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Hi everyone! In case you missed the second Q&A, here are the links:

Twitch - https://www.twitch.tv/videos/969894396

Youtube - 

Summary:

  1. Although some players are happy the propeller pack is no longer OP, many players are very upset that it has been reduced so much. 10 seconds is not very much time. Are there any plans to increase the time to 30 seconds or 1 minute? 
    • We nerfed the propeller pack and we know some people are unhappy with how much we nerfed it. We are planning on doing something about it maybe in the next patch in 1-2 weeks.
  2. The players would definitely like more variety for the Random Encounters. Is this a priority for you as well?
    • It is not only about Random Encounters that are generated, but the whole island Custom Scenarios. We can add these Custom Scenarios without updating the game client. For example, if today we make a new Custom Scenarios, a player might find it tomorrow. This means we can get these Custom Scenario maps into the game faster. We are adding more and more of those. We are even thinking of doing a competition at some point, where creators could provide us with some Random Encounters/Custom Scenarios. Those that are good would be eventually added into the game.
  3. The Ylands Team can add random encounters without uploading the game client or the whole island custom scenarios?
    • That is a good question and I need to check. I know for sure we can add Custom Scenarios without updating the game client. I am not sure about Random Encounters that are generated.
  4. A lot of players want more assets to be craftable, such as ladles, plastic blocks, all of the guns, etc. Is any of this planned?
    • We definitely plan on adding recipes for these items. When a player starts Exploration right now, they get buried in thousands of recipes. We plan A) to keep adding new recipes B) to keep adding recipes for things that players weren't able to craft, C) to improve how the players discover new recipes.
  5. Did we change blueprints in 1.6?
    • We just fixed something. We did not change anything major.
  6. What are the future plans for blueprints? Because there are some issues with ships and sometimes you can't place them correctly. When you're blueprinting something and something was free placed, you can have it offset from the grid. Are there plans to fix this in the near future?
    • We plan to fix the existing issues in 1.7. We want to enhance or expand how blueprints work, including creating them in Editor. We plan on letting players monetize them. We have some things we consider more important for Exploration for 1.7 but it is possible we will add these blueprint changes in 1.8.
  7. The caves are small/boring/too repetitive. Are there any plans to change how they are generated?
    • Yes. We have a programmer that will dedicate time to this for 1.7 or 1.8. We definitely want to make them more interesting, but they won't return to how they looked in the beginning. They were so uneven, which causes issues with the AI. Now they look almost man-made, which is also a problem. We might make them look like the old caves but make them more even.
  8. Can the players have more "bosses?" Right now we have mutated animals, but are there any plans to add harder ones? Perhaps on the Custom Scenario islands?
    • I don't really want to go into much detail right now because this has something to do with the Exploration progress/objectives. We are working on it already and we have a specific person dedicated to objects and monsters in the game (Prokop). We want to fill the game with more uncommon monsters. Every update will include something.
  9. When can the players get NPCs with ranged attacks? Or is this no longer planned for the future?
    • This is definitely possible. We are pushing for this, but the AI, in general, is quite complicated. Although it seems easy in other games, in Ylands we have terrain that can be changed. The enemies have to navigate terrain that can be elevated or removed. This makes it extremely tricky. We want enough assets for creators to make RPGs, but we know we are missing ranged attacks for monsters. We also need to add new animations. We wanted to do this 2 updates ago but were not able to get to it. It will definitely improve gameplay but it will also need a huge amount of testing. There are a lot of things that need fixing before we add something this big. It is definitely planned, but I can't give you guys any promises as to when this is going to happen.
  10. From @Yaourt: Is there any news about the new Community Manager? Can we get a name?
    • I will meet her for the first time face-to-face on Thursday. We just had interviews so far, but she seems great. She seems like a worthy successor to Adam, which is not an easy job to do. The players will get to know her very soon -- probably not on Thursday and Friday is a national holiday, so very likely on next Monday. At some point, she will make some videos. She might collaborate with Naru or do some on her own. Her name is @Nikki Severin.
  11. From @SandyT on the forum: Thank you for adding the chisel and screwdriver to the toolbox. Can the Ylands team also add knives to the toolbox?
    • This is already a task in our system for 1.7, to go over the tools and inventory containers. This is something that can be changed quickly and will happen in 1.7.
