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Elemental Beta 1 Screenshots understood

By on September 17, 2009 10:39:30 AM from JoeUser Forums JoeUser Forums

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With the beta scheduled to go out TODAY I thought we should go over some of the game concepts here.

Now, as has been mentioned, the graphics for beta 1 are stripped far far down in order to focus on the core game play.

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Now when you start out the game, it is just your sovereign. The world is largely covered up. As seen in this screenshot, you see the outline of land but not much else.

 

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Eventually, you will come into contact with other players as you can see here.

 

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Designing units (with weapons) revolves around 3 factors: How often they can attack, how much damage each attack can cause, and how much training time the selected weapon adds.

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September 17, 2009 1:56:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You should really cut down the bloom, seriously.

 

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September 17, 2009 2:09:18 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

These replies are sweet.

Brad/Boogie- based on the creatively awesome responses here, could we have a caption contest or two during the beta?  I could see that being awesome.  Or, have a contest where you guys type up something and we provide the screenshots from the game?

This was great.  Once the beta is released it'll make my day even better!

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September 17, 2009 2:20:49 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Ha!  

A Developer that still knows how to be scilly, well now we know more about the developmend -cycle- don't we? ::badda bing::

 

This thread == Pure win.  Points to Brad!

 

BTW just showed the Beta release plan to my 8 year old game designer, he was fascinated with the way it was broken out and agreed that it sounded like a GREAT way to get focused feedback.  Keep the dev/programmers from having to wrap their heads around a different bit of the system for each bug .

 

He also said that without the "Skeleton" the game would clearly just be a puddle of "goo" and wondered if that was an SEO ploy?  Get Elemental better SERPs with GOOgle? 

Ha!

 

Great thread...

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September 17, 2009 2:27:25 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I've linked this post to every major gaming blog and news site. Let's hope they love these new screenies.

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September 17, 2009 2:28:34 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Doctor, I think we are losing this patient.

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September 17, 2009 2:32:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Are you kidding?  That is one strong beat man! And so perfectly in sync!

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September 17, 2009 2:33:30 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I think I just hurt something laughing...

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September 17, 2009 5:30:22 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

 Just got charged for Elemental and dont see my BETA

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September 17, 2009 5:42:57 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

Why are you posting pictures of Master of Orion 3 

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September 17, 2009 6:05:10 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

That's awesome.

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September 17, 2009 6:14:36 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

I'm downloading the beta..85% complete....yesss:)

 

hope i can help stardock like all other beta testers..also with my very poor english:)

 

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September 17, 2009 6:56:16 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

If I pre-ordered off the website but not off impulse am I still going to be able to participate?  I'm waiting for "the email" with baited breath.

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September 17, 2009 7:30:52 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Is this a sine that the beta is upon us?

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September 17, 2009 8:17:36 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

. . . I thought you said that this game could run on a netbook. I can't run these graphics on my home rig. Seriously, how do you expect me to run that with a mere quad-core i7?

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September 17, 2009 8:49:32 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Did I sleep through a few months and today is April 1st?  That is a nice Oscilliscope though  (well old at least).

 

I showed up here to see if I could D/L the beta since I got an e-mail saying I was charged for the game.  I can't seem to figure out how though.

 

EDIT:  I figured it out.  I didn't have the "show pre-release versions" option checked.  I am D/Ling the game now.

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September 17, 2009 9:09:50 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I don't think he was kidding guys. Check out the left corners of this screenshot.

[URL=http://img41.imageshack.us/i/bug8m.png/][/URL]

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September 17, 2009 10:15:59 PM from Stardock Forums Stardock Forums

Well, that's real odd... What were you doing when that started?

BTW, in that first screenshot from Frogboy, that's actually the sovereign being eaten by a large, electric snake.

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September 17, 2009 10:41:39 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I think there are some lines that shouldn't be crossed, but that's apparently not a problem with Elemental.

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September 17, 2009 11:07:53 PM from Demigod Forums Demigod Forums

 Where do you go to find the DL. I dont understand the "show pre-release version" that Martimus is talking about.

Update: NM I found it, its in the top left tab of Impulse incase anyone else needs to know.

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September 17, 2009 11:07:56 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Woah!

way too much lighting!  Tone it down!

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September 17, 2009 11:58:07 PM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

I was promised this thing would run on any computer but I don't think if my PC can handle those graphics, can you tone down anti-aliasing


Just got my Beta downloaded. Can't wait to dig into it but it'll have to wait for tomorrow night - gotta go to work tomorrow. Stupid work, only reason I got it is so I can buy games

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September 18, 2009 1:19:16 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

You sir, are a complete and utter goofball.

For that, you have my deepest respect.

*kneels*

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September 18, 2009 1:49:24 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Love the frequency, but you really have to tone down the amplitude!

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September 18, 2009 9:53:57 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Wow, Frogboy, seeing those screenshots really...uhm...Hertz.

What phase of the beta is this?

What's the frequency that we'll see updates?

Is there an NDA for this?  Do we have to cosine any agreements?

 

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September 18, 2009 10:53:56 AM from Elemental Forums Elemental Forums

Quoting Winnihym,
Do we have to cosine any agreements?

Groan...  But good one. 

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