Friday Facts #55 - MP Preview

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Friday Facts #55 - MP Preview

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First MP video preview is out: http://www.factorio.com/blog/post/fff-55

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How about, you know, give to community this multiplayer build for testing? :)
We can't wait ^_^

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Is voice chat sent over the Factorio server?
Actually, is there any in-game communication system?
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Zuboskalk wrote:How about, you know, give to community this multiplayer build for testing? :)
We can't wait ^_^
Please have some patience. They will release it when they feel it's ready for us to test (play).

I'd like to comment on the research window popping up. Please put in an option to have the window NOT pop up. It's soooo annoying.

Questions:
Will there be PvP options? I'm not that interested in it, but I think it would be interesting to have PvP and Co-op options.

Will players be allowed to have their own research? Example: If I research steel chests, my partner will not be able to craft them until he/she researches it as well. I think this would add an interesting layer of team play, such as "you research this route to get ABC, and I'll research this way so we can get XYZ faster."

Keep up the great work!

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n9103 wrote:Is voice chat sent over the Factorio server?
Actually, is there any in-game communication system?
They're pretty clearly in the same room; At 1:52 the mouse points to the map and the other knows where it is pointing so we know they can see each other's screens.

I wouldn't expect in game communication yet at any rate. Right now they're probably quite focused on the raw basics of multiplayer.
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Opinion: new running animation looks unnatural. Without bouncing or significant shoulder movements the torso looks disconnected from legs.

Also, 10:46. You cheaters! :)
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3 Dry hairy trees were killed in the making of this movie :(
n9103 wrote:Is voice chat sent over the Factorio server?
I hope not, in most games I've played with ingame voice chat we ended up using Ventrilo or Skype anyway, why waste time creating something that's already there..

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Wahhhh .......

GIVE IT TO US ... !!!!

even with log and crc reporting to your servers, but give it :)

I neeeeeed this :)

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It was nice to see some footage of what you guys have so far. Amazing.

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Like the new look of armor. Why no picture of new alien?

Not interested that much in multiplayer, as it is more negative thing for me than positive.

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Looks like some major progress and messing around has gone on in the last few weeks! I can't wait to play on multiplayer with my friends!
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Yay!

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Suggest: Maybe you have it already but maybe store the players id/name for anything and everything they have placed. When you hover over it have an option to see the owner. I could see this being a big API Feature as well. Someone might make a protection system or do other unique things with it.

Amazing video.

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The MP would be so awesome if there was no chat or voice communication, imagine the fun.

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I'm really looking forward to the MP patch.

Is it üossible, that the devs took my idea for spitters?
https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... 943#p34943

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Gemoron wrote:I'm really looking forward to the MP patch.

Is it üossible, that the devs took my idea for spitters?
https://forums.factorio.com/forum/vie ... 943#p34943
Well, you're not the first nor the last one to suggest that, but it's likely your post was among those that convinced them. I think it's mostly so there's a suitable counter to tanks and a type of enemy with ranged attack is the obvious solution.
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Spitters? Excellent! Give me something to shoot.
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Spitter. I read always splitter.
Could we rename them? Spewer? Salivators?
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ssilk wrote:Spitter. I read always splitter.
Could we rename them? Spewer? Salivators?
Exactly what I read

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