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Title: I'm bored.
Post by: kazi on March 18, 2017, 10:00:30 AM
Release that update Alex. Or write a blog post. Either is acceptable  ;)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Dri on March 18, 2017, 10:04:02 AM
What about patch notes? Been over two months since the last update on those.

Lots of options!
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Alex on March 18, 2017, 10:07:41 AM
Yeah, I'll probably update the patch notes soon-ish. Been already thinking about that! Just want to wrap up a few things before doing it, so they're just about complete.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Dri on March 18, 2017, 11:06:06 AM
Is "Soon-ish" better than "Soon™"?

Hard to tell with these things... ;D
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Alex on March 18, 2017, 11:08:51 AM
It depends™.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Bastion.Systems on March 18, 2017, 12:09:41 PM
0.8 confirmed to release today
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zapier on March 18, 2017, 02:58:07 PM
0.8 confirmed to release today

I wish I was a part of that parallel universe.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Voyager I on March 18, 2017, 03:11:48 PM
0.8 confirmed to release today

I wish I was a part of that parallel universe.

You are transported to an alternate reality, where the Starfarer team releases constant community updates and flash pieces to cover up that it's development process takes two steps backward for each step forwards.  Whenever a feature nears final iteration, development time is instead shifted to broadening the scope of the project in an apparent quest to appease every imaginable community demand.  Core gameplay systems are subject to constant, major overhauls that often put them in direct conflict with stated design goals or invalidate countless hours of developer time in other aspects of the game.  In the third week of March, 2017, another such update is pushed onto the live servers without testing, fixing a few things and breaking a few more.

It is notable only becuase is the last communication that the community will ever receive from Fractal Softworks.


In the dead of night, Alex boards a plane back to Russia with a suitcase full of Kickstarter money, and the final finger on the monkey's paw curls shut.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zapier on March 18, 2017, 03:23:47 PM
Well I meant the other one... lol. That one is clearly a crap universe.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: majorfreak on March 18, 2017, 04:03:07 PM
okay, at least three of you are on crack
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Sy on March 18, 2017, 04:30:40 PM
and the final finger on the monkey's paw curls shut.
burn it!
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: King Alfonzo on March 18, 2017, 04:40:21 PM
Spoiler
I'm bored.

Hi Bored, I'm King Alfonzo.
[close]
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on March 18, 2017, 05:01:12 PM
Go play the entire Final Fantasy series, including any side games and remakes.
Then the Command and Conquer series.
Then finally become a micro/macro god and defeat South Korea in Starcraft Broodwar.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Spoorthuzad on March 18, 2017, 05:13:09 PM
Well this thread got a little derailed  ::)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Inventor Raccoon on March 18, 2017, 05:20:40 PM
Go play the entire Final Fantasy series, including any side games and remakes.
Then the Command and Conquer series.
Then finally become a micro/macro god and defeat South Korea in Starcraft Broodwar.
Learn to play Starsector while blindfolded.
Locate enemy ships with sound.
Identify ships and weapons using smell.
Assess the UI with taste.
By then, 0.8 will surely have been released.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on March 18, 2017, 05:27:20 PM
Feel the ships on the LCD screen to find your targets.

XD
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: ErKeL on March 19, 2017, 08:23:49 AM
You're a beautiful man Alex and I want what's on your computer.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Cik on March 19, 2017, 08:45:47 AM
not to be provocative or anything but can we get a rough ETA on this patch or something, i feel like a dying man crawling towards a distant oasis here

thanks
Title: why not steam?
Post by: majorfreak on March 19, 2017, 11:48:43 AM
go check out the sales on steam.