  12. Are there any plans to expand the player maximum above 8?
    • Because Ylands is a voxel-based game where the players can modify the terrain and other things, it is quite difficult on the CPUs. We could easily allow more players, but it might make the game choppy for everyone. As long as everyone is in the same place, we can simulate the game with 1 CPU. But if they go far apart, everyone needs their vicinity simulated by a CPU thread. If someone starts modifying the terrain or something else that requires a lot of power, then everyone on the map would feel it. We already plan on optimizing the game so it can run better, even on the same hardware. We are also working with programmers from the Unity team on some of the code. We take this very seriously, so this will definitely happen but it will be later, probably in 1.9.
  13. What about allowing more players as an option on Editor maps? If it is a small map without editable terrain, then possibly more players could be allowed.
    • The problem with this is that some creators are not great at optimizing their games. Some creators use CPU-intensive features with poor scripting. The game would run super slow and they would blame us. Our friends that work on Arma experience this with huge maps, and it was difficult to get stable FPS. It was due to creators that didn't do things properly. We will work on detecting how the map is doing or giving creators tools to determine if they can let more people in their game. We don't want the games to run really poorly, especially as a bad experience for new players.
  14. Can the game improve the lighting underwater? It is impossible to see, even with a scuba helmet, etc. Can the game also improve the lighting in caves? It seems to be darker than before Update 1.5. Even with a torch, during the day, it is dark in the caves.
    • If it is in water, we can probably look into the lighting at night, but we intended to make deep water dark and a little bit scary (even without sea life). For torches in caves, we do want to improve them.
  15. What are the plans to add more animals to the sea? Will we ever get sharks back?
    • Yesterday, I had a call with the whole team and they asked about sharks first. It is something that our team would like to see. It is similar to the ranged attacks for NPCs. You probably remember the flying sharks, and we weren't that good at implementing sharks in the game. We would love them to come back to the game. Exploration is going to be about sailing and the empty seas can be improved. We have a prototype that worked nicely with sharks. I will talk to the designers to see when we can implement this. We already have all of the features planned for 1.7, so we couldn't add this without removing something else. So maybe in 1.8 or 1.9 at the latest.
  16. Are there any plans to allow the players to use ranged weapons while riding an animal or car?
    • This is difficult. We changed the animations system, especially for multiplayer. I would love for this to come back to Ylands, but it is not a priority right now. But anything can happen in 1.9 or later.
  17. Will we get the possibility to move the player with Editor tiles?
    • This is related to something we want to give creators, where they can send AI-controlled characters to a spot determined by a mouse click.
  18. Can we customize the appearance of the new vendors? For example to match the style of the player's build.
    • This is a good idea. I will ask the designers.
  19. From @SandyT on the forum: Can the players have thinner building items, like wood or wallpaper that won't take up a whole block?
    • There is no problem with doing this visually, but you have probably already noticed that AI has trouble going through doors. This is because the doorway has a zone around it where the AI cannot go. The thin walls will still have a large zone like this, so it might cause even more noticeable problems with the AI navigation.
  20. Is teleporting planned? Maybe ylandium powered teleport pads to go between islands?
    • I cannot answer that right now, even though I want to tell you. You will have to wait and see.
  21. From @jar.jancaCan we have ropes or zip lines to use instead of ladders?
    • Right now, the players moving using ladders isn't very good because there is no animation. So I don't see why we can't add these things. We also can have some rope ladders.
  22. From @SandyT on the forum: If the players can't have a refrigerator, would the Ylands team consider creating plain white storage boxes in different sizes that the players could use? Instead of just metal or wood ones with crosses or other items on them? So the players could stylize with details?
    • Sure. Why not?
  23. From @NICO14973 on the discord: Can the Ylands team change the sound effect and animation for the Cup of Tea, Coconut Drink, and Green Coconut Drink? So it is more like drinking instead of eating? The sound already exists for the potions.
    • This sounds like a bug. Please make a bug report.
  24. From @NICO14973on the discord: Can the Ylands team increase the default difficulty (max HP and damage dealt) of the mobs? Right now they aren't really a threat.
