I just wanted to stop by the community to say hello again and to relay my experience playing through this Alpha and outline my thoughts/suggestions. Hopefully they can be of some help as development goes along.
When I found out Alpha 8 came out today I was so excited to get into it. I have played for all the previous ones but I couldn’t get too into it without a crash or feeling like I didn’t have any more to do. This was the first alpha I played for several hours (about 2-3) without feeling like I ‘ran out’ of things to do. So congrats! I love seeing this game develop.
ANYWAYS, I was trying to collect screenshots of my end town when I was feeling done-ish and my game crashed and I was unable to save it… so that was frustrating but expected. I was having a lot of issues saving… whenever i would hit save nothing would happen but ‘overwrite’ gave me a confirmation and then nothing would happen.
When I had about 10-12 villagers and several houses/dining room/farms and a mine going I noticed my performance drop drastically. Almost unplayable. I know optimization comes way later but as you add more and more into this game I can imagine it will get harder to try all this content if it becomes really hard to play. I have a pretty decent computer as well… 8gb RAM, NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti, Six Core processor 3.30 GHz
Other Things I wish I had:
A way to know how much “stuff” I had. Like an inventory screen that
would tell me how many types of different ores etc. I spent a lot of time
counting my stockpiles of the different types. Just would be nice to
see in once place. (let me know if i’m an idiot and couldn’t see
that I know there was one for furniture…)
I had a hard time building different things… for example I wanted
to build the basic armor (bronze I think?) and I was counting how
much bronze and tin and cooper I needed and sometimes my guy would be
stuck at tin because i didn’t have enough raw materials. I wish if he
didn’t have enough he would go to the second thing in his queue
instead of standing idle for a long time until I noticed.
Sometimes the shop owners would get stuck and I had to close shop,
remove everything from the queue and then reopen and they would start
One simple thing is I wish I knew which way of the different
workshops need to be ‘faced out’ or which side the villager interacts
with. As I move the workshops inside I always inevitably put the
workshop side the villager uses against the wall and they don’t do
anything until I realize and flip it around. This could go for other
furniture ie. the beds where I always place those upside down as
well. Just something simple like an arrow etc.
I apologize if all/some of these have been suggested before but I just wanted to do my little part in giving some feedback at this stage of the game. As I said before this was the first alpha I felt like I could really ‘dive’ into and I am SO EXCITED to see how this develops from here on out. Also if I posted this in the wrong area please let me know.