speaking of, why not steam for Alex?
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Sy on March 19, 2017, 12:47:28 PM
speaking of, why not steam for Alex?
because the game isn't done yet, nor will it be done anytime soon. :P

since Alex doesn't seem to need to use steam early access to fund development, and there's already a sizeable fanbase that provides feedback on the game in its current state, it makes sense to wait with releasing the game on steam & co until Alex feels it's done.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on March 19, 2017, 02:28:39 PM
If it does make it to steam, do we get a cool little badge that says we bought it before steam?
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: majorfreak on March 19, 2017, 02:35:51 PM
speaking of, why not steam for Alex?
because the game isn't done yet, nor will it be done anytime soon. :P

since Alex doesn't seem to need to use steam early access to fund development, and there's already a sizeable fanbase that provides feedback on the game in its current state, it makes sense to wait with releasing the game on steam & co until Alex feels it's done.
But, there are so many games in development that are on steam. Like "darkest dungeon" (it's called 'early access')
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Sy on March 19, 2017, 02:52:20 PM
But, there are so many games in development that are on steam. Like "darkest dungeon" (it's called 'early access')
1) Darkest Dungeon hasn't been in early access in over a year. :P
2) did.. you even actually read my post? ^^
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zapier on March 19, 2017, 03:17:35 PM
Yeah, Steam's EA games and their communities can be very fickle. One bad period (bad release, long time between releases, not big enough release, etc) and it can tank a game's rating and leave it scarred for a long time or permanently which could cause potential players to stay away for a very long time. It could get lucky with say like RimWorld and hit it off right away and not look back, but for every success story there's probably dozens that have died as a result.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Midnight Kitsune on March 19, 2017, 05:53:01 PM
Yeah, Steam's EA games and their communities can be very fickle. One bad period (bad release, long time between releases, not big enough release, etc) and it can tank a game's rating and leave it scarred for a long time or permanently which could cause potential players to stay away for a very long time. It could get lucky with say like RimWorld and hit it off right away and not look back, but for every success story there's probably dozens that have died as a result.
Not to mention that OUR ratings/ votes/ reviews don't count to the Steam ratings since we will have keys. So we won't be able to act as a buffer for bad reviews and just a few could get the snowball from hell rolling.
Plus, what do you think would have happened if SS was on Steam now during this Eternal Pending Update... It would be downvote city >.<

Annnnnnd then there is Workshop. Many Steam users are going to want Workshop, which I know from a fact that most of the sane modders do NOT want it due to all the legal BS and extra work to get the mods on there... And of course, people are going to want to browse Workshop in the game, which would be even more work for Alex.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Tartiflette on March 20, 2017, 12:18:19 AM
Main reason is: Why would Alex want to give a 30% cut to Valve and take a lot of extra moderation work when he doesn't need it?
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Cyan Leader on March 20, 2017, 02:31:56 AM
Because of the massive spike of interest and sales would more than make up for any troubles? It's not like Alex is taking a full 100% of the cut of sales now, I imagine the services he is using also has their own cut, though much smaller.

To parallel, here is what happened to Factorio once they had their Steam launch:

(https://eu1.factorio.com/assets/img/blog/fff-130-forum-server.png)

It's currently still on Early Access and according to Steamspy it has sold around 768,000 units to date. To quote the developers:
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The sales of Factorio went pretty well, and we probably can't talk about exact numbers due to the legal agreement with steam. I believe I can say that we sold slightly more during this week on steam, than during the whole last year on our page, which is overwhelming.

That said I completely respect Alex's opinion of not launching on Steam on Early Access, but not releasing there ever would be a major mistake.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: AxleMC131 on March 20, 2017, 03:07:02 AM

(https://eu1.factorio.com/assets/img/blog/fff-130-forum-server.png)


I don't have anything really wholesome to add to this discussion, but I just love how you can see that short period where the servers were down in Week 10.  ;D
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Reth on March 20, 2017, 09:06:45 AM
Please don't put it on steam unless the budget runs out, there are already way to many early access titles there (steam store starts to feel like kickstarter)  :P
It would be a fun experiment tough. The combination of a slow update cycle but each update being fun & bugfree would be the opposite of most other early access titles.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Tartiflette on March 20, 2017, 04:48:32 PM
That said I completely respect Alex's opinion of not launching on Steam on Early Access, but not releasing there ever would be a major mistake.
It has always been the plan to release on Steam "when it's done". There is however very few compelling reasons to do so while the game is unfinished, as long as Alex can afford a decent living.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Megas on March 20, 2017, 05:05:55 PM
Other posters impressed by Starfarer/Starsector have wanted Starsector to appear on Steam for years.  I am sure the stock answer from the FMS topic applies today as it has before.