    • We will improve the AI pathfinding so the players can't dodge them as easily, and we know the players can damage them a lot with a basic sword. The solution will be a combination of those two. It is not just about raising HP and damage. We need to analyze what makes them weak. Defeating enemies will be more difficult without the OP propeller pack.
  25. What is the difference between mutant and tainted animals?
    • The tainted animals are stronger. The weakest are mutated animals then tainted then infested (so infested animals are the strongest).
  26. Can we have a clock in the game?
    • We used to have a sundial but it didn't work so we removed it. I am not sure why we haven't added a clock.
  27. When will the players be able to transport tamed animals and vehicles by ship? (both between islands and between maps)
    • This will require more time, but we are looking into it.
  28. From @Mello1223: do you plan to modify the Creators Club and if so, will the creators have any better benefits?
    • There are definitely some plans. I want to go over it with our new community manager before talking about it. There are no big changes planned within the next few months. You will have to wait and see.
  29. From @bobo198312: can we get a new, faster Engine made from zirconium and ylandium?
    • Sure, as long as the speed doesn't cause problems with the terrain loading on slower computers. We have done a lot of optimization since we last tested this.
  30. From @Mello1223: Can propeller pack cool down faster in water?
    • Sure. We might also add a function where if the players are in combat or hit the walls or ceiling of the cave, it makes the propeller pack overheat faster.
  31. Can the devs make sure the colors match for different block sets (especially the sandstone spike-shaped blocks)?
    •  This should be fixed in 1.7.
  32. From @spiritchaser28: Will the players be able to craft plastic blocks?
    • Sure. We originally wanted editor-only items, but it seems the players have a problem with this, so we will try to make them craftable. We will add recipes for items that already exist but can't be crafted in Exploration.
  33. From @spiritchaser28: will it ever be possible to include rafts or small boats in blueprints?
    • Blueprints will be a really big thing when we let creators build ships in the editor. It is definitely something we are already thinking about.
  34. Can more blocks be blueprintable?
    • When we work on blueprints, they will need to support many more blocks and entities.
  35. What are the plans to add new types of transportation? Submarines, planes, helicopters, blimps, bicycles, etc?
    • We over-promised and things weren't working. We probably will not add submarines any time work, because of how the water works and our seas are not deep enough. We have really considered flying vehicles for a long time. We also have a prototype for flying islands but they still need a lot of work to finalize them. We want to wait until we have ranged AI or flying animals. Once there are threats to the players while they are in the air, we will add flying islands and flying transportation, including flying carpets and flying brooms.
  36. Are there any plans to add the map function (press M) to player-created games?
    • We need to change the code for how maps work in Exploration. We wanted to add custom bitmaps for this with markers and icons from the script. We will do this by 1.9 at the latest.
  37. Would it be possible to add custom textures to blocks sometime in the future? Including things like custom flags using the image library?
    • Ylands doesn't really use textures at all. It is easy to create new assets that have visual consistency, but when something needs more details, it is done by adding more polygons. For things like the paintings where it looks like a texture, we actually used painted polygons. I don't see this changing any time soon. Sorry.
  38. About the new midi feature, how does this work with importing music? Are they worried about copyrights, etc.?
    • This is a tricky question. We definitely want the players to use only audio that is not copyrighted and can be used freely. We will be watching what is uploaded and we will see how creators are using MIDI and audio. We will act accordingly.
  39. From @Yo HasLEGO:suggestion: what about automated energy components, like a sequencer that gives signals every X seconds? Like adding more energy items
    • Energy is a sad chapter. We put a lot of effort into it and then didn't update it. It needs some more love. We will keep working on it but it is not a priority right now, but maybe sometime this year.
  40. From @jar.janca: Is there another biome planned?
    • Not right now. It is tied to Exploration progression and objectives.
  41. From @Spyler.X: Have you ever considered taking ylands to VR in the future?
    • We tested it and it was... an interesting experience. We need to perfect the first-person camera before we move forward with this.
  42. Are there any plans to bring back the first-person camera in Exploration?
    • The first-person camera is crucial and there is a reason we don't have it. The player needs to be able to see the weapon they are holding, when they reload, or when they hold anything. With combat, there are also problems. Combat in Ylands is meant for third person. Rolling for example could cause vomit-inducing camera effects. Hopefully, we will be able to do the first-person camera.
