What things will be in alpha 5?


#1

So have they discussed what features will be implemented into alpha 5? or is there some plans for specifically alpha 5? Alos is alpha 5 the end of alpha? Or is there an alpha 6? Are all of these questions impossible to answer? What is the meaning of life?


#2

lots of “deep” questions… :smile:

unfortunately, all I know for sure is that the alpha state will remain after Alpha 5, and for some time post public release …


#3

Public release? You mean like Early Access?


#4

no sir… we’re in the early acces phase now (since Alpha 1)… I’m referring to the public release, when everyone who pledged $15 during the campaign, or afterwards from the official site, gets access to the client… :+1:


#5

Ok I see.I should have been more clear though, I meant Steam Early Access. So many tech words to be confused. Thanks for your answers.


#6

Early access on steam was removed indefinitely because the community asked nicely for Radiant not to do it till later


#7

I’m hoping this week’s Desktop Tuesday will talk about what they’re planning to add, but I wouldn’t be surprised if this was mainly a bugfix Alpha, in preparation for said public release.


#8

I hope it’s a video, I miss Tom’s voice…

My prediction for alpha five… Mason!


#9

That is indeed how it is looking at this time. Cumulatively we’ve checked in a lot of performance optimizations, so a lot of our time right now is focused on making sure everything is still stable.


#10

Does that mean we’re not getting Alpha 5 this week? =(


#11

All I can say is that Alpha 5 should happen before the end of the month.


#12

can not wait :smile:


#13

Darn it, was really hoping to play some this week as I have the week off Q_Q


#14

Of course people will be disappointed not to get another major feature release like Alpha 4, but I think optimizations and bugfixing is a very good idea at this time. You want to make sure the public release folks get the best possible experience on their first version to play.

Alpha 4 made the game, an actual, you know, game. It’s very playable, and many of the basics are there to provide many, many in-game days of fun. Hopefully the groundwork has been laid in the engine now to add new classes, etc. relatively easily and without breaking a lot of other things, too, so that Alpha 6 can add in a lot of new features again.


#15

Even if it is just a bug fix there are some great mods that add alot of content going on :slight_smile:


#16

The Dev Blog is now up with an explanation of what they’re going to have in Alpha 5. Spoiler alert: not much! Indeed, it will be a bug fix only Alpha 5, sounds like. Fences will be fixed, apparently.

The good news is, we’ll be getting this Alpha 5 much sooner than any of us could have expected and it sounds like Alpha 6 will be rather ambitious, with mining added to the game, as well as some other cool stuff like roads, trading, and leveling.


#17

Well, when Alpha 5 FIRST comes out, not much besides fixes and fence. But DURING alpha 5 (Alpha 6 development), we are getting alllll sorts of goodies.


#18

Well of course. I’m certainly looking forward to seeing how Alpha 6 shapes up in the unstable branch after Alpha 5.