Looking back on one year of playing starmade (including screenshots)

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    One year of NOT playing starmade, lets see what changed.

    We now have Mod support. In the dev branch.
    That was used so a 3rd party can attempt to balance the basic gameloop. In the dev branch.
    Anything else? no? Ok moving on.

    How does the current playerbase look like?

    steamcharts.jpg

    Well the playerbase did not get worse, still 8% of it exists since steam release.
    It could populate 2-3 servers in theory, so multiplayer should rock.

    Starmadeseverlist.jpg

    In the end it looks like one server to choose from for me (sorry french, the language barrier is real)
    Unless i play with insane ping or only with 1-2 other people.

    OF COURSE I am sure just like the Weapons update (all of them), reactor update or planet update, the next update will fix everything.

    All in all no reason to change my current honest steam review. speaking of review:

    review.jpg

    Currently sitting on mixed reviews on steam, now that is one way to attract new players.

    So jhea cheers mates: see you all next year or at least after the fix all patch. coming to you Soon


    PS:
    I can hear you all scream: BUT they told us on DISCORD.... AND Sean Murray sold you no man sky.

    Just grow up, a mod who talked to the dev implied on the side, off the record, winking his left eye, you will get a pony..
    but somehow never put it in the updates or the news channel, or the official forum... so assume there is no pony.

    If it happens, good for you, but lets go on the basis that all guns have the same range and bullet damage after the "balance patch"
    because, who needs balance when it gets changed in 12+ months anyway.. (just like last time)

    Tldr: Nothing new all the same, lets hope for the next all fixing update.
     
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    Man, I was expecting a more cheerful outlook on StarMade, but I love the sarcasm.

    This begs the question: Is the same form of stagnancy happening for other games out there? The best example I can think of is TF2 since the updates are non-existent, balance is never just right, and old players seem to be quitting like lemmings. It's even the same age as StarMade (~10 years). The main difference is that TF2 has a much larger playerbase and community supporting it.

    I've seen many games in their prime collapse due to poor developer decisions. Is StarMade in this critical period, or has that stage already passed and led to StarMade's slow decline?
     
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    One year of NOT playing starmade, lets see what changed.

    We now have Mod support. In the dev branch.
    That was used so a 3rd party can attempt to balance the basic gameloop. In the dev branch.
    Anything else? no? Ok moving on.

    How does the current playerbase look like?

    View attachment 55643

    Well the playerbase did not get worse, still 8% of it exists since steam release.
    It could populate 2-3 servers in theory, so multiplayer should rock.

    View attachment 55644

    In the end it looks like one server to choose from for me (sorry french, the language barrier is real)
    Unless i play with insane ping or only with 1-2 other people.

    OF COURSE I am sure just like the Weapons update (all of them), reactor update or planet update, the next update will fix everything.

    All in all no reason to change my current honest steam review. speaking of review:

    View attachment 55645

    Currently sitting on mixed reviews on steam, now that is one way to attract new players.

    So jhea cheers mates: see you all next year or at least after the fix all patch. coming to you Soon


    PS:
    I can hear you all scream: BUT they told us on DISCORD.... AND Sean Murray sold you no man sky.

    Just grow up, a mod who talked to the dev implied on the side, off the record, winking his left eye, you will get a pony..
    but somehow never put it in the updates or the news channel, or the official forum... so assume there is no pony.

    If it happens, good for you, but lets go on the basis that all guns have the same range and bullet damage after the "balance patch"
    because, who needs balance when it gets changed in 12+ months anyway.. (just like last time)

    Tldr: Nothing new all the same, lets hope for the next all fixing update.
    And yet despite all this stagnation, somehow, no other spaceship building game has figured out a better build system in the past 5 years.
     

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    So... what's the point of this post... seriously...

    Everyone knows the game community is dead. Everyone knows there's been no major updates in ages.

    What are you trying to achieve with this post?
     
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    So... what's the point of this post... seriously...

    Everyone knows the game community is dead. Everyone knows there's been no major updates in ages.

    What are you trying to achieve with this post?
    I am sorry if the title does not answer the question,

    but it is a summery of my entire last year of playing starmade and
    my opinion of its current state. (as indicated by the "review" tag)

    Still, thank you for asking.
     
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    One year of NOT playing starmade, lets see what changed.
    I am sorry if the title does not answer the question,

    but it is a summery of my entire last year of playing starmade and
    my opinion of its current state. (as indicated by the "review" tag)

    Still, thank you for asking.
    Forgive me, but this entire post comes across as "Why are you even here, you're all idiots to think there's any hope the game will be good again"
     
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    Meh, I took it more like looking in the fridge again 5 minutes after you just saw there was nothing good in there.
     
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    Forgive me, but this entire post comes across as "Why are you even here, you're all idiots to think there's any hope the game will be good again"
    That seems to be an issue of your interpretation, not of whats written.
    If you feel insulted by any part the presented information, or my rather cynical writing style,
    I only can apologize.

    Would you like to point out witch part of the steam-charts, server-list and/or steam review page offends you so much that you
    feel like "i am calling you all idiots"?

    (On a side note, big fan of the cake server.)

    again, thank you for posting
     

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    it is a summery of my entire last year of playing starmade and my opinion of its current state.

    And while i welcome your use of the quote function, please keep things in context.