  43. Can the social tab go back to displaying what game our friends are playing? It was much easier to join them earlier. If there is a privacy issue, maybe set up an “invisible” mode. Also, more than half the time, it won’t let me invite my friends to the game I am playing. :(
    • This will return. This is part of a bigger package of changes that we want to do to help players socialize more and get in touch with their friends. We will add things like showing the positions of your friends on the region map.
  44. Can I have more cake in Random Encounters (and ladles)?
    • Yeah, noted. Yeah, well the cake is a lie.
  45. Some players have asked for a larger tech tree with more craftable items. When could the players expect this?
    • No comment*
  46. Many players enjoyed the steep cliffs and interesting topology from early maps. Are there any plans to add more topology variation to future maps?
    • We are already working on this. The same programmer that works on the caves is making some improvements for the terrain generation. We want to add sea arches and cliffs and other things to break up the monotonous terrain. We also plan on adding handcrafted cliffs like you can see in Dev Diary #169. If it is not in 1.7, it will be soon.
  47. Are there any plans to increase the image library size so we can upload more images? Right now you can only upload 1 1920x1080 image and then it is full. It can hold less than 2 MB.
    • We were worried about it not working and eating memory, so we started small but we can increase it.
  48. Are there plans for players to be able to rotate or free-place blueprints?
    • We want to make sure it isn't confusing for the players. If you need to add more blocks, it needs to be on the grid.
  49. Are there plans to increase the number of custom blueprints a player can have above 50?
    • We do not plan on changing it at this time. It conflicts with the plans for changing blueprints. We will adjust these numbers then.
  50. In Editor, can we make the terrain height zero? Right now, y=0.047 instead and it is a problem.
    • I will ask the programmers about this.
  51. When will the players be able to dig near water?
    • Weren't we talking about this with dynamic water? I still need to discuss it with the programmers. It might be like a tool that allows the player to fill up some holes that you just created. If everyone was like Ocnog and liked the empty space when you dig near water, it would be so much easier to create games. 
  52. Are there any plans to have more than 3 tiers?
    • No comment*
  53. Are there any plans to improve player-made game stability now that Exploration is so much more stable?
    • We can answer this on a case-by-case basis on the forum with QA and programmer support.
  54. From @Spyler.X: Is there any possibility that players can contribute different biomes that are implemented in the official exploration? In other words, would it be possible to recreate a terrain created by hand, with procedural generation?
    • I wouldn't say biomes, but there will be player-made Custom Scenario islands. That is when Exploration and Editor will click together and everything will make sense and be amazing.
  55. Are there any plans for encounters for sailing players (NPC pirate ships that attack players or monsters in the sea)?
    • It would be a crazy amount of work. No promises at the moment. We are concentrating on just sailing and making sailing more interesting at this point. Quite soon, we want more random encounters the players can find with their ships. We want the players to be able to really sail from one region to another, maybe through a raging storm.
  56. Any plans to make finding islands more difficult/feeling like heading on a voyage instead of just a loading screen? Would the realistic sailing you were just talking about make it more difficult to find the next island?
    • No, it will be more like getting on a train. The player is just sailing a distance.
  57. Traveling in Exploration has become quite routine and doesn't have the feeling of exploration. What is planned to increase the feeling of exploration?
    • We are working on it, but it is a secret. No comment*
  58. What about bringing back the birds?
    • There was trouble with the AI and they became obsolete with compasses and islands you can see in the distance, etc. Maybe when we add things that can attack the players in the air, we can bring them back... Dragons would be so cool.
  59. From @spiritchaser28: What is the Answer to life, the universe, and everything?
    • 42
  60. Can we make it so the players can't see island to island?
    • We were so happy the players *could* see island to island but we can work on this, especially using dense fog to make it more interesting. Things could appear in the mist. We already have Custom Scenario locations where it is difficult to navigate.
  61. Are there any plans to add bathtubs or sinks to the game? Or other modern furniture?
    • Yes, we are doing this.
  62. Would it be easier to make something like the medieval shields pickable (assets would need to be able to go in the inventory) or make them craftable? Whichever one is easier, can the players have that?
    • They will be craftable since they can't go into the inventory right now.