Despite progress made over the years, Starsector is still unbalanced (e.g., inverted difficulty, worthless fighters) and incomplete (cannot affect the world strategically, no victory condition to achieve).
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Dri on March 20, 2017, 09:31:22 PM
Eh, the only thing that'd sink Starsector on Steam EA would be the crazy long times between updates. I actually own many EA games/Kickstarter games and I know well that people get really antsy if updates take longer than 2 months or so.

So yeah...year+ gaps between updates would be killer and totally not fly on Steam EA.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Seth on March 20, 2017, 11:54:39 PM
SS on Steam will certainly help to spread the word and draw in more potential customers which means more $$$. Considering game quality even now and that it doesn't have any solid competitors, even despite long periods without updates, game will still be praised, I'm sure. There will be some bitching on forums and reviews, but general public will be content with the game, that considering how much real broken trash has been shoved into Steam, it really will shine like a gem. I play 0.72a and it really doesn't feel unfinished, though I have played some EA games, and they were really lacking compared to this one. On a side note I don't think every game should have some kind of a goal, victory conditions and etc, balance is also arguable point, because we aren't talking about competitive muliplayer RTS or something. It's just a sandbox in space, and there are also tons of missions that I haven't even touched yet. Definitely NOT lacking in content especially with all these beautiful mods we have.

But tbh, Steam sucks balls, I like no DRM platforms way more, SS MUST be on GOG no matter what.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: majorfreak on March 22, 2017, 12:01:24 AM
That said I completely respect Alex's opinion of not launching on Steam on Early Access, but not releasing there ever would be a major mistake.
It has always been the plan to release on Steam "when it's done". There is however very few compelling reasons to do so while the game is unfinished, as long as Alex can afford a decent living.
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Main reason is: Why would Alex want to give a 30% cut to Valve and take a lot of extra moderation work when he doesn't need it?
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Yeah, Steam's EA games and their communities can be very fickle. One bad period (bad release, long time between releases, not big enough release, etc) and it can tank a game's rating and leave it scarred for a long time or permanently which could cause potential players to stay away for a very long time. It could get lucky with say like RimWorld and hit it off right away and not look back, but for every success story there's probably dozens that have died as a result.
Quote
Not to mention that OUR ratings/ votes/ reviews don't count to the Steam ratings since we will have keys. So we won't be able to act as a buffer for bad reviews and just a few could get the snowball from hell rolling.
Plus, what do you think would have happened if SS was on Steam now during this Eternal Pending Update... It would be downvote city >.<
Annnnnnd then there is Workshop. Many Steam users are going to want Workshop, which I know from a fact that most of the sane modders do NOT want it due to all the legal BS and extra work to get the mods on there... And of course, people are going to want to browse Workshop in the game, which would be even more work for Alex.
now those are answers i can fully understand.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Tartiflette on March 22, 2017, 12:41:48 AM
There will be some bitching on forums and reviews, but general public will be content with the game, that considering how much real broken trash has been shoved into Steam, it really will shine like a gem.

You are new to this Internet thingy, are you?  ;)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Seth on March 22, 2017, 05:44:29 PM
There will be some bitching on forums and reviews, but general public will be content with the game, that considering how much real broken trash has been shoved into Steam, it really will shine like a gem.

You are new to this Internet thingy, are you?  ;)
Haha, maybe, but I assumed if people here accept this game so well, why same thing won't happen on steam platform?
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: AxleMC131 on March 22, 2017, 05:59:47 PM
Haha, maybe, but I assumed if people here accept this game so well, why same thing won't happen on steam platform?

Easy: People here are here for Starsector. Nothing else. People on Steam have wildly varying expectations because of the shear quantity of massively diverse games available on the platform.

Also in my experience, singleplayer games have incredible communities (see not only Starsector, but also Kerbal Space Program). Multiplayer games like Minecraft, while great games, have some of the most horrible communities out there. Sticking Starsector in the middle of them would cause a huge upheaval from those types of people.

