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AusSkiller Mar 16 @ 10:33am
State of the game?
I voted for both Gnomoria and Towns on greenlight and bought both at release but I haven't really got around to playing Gnomoria yet, when I voted for them on greenlight it looked like Gnomoria would be the far better game so I wanted to wait until it was in a really good state to be able to really enjoy it to the fullest, and I'd have Towns to tie me over till then since I wasn't expecting much from that so I wasn't that concerned about playing it in an unfinnished state (though I did enjoy it a fair bit). Anyway a fair bit of time has passed now and I just wanted to check in on the progress of Gnomoria, how far away from "complete" is it? What is missing that is still planned to be added to the game for 1.0?

I usually have a hit and run style of playing games, I'll start playing one and play it heavily till I'm bored of it then uninstall it and be unlikely to ever play it again. Because of that I usually prefer to hold off playing a game till it's in a really good state, unless it's a multi-player game that requires I play it while there's still a large enough online community for it, so I'm just trying to get an idea of roughly when I should start playing Gnomoria.
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CPG Tidus Mar 16 @ 10:41am 
ok so i got it allittle over a week ago and have 100+ hours on it already its really worth playing
lPaladinl Mar 16 @ 10:56am 
Gnomoria is definitely worth playing, lots of great content already, and it's been steadily getting updates every 1-2 weeks since it was released.

Problem is, I don't suggest keeping your line of thinking that 1.0 means "released", because it doesn't. Gnomoria so far has proven to be the type of game that will continue growing as long as the Developer has interest and things to add, not constrained by version numbers.

Is it "Complete" as in there's plenty to do and it's a really solid, fun game? Yes. Is it "complete" as in there's no more content to add in the future? It's unlikely it will be complete for a very long time by that standard.
AusSkiller Mar 16 @ 11:53am 
Originally posted by lPaladinl:
Gnomoria is definitely worth playing, lots of great content already, and it's been steadily getting updates every 1-2 weeks since it was released.
Good to know, but probably indicates it will be better for me to wait ;).

Originally posted by lPaladinl:
Problem is, I don't suggest keeping your line of thinking that 1.0 means "released", because it doesn't. Gnomoria so far has proven to be the type of game that will continue growing as long as the Developer has interest and things to add, not constrained by version numbers.

Is it "Complete" as in there's plenty to do and it's a really solid, fun game? Yes. Is it "complete" as in there's no more content to add in the future? It's unlikely it will be complete for a very long time by that standard.
I'm actually a game developer myself so I'm well aware of how unfinished a game is at 1.0 and is why said "complete" with the quotation marks, but 1.0 usually a good indication that all the major features originally planed and that are core to the game have been implemented and that things have been tuned for a good experience. My main concern is just over what features are planned for 1.0 that I might miss out on if I start playing now. I sure more features will continue to be added after 1.0 but they will probably be additional features rather than core features so I'm less concerned about missing out on them, but if there aren't any more unimplemented features planned for 1.0 that I'm interested in then I could probably start playing now by the sounds of it.
Kattsylt Mar 16 @ 1:20pm 
its been aviable for early access on steam about a year now and i've played it since then. And its been in a playable state all along.
CPG Tidus Mar 16 @ 2:33pm 
ok think of it more like how minecraft is they keep adding content even when released
lPaladinl Mar 16 @ 5:54pm 
Well, Some skills aren't fully implemented yet. Armor skill currently does nothing, and it's unclear what the Curiosity stat does, if anything.

The problem with gauging how complete the game is, is that there's no solid roadmap of what is and isn't going to be added or changed, but things constantly are being added, tweaked, expanded, and sometimes even completely reworked. While there's majority of the core game available already, as has been for the past year, it's unlikely that you'll play it now, or even in the next few months, and not have it see drastic changes to how the content and features work. The man literally works on every neat idea he comes across, and a lot of the content and features we see is heavily based on what is most requested by the community on his official forums.
AusSkiller Mar 16 @ 7:21pm 
Originally posted by lPaladinl:
Well, Some skills aren't fully implemented yet. Armor skill currently does nothing, and it's unclear what the Curiosity stat does, if anything.

The problem with gauging how complete the game is, is that there's no solid roadmap of what is and isn't going to be added or changed, but things constantly are being added, tweaked, expanded, and sometimes even completely reworked. While there's majority of the core game available already, as has been for the past year, it's unlikely that you'll play it now, or even in the next few months, and not have it see drastic changes to how the content and features work. The man literally works on every neat idea he comes across, and a lot of the content and features we see is heavily based on what is most requested by the community on his official forums.
Thanks, that pretty much tells me what I was wanting to know :). I think I'll wait it out some more, it sounds like there is still plenty of progress to be made that will improve the game a fair bit, and from what I'm hearing it sounds like Gnomoria will be worth the wait :).
You technically can't call Gnomoria "Finished" It still has its bugs, glitches, everything can be tweaked, if your version of finished means "Mostly everythings in place" Then you might have to wait a bit, because Gnomoria has new stuff being added to it every few weeks, I recommend just play with it, because you might find something you like, and the devs might change it ETC, ive played Gnomoria for quite a bit so really just keep playing, because you might have ideas on how this game can be improved, or what can be added to it.
CPG Tidus Mar 16 @ 9:08pm 
worst glitch ive found was a log block dissappeared randomly
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