/guilds, but completely player-driven. Nevertheless, I imagine it can get bloated when everyone wants their own dynasty and I think it's a good idea to encourage people to consolidate rather than spread out.
    There's nothing in place at the moment, but we'll probably want to have some form of lifecycle mechanic for them in the future.
  • BobBob Posts: 6Member
    Atalkez said:
    Config 0 will still disconnect your eventually, a trigger circumvents that.
    This is not actually true, in my experience.
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 58Member ✭✭✭
    Weird, it’s never worked for me in any IRE
  • MatlkaelMatlkael Posts: 316Member ✭✭✭
    something something KeepAlive...
    Mereas Eyrlock

    Quell
  • DoruDoru Posts: 1Member
    A couple of the crafting questions were answered in regards to numbers, so I won't repeat that question. Here are mine!

    -Is it really expected for us to pay 10 credits for each additional slot past 50? This is already monetary (or a buttload of grinding equal) investment to get the skill in the first place. I can see this becoming a major issue especially for Fashion crafters.
    -How do you imagine this system working since a) it is different from the IRE standard experience, and b) most of your inherited crafters will be expats from the other games?
    -Will there be artifacts for increasing Trade Terminal inventory amounts or something similar? If there are going to be eventually shops I would work towards that - but right now 25 is limiting already and its less than 2 months in.

    -Why are Dynasties so expensive but have far less functionality of a clan initially? Are they intended for something more than they are right now?


  • CubeyCubey Posts: 223Member ✭✭✭
    When are planets listed in HELP ASTRONOMY but not in game yet getting implemented? I'm talking Atheni, Ibyssian Brotherhood stuff, etc.
  • SozaSoza Posts: 71Member ✭✭
    Will lawlesswho become available or will lawless be replaced by the bounty hunting?
  • SozaSoza Posts: 71Member ✭✭
    Is there any diffrence between bloodsinge/bloodburn for fury or are they just both left after the changes?
  • AtalkezAtalkez Posts: 58Member ✭✭✭
    That post offers -25 help. 
    DariosQuell
  • KirinKirin Posts: 75Member ✭✭
    What according to you is the core draw of this game?
    1) Bashing
    2) Crafting with new materials
    3) PvP
    4) RP
    5) Economy

    How do you envision it?
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Doru said:
    A couple of the crafting questions were answered in regards to numbers, so I won't repeat that question. Here are mine!

    -Is it really expected for us to pay 10 credits for each additional slot past 50? This is already monetary (or a buttload of grinding equal) investment to get the skill in the first place. I can see this becoming a major issue especially for Fashion crafters.
    -How do you imagine this system working since a) it is different from the IRE standard experience, and b) most of your inherited crafters will be expats from the other games?
    -Will there be artifacts for increasing Trade Terminal inventory amounts or something similar? If there are going to be eventually shops I would work towards that - but right now 25 is limiting already and its less than 2 months in.

    -Why are Dynasties so expensive but have far less functionality of a clan initially? Are they intended for something more than they are right now?


    1-2) We were going to offer paid expansion this way (pay x for y more slots), but I think there's likely a better way of doing the system (perhaps something reward-based)
    3) The original idea with shopfronts was that they're cheap and relatively small, so you might have 4 - 5 different shops for different things. Rather than one shop that has clothes, weapons, armor, slushies, and snowglobes.
    4) As we add more dynasty powers, I can see the unlocks reshuffled to give more stuff at base to make them more in-line with clans at the base-level.
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Cubey said:
    When are planets listed in HELP ASTRONOMY but not in game yet getting implemented? I'm talking Atheni, Ibyssian Brotherhood stuff, etc.
    Many of those are tied into the main questline, and you'll see them as the story unfolds further.
  • SozaSoza Posts: 71Member ✭✭
    edited January 29
    Wuff said:
    @Soza

    -- BLOODSINGE (Battleflow) ----------------------------------------------------
    Required stance:        Eruption
    Target stance:          Symmetry
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------
     
    -- BLOODBURN (Battleflow) -----------------------------------------------------
    Required stance:        Eruption
    Target stance:          Ember
    -------------------------------------------------------------------------------


    Thats old, they both now go to flare.
  • MarunaMaruna Posts: 371Member ✭✭✭
    What do you think is the worst race in the Starmourn sector, and why is it W'hoorn?
    Chi
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    Soza said:
    Will lawlesswho become available or will lawless be replaced by the bounty hunting?
    Yeah, there will be expansions to this as part of the bounty hunting system.
  • GarrynGarryn Posts: 58Administrator Starmourn staff
    Soza said:
    Is there any diffrence between bloodsinge/bloodburn for fury or are they just both left after the changes?
    They both get extra damage from hypertension - bloodsinge also scales with bleeding, bloodburn gets more extra bonus damage. We may repurpose one of these in a future update, as they indeed are a bit too similar.
    Soza
  • SozaSoza Posts: 71Member ✭✭
    Any chance Nanoseer can have the ability to remove envelop without recall or a death.
  • TectonTecton Posts: 686Administrator Starmourn staff
    edited January 30
    Kirin said:
    What according to you is the core draw of this game?
    1) Bashing
    2) Crafting with new materials
    3) PvP
    4) RP
    5) Economy

    How do you envision it?
    Hmm, tough one, if I was to put them in an order as to the current appeal as opposed to our other games, I'd say
    1) Ships
    2) PVE/PVP
    3) Economy/Crafting
    4) RP (I currently put this last because we've not had a chance to really start driving admin-led RP yet. Players have been doing a great job so far, but things have been a little too static on our end while we get all the more mechanical systems ironed out. We'll definitely be diving into/promoting this element further in the future though.)

    I should note, this in no way reflects any development priorities or anything like that, just my opinion for what I think offers the most difference from other games. Plus, who am I to say what anyone else finds appealing - to each their own!
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