This is the internet. People don't have to partake in an event to feel the need to complain about it.  :'(
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Megas on March 22, 2017, 06:53:22 PM
The reason (I think) people here accept Starsector as-is is because it is not finished and people are willing to invest reduced price on an unfinished game now and get a finished product later.

If Starsector was like this as a finished game, it would be rubbish.  Thankfully, it is not finished yet.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Embolism on March 22, 2017, 10:54:44 PM
I think Alex's choice of not doing Steam EA is smart assuming he doesn't need the funds. With SS's release schedule I can say with 100% certainty that the review section will be filled with "yet another abandoned EA", "lazy devs never update", "dead game avoid like plague" within 3 months, which will definitely hurt SS in the long run.

Doing a good, strong release instead of an agonising (to the average Steam user) EA is much, much better IMO.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Swizzlewizzle on March 23, 2017, 12:27:23 AM
Agree.

Making a big splash on Steam with a kickass fully featured and polished game will be much better for long-term brand + game success.

Plus, there are just too many early access games out there with half-baked mechanics, etc... Lots of people burned out on it.

PS: Star Sector, as it was 2 years ago, was still the best, most rewarding 2d starship combat experience I have ever played, bar none. Excited to get back into 0.8 when it releases and enjoy the updates.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: AxleMC131 on March 23, 2017, 12:38:07 AM
I think Alex's choice of not doing Steam EA is smart assuming he doesn't need the funds. With SS's release schedule I can say with 100% certainty that the review section will be filled with "yet another abandoned EA", "lazy devs never update", "dead game avoid like plague" within 3 months, which will definitely hurt SS in the long run.

Doing a good, strong release instead of an agonising (to the average Steam user) EA is much, much better IMO.

Agree.

Making a big splash on Steam with a kickass fully featured and polished game will be much better for long-term brand + game success.

Plus, there are just too many early access games out there with half-baked mechanics, etc... Lots of people burned out on it.

PS: Star Sector, as it was 2 years ago, was still the best, most rewarding 2d starship combat experience I have ever played, bar none. Excited to get back into 0.8 when it releases and enjoy the updates.

Ditto and ditto. Jump in and make the biggest bang you can - if that means Steam has to wait a while, so be it.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zapier on March 23, 2017, 02:20:02 AM
The wait means he can go in... full price... wishlists filling and waiting to be cleared by impatient people with lots of money! Top the sale charts... screw that promotional release discount! Game this good IS the promotion! So wallets are emptied. Steam cash gone. Alex becomes a millionaire overnight and rewards his faithful with a free copy of Starsector's eventual sequel in whatever form it is because he's a generous soul who beat the Steam Store game!

Edit: The faithful are us... obviously...
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Swizzlewizzle on March 23, 2017, 02:34:49 AM
Yep, the SS community, especially the modders, are definitely going to push the game to the top of the charts on steam.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Andrew Burton on March 23, 2017, 04:25:03 AM
I am too getting bored lets play something.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Embercloud on March 23, 2017, 04:41:07 AM
Damnit, time, move faster
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: JohnDoe on March 23, 2017, 05:50:26 AM
IT'S OUT
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Embercloud on March 23, 2017, 06:31:58 AM
IT'S OUT

Don't toy with me like that
 :'(
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on March 23, 2017, 09:10:08 AM
Go play some Brigador while you wait.

Beautiful little mech game with lots of carnage and action.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Sy on March 23, 2017, 09:47:01 AM
PS: Star Sector, as it was 2 years ago, was still the best, most rewarding 2d starship combat experience I have ever played, bar none. Excited to get back into 0.8 when it releases and enjoy the updates.
i wholeheartedly agree. 0.8 by itself brings a huge amount of stuff i'm reeeaaally looking forward to, and i know there will be lots more of exciting stuff after that. but even now Starsector is straight up my favorite game of recent years, and there isn't a single game out there that matches Starsector in both playstyle and quality.

the only thing where i think the current version of Starsector might be insufficient (for myself, that is) if it were a finished game is the amount of 'content' -- but that's only in regards to vanilla, and the amazing mods available more than make up for it.


still, i'm sure many people who might buy the game on steam wouldn't share my feelings above. releasing the game there before it's at the best it can be would be a waste.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Mysterhay on March 23, 2017, 09:55:58 AM
What amazes me with Starsector is the quality of each release, I mean I'm genuinely surprised whenever there is a game crash even though *it's an alpha version with 20+ mods installed* (I'm talking about twice per 100 hours here, which is a far better record than any other game in my library).

