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#1 +Yorak

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 19:31

Is there anybody from Neowin playing the Starbound Beta?

Starbound on Steam

Starbound Homepage

 

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Basically, this has been called the spiritual successor to Terraria. So far, it seems quite good. If anybody would like to play, I have a server so PM me and I will give you the information.

 




#2 Andrew

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 19:33

I've been hearing a lot about this. Is there any official link to Terraria?



#3 Nagisan

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 19:38

I've been hearing a lot about this. Is there any official link to Terraria?

The company (and thereby the game) was created by some of the ex-devs of Terraria, other than that, no.



#4 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 19:42

Updates

 

 

Changelog for v. Annoyed Koala 12/9/2013

  • HUGE balance patch, every item, creature, armor and weapon rebalanced. Leveling system entirely rewritten

Although the balance is early the new leveling system, the system is much better than the old one and we can now improve balance over time.

  • Added early implementation of creature taming (more features coming soon)

  • Added new mining items

  • Added new weapons

  • Added new throwable items

  • Added grappling hook

  • Added new boss and new sector of the galaxy

  • Added a stance system to weaponry, not currently used but will allow us to add secondary attacks to weaponry very soon.

  • Tons of new sounds

  • Guns more common in tier 3

  • Underground detached/rare biomes more common

  • Underground random encounters more common

  • Underground chests more common

  • Ore rebalance (probably way way too much ore at the moment, will be fixed later, enjoy it)

  • Baby monsters

  • New monster palettes

  • Added pixel compressor for high cost banking (idea from Ncrpts)

  • Disable using the beamaxe to light caves underground

  • Added new hats

  • some monsters now graze on grass (can look ugly, needs finishing)

  • Small bipeds now socialise with eachother

  • All the monsters behave smarter and are less likely to get stuck

  • You can no longer attack through blocks

  • Fix the game on XP (hopefully)

  • Tons more fixes and smaller additions

 

 

Changelog for v. Frustrated Koala 10/12/2013

Hi guys, so last night we pushed the major balance update. We'd tested it for hours and at the last minute a bug crept in that broke crafted weapon damage, making them crazy overpowered.

Hence the name of this version.

That's been fixed. It was an interesting bug. The old leveling system used a "level" specified in each swords configuration file. The new system no longer uses "level", instead each sword is hand balanced. The bug that crept in at the last moment reenabled "level". Given that they are now unused, levels weren't changed from their previous values that went all the way up to level 100, and now that the game is leveled up to 10, they were massively too powerful.

Also..

  • Uranium, plutonium and solarium now work as fuels
  • You can now REALLY craft a grappling hook
  • Boss balance has been tightened even more
  • Platinum armor is now unlocked on tier 5
  • You can now 'recapture' pets
  • some more fixes

More coming really soon!



#5 perochan

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 19:50

PC only?



#6 shadowgmo

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 20:36

As far as I know, yes, pc only.

 

I'm in the beta playing :) 



#7 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 20:39

PC only?

It is PC for now, however, it will be launching on the PS4 eventually.

 

http://blog.us.plays...-coming-to-ps4/



#8 Knive Party

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 20:55

Is there anybody from Neowin playing the Starbound Beta?

Starbound on Steam

Starbound Homepage

 

XMfwbDq.png

 

Basically, this has been called the spiritual successor to Terraria. So far, it seems quite good. If anybody would like to play, I have a server so PM me and I will give you the information.

its pretty much a full terraria. Space ship is your central HQ which you beam from/to, which is pretty cool, and beaming to different elemental planets has its pros/cons. Lol, and going deeper down is so much fun too. More minerals, there are also flesh block to harvest  :wacko:. Enemies are jumpy and alert. 

 

A well recommended purchase guys, 8.5/10



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Posted 10 December 2013 - 20:57

Not purchased it yet but it looks like a lot of fun, I watched a Quick Look of it over at Giant Bomb a few days ago. It'll be good when more of the plot based activities get fleshed out!



#10 Steve B.

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Posted 10 December 2013 - 20:58

The sprite art is almost on Metal Slug levels. So pretty.



#11 shadowgmo

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 13:01

Just be aware that since is a beta it can crash sometimes (never happened to me so far).

 

Also they keep adding content with each patch (2 patches so far).



#12 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 13:05

I have been posting a lot on their official forums about bugs i have found and issues i have been having. 

 

Last night there was rather a bit of it actually, after the first of the two updates yesterday If i tried to use a Silver Pickaxe, the game client would crash and give me 4 or 5 dialog boxes with different errors on it. And then after the second update yesterday my game client became corrupt and i had to do a Verify and re-download from steam. As soon as it was done, it wanted to install that newer patch again. Which instantly corrupted the client again and it had to be re-downloaded. I have not checked the status of it yet this morning however, As above its a beta so i am not torn up about it.



#13 shadowgmo

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 13:07

I have been posting a lot on their official forums about bugs i have found and issues i have been having. 

 

Last night there was rather a bit of it actually, after the first of the two updates yesterday If i tried to use a Silver Pickaxe, the game client would crash and give me 4 or 5 dialog boxes with different errors on it. And then after the second update yesterday my game client became corrupt and i had to do a Verify and re-download from steam. As soon as it was done, it wanted to install that newer patch again. Which instantly corrupted the client again and it had to be re-downloaded. I have not checked the status of it yet this morning however, As above its a beta so i am not torn up about it.

 

I've been lucky for not finding any bug like that :s  :cry:



#14 spacer

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 13:23

I really want to get into the game, but I'm holding off until it's out of phase 1. Having all progress regularly wiped to start over can be  frustrating for me since I don't have a lot of time to play games. It looks awesome though. I'll definitely pick it up when it's closer to "release".



#15 Geoffrey B.

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Posted 11 December 2013 - 13:46

I've been lucky for not finding any bug like that :s  :cry:

I ran into a few other issues as well but as it stands i cannot even access the game anymore. I just remote connected home to see if it was still broken, so i think when i get home i am going to have to just remove the game and re-install it. Its not like i will lose any data as they did a character wipe yesterday anyway.