*Normally when you say no comment, it means something is going on. It might mean we are working on it or considering adding it. It just means you have to wait and see. And hopefully, you will be pleasantly surprised soon.

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I definitely missed some questions (I am so so sorry!) so these will be first next time (April 13th):

  • From @JohnMFSteel: Aleš was saying that all the detail is created by manipulating the polys, so adding custom models would make more sense than textures. What about adding a workshop for adding custom models?
  • From @JohnMFSteel: Can the players have a branch of the tech tree for refining oil? (https://ylands.com/community/topic/29873-oil-tech/)
  • From @JohnMFSteel: Custom region maps?
    • the new Exploration has 3 different levels to the map World, Region, Local
    • Currently the Region map is used to split up the biomes.
    • However if creators had the capability to create new regions maps it could open up new possibilities for custom games. 
    • Some examples:
      • Having all the maps in Region be multiplayer and the start map to be a player hub and all the other maps to be mini games.
      • This would allow players to play a variety of games without hoping back to main and searching
      • Story driven custom games that span multiple maps
      • Small scale custom exploration games where some maps are custom and some can randomly generate to designated conditions like in real exploration
  • From @Ruinouss: Can the players use the battery system from YWD for the propeller packs instead?
  • From @arceushunters: Can the players have coolants for the propeller pack?
  • From @arceushunters: Can we pose the NPCs in the Editor?
  • From @spiritchaser28: Will it be possible to block people entirely on the forum?
  • From @spiritchaser28: Can the players have more slots in the toolbox?
  • From @spiritchaser28: if not wallpaper, then maybe could it be possible to color different sides of the blocks?

Other questions:

Terrain

  • From Ocnog (follow up about caves): Would it be possible to have “better” caves in the custom islands?
  • Inspired by Deadeye_Rob: Is it possible for the players to get larger landmasses?
  • From Ocnog & others: Can we get a way to paint grass in Exploration?

Map feature (press M)

  • Someone mentioned the idea of having the map update when large areas of trees are chopped down or buildings are constructed. Is this possible?
  • From Jarda: Many players would like to share the map (the one that comes up when the players press M) with their friends/allies that are playing the same game. Is this possible for the future?

Inventory

  • Inspired by Bojo: Could it be possible to get larger stacks for stone chunks/sandstone chunks/logs etc?
  • From Bobo: Can the players have any of these new inventory containers: backpacks, lunchbox, something for logs, foraging box for berry's, mushrooms, and maybe sticks, bark, resin, and other plants that won’t go in the herb bag?
  • From everyone: Can we get more inventory slots or inventory container slots or bigger containers?
  • From Jchobs: can we have an option to name containers like we have for keys? Example: potion holders, let's say I want 1 potion holder to have only HP pots. Could we have a way to change the name of that potion holder? (instead of painting it to "recognize it")
  • From John Steel: "Hey, What about a hand cart for carrying large loads of resources across land? Maybe a trailer for cars? The parts to build them would be best I think."
  • From ComR: Please, add "Take All" icon/option. I know it could make problems (for example picking up things by mistake), but mostly during the game I'm collecting seeds and logs... "Take All" could be locked for safety and work only if you hold "ALT" (or other defined key) for example. Then "TAKE" would change into active "TAKE ALL". Also, it would be nice if we could select for example log only and click ALT+"Take" and only all logs would be taken. How about this?

