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KickStarter Homeworld 3 from Blackbird Interactive

Discussion in 'Strategy and Simulation' started by LESS T_T, Aug 20, 2019.

  1. Zero Credibility Arcane

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    I have a soft spot for Cata in my heart. Sure, it was not as good as the original, but it was decent enough. And it did improve a bit on it as well. For one thing, did original Homeworld actually allow you to issue orders when the game was paused? I don't think it did, you could change view and select ships, but not issue orders to them. In Cata you can. Then there's ship experience, actually movable mothership, and the bloody siege cannon.

    Also, I loved Hive frigates in Cata. Frigates in H2 were a god damn death trap.
     
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  2. Trans-Financial-Man Savant

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    Fuck the times we live in, fuck Randy Pitchford and fuck Epic games for making a Homeworld 3 announcement fill me with dread instead of joy. All I can think of is the myraid ways Randy and Epic will fuck Fig backers over. I can't wait for the devs to deviate from what was backed and the devs to turn round and say "We don't need your money anymore. The glorious people's republic has paid off our loan to you."
     
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  3. Infinitron I post news Patron

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    Grab the Codex by the pussy Serpent in the Staglands Dead State Divinity: Original Sin Project: Eternity Torment: Tides of Numenera Wasteland 2 Shadorwun: Hong Kong Divinity: Original Sin 2 A Beautifully Desolate Campaign Pillars of Eternity 2: Deadfire Pathfinder: Kingmaker
    This game is due out in Q4 2022! I'm not sure Epic exclusives will still be a thing by then.
     
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  4. Hellraiser Arcane

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    Knowing life it might get delayed also. If Epic's sole stream of cash to jumpstart their store was fortinite I would say it is certain they will stop the exclusive deal bullshit by then. The unknown variable are the chinamen, they might have cash to burn and this whole exclusivity deal idea seems like their idea all along. Furthermore there might be other incentives involved between Gearbox and Epic, as Gearbox uses Epic's engine for their main cash cow so I could imagine royalty discounts might also be used, which could be substantial wtih a series as high-selling as borderlands.
     
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  5. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    Dunno, lol. I have thankfully avoided getting original HW2.

    For comparison:
    • I ran to buy HW1 as soon as I played the demo (and discovered it wasn't out in Potato yet),
    • I bought Cata and while it was rather disappointing compared to HW1 I enjoyed it and easily got enough bang for my buck.
     
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    What?
    Epic games launcher? Unity??

    It's clear. :)
     
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  8. Jenkem Magister Patron

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    it's obvious it would be an EGS game because fucking gearbox has the publishing rights for homeworld :(
     
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  11. Alpharius Educated

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    For the record, anyone claiming that Deserts of Kharak was anything other than a stinking pile of shit of a game is not only a decline enabler but also either never played it or is mentally unfit to offer his opinion on anything whatsoever.
    The campaign in that game was beyond atrocious, with retarded plot and braindead AI. Multiplayer was balanced as if no one ever tried playing it before release, which was an achivement considering most units in the game fit nicely into a "brilliant" rock-paper-scissors scheme.
     
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    I want to believe.
     
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  15. DraQ Prestigious Gentleman Arcane

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    I quite like ship concepts, but locations in the galaxy map are strongly offset and wrong.
     
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    Looks suspect.
     
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  19. Quatlo Arcane

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    Holy shit that was unexpected, they actually know what they are doing.

    Switching my stance to "cautiously optimistic"
     
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  20. Alpharius Educated

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    Well thats cool and all, but its kinda hard to imagine in what world would
    make any sense. Shouldn't it be the other way around?
     
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  21. underground nymph Educated

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    In real world there couldn’t be any linear health bars. Damaging important module can make huge air carrier obsolete. The only way out I see for devs are the power shields.
     
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  22. Perkel Arcane

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    I wouldn't be so sure. Epic could release Unreal Engine 4 with 5% split and still handsomnly survive. Even without Fortnite 12% cut is enough to warrant people moving to Epic store abandoning Steam. The worst fears also became true and it looks like after much rage and outcry people ignored steamtards and bought BL3. Which also means more developers will pick now Epic store.

    Imho it will only end when Epic will reach about 30-40% market, because at that point it will not make much sense to give free games and cut extra deals. I think they will even rise cut some more to like 15-17%. Everything depends on competition though, if new shop will open with strong leverage it will continue.

    Cata had imho much more interesting atmosphere. That being said HW1 was special and anything that is not bad compared to it is automatically awesome.

    The problem with it was that it was not homeworld. No one cares about AI or multi when you play some different game in homeworld art clothes. Game wasn't even homeworld for most of production, it was supposed to be different game with homeworld art style.

    Still Homeworld wasn't some technical masterpiece and it didn't have amazing AI or anything. Strength of HW was in mission design, narrative, continuity of your forces and theme.

    I hope though folks who make HW3 take cues from Complex mod.
     
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