Solqom: Why do I lose all my gear when playing co-op on a friends hosted game?
Minerwars: Because you're there as a companion, we're probably not going to change that soon.
I dont know if this is soley me but I bought this game purely for the co-op experience. A friend and I bought it simply for that reason - we loved the idea of a fully destructable and persistant universe and being able to share that together. After playing the game and enjoying it I was really disappointed by losing everything (money earned, inventory, ships, litterally everything) after a game crash or logging out and rejoining. I mean, the game crashes are annoying in their own right, but I could put up with them because the game just ticks all the boxes for what I want from a space game (from the little I've played at least) - but crashing only to come back and have lost everything is just damn heartbreaking.
With this in mind I messaged email@example.com
to see whether it was a bug, or something they were working on etc.
Here's what I wrote and what I got back:
• Auto Resolution recognition. Playing with dual screens the default resolution caused the game to crash before I'd even opened it once. I had to go into the cfg file and make it launch in windowed mode.
• Saving Inventory. Playing co-op with a friend hosting meant that whenever the game crashed I lost EVERYTHING, all money earned, resources mined, items found - this really sucks. I could put up with the crashes if I didn't lose all my gear.
Love the game, just wish it was a bit more stable."
thanks for your suggestions, we're already working on auto resolution for dual screen, it should be ok with the next update.
We know about that, but but there's anything to be done. Game host earns money etc. as normal, all other player are there only as companions. Maybe one day this will be fixed, but I'm pretty sure it won't be soon.
Thanks for your support.
Miner Wars Team"
Is it really that hard to get client data to save to the host or client?
What's the point in a game where you can go through the entire game co-op (with up to 16 people), but only one person can progress in any way?