Other

  • From Spirit: Also can the devs make sure the hex codes match for the same color between block sets? For example, the stone blocks are usually dimmer.
  • From Sacha: "Hello is it possible to model assets with blender or other to import them into the game? ok maybe later in the evolution then ^^ it would be cool to add assets in the workshop or other ^^ (just a suggestion in no hurry)"
  • From Nico: "Adding villages, not everywhere, but maybe once in a while finding an island with a little village, maybe a port? Or maybe a native village.. There are so much posibilities, and i think you could add it as another one of the new kind of encounters"
  • From Arceushunters and Jarda: Can we have a chainsaw?
  • From Ocnog: Can we have bird particle effects like the fish particle effects?
  • From Ocnog: Can we make the NPCs sit in chairs or ride animals in Editor?
  • From Ocnog/Spirit: Can the dev portraits be added to Random Encounters (but still make them very rare so we can feel accomplished when we collect all of them)? Thank you!
  • Any news / follow-up from last time:
    • Can the Ylands Team add random encounters without uploading the game client? Or was that just for Custom Scenario islands?
    • Will we be able to customize the appearance of the new vendors?
    • Can we change the terrain to y=0 in Editor?
    • When will the players be able to transport tamed animals and vehicles by ship?
    • Anything you now want to answer more than no comment? :P 
So if you have more questions, please add them here or tell me on Discord (Ocnog#6938) and I will add them to the list Naru gets right before the Q&A (I will make sure he gets it this time 😅)

 

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2 hours ago, ocnoglittle said:

Also can the devs make sure the hex codes match for the same color between block sets?

Wow that's paraphrasing.....I don't even know what a hex code is

 

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🤣🤣🤣We had a conversation about how RGB numbers or HEX code should be the only thing to determine the color, rather than stone blocks being off-white, etc.

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I remember the conversation about colors, just never noticed the hex code thing before now LOL

 

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Thank you, ognoglitte for doing this for the group, looks like a lot of work - but I wanted to let you know much I appreciate it!!!

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From jchobs: we can ask them to make engines work underwater. That way, in editor we can make submarines (sorta)

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From Bobo and Ocnog: can the players have an easier way to get eggs? Maybe from ostriches or a chicken coop?

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From Jarda (as a follow up to the last one): we still want bees, and it would still be good if we could plant mushrooms.

 

 

🤔Maybe just a particle effect for the bees and a little hive to produce honey.

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From Lady_whynot on the official Discord: Can we use the Paintgun while in Building Mode with the Building Station?

(Right now you can only freeplace the Paintgun)

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From me. Can we bring back the dev portraits as perhaps  rare findable items in explore? Also how often do they plan on uploading the custom maps? The ones I found so far were pretty awesome and I would love to see more!

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8 hours ago, ocnoglittle said:

If we have a ton of time, I might ask about Dinosaurs

While I like the idea of dinosaurs....I think with Ylands the creatures should seem to lean towards mythological. Instead of Pterodactyls we could have Wyverns, Griffins, Pegasus, Chimeras ....instead of Raptors we could have Roc or Basilisks....I just think since they have elves, atlanteans, crab people, Jotunn, Golems, Mythical horses (unicorns), mythical rhinos and all those others....it could go in a direction of fantasy rather than Ark Survival....that's a great game and all  (not knocking it). But maybe Ylands can find a better niche with fantasy rather than  the Jurasssic era....although if all those creatures were included, dinos, mammoths, brontosaurs, dragons, ....far eastern could include the denglong, the xiao, the Luduan or the Mo, Aztecs have plenty of other creatures like the quetzecoatl, etc, ....we could delve into more  Greek and Roman like the Minotaur, Medusa and the Kraken....so many ideas.....Maybe one update could just be a creature expansion.......but the bottom line is to include those creatures in exploration as well as editor....it's all lofty goals.

The real bottom line with including all these creatures however is...don't just make them random encounters....make them a living breathing part of the world. Some should be very hard to find, while others should be as common as rabbits.

The golems for example can be found wandering around at night....it seems pretty simple to make the jump that wendigos, crab monsters, atlanteans and elves should be doing the same thing...but maybe during the day....I dunno.....I'm not a programmer and all I can do is give huge thumbs ups to every change Bohemia makes. (I like the propeller pack nerf....I know you guys are fixing it to fly longer.....but please not too much longer)...wink

All these suggestions however should maybe considered as a 1.9 or 2.0 update. I like all the things Bohemia is doing with explore so far (RANDOM CUSTOM MAPS!!!!!!!! THose are friggin fantastic!!!! the consensus there is from 100 percent of players that have found them....they want more)

 

 

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Lady_whynot made a very good point. I also like a more peaceful game (lots of farming in my case) and I don't focus as much on fighting. If Aleš doesn't answer before the Q&A (he might respond as a Dev Diary comment), we should ask him about this topic too. :) 

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3 hours ago, lady_whynot said:

In principle, I think your considerations are very good, but I would still like to get rid of some concerns.

