Author Topic: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?  (Read 2840 times)

Offline mrhanman

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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #30 on: September 12, 2013, 03:05:39 AM »
OK, SONAR was a bad analog.  My point was I think it's some kind of Electro-Magnetic signal that the other Bots pick up and universally decide to go check it out, but it's range won't go any further than the Exo's sensors.  I presume it to actually be a part of the Exo's sensor suite.

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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #31 on: September 13, 2013, 12:07:04 AM »
Ok, so I have just started playing the alpha, and my first impressions are the game is really fun and I am particularly impressed with the narrative being READ to us, instead of simply having to read it.  Specifically in the beginning, but other sections as well.

I do have one question though, and maybe I missed it while playing (I admit I didn't read through all the text screens like I should), but are exo's you are NOT currently controlling supposed to blow up and disappear?  I realized when my health would get low on one (or I'd run low on ammo) I'd switch to another only to have one of the ones I wasn't currently controlling disappear.  When it first happened I thought I simply had the one I was controlling blow up and switch me to another.  When it happened the second time (in the same game) I knew for certain I hadn't been controlling it.

If this is by design, that's fine, just means I need to focus a bit more on the text before starting  :)

I just wasn't sure if this was a bug or a design decision.

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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #32 on: September 13, 2013, 12:51:14 AM »
I've only seen something like what Greywolf described once--I lost 2 bots to one attack.  I think it was a glitch with self-destruct, but, unfortunately, I don't have a save.
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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #33 on: September 13, 2013, 01:04:06 AM »
I always assumed it was something like:
Bot 1 kills Exo 1, Exo 2 spawns
Bot 2 kills Exo 2 in same turn

But I also think I've seen it happen to a single AoE attack...

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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #34 on: September 13, 2013, 06:43:38 AM »
There was a bug at one point that could cause mines to do that, but nothing is supposed to kill two exos in the same attack.

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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #35 on: September 13, 2013, 10:38:41 AM »
I think that's exactly what happened.  It appears to me that I have one exo (the one I was playing) destroyed, and a second destroyed in the same turn (due to either low health, a large explosion...whatever).

In my opinion I think only one exo should be destroyed per turn, but wasn't sure if this was an intended effect or not.

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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #36 on: September 13, 2013, 11:40:36 AM »
The log in the top left should have an explanation of what happened.

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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #37 on: September 13, 2013, 03:03:55 PM »
That was definitely a bug, and is now fixed!
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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #38 on: September 13, 2013, 03:12:55 PM »
Thanks!  Nice to know I won't lose half my exo's at one time... I need all the Exo's I can get  ;)

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Re: Alpha players: What is the game still not telling you that you want it to?
« Reply #39 on: September 13, 2013, 04:20:09 PM »
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