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[LINUX] Seven Jul 11 @ 2:34pm
annoyannce and frustration aren't game mechanics
i own it for more than a year and still i have to look up everything about the game on youtube.

annoyance and frustration arent game mechanics

i will try it again next year, maybe
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Eve_Wake Jul 11 @ 6:34pm 
This game is simple look up the controls or one of the devs guides or videos
LumberingTroll  [developer] Jul 12 @ 10:47am 
When systems and mechanics are finialized, we will put in a tutorial. There is no point in doing one now when things could change, this would just be wasted work and man hours.
lPaladinl Jul 12 @ 1:14pm 
I find this to be an issue with almost all Space Sims, the controls tend to be quite non-user friendly, and way more complex than is comfortable when compared to most other games.

It's just something you have to get used to I guess for games of this genre. I generally consider it more than worth it to wrestle with learning the controls and figuring out the game just to enjoy how it feels when you are running everything smoothly.
tonic1080 Jul 14 @ 7:33pm 
I have to agree with the original poster...

The new(er) philosophy of launching a game "pre release" without basic instructions on what you should be doing or how to do it is rediculous.

This is one of three games I purchased "pre release" that have burned me such and I never buy a pre release games anymore because of it.
Please....let the flaming now commence on "you should have known better because of the big letters on the opening page saying so". I also expect a little "common sense" (yeah, probably too harsh of words) on the developers part before launching a product to market in ANY condition.
Nimrod1971 Jul 15 @ 10:26am 
the game looks promising to me too, but to be honest in the actual condition i'm not really satisfied with it. I for myself am not the one who likes building ships for days or weeks and beside of that there isn't actually much to do in this game. The only missions at the moment as far as i can see are some missions to protect other ships randomly, thats it.
Therefore i don't find any reasons for myself to play the game at all. It's simply to boring at the moment.
Having this in mind i would say that maybe it was a bit to early to release the game.
From my point of view this is Pre-Alpha, just my 2 cents ;)
lPaladinl Jul 15 @ 10:36am 
Originally posted by Nimrod1971:
the game looks promising to me too, but to be honest in the actual condition i'm not really satisfied with it. I for myself am not the one who likes building ships for days or weeks and beside of that there isn't actually much to do in this game. The only missions at the moment as far as i can see are some missions to protect other ships randomly, thats it.
Therefore i don't find any reasons for myself to play the game at all. It's simply to boring at the moment.
Having this in mind i would say that maybe it was a bit to early to release the game.
From my point of view this is Pre-Alpha, just my 2 cents ;)

I would agree mostly. Except I do enjoy the ship building quite a lot, and wish more games had this kind of customization. At this point the Ship builder is the main feature to play with, and it's great at that, but it's not enough for me personally to stick with the game. I'm still looking forward to fleshing out the in-game features and whatnot to do with my ships after I build them.
zephrim Jul 15 @ 11:50am 
When you preorder a game, what do you get? Nothing. You get proof of your purchase and you wait. All you did was pay to get it as soon as it comes out and to not have to wait in line if the title is particularly popular.
When you buy a game in EA you get to be a part of the process by helping to hunt down bugs and reporting glitches. Otherwise, treat it as a preorder. Frankly I have yet to play this, just bought it today to add to my collection. But I bought it understanding that it, like many of the other titles I have bought on here, was in EA and wasn't a completed project yet.
If you want a game to play then please do yourself a huge favor, do not buy games in Beta. Buy them once they are in release. Especially anything that isn't an MMO. Only in MMO's do beta testers and those that got in on Early Access have any kind of real advantage. Otherwise if its a singleplayer or even a multiplayer co-op there isn't a point. Your just going to frustrate yourself because you want a finished polished game and it just isn't ready yet.
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