The Withering

The Withering

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CrochaN  [developer] Apr 6, 2016 @ 9:59am
Multiplayer - Concept and FAQ
This topic will explain in details how we plan to implement the Multiplayer into game and will answer all of the Frequently Asked Question.

Multiplayer Concept
Once the multiplayer (MP) has been implemented, players will have the option to team up and play together in a group. Running co-op missions together, taking on harder enemies and working in a team to explore and scavenge the world.

By no means MP will become a mandatory part of the game and it will NOT require an internet connection to play Single Player (SP) in any way. SP and MP will be two separate things.

PvP / PvE will both be present in MP, but once again no players will be forced to have PvP engagements unless they choose to. There will be designated PvP areas in an open world that players can team up and explore / scavenge. PvP designated missions will become a part of the MP as well, such as FFA, TDM, Capture the flag, Capture and hold etc.. All these game modes will be accessible through MP game menu or directly from the world map.
Everything PvE related will also follow the same concept as mentioned above. PvE co-op designated missions, in world PvE events and much, MUCH more will be added as the development of MP continues.

SP and MP co existence mechanics will allow players to transfer the items they acquire in MP to their camp (SP) but not the other way around. There are multiple reasons for that mechanic to be in place, that we will not get into in this description.

Singleplayer WILL REMAIN IN GAME regardless of the Multiplayer development!
Last edited by CrochaN; Jun 25, 2016 @ 3:35pm
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NightCurseX Apr 10, 2016 @ 10:08pm 
So Multiplayer coop is definetly coming?
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Merle Dixon[DAS] Apr 11, 2016 @ 6:11am 
That's what the man says !!! ^^^
KEYOS. Apr 11, 2016 @ 2:33pm 
Make sure to have that Anti-Cheat ready to go :P Especially with the survival community nowadays.
Merle Dixon[DAS] Apr 21, 2016 @ 11:17am 
Will be able to have specific teams on MP ? Other words if we start up a group for members only, will we be able to allow members only in our sessions?
fluxtorrent May 2, 2016 @ 2:26pm 
came to create a thread asking about multiplayer plans, read stickies, decided not to annoy everythone with another thread.
Jolly Jun 4, 2016 @ 8:56pm 
Sounds ambitious. Unfortunately I find most games that have PvP tend to be absorbed by PvP to the detriment of everything else - and this game looks so good as a single player game. Co-op is great to add, as playing with friends tends to make things better (without becoming a mess like PvP). I hope the single player doesn't just become the lowest priority and "just there."

There are already a bunch of scavenging/pvp style games of this type (Rust, DayZ, HZ, and more) so doing something different would be good (rather than piling on more of the same).
thenickhis Jun 16, 2016 @ 10:43pm 
Originally posted by Jolly:
Sounds ambitious. Unfortunately I find most games that have PvP tend to be absorbed by PvP to the detriment of everything else - and this game looks so good as a single player game. Co-op is great to add, as playing with friends tends to make things better (without becoming a mess like PvP). I hope the single player doesn't just become the lowest priority and "just there."

There are already a bunch of scavenging/pvp style games of this type (Rust, DayZ, HZ, and more) so doing something different would be good (rather than piling on more of the same).

Agreed. PvP isn't my cup of tea and there's nothing inherently wrong with it, but I've noticed it tends break games.
timmonsisold66 Jun 17, 2016 @ 12:36pm 
Originally posted by Jolly:
Sounds ambitious. Unfortunately I find most games that have PvP tend to be absorbed by PvP to the detriment of everything else - and this game looks so good as a single player game. Co-op is great to add, as playing with friends tends to make things better (without becoming a mess like PvP). I hope the single player doesn't just become the lowest priority and "just there."

There are already a bunch of scavenging/pvp style games of this type (Rust, DayZ, HZ, and more) so doing something different would be good (rather than piling on more of the same).

+1
Been doing the pvp thing for years. I'm older now and its just tedious to me now days. I like to kick back and not worry about the pvp hassle anymore. lot of good looking games I wont bother with anymore because its nothing but a pvp crapfest.
Last edited by timmonsisold66; Jun 17, 2016 @ 12:36pm
CrochaN  [developer] Jun 17, 2016 @ 5:24pm 
The game will be primarily co-op oriented. The PvP will not be forced on players, but we do plan to have a lot of fun PvP activities because, well.. every now and then we all want to. :)
Merle Dixon[DAS] Jun 20, 2016 @ 7:58am 
Crochan, will we be able to invite "members only" to play coop if we have a "team" or "squad" ?
CrochaN  [developer] Jun 20, 2016 @ 12:19pm 
Players will be able to invite other players from friend list and or their clan. This functionality might not be available instantly as MP game mode comes out, but it will be added later on.
Merle Dixon[DAS] Jun 20, 2016 @ 4:18pm 
Good,tks
sithchaos Jul 10, 2016 @ 12:35pm 
This Model is definatley the way, will keep gamers happy,,, well done ,,,
Hainwächter Jul 26, 2016 @ 7:47pm 
This is an advanced view of gamedevelopment. Hope the MP will come soon :D.
Please implement a possibility(a key or a menupoint) to change the view from Thirdperson to Fristperson, it makes many things easier and the atmosphere more scary !
Last edited by Hainwächter; Jul 26, 2016 @ 7:49pm
Vandrius Jul 29, 2016 @ 1:05am 
Hello Mr. CrochaN, I have one question to ask, assuming if the multiplayer is already finished on the release day, were there any Asia server you guys going to create for PVP and PVE? :)
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