We have now had access to the new multiplayer system for a while and it has surely been fun testing it and meeting up with all of the other players, we know here from the discourse.
Now i stand at a point where i am wondering where this might be heading and what the current system tells us about the vision behind it.
We need to join up with a steamfriend (i know there is a workaround without steam). One of these players need to be the host (just like LAN over the internet, but where steam is the cable).
That host needs to not only have a beefy computer, but also a great internet upload connection, so basicly, not anyone can host a Stonehearth multiplayer game!
At this point we have alot of bugs and optimization awaiting to be fixed, so maybe there is a hope that when all that is fixed, anyone can host a mp game? I must admit i am unsure on the answer here and that is basicly why i have made this post.
Is it correct that The developers have no plans to create dedicated servers for the game in the future? @sdee @ayazar (tagging you, because… you know…?)
From what i see and hear, we are told that SH will be a community builder focussed game, and not a pvp game.
From what i see when i look at the systems that will be provided to the community, that system would work much better for short pvp oriented games and not long term “city builders”…
Where is the longterm vision in the system itself? If we only get what we have now, why then be so stubborn on the whole pvp subject?
Well i just want to say, that i personally am not into pvp, but the system just looks designed to have that focus?
Enough rambling from me, what are your thoughts on this? AND more importantly, what are Team Radiants thoughts on it?
Thank you all