Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

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Re: Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

Post by ShizukaMiyuki » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:28 pm

If this isn't another BS April fools post, then this is awesome, piss off phone calls, I'm playing Factorio on mobile, but if it is another BS April fools, then..
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Post by RobertTerwilliger » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:30 pm

mngrif wrote:So what's the name of the IAP currency? Factocoin? Gems?
Golden gears : D

Stupid-named-diploma was a really obvious absurde ; )

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:idea: For future: you'd better make a short video, then play it on your phone, while imitating you're "actually" playing the game with you fingers (and shaking the phone)) - thus it'd be more natural, thus fool more people)) Would take some work, 'cause such thing are not made properly from the first try ; )
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Post by Zeblote » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:39 pm

You went way too far, it's too obvious that it's april fools :D

Would've believe it if it wasn't for the complete bs in the second part.

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Post by Xterminator » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:42 pm

Haha I'm not sure which parts to believe or not. :lol:

I really want it to be true that there is a mobile version or will be in the future but I fear we are being trolled after looking at the calendar. :D
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Post by Adil » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:42 pm

RobertTerwilliger wrote: Stupid-named-diploma was a really obvious absurde ; )
You surely hadn't seem many those independent courses and lectures out there.
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Post by Escadin » Fri Apr 01, 2016 5:52 pm

To my surprise I was really excited about Factorio on Android... until you mentioned the "keep paying if you want to keep playing" model. That's just not going to happen for me!

April fools aside- I'm curious, so "f2p" is the model even for core gaming ports? I mean is there even a 'core games on mobile' market big enough to make an accurate statement about this?
wtf...

PS: Shaking your Mdevice in order to mine would be the most stupid thing ever :D
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Post by Deadlock989 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:04 pm

Very annoyed and disappointed that you are considering going down a mobile / F2P route.

You've had massive success with PC Factorio and rightly so, you have been exemplars of Early Access / "paid beta" game development in a world where EA has now become synonymous with failure and con merchants.

Why you would throw away that reputation based on greed for "tapping into a market" and slapping your paid PC fans in the face by given away free versions of your game to other platforms is beyond me.

If there's ever a game that does not translate well to mobile, it's Factorio.

Snap out of it. Finish the PC version before you start dicking around with free to play nonsense.

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Post by Zeblote » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:07 pm

Deadlock989 wrote:Very annoyed and disappointed that you are considering going down a mobile / F2P route.

You've had massive success with PC Factorio and rightly so, you have been exemplars of Early Access / "paid beta" game development in a world where EA has now become synonymous with failure and con merchants.

Why you would throw away that reputation based on greed for "tapping into a market" and slapping your paid PC fans in the face by given away free versions of your game to other platforms is beyond me.

If there's ever a game that does not translate well to mobile, it's Factorio.

Snap out of it. Finish the PC version before you start dicking around with free to play nonsense.
you need to look at the date :D

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Post by ShizukaMiyuki » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:08 pm

Deadlock989 wrote:Very annoyed and disappointed that you are considering going down a mobile / F2P route.

You've had massive success with PC Factorio and rightly so, you have been exemplars of Early Access / "paid beta" game development in a world where EA has now become synonymous with failure and con merchants.

Why you would throw away that reputation based on greed for "tapping into a market" and slapping your paid PC fans in the face by given away free versions of your game to other platforms is beyond me.

If there's ever a game that does not translate well to mobile, it's Factorio.

Snap out of it. Finish the PC version before you start dicking around with free to play nonsense.
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Post by Deadlock989 » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:09 pm

Zeblote wrote:you need to look at the date :D
It's well past midday. April Fool is for children. How tedious.

Get a grip guys.

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Post by mophydeen » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:23 pm

f2p:
- pay/credit for each mod in use (1 free mod, 5 mods = 4 credits) add extra mod +1 credit
- I would give 100 free hand crafting Than pay 1 credit for each final product (not the subs)

ofc the numbers are here for explaining my point, and should be 'changed/improved/tested/...'

I would not charge credit for automating, just for handcrafting

maybe credit = science 1,2,3,4 + alot of time and energy
=> charge credit or 'turbo science 5' for some tech upgrades (eg. laser damage 15)

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Post by mophydeen » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:27 pm

mophydeen wrote:f2p:
- pay/credit for each mod in use (1 free mod, 5 mods = 4 credits) add extra mod +1 credit
- I would give 100 free hand crafting Than pay 1 credit for each final product (not the subs)

ofc the numbers are here for explaining my point, and should be 'changed/improved/tested/...'

I would not charge credit for automating, just for handcrafting

maybe credit = science 1,2,3,4 + alot of time and energy
=> charge credit or 'turbo science 5' for some tech upgrades (eg. laser damage 15)
If this post is 04-01
=> nothing to report this week? just wasting everybody's time... :( :( :(

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Post by ssilk » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:31 pm

Nusty wrote:The joke is that there is no real FF? <sniff>
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Right edge of the screen the new icons above weapons. I think that is no april fool. :)
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Post by Koub » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:34 pm

Do not take life too seriously : you'll never get out of it alive ;).
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Post by Tepalus » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:36 pm

Actually...actually the idea with a MAP ON THE PHONE could be very nice! Seriously! A app for the map where you can scroll and see what's going on.

The rest of the FF...delet the seccond part and it's the perfect april joke^^

I was smilying half way trough the FF^^

edit: and what means "0x417072696c20466f6f6c73"?
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Post by Zeblote » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:42 pm

Tepalus wrote:edit: and what means "0x417072696c20466f6f6c73"?
ascii "April Fools"

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Post by RobertTerwilliger » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:48 pm

Xterminator wrote:I really want it to be true that there is a mobile version or will be in the future but I fear we are being trolled after looking at the calendar. :D
Well, as you know, Wube managed to wipe out belts lag not so long ago, i.e. too much optimization before game could run on (relatively) weak mobile devices. However in (relatively) distant future Factorio being on mobile devices is possible. There're already '90s epic games ported, e.g. HOMM3 and TTD. I believe when the game will be released on PC - devs definitelly should work on porting it, if they will see it possible. I'm only for it. I think, almost anyone will be for it. Just do it like Mojang did (Minecraft) - different versions for different devices, so no cuts in original version, and some variety in other version - just to encourage biggest fans.
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RobertTerwilliger wrote: Stupid-named-diploma was a really obvious absurde ; )
You surely hadn't seem many those independent courses and lectures out there.
Oh, I had, be sure, but those aren't diplomas actually, and serious people aren't usually so proud of having those : )

Well, it's a bit disappointing not to get actual news, but I'm still not getting people who are b!tching about being fooled and having their "time wasted" : /
What's up with you guys? Jokes aren't made to offend anyone - that's only jokes!)
Holding formation further and further,
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They just need some bread and faith in themselves,
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Post by Iridium Ore » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:49 pm

I honestly think Factorio on mobile devices is a good idea. In my honest opinion, however, I think that credits should be based on time instead of items produced, and that the timer starts when your first item in produced and removed from a crafting structure (Furnaces, Assembling machines, ect.) without human intervention.

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Post by Zeblote » Fri Apr 01, 2016 6:51 pm

Iridium Ore wrote:however, I think that credits should be based on time instead of items produced, and that the timer starts when your first item in produced and removed from a crafting structure (Furnaces, Assembling machines, ect.) without human intervention.
Do you actually believe that f2p shit should get anywhere near factorio. What.

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Post by Ubertwink » Fri Apr 01, 2016 7:38 pm

Shame it's an April's Fool, would love to see it on a mobile device.
However, this would also greatly slow down the main progress, so this is quite understandable.

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