Suggestions regarding the upcoming Multiplayer and the overall branding of the game.
Hello people. I remember back when I backed the Kick-starter, and I couldn’t wait for the game to be released, because I thought (and still think), that this game holds create potential. Since I, as a part of this community, is able to give suggestions to the developers, that may or may not be heard. I thought it would appropriate to come with a few suggestions that they, and perhaps the rest of the community, could take into consideration.
First I’d like to talk Multiplayer. I absolutely adore that the developers have decided right from the beginning to implement multiplayer into their game, applause for that. Now that I hear that they are looking for the next step in the multiplayer integration, I thought I would give my view as a player.
My suggestion to the developers, would be to make the Multiplayer system, server based. So that you don’t have to have a session every time that you want to play the game. But you actually have the option to login to a server where you can play, while your friends are sleeping. Personally I think that this is the future, not only for this game, but for games in general (Session games are sort of getting outdated). Whether the developers decides to go with community servers, where everyone can login to a shared server, and then connect to each other. Or they decide to go with the individual servers (which is my favorite). The individual servers allows for the individual player to create their own virtual server (most likely paid for), and then they decide what they can do with their server. The great thing about this system, is that it allows for the future development of Plugins!
Next, I’d like to talk about some features, that I think would be nice to have in a game such as Stonehearth. Not for the need to have it, but for the convenience of having it.
The first thing is an integrated modelling system. A system that allows for the individual player to create, and model houses, structures (etc.) to their liking from the start page, then transfer that model in game and show it of to their friends. This would be amazing to have!
Another thing that would be amazing to have, is the ability to create your own world to play in, without the gameplay itself. So a system where you can choose to shape your own landscape, and create your own story from scratch, before you decide to play that “seed”. This is again a nice thing to have, and not a need to have thing.
I think that some of these small “Sandboxy” changes, could really levitate this game to a whole other playing field, thank you for reading this, and even more thank you if you have taken my words into consideration.