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Here's my news and thoughts on the upcoming big update, v 0.40.

Posted by captain_deathbeard on Jan 24th, 2013

Here's my news on the upcoming big update, v 0.40.

Most of the initial core stuff is now in place, its just down to a week or two of fine-tuning and bug-fixing. You've got mining, farming, brewing, electricity, research, and wall building. Soon after in another update I will add weapon and armour crafting too.

farming

It's not going to feel complete yet. I've been playing it and it feels a little slow. You wait around a lot waiting for things to build or produce. Then every now and then bandits run in and kick your ass. Its still fun, but I can make it much better, so here is the plan for the updates immediately after 0.40:

  1. You will be able to organise your characters and assign permanent jobs, eg a builder will make sure all buildings are complete, a worker will make sure your production line is always running etc. This will free you from micro-management and allow to base to run itself for long periods of time.
  2. You will get remote notifications of attacks, idle workers, events etc. This will keep you constantly informed on the state of your base, even if you're not there watching it. That way you won't feel uneasy about leaving it unattended.
  3. There will be a "surrender" button. When you find yourself getting wiped out by a stronger force, you can surrender, meaning they might push you around, raid your goods, take some money etc. But they will leave you alive, which will be vital to surviving in the early game before you get your defences up.

All this will mean that you can happily set your base up with a crew and then take an adventuring squad off to explore and trade and do things while your base progresses. Then you can come back later and build some more stuff, make some upgrades, rest, then set out exploring again. Eventually it will become a stronghold where you can retreat when things are going bad, or war breaks out or you anger a major faction. If things are going well you could then venture into more dangerous lands (coming soon) and build an outpost, which will be easier this time when you have better technology and skills.

But I haven't added numbers 1, 2 and 3 yet, they won't be in version 0.40. I'm not going to delay the update further for that, because people can still have lots of fun playing it in its current state, and the whole game is similarly incomplete anyway. Its an alpha after all, if I start thinking like that then I'll end up holding off every update until it reaches version 1.0.

So as usual, have fun when it comes out and remember it will continue to get better.
One of the crafting benches

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MasterJason
MasterJason Jan 24 2013, 8:02pm says:

Can this game play on older computers because when i bought this game it lags heavily and i can play skyrim (barely) on my computer.

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figalot
figalot Jan 24 2013, 10:00pm replied:

It should be able to run on older computers. Obviously try and tone down the graphics and also take note that it is early alpha and hasnt been fully optimized yet.

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cdsparey
cdsparey Jan 30 2013, 11:03am replied:

Lol should run fine mate. Skyrim is a hard game to run so if you can play skyrim even though it runs at like 20 frames a second lol Kenshi should run.

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FamousSpear
FamousSpear Jan 24 2013, 8:02pm says:

woooo

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ArtToBeGuru
ArtToBeGuru Jan 24 2013, 8:33pm says:

I knew that the game will be interesting, but you surpassed all my expectations. Yet it would be not bad реолизовать Feudal society on the principles of Bushido with an admixture of Europe of the 18th century, although I novernoe lower stick.

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ArtToBeGuru
ArtToBeGuru Jan 24 2013, 8:36pm says:

sory! *realize

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Iwbtone
Iwbtone Jan 24 2013, 9:39pm says:

WoW~can't wait this BIG update coming

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alicecarlyj
alicecarlyj Jan 25 2013, 6:54pm says:

looking great I am going to try and get back into it when 0.40 comes out... dont know why I am not playing it now.

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Kevin7557
Kevin7557 Jan 26 2013, 2:08pm says:

I was goign to get the game on .40 update but now I might just have to hold off until the update after this.

Tough choice.

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lotsofpaper
lotsofpaper Jan 27 2013, 3:30pm replied:

Be aware that this is an alphafund... the price will go UP as large updates are made. .40 might include a price jump, or it might occur at .41/.42.

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Delphidelion
Delphidelion Jan 26 2013, 7:03pm says:

Woot

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spenceraby
spenceraby Jan 27 2013, 2:33am says:

when is this big update coming out?

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GENAB
GENAB Jan 27 2013, 11:00am says:

yahoo! <3

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spenceraby
spenceraby Jan 27 2013, 8:22pm says:

so if i have the game now, is it equivalent to buying the game?

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ElBaron
ElBaron Jan 29 2013, 3:18pm replied:

Yes, by purchasing the alpha version of the game, you do not have to pay for future updates.

But, make sure you can run the demo and are _okay_ with the game being in its current state (bugs, no sound, LOTS of features coming soon :D ) before buying the game.

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spenceraby
spenceraby Jan 29 2013, 8:45pm replied:

ohkay thanks, i just bought the game and its really good, has alot of potential

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Sarkubocael
Sarkubocael Jan 29 2013, 10:01pm says:

i cant wait for this update, it looks amazing T_T

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FeverDream
FeverDream Feb 4 2013, 10:48pm says:

More blood for the Bloodgods!

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spenceraby
spenceraby Feb 5 2013, 8:23pm says:

I'm anticipating this update

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BlueSunsleader
BlueSunsleader Feb 8 2013, 5:47pm says:

cant wait

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