And that combat... Just can't get enough of it. Whenever ballistic weapons fire and hit shields, 'dat sound in the void of space. Mmmmh...

But damn, with all those mods, I CANNOT WAIT for the weapon filters in the refit screen  :P
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Seth on March 23, 2017, 07:33:24 PM
And that combat... Just can't get enough of it. Whenever ballistic weapons fire and hit shields, 'dat sound in the void of space. Mmmmh...
Yes, and those explosions, flares and crackling sounds! Sweet mother of God!  :o
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Elijah on March 25, 2017, 04:30:42 AM
Yes, Alex, give us some love  :'(
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Dri on March 25, 2017, 08:14:02 AM
He just did with the updated patch notes, go check'em out.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: JDCollie on March 25, 2017, 01:24:42 PM
One more reason not to release to Steam right now: could you *imagine* the amount of *** bug reports and complaining the poor mod developers would be drowned in?
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: SainnQ on March 31, 2017, 09:04:14 AM
Anyone familiar with a 7.2A compatible mod that builds on the games economy?

I've a couple mods installed, and I'm getting trade contracts for consumables not available on the game's market.

It made me realize I've not once seen a mod in the past several years that did a blessing to the game's economic systems.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Midnight Kitsune on March 31, 2017, 09:12:32 AM
It made me realize I've not once seen a mod in the past several years that did a blessing to the game's economic systems.
Mainly because the economy model is volatile and finicky? And that one bad mod can throw off the balance of it as well?
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: The Soldier on March 31, 2017, 09:13:14 AM
One more reason not to release to Steam right now: could you *imagine* the amount of *** bug reports and complaining the poor mod developers would be drowned in?
Also considering how many people constantly mix up modded and unmodded Starsector, yes. :P
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: SainnQ on March 31, 2017, 09:13:55 AM
It made me realize I've not once seen a mod in the past several years that did a blessing to the game's economic systems.
Mainly because the economy model is volatile and finicky? And that one bad mod can throw off the balance of it as well?

Is that really it? I came across a reddit post and someone seemed to have figured it out pretty well.

I just wanna build my armada with a economic powerhouse of trading & manufacturing damnit D:
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Midnight Kitsune on March 31, 2017, 09:20:47 AM
It made me realize I've not once seen a mod in the past several years that did a blessing to the game's economic systems.
Mainly because the economy model is volatile and finicky? And that one bad mod can throw off the balance of it as well?

Is that really it? I came across a reddit post and someone seemed to have figured it out pretty well.

I just wanna build my armada with a economic powerhouse of trading & manufacturing damnit D:
Yes. For instance, the modders try to build their hand crafted systems so that they are self sufficient within themselves. But if you were to miss something like a demand metals for instance, it could eventually lead to stupid high supply prices. Hell, I know one player on Discord that says that his vanilla only game that is in cycle 237 has stupid high supply prices!
And while I'm sure the modders don't want to learn how to balance the economy again, we're all hoping that it will be easier and or less volatile to work with
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Toxcity on March 31, 2017, 09:39:01 AM
The introduction of the Persean League could help too. Part of the reason mod's have to be so self sufficient is because of hostilities to most major factions (or atleast the hegemony and tri-tachyon), which limit what stable markets you can trade with.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zelnik on April 02, 2017, 05:52:59 PM
WE need the game most of all :P
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Midnight Kitsune on April 02, 2017, 06:28:21 PM
Yeah, I'd like to play it before my dad dies of old age
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zelnik on April 02, 2017, 08:27:57 PM
your demands are too much, you need to die yourself of old age first.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on April 02, 2017, 09:10:56 PM
I'd love to have it before my eventual great grandkids get to die.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zelnik on April 03, 2017, 03:24:57 PM
It's more ironic that the serious thread about our concerns was locked, but this one was left open.

