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Offline x4000

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Update 1.008: Items? What Items?
« on: January 28, 2016, 03:58:48 AM »
Original: https://arcengames.com/starward-rogue-update-1-008-items-what-items/

A really big update for you today.  First of all, this clears out a ton of our mantis bugtracker issues.  This also allows deadzone setting for your analog sticks, and sets the default back slightly higher again, which is good for your average well-loved 360 controller.

More interestingly, perhaps, is that the game is now a lot more aggressive about showing you its actual content variety.  Some folks were hitting a point where they were going "you need more items!"  In a game with 200+ items, that's clearly a problem.  For instance, we made the drop rate of guns so rare that people were sometimes not even finding one gun in a whole run!  Derp.

We made a slew of updates to make everything from room designs to items show up with greater frequency while still keeping relative drop frequencies as they were (supposed to be).  The TLDR is that in your average run you'll now encounter far more variety, but the rarer stuff will also be on lower floors more often than not.
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Offline evilution

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Re: Update 1.008: Items? What Items?
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2016, 04:20:48 AM »
this is why I buy all of your games, nice update!

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Re: Update 1.008: Items? What Items?
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2016, 04:42:24 AM »
I just started a new run, and I saw several enemies and items I had not seen previously.  Awesome job!

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Re: Update 1.008: Items? What Items?
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2016, 06:44:22 AM »
Pretty much all credit goes to Keith on noticing and coming up with the ideas on how to solve the variety problems.  I put some of it into concrete terms, but I had completely missed that.  Anyway, I'm quite happy that it's working out. :)
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Re: Update 1.008: Items? What Items?
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2016, 12:22:22 PM »
Awesome.

Thanks for the update!  Literally booting it up... now!