Yes! A this is what’s happened between 200 and 300 and here’s what’s next (sneak peaks).
Confusion of the direction of the game though…I mean they seem to have the vision part down, we’re just kinda stalled because certain systems needed to be updated which takes a lot of time and manpower. Most of the posts I’ve seen on the forums that seemed negative were because:
- People can’t be bothered to understand the theme and feel of the game and they wanna try to turn it into a version of some other game they’ve played rather than respect the vision of what’s presented. I’m all for giving feedback to try and see if an idea meshes, but this is Stonehearth. It’s fine to take some inspiration from other games, but don’t try to turn this into something it’s not…next!
- Impatience. Folks don’t understand how long a game takes to develop…how long a GOOD game takes. This happens with a lot of Kickstarter games. I’m gonna be a bit hearthless here…but a Kickstarter is not a guarantee that we’ll ever actually see a game. We’re taking a gamble by investing and hoping it’ll pay off. We’re not entitled and if we don’t have the patience to wait 5+ years then we shouldn’t be backing Kickstarters to begin with. They have to do what’s best for the game, if that means rebuilding systems then so be it. I’d rather they take the time than push a crappy half-finished, unpolished mess out the door and rely on the folks purchasing a “finished” product to bug test for them.
Maybe I’m wrong, but I figured we had a few more tiers of the storyline ending in a titan type fight. I’d assume you could then just continue to build/play on the map or roll the game over into a story+ type mode with harder difficulty, but some new swag from the defeated titan lol. A few coop multiplayer modes, a cutthroat survival vs. mode, and eventually World of Stonehearth where we play individual hearthlings working together to build kingdoms and craft all the things.
Great call on the stream 300 @coasterspaul! Best of luck to the Stonehearth devs!!
Edit: LOL okay I went all ranty over negative bits I’d seen, but that’s not really the same as confusion so apologies for that, but I’m leaving it cause I just watched the stream and someone had the nerve to tell Luke (the new guy) to shut up so Steph could talk more. Some peoples children I swear…