My Semi Annual yawn.

    Will potatoes grow on Venus?

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    Yeah, but having a community and a running game isn't really essential at this stage as long as they haven't run out of whatever tiny amount of money they need to run development. They're still developing the game, and in equivalent phases in other games there are usually small closed alphas or no community availability at all.
    I know, I've done alpha/beta testing for triple A games in the past. But most alphas are not available for the general public to play, which is not the case for Starmade. Most folks expect that if a game is available to play, there's support, and the game is regularly updated (not necessarily content patches, but quality of life patches, bug squishing, protection from virus/malware issues, etc.). They also generally expect that there's a community to play with.

    Community is kind of important for a game that is open-world and with no single player storyline. You might not get enough players to make a test server even worth it if you don't grow a community. It's very much like a garden, if you don't care for it and water it, it will wither and die.

    Me, I'm a patient guy. I'm willing to wait it out, Schine has always appeared willing to continue development of the game. They've stated they have enough funding to continue development and pay for needed things for some time to come. They do lack when it comes to keeping communication up with the community, though I get it, if there's nothing new to announce, it gets tiresome for everyone to see weekly news posts of "No news.".

    As I said, I'm a patient guy, I've no big complaint, just minor ones that will be ironed out in time. But I do get the folks who have complaint about the apparent lack of forward movement in development. I do wish they would be more constructive than the OP of this thread, though.
     
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    Back from the dead, and in the same boat as many other players right now: Learning how to shoot pirates without getting wrekt.

    Whatever you think of Starmade right now, all I can really say is to give it a second chance. A real second chance, with a good server and community. If you don't like the new power/weapon updates, at least the Build mode is hot fire now, right? Build an awesome T-Rex or something. My server is back, and here to mess with custom server settings again.
     
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    Back from the dead, and in the same boat as many other players right now: Learning how to shoot pirates without getting wrekt.

    Whatever you think of Starmade right now, all I can really say is to give it a second chance. A real second chance, with a good server and community. If you don't like the new power/weapon updates, at least the Build mode is hot fire now, right? Build an awesome T-Rex or something. My server is back, and here to mess with custom server settings again.
    Two thumbs up!
     
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    Not sure where else to put it, definetily not worth creating a new thread about it (apologies for necro).
    I'd really like to try playing with the new systems, but there's no way I am mining manually.
    Did they fix fleet ai or at least teach Bobby to mine/salvage the selected target?
     

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    Not sure where else to put it, definetily not worth creating a new thread about it (apologies for necro).
    I'd really like to try playing with the new systems, but there's no way I am mining manually.
    Did they fix fleet ai or at least teach Bobby to mine/salvage the selected target?
    use creative mode
     

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    Creative mode isn't playing.
    And yep, it's still hilariously broken. I guess i'll check back in another year.
    depends on what playing is for you.
    It's just a quick way for you to go try the new systems instead of trying to salvage and craft all the parts.
    It is honestly best to try the new systems in creative mode so you can get all the blocks you need without having to fiddle with the stupid crafting system
     
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    depends on what playing is for you.
    It's just a quick way for you to go try the new systems instead of trying to salvage and craft all the parts.
    It is honestly best to try the new systems in creative mode so you can get all the blocks you need without having to fiddle with the stupid crafting system
    For me playing is building an economy/grinding npcs for delicious loot. New systems themselves don't really interest me that much, but applying them in the game process is. I'm just frustrated that fleet is broken for over 2 years now, because I find it one of the more exciting mechanics in the game :(
     

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    Hey, its that time of the year again!
     
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    Dear Panpiper,
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    In few days, StarMade-Servers.com website will be shutdown forever after 7 years of existence.

    StarMade-Servers.com was launched on June 9th, 2013 to help the community to find nice servers to play on. But now it is not worth anymore to keep our website running for mutiples reasons:
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    Saw this coming around the time I resigned in disgust, back when they tossed out the old build system. Pretty sure if you graphed the player base over time, it would be an inverted hockey stick, with the divergence right at that point.
     
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    Dear Panpiper,
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    In few days, StarMade-Servers.com website will be shutdown forever after 7 years of existence.

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    Saw this coming around the time I resigned in disgust, back when they tossed out the old build system. Pretty sure if you graphed the player base over time, it would be an inverted hockey stick, with the divergence right at that point.
    I'm giving a like not because of the news itself but because we actually received some honest/accurate news for once in over 4 months.

    With that said, this is some very unfortunate news.

    Between the low player count, Schine's radio silence and Quickfire's apparent loss of interest, we could very well be looking at the end of StarMade.
     

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    I'm giving a like not because of the news itself but because we actually received some honest/accurate news for once in over 4 months.

    With that said, this is some very unfortunate news.

    Between the low player count, Schine's radio silence and Quickfire's apparent loss of interest, we could very well be looking at the end of StarMade.
    but it has nothing to do with Schine, so what the fuck are you on about with "honest/accurate news"

    Schine has already told us why development is currently slow, QF is a fucking community thing so go poke them and help with balancing
     
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