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    Some of us have trouble remembering that they are playing a game in development. Features are added then removed. Other features are just present for the game to be playable while waiting better.

    When 7 Days to Die will be gold, new players won't know anything about stuff like LBD, the craft grid, the minimap (RIP biatch), etc ...
    When we play Fallout 4, we totally ignore what was implemented and what was finally removed from gameplay during the development years. And we're fine with that.

    Conclusion: early access is a good thing for a young studio, but the disadvantages are numerous (as numerous as the number of players...)

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieSurvivor View Post
    We all know you're going to get him a box of rocks for his b-day =)
    Yeah of course! But if he/she got to a special age he will get some special rocks

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hek Harris View Post
    When 7 Days to Die will be gold
    .. The cyborgs will have taken over the world and the colonies on Saturn will have risen up in revolt.. :P

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaVegaNL View Post
    Yeah of course! But if he/she got to a special age he will get some special rocks

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    Also the amount, one rock per year

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    Quote Originally Posted by Odetta View Post
    A18? Leveled loot has been in game for a few alphas now and Lucky Looter is a perk. There maybe be confusion because Madmole also made a book series called The Lucky Looter (which is fine). Also legendary loot is not coming in A18 (unless its a suprise).

    Basically Game staged loot coupled with the perk guarentee you will be swimming in the best gear. As it has been for a while now. Now if you can imagine when they introduce Legendary gear then maxing out Lucky Looter right away would be a no brainier. Especially with no level gates coming, starting in A18.

    When they first added it that was the first thing people maxed out. Even going so far as to not loot any POIs until it was. It was insane.
    I think that's an exaggeration. I've got Lucky Looter at maximum and I'm level 250 and still I mostly find Q1 to Q3 items. I find Q4 and Q5 items less and rarely Q6 items. The weapons I use and the armor I wear are made by myself.

    Lucky Looter doesn't automatically give you the best gear. It only helps luck a little bit.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DaVegaNL View Post
    .. The cyborgs will have taken over the world and the colonies on Saturn will have risen up in revolt.. :P
    Two cool things at the same time ? Cannot wait ^^

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hek Harris View Post
    Two cool things at the same time ? Cannot wait ^^
    Yeah indeed. We just have to reduce the spawning of the cyborgs in the wilderness to make it less difficult!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    Point noted, one alpha at a time. We LBD that looting sucked in 17, thats fixed, now if lack of survival elements truly is a thing, we'll fix that next. I'm starting to feel some food crunch from pedaling my bike. Was it a huge food hog in 17 or is something broken? Does the cardio perk work with bicycles? If someone can test, let me know your results!
    Thanks MM. Even though I'm not after any advanced A18 keys, I hope I'm still in ya good books. We debate because we care.

    I was going to ask that same thing about cycling. I haven't found a perk that seems to work with it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Locusta View Post
    I agree. It would be nice being able to compare two items. This could be done by selecting an item in your inventory and holding down Alt to reveal another window that shows the stats of the item you are using/wearing. Example: I have leather gloves equipped and another pair in my inventory. I select the ones in my inventory, hold Alt, window appears displaying stats of my equipped gloves, enabling me to quickly see the differences. This could be extended from not only items you have equipped, but even the items on your tool belt.

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    Yeah that would be really immediate and less clunky to understand.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trankitas View Post
    Well, tomorrow it's my birthday so... you can release the kraken now. Thank you, what an amazing birthday gift!

    EDIT: Thank you so much for the early A18 access key! you guys rock
    Suddenly it's everyone's birthday seeing as that trick worked for you to get your key. Lol

    Having a birthday so close to Christmas sucks so I always wanted to change my birthday, so tomorrow sounds fine to me as well.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ZombieHorde View Post
    Suddenly it's everyone's birthday seeing as that trick worked for you to get your key. Lol

    Having a birthday so close to Christmas sucks so I always wanted to change my birthday, so tomorrow sounds fine to me as well.
    I know that feel. 6 days before christmas for me.

    I just still wish modders could at least get early access to the XML so we can start looking at how things work to port our projects over. People asking for release dates isn't just something TFP have to deal with.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RipClaw View Post
    I think that's an exaggeration. I've got Lucky Looter at maximum and I'm level 250 and still I mostly find Q1 to Q3 items. I find Q4 and Q5 items less and rarely Q6 items. The weapons I use and the armor I wear are made by myself.

    Lucky Looter doesn't automatically give you the best gear. It only helps luck a little bit.
    The leveled part is tied to your gamestage, not level (I think, could be mistaken). Picked difficulty also affects how fast your gamestage goes up. A17 also has level gates so a new player can't just pump all their points into LL. So it's not as pronounced now as it was in previous Alphas.

    A18 has no level gates and you can only craft up to blue I think. LL is gonna be highly attractive. Like previous Alphas, but MM said he's gonna keep an eye on it.

    The loot you find is vastly superior with maxed LL. My test I was swimming in pink and blue in 4 days of heavy looting. Hell even with the goggles as a fresh spawn you can see a big difference.

    I guess we just have different experiences with it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Trankitas View Post
    Well, tomorrow it's my birthday so... you can release the kraken now. Thank you, what an amazing birthday gift!

    EDIT: Thank you so much for the early A18 access key! you guys rock
    Damn, you actually got a key!??? If this isn't a joke, I'm very happy for you.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KhaineGB View Post
    I know that feel. 6 days before christmas for me.

    I just still wish modders could at least get early access to the XML so we can start looking at how things work to port our projects over. People asking for release dates isn't just something TFP have to deal with.
    I' d help ya out man. But tied to NDA. Sorry.

    Cheers

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    Quote Originally Posted by madmole View Post
    More modern ones I like are SOAD, Shinedown, Godsmack, 5 finger death punch, Seether.
    Nice! Mix in a bit of Sevendust, M♥♥♥♥♥♥♥ and Disturbed and this is basically a good chunk of my playlist at work while rockin' through programming throughout the day.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Odetta View Post
    The leveled part is tied to your gamestage, not level (I think, could be mistaken). Picked difficulty also affects how fast your gamestage goes up. A17 also has level gates so a new player can't just pump all their points into LL. So it's not as pronounced now as it was in previous Alphas.
    The levelgates in A17 only exist in the intellect branch. But Lucky Looter is in the Perception branch. So it doesn't differ from A18.
    If I only put points in Lucky Looter I can get it to maximum with level 12.

    A18 has no level gates and you can only craft up to blue I think. LL is gonna be highly attractive. Like previous Alphas, but MM said he's gonna keep an eye on it.

    The loot you find is vastly superior with maxed LL. My test I was swimming in pink and blue in 4 days of heavy looting. Hell even with the googles as a fresh spawn you can see a big difference.

    I guess we just have different experiences with it.
    That's the way it is. While you seem to have a lot of luck, I have only a little luck. That's why I'm not a fan of it when a game doesn't give you the opportunity to compensate missing luck with effort.

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