Author Topic: The gameplay is TOO SLOW  (Read 6222 times)

wakka54

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The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« on: April 17, 2009, 09:18:33 PM »
Watching the seedlings go from planet to planet is driving me nuts; there is no reason to be making the player sit and wait like this, it is excruciating! I would like to be thinking of strategy, not having my brain shut down and melt in boredom. Trust me, I can handle orders of magnitude faster gameplay, I come from years of online RTS ladder match playing.

EDIT: Someone mentioned a debug mode that sped his game up 3x; how can I do that? Thanks in advance.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2009, 09:31:10 PM by wakka54 »

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2009, 09:31:55 PM »
The game is of a pace that we find appropriate to our plans for the final product. There are still features to be added and in the final game there will be more to do and the end game will be more interesting. Nonetheles, the game we want to make is not a frantic fast paced romp. There is nothing wrong with one, hence the success of things like Phage war and Galcon. But Dyson will never be like those games. We want a more contemplative and ambient experience, more like an exploration/puzzle RTS and less like a twitch reflex game. It is not for everybody of course, we are fully aware of that, but so far considering the feedback we have received it sems to be enjoyable to most people who try the game.

Thanks for the feedback though,

R

PS: If you are really upset by it you can increase the seedling speeds in the game's xml files. You can even create your own little mod and publish it on our forum if you like :-)

wakka54

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009, 09:40:56 PM »
OK. I understand. Laid-back games are becoming popular these days.

Phage wars was too easy, and I didn't want to pay for Galcon, so I came across this game. I actually had it installed from months ago, but couldn't figure out how to play, but after playing Phage Wars I really came to like this type of game. As I play I think of how pure of a strategy game it is, how it represents complex things: business takeovers (attack an orb after he is weakened from a recent swarm departure is like buying a bank after its stock drops), the free market, spending money smart for the best overall life (spending a lot of units to gain the most-fortified orb is like buying a ferrari, you might starve to death as a result of not taking the cheaper orbs which produce units), and of coarse it represents RTS games, but in a purer form (especially when you attack an orb after they sent their units away, I do this to town centers in Age of Empires as soon as their army is away all the time)

I will mess around with the XML files and see what happens, thanks for pointing that out.
« Last Edit: April 17, 2009, 09:55:21 PM by wakka54 »

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2009, 10:11:05 PM »
I got some hilarious results from the XML file, seeds flying off all over the place. I am not good at XMLs lol.

I did find another Galcon clone too maybe it will satiate my appetite http://www.thisisgameplay.com/my-games/nano-war/
« Last Edit: April 17, 2009, 10:15:51 PM by wakka54 »

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2009, 10:16:32 PM »
Yeah you can get some freaky stuff occuring :-)
Make sure you back up your files first!!

Check the level editing section of the forum for more on this :-)

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #5 on: April 19, 2009, 06:34:05 PM »
Maybe the Dev's would consider a Option to change the Game Speed in the Menu.

Or a ingame feature that gives an overall speed boost.

Like Holy Water of Growing or some crap.. hehe

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #6 on: June 29, 2009, 04:03:25 AM »
I, too, happen to be largely annoyed by the game speed. But I've been playing a similar game that progresses much faster, earlier, so I'm already pretrained. ;)

(no ad, but you'll know what I mean:)
http://armorgames.com/play/2675/phage-wars

Maybe an "arcade mode"? I don't want to waste half an hour waiting when I just want to have a quick game. :D

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #7 on: June 29, 2009, 05:23:46 AM »
Do you want something like this?

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #8 on: June 29, 2009, 10:46:11 AM »
No, its not (too fast) ;)

Yes, this is more fun to play than the original speed. But that's only me. Though, Dyson in the current form does not really support such fast playing. Its way too difficult to get information about numbers of units and such. Looks cool, but unhandy.

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Re: The gameplay is TOO SLOW
« Reply #9 on: June 29, 2009, 07:50:00 PM »
Try this.