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Discussion in 'Stargate Worlds Stratics Forums' started by Khatie, Jun 17, 2008.

  1. Khatie

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    Hi there, everyone! Big thanks to Stratics for setting up the SGW Discussion Hall. I'm Khatie, the Senior CM for SGW.

    Please list any questions for the dev team here! I'll check back now and then to give a response (or one of our volunteer community members will share what information is already known).

    :)
     
  2. Lairkingo

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    How much will combat depend on twitch? I know you've stated that you want to incorporate a lot of FPS elements... that's something that MMO developers have tried and failed with before. How will you balance the needs of character advancement (i.e. skills, levels, etc.) and the spontaneity of twitch in combat?
     
  3. How committed are Cheyenne/MGM to SGW? It seems like a bunch of high profile MMO projects (Gods & Heroes, Star Trek Online, etc.) have been shuttered or suspended recently.
     
  4. How will you deal with the obvious absence of "magic" in the traditional sense?
     
  5. Solider seems like a very plain archetype. Is there anything secret about it that will make it more enticing?
     
  6. Orvago

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    Hello! I am so pumped for Stargate Worlds, I cannot wait! :)

    I am wondering about any voice-overs. Last I heard there were negotiations to get the Stargate Casts to do some voices for the game. Are there any corrections or updates to this?

    Looking forward to cast my virtual gaze upon a Stargate! :thumbup1:
     
  7. Kiminality

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    Will we get to see any more concept art for female characters, soon?

    I'm curious to see how often artistic license prevails over reality (low-cut ablative armour, anyone?).

    Also, whether there'll be just a single asgard gender;)
     
  8. Jeffdogg

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    No need for "Magic" Staff weapons, P-90's, Ribbon Devices (possibly CME has not talked about them lately. and other weapons like you would see on the show. Try checking the wiki or the offical SGW forums....

    http://forums.stargateworlds.com/

    http://www.stargateworldswiki.com/wiki/Main_Page

    They hae been working on SGW for over 2 years now and doing a great job a lot of questions you have can be found on the wiki :grouphug:

    Oh yeah Hi Khatie :blush: is this where you have been this whole time? ;)
     
  9. Jeffdogg

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    Yes the ability trees you can pick from will make it not plain. You will be able to customize your arch as well as your weapons as you progress. Mixing diff ability trees will give diff results. No job on here will by far be plain trust me :thumbup1:
     
  10. Jeffdogg

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    Lol they are very commited, and SGW has something the others didn't their huge fan base. Sure ST has fans but not like Stargate :popcorn:
     
  11. Jeffdogg

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    They didn't really state that, its more

    However they did mention that there will be a first person view you can switch too.. But why would you want to be in first person when you have enimes attacking you at all angels?
     
  12. Jeffdogg

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    And yes I know i'm not a Dev. lmao Just helping out with questions that were asked 100 times on the offical forums..

    With that bing said I am gonna post a few links, they are very helpful, and will most likely get you your answear before the dev.'s and other staff get too ya cause they have been super busy this past month and a half.

    SGW Wiki- http://www.stargateworldswiki.com/wiki/Main_Page
    (Check out Game Mechanics it goes over a lot including the current system hardware they are using.)

    SGW Forums- http://forums.stargateworlds.com/forumdisplay.php?f=21
    (This is the link to "Ask Cheyenne Mountain Anything" Thread its also very helpful)

    SGW Beta Registration-
    http://register.stargateworlds.com/Registration/
    (you may have missed the chance for closed beta but theres always open beta to help test the game :thumbup1:)
     
  13. Lairkingo

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    I'm really hoping that SGW will buck the trend set by SOE and other companies and absolutely refuse to tolerate the real money trade. Companies like IGE and scripters/farmers in general need to be banned ruthlessly.
     
  14. ZorZorZor

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    How will "clans" fit in to the storyline?
     
  15. Jeffdogg

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    Massively Multiplayer Online Role Playing Games are really about communities of people. One of the major community aspects of MMORPGs are guilds. Stargate Worlds already has a very strong guild community that CME is fostering, so guilds will be an important part of the game. Guilds in Stargate Worlds are called Commands.

    Activities that are related specifically to commands have been discussed. These may include command leveling, command banks, and command specific crafting.Commands will also be able to issue missions to their members as a cooperative effort. The command levelling system is an interesting idea. As the command progresses, it will unlock construction capabilities, expansion capabilities, and technological abilities, as well as the obvious economic benefits. However, commands will not get missions at launch. This ability is to be added to the game at a later date.

    There will be no command centers, halls, or bases at the initial release, but player / guild owned vaults are talked about frequently

    Elder game play may also have a significant command involvement, particularly with the crafting aspects of the game. At some point after release, large construction projects such as motherships will require a large command, or an alliance of several commands.




    Command mechanics
    Commands will have calendars at their disposal, which can be edited by officers. As of now, it is not known if this calendar system includes a signup system as well, or if it will simply be a notification utility.

    Commands will be able to have up to 8 customizable ranks that will give players tools to manage their command.These tools will include the usual options, such as inviting, kicking, and promoting. Command leadership can also be transferred if the need should arise. Commands will have a command chat and officer chat. There will be the ability to set up private chat channels.

    At the time of the writing, the maximum number of characters in a command is 200. Note, that its characters, not players.

    Check out the Listed Commands for a list of the current Stargate Worlds Guilds.

    http://forums.stargateworlds.com/forumdisplay.php?f=49

    Alliances
    Forming alliances between commands is encouraged. Some activities may require very large amounts of players. If your command does not have many players, having an alliance with another command will help.

    There is a possibility to form alliances in-game, and the members of the alliances made this way gain access at least to a common chat channel.