As I keep reading now that the game should be made more difficult, with more fighting and attacks, today you are talking about more travel. That, too, is to be welcomed in principle.

Now, however, I am one of those players who would rather have it a little more comfortable. I place a lot of value on building and designing, although I am inclined to traveling, but rather averse to fighting. It would be a shame if they couldn't trust players like that in the future. Perhaps it is possible for you to create a balance, I am thinking, for example, of trading opportunities in which one can then earn or negotiate many of these items through diligence (for example agriculture or forestry). This would add another component to the game as well. Unfortunately, today's trading system does not yet reflect this.

Sorry for my bad english. :)

 

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We asked about bicycles last time but didn't get an answer (Aleš was distracted by the flying vehicles part of the question) so I will follow up about that one too. Thanks for reminding me, empeorgame3(2). (And thank you for asking for them so politely in the suggestions. That is a great way to communicate here on the forum and everywhere :) )

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From Shyruban: In Editor, can creators have options for the paintbrush size?

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From Your World Explorer on Twitter: When is Ylands going to be featured on the Playstation Network?

 

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This is the list I am planning on giving Naru to ask tomorrow. Did I miss anything?


Questions that we missed last time, so please ask these first:

1. From JohnMFSteel: Aleš was saying that all the detail is created by manipulating the polys, so adding custom models would make more sense than textures. What about adding a workshop for adding custom models?

2. From JohnMFSteel: Can the players have a branch of the tech tree for refining oil? (https://ylands.com/community/topic/29873-oil-tech/)

3. From JohnMFSteel: Custom region maps?

  • the new Exploration has 3 different levels to the map World, Region, Local
  • Currently the Region map is used to split up the biomes.
  • However if creators had the capability to create new regions maps it could open up new possibilities for custom games. 
  • Some examples:
  • Having all the maps in Region be multiplayer and the start map to be a player hub and all the other maps to be mini games.
  • This would allow players to play a variety of games without hoping back to main and searching
  • Story driven custom games that span multiple maps
  • Small scale custom exploration games where some maps are custom and some can randomly generate to designated conditions like in real exploration

4. From Ruinous: Can the players use the battery system from YWD for the propeller packs instead?

5. From arceushunters: Can the players have coolants for the propeller pack?

6. From arceushunters: Can we pose the NPCs in the Editor?

7. From spiritchaser28: Will it be possible to block people entirely on the forum?

8. From spiritchaser28: Can the players have more slots in the toolbox?

9. From spiritchaser28: if not wallpaper, then maybe could it be possible to color different sides of the blocks?

10. From empeorgame3(2): can we have bicycles?

Any news / follow-up from last time:

11. From Ocnog (follow up about caves): Would it be possible to have “better” caves in the custom islands?

12. Can the Ylands Team add random encounters without uploading the game client? Or was that just for Custom Scenario islands?

13. Will we be able to customize the appearance of the new vendors?

14. Can we change the terrain to y=0 in Editor?

15. When will the players be able to transport tamed animals and vehicles by ship? Is there an estimate for this time? (yes/no is ok)

16. Anything you now want to answer more than no comment? (Bosses, teleporting, creator’s club, new biomes, larger tech tree, plans for changing blueprints, Exploration tiers, the feeling of exploration, etc)

New questions:

Inventory

17. Inspired by Bojo: Could it be possible to get larger stacks for stone chunks/sandstone chunks/logs etc?

18. From Bobo: Can the players have any of these new inventory containers: backpacks, lunchbox, something for logs, foraging box for berry's, mushrooms, and maybe sticks, bark, resin, and other plants that won’t go in the herb bag?

19. From everyone: Can we get more inventory slots or inventory container slots or bigger containers?

20. From Jchobs: can we have an option to name containers like we have for keys? Example: potion holders, let's say I want 1 potion holder to have only HP pots. Could we have a way to change the name of that potion holder? (instead of painting it to "recognize it")

21. From John Steel: "Hey, What about a hand cart for carrying large loads of resources across land? Maybe a trailer for cars? The parts to build them would be best I think."