I will have to write it in clay tablets so my descendents ten thousand years from now can chortle as they wait for .8a
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: orost on April 03, 2017, 03:37:21 PM
For every day without 0.8 I'm blowing up a food convoy headed to a starving planet.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on April 03, 2017, 04:38:40 PM
For every day without 0.8 I'm blowing up a food convoy headed to a starving planet.
Well that escalated quickly.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: orost on April 03, 2017, 04:50:31 PM
What is good motivational support if not a little virtual economic terrorism?
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on April 03, 2017, 04:53:53 PM
What is good motivational support if not a little virtual economic terrorism?
The glassing of heretic worlds as the Imperium of Man purifies its populace? Or perhaps the cackling of the Queen of Blades as the Swarm lays siege to Korhal? Or some other sci-fi past time.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: orost on April 03, 2017, 05:02:49 PM
I don't know, those sound like fancy Domain pastimes. Out here in the Sector we have mostly food shortages and space malaria.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Seth on April 03, 2017, 05:08:56 PM
I never had space malaria
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: orost on April 03, 2017, 05:15:30 PM
Try living on Jangala when the space lasers break and space jungle starts growing out of your toilet
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: AxleMC131 on April 03, 2017, 05:24:47 PM
Try living on Jangala when the space lasers break and space jungle starts growing out of your toilet

* space toilet

 ;)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on April 03, 2017, 05:39:20 PM
That is what space bug spray is for.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zelnik on April 03, 2017, 07:37:53 PM
*In the grim darkness of the 41st Millenium, there is only pain, suffering and war. Somewhere in an ancient, long forgotten data vault on Holy Terra, a lone servo skull floats and interfaces with a terminal long forgotten to anyone alive for forty thousand years. This skull belonged to the last in a proud lineage of humans who's name will never be remembered, and retains nothing of who it was to take the joy in knowing that at last, .8a was released for the pleasure of the Machine God.

 
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on April 03, 2017, 09:19:14 PM
Thank God the Horus Heresy didn't claim it. Or the Dark age of Technology. Or the Tyranids. Or the Orks. Or the forces of Chaos. Or the OP Ultramarines. Or the God Emperor's lack of text to speech communication.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Embercloud on April 04, 2017, 02:11:27 AM
[whines about 0.8 internally]
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Zelnik on April 04, 2017, 05:01:57 PM
[Whines about 0.8 externally]
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on April 04, 2017, 05:10:21 PM
[whines about 0.8 existentially]
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: ANGRYABOUTELVES on April 04, 2017, 05:36:59 PM
0.8 reeeeeeeeeeeelease when
[whining in frog]
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: AxleMC131 on April 04, 2017, 05:54:15 PM
0.8 reeeeeeeeeeeelease when
[whining in frog]

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HBxn56l9WcU

 8)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Seth on April 04, 2017, 06:01:47 PM
Lol, that frog made my day. Hopefully ferocious war cry will scare the pants off Alex and he'll work fasta.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: AxleMC131 on April 04, 2017, 06:06:47 PM
Lol, that frog made my day. Hopefully ferocious war cry will scare the pants off Alex and he'll work fasta.

*bows* I aim to entertain. Also to misbehave. But mostly to entertain.  ;)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: kazi on April 04, 2017, 06:37:15 PM
I feel like Alex missed a golden opportunity to drop an 0.8 release blog post as an April fools joke here.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on April 04, 2017, 09:25:35 PM
I feel like Alex missed a golden opportunity to drop an 0.8 release blog post as an April fools joke here.
The joke would be that it is real, and it's been ready since January
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: ANGRYABOUTELVES on April 04, 2017, 09:40:13 PM
I feel like Alex missed a golden opportunity to drop an 0.8 release blog post as an April fools joke here.
That's exactly the kind of April Fool's joke I hate. Haha, here's something everyone wants but it's April Fools so I got your hopes up for nothing!
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: orost on April 04, 2017, 09:57:17 PM
A real April's Fools would to be to release 0.8, and after an hour of playing have it say "Thank you for participating in pre-release testing" and delete itself
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Cyan Leader on April 05, 2017, 01:47:08 AM
I think it's realistic to say that we are possibly within a month of release. Rejoice, brothers.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Inventor Raccoon on April 05, 2017, 07:59:24 AM
I think it's realistic to say that we are possibly within a month of release. Rejoice, brothers.
Using the power of estimation, I believe that Alex should be pretty much done doing the tutorial and have bugfixing and playtesting to do, so I'd be kind of surprised if it was more than one or two weeks.

