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Community Corner #4

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Ahoy Ylanders,

For those who missed the last live stream on Twitch, here are some of the questions our Project Lead Ales answered together with Community Manager Anna.

Ales: We talked about your ideas and feedback in a meeting today before the stream. We have gone through the things you want the most and one of them should make it to Update 1.12, which is the possibility to name containers.

Energy when?

Ales: We have a roadmap which we will show you soon. For this year we have planned 3 updates so far - 1.12, 1.13, 1.14. Energy is planned for 1.14. We decided that when we're going to do it, We're going to do it right. We want to make energy more interesting, fix annoying issues, and add new devices. It might not be good news as to when it comes but the updates before that are already full of good things.

Anna: We really do read your feedback. Sometimes you won't see your feedback addressed as a separate issue but that doesn't mean we're not talking about it. For example lot of you suggested that you would like to be able to change the weather in Creative Mode, we would like to try to include that in the Energy Update as some sort of weather-changing station. Of course, we will first have to see if it fits in the update.

Who's gonna ask Ales about bicycles and make him roll his eyes?

Ales: Yeah... I wouldn't want to be the one to push our team to implement them, or to be around the people who have to implement them :D

Are you still planning to add car claiming?

Ales: As you know you can summon ships. We would like to add an option to claim and summon more ships. That goes along with the option to summon cars which we are also currently discussing.

What about adding map markers?

Anna: Yes we want to do it as soon as possible. It is one of our priorities.

Ales: The current plan is to have a look at the by the end of the 1.12 development process. So maybe it could be in 1.13.

Planes and flying cars?

Ales: We have floating ylands which is something we planned to release a long time ago. We left that one open and we still have the technology. We are able to generate floating ylands. It is linked to many other features like AI that still need more fixes. When we do something big in ylands it will probably be floating ylands and flying machines. However, it is not planned for this year. We have a lot in store for you this year and hopefully, once you see it you will understand. We decided to go down into the sea, dungeons and the next step is up.

Will there be smaller letters and signs?

Ales: Have you been to our meeting? You are asking us exactly what we discussed today :D. Today I asked our team about smaller letters, I myself am annoyed by the big letter we have. We are definitely doing this.

Will you share the roadmap for 2023?

Ales: Yeah maybe in about two weeks after we do some small changes.

Haven't you thought about letting us work with terrain on shores and seabed again?

Ales: Those who have been playing Ylands for a long time remember that this option used to be there but it was too demanding CPU-wise. We do not have that option in any planned update yet but in the future, we want to add a system that water would fill the gap instantly. It wouldn't look too cool but it would prevent those awful-looking holes around the shore.
We need to discuss it further tho if it doesn't break something.


Ales: We have been planning them for a longer time. We considered doing this by having a container slot in the animals. There are some issues tho. First of all, should differently sized animals have different amounts of container slots? But then players could use animals just like containers, summon them and send them away. Should the animals have one shared container? We also discussed it with animators and in the end, we felt we should show some sort of saddlebags, however, that added more work. Possibly this year but no promises.

What we are doing right now we are looking into how containers work, and how we could improve those. We are trying to merge some junk objects so they don't take up so much space. When 1.12 comes out you will see a lot of changes and we will see where to go from there.

Will there be an option to give server rights to a specific group of people or individuals rather than all your friends or clan?

Ales: Yes that was the plan from the beginning. It is even in the design document for the feature. Due to time constraints, it never made it into the game. This is something we can definitely add and ask programmers how difficult would it be to add it as soon as possible.

Could we have someplace to share custom tools?

Ales: Oh yes. I also want to add it, it's such a huge and amazing feature so we want to give you a place to share it. Maybe in the shop just like Blueprints.

NPCs like merchants as decoration in Adventure.

Ales: We talked about having a population in Ylands. To be able to fill the cities with NPCs that would live there. We would like to implement that one day. 


Thank you all who joined and come around next time to ask your questions.
Stay Classy! :) 



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