22. From ComR: Please, add "Take All" icon/option. I know it could make problems (for example picking up things by mistake), but mostly during the game I'm collecting seeds and logs... "Take All" could be locked for safety and work only if you hold "ALT" (or other defined key) for example. Then "TAKE" would change into active "TAKE ALL". Also, it would be nice if we could select for example log only and click ALT+"Take" and only all logs would be taken. How about this?

Map feature (press M)

23. Someone mentioned the idea of having the map update when large areas of trees are chopped down or buildings are constructed. Is this possible?

24. From Jarda: Many players would like to share the map (the one that comes up when the players press M) with their friends/allies that are playing the same game. Is this possible for the future?

25. From Lady_whynot: Can we change it so we can zoom out in the local map (M) in new Exploration so that we can take a screenshot of the whole world?

Exploration

26. From Ocnog & others: Can we get a way to paint grass in Exploration?

27. From Nico: "Adding villages, not everywhere, but maybe once in a while finding an island with a little village, maybe a port? Or maybe a native village.. There are so much possibilities, and i think you could add it as another one of the new kind of encounters"

28. From Ocnog/Spirit: Can the dev portraits be added to Random Encounters (but still make them very rare so we can feel accomplished when we collect all of them)? Thank you!

29. From Spirit: How often do they plan on uploading the Custom Scenarios?

30. From Lady_whynot: how will you make a balance so the peaceful players can build, farm, practice forestry, etc. and the players that want to fight are both happy? Especially concerning both groups of players exploring/travelling, trading, and earning recipes (in the future crafting system).

31. From Spirit: Can we rework the rarity of the different metal ores and coal? (Note from Ocnog: was the rarity of coal and copper changed in 1.6?)

Editor/Technical

32. From Sacha: "Hello is it possible to model assets with blender or other to import them into the game? ok maybe later in the evolution then ^^ it would be cool to add assets in the workshop or other ^^ (just a suggestion in no hurry)"

33. From Ocnog: Can we have bird particle effects like the fish particle effects?

34. From Ocnog: Can we make the NPCs sit in chairs or ride animals in Editor?

35. From Shyruban: In Editor, can creators have options for the paintbrush size?

Other

36. From Arceushunters and Jarda: Can we have a chainsaw?

37. From jchobs: we can ask them to make engines work underwater. That way, in editor we can make submarines (sorta)

38. From Bobo and Ocnog: can the players have an easier way to get eggs? Maybe from ostriches or a chicken coop?

39. From Jarda (as a follow up to the last one): we still want bees, and it would still be good if we could plant mushrooms.

40. From Ocnog & others: Can we get a way to paint grass in Exploration?

41. From 12 people on Reddit + Ocnog: Can we have dinosaurs?

42. From Spirit: can we have more mythological animals (Wyverns, Griffins, Pegasus, Chimeras, denglong, the xiao, the Luduan or the Mo, Quetzalcoatl, Minotaur, Medusa, and the Kraken)?

43. From Spirit: can we make the wendigos, crab monsters, atlanteans and elves appear at night?

44. From Lady_whynot on the official Discord: Can we use the Paintgun while in Building Mode with the Building Station? (Right now you can only freeplace the Paintgun)

45. How does the “report player” button work? Can you only use it when the player is on your map?

46. From Your World Explorer on Twitter: When is Ylands going to be featured on the Playstation Network? From Spirit: What about Xbox?

47. From empeorgame3(2): Can we equip shields or two-handed swords in Ylands in the future?

48. From empeorgame3(2): Many players would like to see calvary in Ylands. Are there any plans to include this? (Note from Ocnog: last time we asked about ranged weapons from horseback, but what about spears and swords from horseback? Is that also set for 1.9 or later?)

49. From Ocnog (about bug from JohnMFSteel): Is the propeller pack returning to the original color scheme a bug or intended or unavoidable because of the overheating system? Any idea why the Barbute Helmet won't dye either?

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Question 45....Ylands is in the Microsoft store....so maybe it would be better to ask if when it's coming to Xbox?

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13 minutes ago, spiritchaser28 said:

You can scrap question 30....they fixed it

are we 100% sure?

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