    In further regards to the parts you quoted:

    There are no further features i am aware of. So yes, is there anything else? no? Ok moving on.
    Or would beating a dead horse be better in your opinion?

    I do stay with my statement about balance and how it has been handled by the developers.

    Yes i think people should "just grow up" and with it comes the realization that not everything they hear is true, or not subject to change.
    and if it happens to be true and without strings attached: good for you.

    Please note that nothing you quoted from the original post contained an insult.
    Unless you are offended that i have not used your "specific gender pronoun" unknowingly and i misunderstood you completely.
    My apology if so.

    Thank you for your post, i hope i managed to clear up the confusion, feel free to dm me if anything is still unclear.
     

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    it is a summery of my entire last year of playing starmade and my opinion of its current state.

    And while i welcome your use of the quote function, please keep things in context.

    In further regards to the parts you quoted:

    There are no further features i am aware of. So yes, is there anything else? no? Ok moving on.
    Or would beating a dead horse be better in your opinion?

    I do stay with my statement about balance and how it has been handled by the developers.

    Yes i think people should "just grow up" and with it comes the realization that not everything they hear is true, or not subject to change.
    and if it happens to be true and without strings attached: good for you.

    Please note that nothing you quoted from the original post contained an insult.
    Unless you are offended that i have not used your "specific gender pronoun" unknowingly and i misunderstood you completely.
    My apology if so.

    Thank you for your post, i hope i managed to clear up the confusion, feel free to dm me if anything is still unclear.
    It's the superiority complex tone that you seem intent on using along with passive aggressive responses which you then immediately try to cover up with an "apology".

    That's the issue.
     
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    It's the superiority complex tone that you seem intent on using along with passive aggressive responses which you then immediately try to cover up with an "apology".

    That's the issue.
    I am sorry to hear you feel this way.

    Would you like to comment on the topic of the post, maybe share your last year in starmade? i would love to hear it.
    If not so, please let us continue this converstation as stated before via dms.

    On a personal note: english is not my first language, so my bad if anything is lost in translation.
     
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    Meh.

    Nothing original here, this kind of "Nothing has changed" post is seen every couple months and end the same way : even if we answer, no one really cares about this kind of ranting as it'll be forgotten in a week or two :whistle:

    And yes this is a ranting, even though you made a nice presentation and some cynical tone :

    • Nothing useful to add
    • Give useless advice / biased truth based on your opinion
    • Sink on the standard "there's no hope" train.

    Nothing personnal heh, but still as useful as a redalert troll post.
     
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    Meh.

    Nothing original here, this kind of "Nothing has changed" post is seen every couple months and end the same way : even if we answer, no one really cares about this kind of ranting as it'll be forgotten in a week or two :whistle:

    And yes this is a ranting, even though you made a nice presentation and some cynical tone :

    • Nothing useful to add
    • Give useless advice / biased truth based on your opinion
    • Sink on the standard "there's no hope" train.

    Nothing personnal heh, but still as useful as a redalert troll post.
    First of, thank you for calling my presentation/rant (if you want to call it that) nice, that is much appreciated.

    And you are not wrong, just as the tldr on the end states "Nothing new all the same, lets hope for the next all fixing update."
    Beyond that, i am afraid you lost me a bit.

    • Its hard to add anything new/usefull in a look back on the last year except creating a neat overview for newcomers,
      or having a quick link to answer the question "what is wrong with it."
    • I agree that telling people to check sources is fighting windmills and i should have phrased the post scriptum differently.
    • Biased truth - Did not expect such a good read on something i considered to be a oxymoron, thanks google.
      But to the point: It is not my fault that the available information supports my statement, if anything its the other way around.
    • There is hope: the fix all patch, coming to you Soon
    Nothing taken personal, and thank you for posting
     
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    Its hard to add anything new/usefull in a look back on the last year except creating a neat overview for newcomers,
    or having a quick link to answer the question "what is wrong with it.
    That's why I think it wasn't useful at all to do it. Better wait till real changes than doing another post about the lack of updates.

    Biased truth - Did not expect such a good read on something i considered to be a oxymoron, thanks google.
    But to the point: It is not my fault that the available information supports my statement, if anything its the other way around.
    Why we usually don't care about such a rant is because we have at least some confidence in Schema. The fact there's less player isn't new, we're fully aware of it, but we can't do a thing about it and Schema usually don't look that much at forums. Something has to be considered by anyone : Schema is alone, so the dev time is impacted.
    Something else important to know : he don't care about the actual player number, as he wait till the next major updates. This way he can use all the visibility tokens steam give him at the right time, when the game will be enjoyable and stable in its basis (and code).

    There is hope: the fix all patch, coming to you Soon
    Good to read that !
     
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    I can hear you all scream: BUT they told us on DISCORD.... AND Sean Murray sold you no man sky.
    Tbh. that piece is bearing some truth after all.

    Personally I am only here to wait for a better weapons config and at least some gameplay. Stupid me maybe I am just too stupid to figure better things out to do with my time.

    On the other hand currently there is no alternative game that allows me to build ships like in Starmade, so I still have a reason. Maybe I should myself just hype up for Starbase and leave here.
     
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    Forgive me, but this entire post comes across as "Why are you even here, you're all idiots to think there's any hope the game will be good again"
    The game was gorgeous in Power 1 and I heard it still rocks in Quick Fix era. Not many people are attracted to a game where you fly what you engineered, but that is people's problem, not StarMades.