Then again, I don't even thoroughly test my mod so it's not like I know how long it takes, I just fix things in a panic after people tell me it doesn't work.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: kazi on April 05, 2017, 07:57:29 PM
I feel like Alex missed a golden opportunity to drop an 0.8 release blog post as an April fools joke here.
The joke would be that it is real, and it's been ready since January

(http://memes.ucoz.com/_nw/10/91669025.jpg)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: sycspysycspy on April 05, 2017, 08:13:00 PM
I feel like Alex missed a golden opportunity to drop an 0.8 release blog post as an April fools joke here.
The joke would be that it is real, and it's been ready since January

(http://memes.ucoz.com/_nw/10/91669025.jpg)

Cos fake release is not funny... at all. Too much hate to be a joke.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: hunters1 on April 13, 2017, 08:25:20 PM
wait i thought he announced the release date and that it was really soon(tm) bundled with the release of half life 3, team fortress 3 and left for dead 3
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Bastion.Systems on April 14, 2017, 10:02:59 AM
And here I am with another town leave after 4 weeks from the army and still no 0.8, :(
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Embercloud on April 14, 2017, 10:16:23 AM
I keep telling myself that you can't wait too long for something good, but I could really go for some of that 0.8 right now  :-\
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Flying Birdy on April 14, 2017, 10:37:31 AM
I started my undergrad with starsector

I'm about to graduate. Still years from 1.0.

Guess I should apply to law school so I can still be in school when the game gets released.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: RandomnessInc on April 19, 2017, 06:01:35 AM
About to finish freshman year of high school, still no 8.0
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: PerturbedPug on April 19, 2017, 11:53:33 AM
About to finish freshman year of high school, still no 8.0


When I first found starsector (then starfarer) I was just starting my freshman year of high school. Now I've graduated almost a year ago.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Grievous69 on April 19, 2017, 12:51:43 PM
Something to cheer you boys up https://twitter.com/amosolov/status/854780709654982657

ALL ABOARD THE HYPE TRAIN!!
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Toxcity on April 19, 2017, 12:58:22 PM
IT'S SO CLOSE I CAN TASTE IT! ;D
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: orost on April 19, 2017, 12:59:35 PM
inb4 hype-induced F5 mashing crashes the servers and delays release
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: BillyRueben on April 19, 2017, 01:02:15 PM
Oh, he was actually talking about the 0.8 update for his new mobile game: Candy Smash. Sorry for the confusion.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: The Soldier on April 19, 2017, 01:56:24 PM
Be bored not much longer, my children.

(http://i.imgur.com/7drHiqr.gif?noredirect)

If I jinx it and cause a rebuild, I take total responsibility. :)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: SCC on April 19, 2017, 02:27:26 PM
Can't wait for Starsector: Dank Maymays edition. The hype is real.
Spoiler
When you drop dat release
(https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/79/Operation_Upshot-Knothole_-_Badger_001.jpg)
[close]
I also join the crowd of finishing the school without Starsector 1.0 appearing. :D
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: cjuicy on April 19, 2017, 03:05:44 PM
(https://img.memesuper.com/23d3dfb9b22e5073ae67bdfc6e3909e6_prepare-yourself-by-omniscience-meme-center-prepare-yourself-meme_300-300.jpeg)
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Sy on April 19, 2017, 03:09:09 PM
i've been fully braced since last august...... ._.
Title: Re: I'm bored.
Post by: Elijah on April 20, 2017, 03:42:10 AM
i've been fully braced since last august...... ._.

(https://i.imgflip.com/1nkecx.jpg) (https://imgflip.com/i/1nkecx) (https://imgflip.com/memegenerator)

The therapist removed my F5 key.