    Check out the Listed Alliances.

    http://www.stargateworldswiki.com/wiki/Commands
     
  16. Lairkingo

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    What are you doing to make SGW really feel like a world? I don't think a single MMO released to date has lived up to this goal. The world needs to be truly immersive and not just in the sense of deep storylines and visual effects but in terms of DEEP character freedom -- characters should have ten thousand ways to play the game, not a linear path from area to area ala WoW.
     
  17. Jeffdogg

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    Aye thats one aspect that I have not mentioned yet. SGW is gonna be all about coverage. Its gonna be quite an imsersive land.

     
  18. Yeah but the world isn't enough to make it feel like a "world" (a real place with real choices and real dangers). What about character freedom?
     
  19. Khatie

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    Very committed. SGW is the first title for Cheyenne Mountain Entertainment but it won't be the last. It's our flagship title and we're doing everything right! In fact, we're already in the Friends and Family stage of testing and closed beta will begin in a few weeks.

    MGM is solidly behind us (as is Fox Home Entertainment) - not only did they give us permission to use Stargate as a basis for the game but they are also going to give us huge exposure at this year's Comic Con and Leipzig Conferences. And Bridge Studios loves what they have seen so much they are calling any content in SGW "canon" for the Stargate Universe.

    :)
     
  20. Khatie

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    I will find out the exact answer for you from our AI specialist on the engineering team! :)
     
  21. Khatie

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    I could tell you, but then I'd have to kill you! :eek: :D
     
  22. Khatie

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    So for the MMO space to work you need to be able to have "buffs" and explain death and resurrection, etc. There are a number of ways the creative team is doing this. One answer that comes to mind is that the team (and enemies) will have access to alien technology, of course (as they do in the show). As well, we'll have medical supplies and outposts available to teams on other worlds.

    "Magic" may not be available but if you are a fan of the movies and the shows, you know that there are many things magical about what the teams and enemies can do that are explained by alien skills, technology, or advanced weaponry or alien building supplies. :)
     
  23. Khatie

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    I agree and we are working on a two-pronged approach to this:

    1. Make "gold" available through means that makes farming redundant and farmers useless.

    2. Have strict and intuitive customer service and security measures in place to quickly identify and ban all farmers/sellers.

    :)
     
  24. Khatie

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    You want to be naked? :eek:

    :thumbup1:

    This is a great question but from everything I have seen and played it's "free". I can go anywhere and there are very few invisible barriers, if that's what you mean... :)
     
  25. Khatie

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    These fit very well since there are smaller groups in the series and movies, as well as combat teams mimicking a "party" set up. :)

    We are calling our guilds/clans "Commands". :)
     
  26. Khatie

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    Here's the response I got for you, Lairkingo:

    "Stargate Worlds incorporates many forms of gameplay with regards to combat. Our ‘twitch’ component is more akin to quick thinking combined with quick reflexes than just reflexes alone. We focus more on players using their abilities tactically than whether or not they can get a mouse cursor placed over a target with lightning-fast speed.

    "This doesn’t mean there isn’t room for spontaneity during combat. There certainly is and it’s most often coupled with improvisation based upon our dynamic mob actions.

    "In a nutshell, this game will challenge you and will provide enjoyment regardless of your preferred playstyle."

    Chris Bernert
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    Stargate Worlds
     
  27. Ledaye

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    I'm not sure of the release schedule for the concept art, but our women characters are just stunning.

    We're not doing so much the 'low-cut ablative armor,' but our Goa'uld are amazingly interesting dressers. The motif was haute couture, and we adopted a physicality that mimics runway model physique rather than 'zoftig,' if you get my drift.

    They look elegant. Our clothing for them could easily be seen in the Spring collections in Paris, and thus indeed does have very little relation to 'reality' as far as armor goes.

    The human females indeed, wear armor.

    Yes, there is only a single Asgard gender.
     
  28. Ledaye

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    Well, that's sorta like saying that a warrior is a very plain archetype. Some people may look at it like that, but they form the backbone of the game. They have the highest firepower and broadest array of very cool weapons.

    We've been doing he majority of our in-house testing with the Soldier (they were the first to get the majority of their Abilities on-line) and they're really fun to play.

    Plain vanilla, well, maybe, but they are a lot of fun and very flexible.

    Remember, we don't utilize a tank-healer-mage paradigm.
     
  29. PASmountaindew

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    I am completely stoked about this game. I am a huge fan of not only Stargate SG-1 but also Stargate Atlantis. Will there be aspects from both series incorporated into the game either at the same time of having Stargate come out first and Atlantis being an expansion pack or something? I just signed up for the beta test and I am crossing my fingers. :) You guys rock.
     
  30. g0b0ts

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    So does this mean combat is mostly FPS style? I've tried Tabula Rasa and Age of Conan... hated both combat systems.
     
  31. Ledaye

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    It's really not FPS style. Me, personally, I don't enjoy many FPS games, and we certainly didn't want to make the game too hard to play for the casual gamer. While I don't think there is an easy way to describe it, it's kind of 'FPS-lite,' meaning it's visceral and exciting like FPS games but much easier to play.

    It's really unlike any other game we've ever seen or played. We're really excited about it.

    What didn't you like about Tabla Rasa and Age of Conan?
     
  32. Ledaye

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    The game is set at the end of SG-1's season eight in the timeline. What this means is that it's before Atlantis opened, so no aspects of Atlantis will be present in the shipping title.

    As for the future, it depends on the future not only of our game but the upcoming seasons of the Stargate television shows.
     
  33. Tycolby

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    I am new to these forums and most likely way behind in knowledge of the game but will replicators play any major part in the game?