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ApolloArtemis #1 Posted 11 August 2015 - 04:13 PM

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Hey Everyone! 

 

So after a bit of a delay we finally have our first developers diary we can share with you! :inlove:

 

After watching the video, what are your thoughts?

 


Edited by ElPozoleOlmeca, 11 August 2015 - 04:18 PM.


RayFowler #2 Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:40 PM

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The Alkari look a LOT better in this video. I know it's the same model, so maybe it was the pose/perspective of the previous image we had been seeing that threw it out.
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OrionSol #3 Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:50 PM

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Video > Images > Text. 

 

THANK YOU for some long awaited video footage!!!!


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ApolloArtemis #4 Posted 11 August 2015 - 05:56 PM

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View PostOrionSol, on 11 August 2015 - 10:50 AM, said:

Video > Images > Text. 

 

THANK YOU for some long awaited video footage!!!!

 

Don't worry we will have more Dev Diaries in the coming weeks/months, they take a little longer to produce than the art and the text but they are coming! 

Varadhon #5 Posted 11 August 2015 - 07:40 PM

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Wonderful!  It's so much better to see the character models in motion--they really come to life and a lot of the problems that seemed apparent in the stills fall away.  

 

Did anyone else think the Alkari colony ship looked like a giant duck's bill?  I had sudden flashbacks to the Darkwing Duck series.



iHunterKiller #6 Posted 11 August 2015 - 08:08 PM

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They still have ears though.... That's such nonsense lol

A real shame this video only gave info that's already been released, mostly from day one lol... I understand why, the first is a recap and teaser. I guess seeing animations and that Alkari colony ship was fun.


You and your friends may have preferred certain features from MoO1 or MoO2 .. or perhaps even MoO3 but that does not mean everyone prefers it that way.

Perhaps you could think of some amazing alternative that could enhance the game in new areas, making it more enjoyable for everyone!

Please be creative and open minded when posting, we all want this to be the best game it can be.


Red_Raven_168 #7 Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:00 AM

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View PostElPozoleOlmeca, on 11 August 2015 - 09:13 AM, said:

 

After watching the video, what are your thoughts?

 

 

very first thought :

 

what part of the game play outperforms the video effects

 

(game play >>>> effects)



BaddParrot #8 Posted 12 August 2015 - 12:57 AM

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 Nice vid.  Thanks for sharing!

Major_Shran #9 Posted 12 August 2015 - 02:06 AM

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LOVED MOO2.  I have such high hopes for this.  Looks amazing so far. :)

OrionSol #10 Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:17 PM

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View PostRed_Raven_168, on 12 August 2015 - 12:00 AM, said:

 

very first thought :

 

what part of the game play outperforms the video effects

 

(game play >>>> effects)

While I agree that to a degree gameplay > effects 

it does not discount the need for graphics to be awesome.  

If a game is totally fun, but looks like crap, then some people won't play it either.  

For instance, I don't care how much my 6th grader thinks Minecraft is fun, it looks like complete garbage.  


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iHunterKiller #11 Posted 12 August 2015 - 04:36 PM

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Im in the camp of thinking that the gfx are already good.

Im also in the camp not sold on the mechanics and gameplay so far.

 

But we have been drip fed info so slowly and poorly that i cant really judge yet.

God damn it give us some actual gameplay footage please!!!


You and your friends may have preferred certain features from MoO1 or MoO2 .. or perhaps even MoO3 but that does not mean everyone prefers it that way.

Perhaps you could think of some amazing alternative that could enhance the game in new areas, making it more enjoyable for everyone!

Please be creative and open minded when posting, we all want this to be the best game it can be.


holakc #12 Posted 13 August 2015 - 02:18 PM

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Just Amazing !

 



Mikko_M #13 Posted 16 August 2015 - 04:30 PM

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Here are my thoughts:

 

View PostMikko_M, on 16 August 2015 - 04:16 PM, said:

 

The good in that diary video: The animated diplomats/emperors looked pretty good overall. :)

 

The not so good in that video: The background of those diplomats/emperors was quite good as well, but it seemed to be just a static image of the planet`s surface (no flying ships etc. on those planets), like Brayaug said if the overall dialogue is this full of cheap stereotypes and puns then it can get very tiresome very quickly. Personally I prefer my sci-fi quite serious and do not enjoy Jar Jar Binks like over the top comedy characters as in my opinion they just reflect lack of imagination on the developers part.

 

The bad in that video: Where was Steve Barcia? You know the guy that actually was the lead designer on Master Of Orion 2?

 

 


Moreover, I advise that the tactical combat must be made more player controllable and informative for this to become a proper MOO game.

 

​The long lost formula for space 4X game success = Good tactical combat + good empire management > than just good tactical combat or good empire management alone.


MOO2MOD #14 Posted 10 September 2015 - 10:05 AM

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WITH 2 FANTASTIC GLIMPSES OF SHIPS & STARBASES

 

love it!


Edited by MOO2MOD, 10 September 2015 - 10:17 AM.


JamieK81 #15 Posted 10 September 2015 - 01:05 PM

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Hmm, i was expecting more......something like a gameplay video...

Varadhon #16 Posted 10 September 2015 - 02:48 PM

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View PostMOO2MOD, on 10 September 2015 - 10:05 AM, said:

 

WITH 2 FANTASTIC GLIMPSES OF SHIPS & STARBASES

 

love it!

 

Starbases?  Where?  I saw a doomstars in the background for both the human and Darlok fleets.

MOO2MOD #17 Posted 10 September 2015 - 04:13 PM

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yeah you'r right, i just mistook the DS's for Star Bases




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