Latest Developer Posts
[quote="Dekstris;140514"]I have a laptop with 8GB RAM and 1GB Graphics card, and the game plays in 30 Fps or less, and that kinda annoys me :P[/quote] Sadly, 1GB Graphics card could mean many things. The 1GB is just video/texture memory and doesn't denote the speed of a card. For instance, you can have a 1GB 710 GPU, which can do Microsoft Office well. Or, a 1GB 960, which is designed for gaming. If you could provide your GPU's model number, that would help a great deal
[quote="dethovu;2270056"][quote]Should Black Armor be tradeable? [/quote] NO. Having Black Armor is like being in a special club. A club that no one gets into. You had your chance. We supported the game first. We were told our Black Armor would be special. You can't just suddenly trade that. My Black Armor! MINE! NO.[/quote] No one will take it away from you. If we were to do it, people who do have it, would have the option to sell [b][i]if they wanted to[/i][/b].
[quote="Soul_Rider;2269951"] Player retention hasn't improved, at least not by a noticeable amount. So most of these rookies are not making the hours to get out of rookie status. [/quote] We are actually tracking a number of metrics since we re-started NS2 development. One of those is [b]new player retention.[/b] Right now, we're tracking approx 10% higher new player retention than before we started, it's been tracking up (albeit slowly) at the moment according to the data. This is in stark contrast to us not really holding onto new players as much for a long time. Concurrent average players is also up from <226 average when we started to 331 average today. While this could be attributed to a number of sales, the increase in new player retention is clearly from the changes we're making to the new player experience. We'll continue to try to improve the way new players can get into the game, as it's clear that once players know more of the basics they are much more likely to come back and stick around.
[quote="3X4L7;2269706"][quote="RevanCorana;2268923"]profit through dlcs.[/quote] LOLs How's that working out for NS2?[/quote] After we delved into the actual NS2 sales data, it was clear DLC sales from NS2 are much higher than anyone on the team realized. The trick is to make Cosmetics that are awesome, very affordable and dont give any advantage in the game other than to look great. Lots of people want to be an individual in the games they play, going by the sales numbers, it's clear the NS2 community want to do just that.
[quote="cdaragorn;2269471"][quote="Obraxis;2269394"]we have to make the game we want to make for ourselves.[/quote] You certainly are free to do what you want with your own creation, but I would like to point out that this is only true if you don't care about anyone buying your game or not. We have invested our money into what you're creating. Please consider our opinions, even if some of them aren't quite what you want.[/quote] We always take our customer's opinions into consideration, I think we've shown that by the huge amount of effort we've done to involve the community, as well as adopting a lot of those ideas. But at some point, decisions and calls need to be made. You can't make a game by committee, you lose the vision that makes it special. We'll always do our best to involve our fans and customers as much as possible, but we will always make the decision we think is best for our vision of the game.
[quote="Dekstris;2269494"]i have a laptop and the game runs in 30 Fps :P But i will buy myself a GTX of some sort, becouse now i have the GeForce 840M Wich is shit for games couse it's olny 1GB :P i have 8GB ram too.[/quote] Sorry to say but it's difficult to upgrade laptop GPUs, and in most cases it's not possible. Some high-end laptops will except an external GPU with housing, but it's pretty expensive.