Monday, August 26, 2013
Alpha Release: 7D2D 1.1 News
The developers for 7D2D did not set a deadline for their upcoming 1.1 patch to their game in Alpha. Alpha 2 will feature flying enemies, acid puking hulks, a better AI for the zombies, repair tools, and renewable resources.
"We're hoping to make the world at least 4x bigger," the developers said "We will probably also have a random generated nearly infinite world too so if you don't want to play in Navazgane you can create a random map and play that.
Concerns have risen as the internet have begun modding, cracking the multiplayer features, and pirating the game. There are concerns over the message boards that curious players who crack a god-mode in multiplayer will abuse the features and ruin the game play of others.
"Over time we hope to thin the herd (pirates) and at least prevent them from playing online," a developer said.
The game is an amazing single player experienced that is only enhanced when working with a group of friends. There are tons of potential as long as the Fun Pimps take a lesson from Minecraft developers in how to handle multiplayer, creative mode, and survival mode.
"There will be a few options," developers said, " We want to have a random world generator where the creation menu has options to enable/disable a variety of things."
At the moment, the multiplayer features are limited to 4 players who are able to connect to each other's IPs. This is dangerous as player's information can be at risk. Several from our group have been attacked after web addresses were leaked through YouTube and Twitch. No one knows when full multiplayer features will be released.
"Not for some time, but we are making a few enhancements along the way since people found a way to play it anyway, " developers said.
While there are ways to connect to each other it is recommended to play with only people you know through something like Hamachi. It is an older program that creates a network between people.
"Anyhow, we have a lot of work ahead of us. This is a very early alpha of the game," developers said, "try to have some patience and know we are nowhere near satisfied with the core experience yet, and will add many layers to it yet."
Here's the news from Wednesday - sounds like the 1.1 patch is coming soon: