Taken from the Dev Blog: http://forums.amplitude-studios.com/content.php?524-DotE-Progress-Report-MP-Crashes-and-Saves
You may have noticed that the updates have slightly slowed down now the game is officially out of Early Access, but as you already know, we are still working hard on the game and would like you to take a look at the ongoing improvements list:
We understand your concerns/complaints on the state of the multiplayer and would like to reassure you. As we have stated in the past, even for Endless Space and Endless Legend, debugging and improving the multiplayer is a very tricky task. We can't release versions for you to try simply because an issue has been fixed while the rest is still pending (and consequently breaking the game).
We’ve been working hard with our QA team to reproduce the disconnections/lag issues some players have reported on our forums and identified the cause of most of these problems. We are currently still working on a solution that needs some code refactoring and a lot of tests to make sure it doesn’t break anything.
Once we improve the multiplayer stability, we will iterate on the cooperative requested features such as markers on the map, items sharing, etc.
Another subject we've been focusing our efforts on since the release are the game crashes occurring on some of your configurations. We know there's a memory leak problem with the game that causes most of those crashes.
It’s one of the most difficult problem to solve in software programming because it's very hard to track in the first place. We're continuously improving memory handling in our code but it’s a long process that needs a lot of tests.
We are planning to work in collaboration with Unity Technologies (our game engine developers) on the remaining leaks.
Some of you reported issues regarding the saving of their games and heroes/ships unlocks. We analysed the different cases and decided to implement a new save/profile file format to get rid of all those issues at once.
We also implemented game crash detection and auto saves at the beginning of each floor to have a backup checkpoint when you restart the game.
We are doing our best to release those fixes and improvements as soon as possible. Check out this updated list: [G2G] Amplitude's List of Community Feedback[forums.amplitude-studios.com]
, made with your suggestions for both the singleplayer and multiplayer.
In the mean time, thank you all for your support and best wishes for the festive season!
Over and out, GFX47"