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Information Heroes of a Broken Land Announced: Turn-based Multiple Party RPG

Discussion in 'News & Content Feedback' started by Crooked Bee, Apr 27, 2013.

  1. Reapa Doom Preacher

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    No level cap, and i got to chose the world size - made it huge. :necro:
     
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  2. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    Yeah I screwed up the last demo release - it's basically the full game. Oops :oops:. At least the game's not finished, so there's a chance to fix that
     
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  3. oldschool Scholar

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    Anybody else having trouble loading saved games in the browser version demo? All I get is the music and a black screen.
     
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  4. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    oldschool thanks for reporting that!! I can't believe that's been broken for as long as it has, one more thing to add to my release QA checklist...

    The browser version demo loading is now fixed, you should be able to continue your game.
     
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  5. oldschool Scholar

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    I went ahead and downloaded the windows version to get my fix. It's a nice game. I hope it does well for you.

    A few things I've found so far, if you are interested in more reports:

    There is some weirdness with the save games in the multi-party dungeons. It saves just fine, but when you try to load a game, it seems to be saving there as well, instead of loading the last save. It always works that way in the multi-party dungeons, but nowhere else that I've noticed.

    I can't seem to join the arena fights. It takes the money, but nothing else happens.

    I'm not sure how Killing Blow is set up to work, but every time I've used it, it only deals about 3 hp worth of damage. I'm not sure if that is a bug, or if I am failing the Killing Blow, and that is the intended consequence.

    When you level up, the stats seem to be showing the equipment bonuses as well as the base stats. It would be better I think, to just deal with the raw character stats when leveling up. With all the stat-boosting equipment, it's too hard to keep track of the actual character build that way.
     
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  6. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    Thanks for more feedback!

    Do you know which version of the demo you had? Some of the demos floating around are a bit old. (Arena's were broken in 5.0 and 5.1, should be fixed in 5.2)

    Killing blow is a low-chance death blow. It's meant to normally fail and do crappy damage, but sometimes 1-hit kill. I'll add a message stating the % to kill when it fails, like traps.

    Also, the level up stats being off is a known issue about to be addressed - I agree with what you say, you should see how the base stats change on level up.

    I'll be investigating multi-party dungeons too, they seem to have a few kinks left to sort out.
     
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  7. oldschool Scholar

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    Ah, sorry. I downloaded the demo yesterday from your page. I assumed it would be the latest but it was v5.1. I'll move to the v5.3 browser version and see what I can break. :)

    Having a lot of fun with it for sure.
     
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  8. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    Yeah, I'm a bit slower updating the demos... actually since the 5.x demos are actually the full game by mistake I think I'll leave them broken until 6.0 :P
     
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  9. Zenyrrah Augur Patron

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    Hello. I am playing Beta 5.2

    Normal map if I remember well :) The game is on for a while now, Day 139, and I notice that when having done my job in a dungeon, kill all the monsters or finding the artifact, I instantkt get summarized what i did get from that dungeon and get kicked out. Whereas in the past after finishing the objective the party would stay inside and did get the chance to clear out the areas the party hadn't been.

    On the worldmap, don't know if this is supposed to be, the cottages lately (game time) turn out to be alchemist shops and not questgivers. Perhaps the odds are against me but in that case the game is on a streak.

    The spelllist When a mage has a list that needs two and some more, doesn't show the spells in the middle of that list when scrolling down. Scrolling takes me from page 1 direct to the last page so I can only access the spells in between by pushing the corresponding keys and hoping I remember which spell is where on the list.

    Besides these three points mentioned above I amuse myself greatly wth this game. Keep it up. Thank you.
     
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  10. Zenyrrah Augur Patron

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    Funny, few days later in the game and it has stopped kicking me out the dungeon after completing the objective.
     
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  11. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    Zenyrrah Some dungeons do kick you out right away - mostly only the main quest dungeons (Pillars, Forge, etc), could it have been one of those?

    That cottage/alchemist swap is strange, and that's the first time I've seen that. The buildings look similar, could it be that? (Cottages have smoke, alchemists don't)

    The scrollbar suckiness is a long standing UI issue I'll be trying to resolve in Beta 6.0.

    Thansks for the feed back, glad you're enjoying the game!
     
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  12. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    Beta 6.0 was just released. The UI's been updated and dungeon art has gotten an upgrade too. Plus a bunch of gameplay fixes and features.

    You can checkout the full changelist on my site: Heroes of a Broken Land Beta 6.0
     
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  13. Zenyrrah Augur Patron

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    Great, we can scroll through the spelllist now without skipping n spells :) Thank you.
     
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  14. warmonger3 Scholar Patron

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    Monster difficulty! Thank you!
     
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  15. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    warmonger3 Let me know how you find the higher level monsters. I'll be adding difficulty selection (probably customizable too) in a version or two.
     
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  16. oldschool Scholar

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    Liking the UI updates.

    Is it just me, or has the world generation gotten better? Before, I would end up with a lot of low level dungeons surrounding my base, and my parties would quickly get too high of a level to make them worthwhile. Now there just seems to be one of each level close by, which is much better for the party level pacing. Or mayybe I just got a lucky generation.

    Keep up the good work.
     
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  17. warmonger3 Scholar Patron

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    I certainly will. I'm finding the loot drops are much more balanced with this build than it was previously (4.0?).

    Anyway the promise of shiny things does make me go and kill more.
     
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  18. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    warmonger3 Since 4.0 I've tweaked the loot a bit - mostly adjusting the rate armor drops vs. other stuff. I may have tweaked the magic item % as well.

    oldschool The world generation is the same, but like all random stuff, sometimes you just get lucky :)
     
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  19. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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  20. Zewp Arcane

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    And it's fucking good. Buy it. No excuses.
     
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  21. Chaotic_Heretic Arcane

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    I bought your beta from gamers gate indiefort bundle. That still makes me eligible for the full game right?
     
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  22. Zewp Arcane

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    Of course. I don't know why so many people still ask that. There isn't a single company selling early access to their games without you getting the full game at release.
     
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  23. WingedPixel Winged Pixel Developer

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    Chaotic_Heretic Yeah you get the full version. Think of it as Early Access or a preorder.

    Not giving you the full version after buying the Beta would be a pretty dick move.
     
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  24. Chaotic_Heretic Arcane

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    With shit that is been going on... I expect the worst.

    Zewp yeah should have expected that from an indie.

    fantastic game btw. i am more of a storyfag but enjoying your fantastic work.
     
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  25. Metro Arcane Beg Auditor

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