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Reply #135 on: September 15, 2021, 09:00:38 PM
Yeah, me too.  Erik has said the AI in DW2 is vastly improved over that in DW:U, including/especially how it handles ship operations.  Fingers crossed! 



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Reply #136 on: October 09, 2021, 05:14:43 AM
Dev Diary #5 (finally) tackles a meatier subject, one that's dear to most fans of 4x games - exploration: 


https://www.matrixgames.com/news/distant-worlds-2-dev-diary-5



In general, it appears exploration in DW2 will be a more interactive affair, where player engagement both matters more and is encouraged.  The same content is there that was in Distant Worlds: Universe (except, of course, there's quite a bit more of it this time around 8) ), but the discoveries you make during the course of the game shouldn't feel as automatic or dull. 


In addition, there are now multiple exploration "levels" an astronomical body (planet, asteroid, etc.) can have.  It looks like these levels will depend both on your sensor levels, and (to some extent) how long you've had sensors in that system.  This means that: 

1.)  It's unlikely you'll immediately obtain complete information on a planet, moon, etc. just  because you've finished scanning/surveying it. 
2.)  It's possible to continue making discoveries about said planets & asteroids well into the game, even after you've settled and/or thoroughly explored a star system.  Thus, the exploration phase of the game gets extended beyond what one sees in most 4x titles. 


There's other interesting stuff in the dev diary (seriously, I honestly recommend checking it out), but I'd say those are more-or-less the highlights.  :) 




























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Reply #137 on: October 09, 2021, 09:25:41 PM
And still no release date.   :waiting:

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Reply #138 on: October 09, 2021, 11:25:39 PM
And still no release date.   :waiting:

Sigh, yeah. 


I mean, I think we can now safely rule out the game coming out in October, especially given Erik's comments in this thread -- although in reality, that merely further solidifies everyone's suspicions of a delay. 


Marco did comment in this past Thursday's Tea-Time video (the relevant portion starts around 20:00) that they will give out "more information" next week about the release date for Distant Worlds 2. 

Whether that includes an actual, specific release date, however, remains to be seen.  At this point, I'm equally parts hopeful, yet skeptical. 



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Reply #139 on: October 11, 2021, 10:22:21 AM
And still no release date.   :waiting:

Maybe it's floating off of Long Beach.

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Reply #140 on: October 11, 2021, 03:01:48 PM
I do like the sound of the exploration system. 

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Reply #141 on: October 12, 2021, 10:26:37 AM
Posted this morning by Erik.

"Just to be clear, they will be discussing the release this Thursday, beyond that nothing has been promised."

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Reply #142 on: October 12, 2021, 07:42:37 PM
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I have no words right now. 


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Reply #143 on: October 14, 2021, 11:02:17 AM
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Reply #144 on: October 14, 2021, 11:29:40 PM
Yeah.  >:(  Here's the announcement in the forums: 


https://www.matrixgames.com/forums/tm.asp?m=5088249&mpage=1&#5088249




And Marco makes the announcement (around 26:00) in the tea-time video: 






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Reply #145 on: October 14, 2021, 11:33:19 PM
Honestly, this would be/would've been a lot less frustrating if they'd simply told us a month or two ago, "Sorry folks, but it looks like DW2 is going to slip to 2022 after all."  It's the constant under-communication (and/or lack of communication entirely) from Slitherine/Matrix that's so damn aggravating. 



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Reply #146 on: October 15, 2021, 03:00:45 AM
Just applied for the new wave of beta testers....



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Reply #147 on: October 15, 2021, 04:07:45 AM
Cheers, Anguille!   I've actually applied as well this time around.  I figure the game is far enough along at this point that any feedback from me can't screw it up.  ::) 



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Reply #148 on: October 15, 2021, 04:19:49 AM
Cheers, Anguille!   I've actually applied as well this time around.  I figure the game is far enough along at this point that any feedback from me can't screw it up.  ::)
Was thinking the same... :whistle:



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Reply #149 on: October 15, 2021, 01:10:54 PM
Just applied for the new wave of beta testers....

Ditto. 

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