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MISERY 2.2 Update

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WEAPONS & ARMOR DISMANTLING
You will no longer need to haul packs full of heavy damaged loot back to base. Using either improvised tools or highly specialized kits you will now be able break down weapons, armor, and even electronics into small and large parts, debris, fabric, etc. When you use a specialized kit you may be able to extract helmets, integrated or permanently attached scopes, etc. The parts, of course, can be sold.

More importantly they can be used to bring a looted weapon from zero condition all the way up to 100% enabling you to bring the highly damaged carcass you found of your favorite model shooter up to glistening pristine condition without spending all your hard earned cash. You can use the parts on the spot in the field to repair the battle wear before you even head back further reducing your load. You can fix up high end weapons you find with bits from lesser weapons and sell them for profit. Electronics in good or bad condition can be salvaged to recover the batteries within, or even components they were made from. Did you earn an outfit you don’t want or no longer need one you have because you upgraded? Break it down for valuable spare parts and toss the rest.

When you right click on a valid tool all the weapons/armor/electronics it is capable of dismantling appear in a window you choose your target and salvage the item. Not all tools are created equal. Some need to be sharpened before use, some may break, some you will never want to leave home without. Different tools provide different results. It’s your choice to break it down in the field with whatever you have at hand or bring it back to base to squeeze every drop of value from it. Some procedures require a helper tool to complete. You can still drag the weapons back and sell them without breaking them down. You decide, it’s your hard earned loot. The dismantling process isn’t just going to lighten your load and enable you to realistically scavenge useable parts from weapons many know often have common pieces. It will unload, remove the silencer, scope and grenade launcher for you as you dismantle. No more having to painfully check each weapon for precious bullets that might be the only thing enabling you to eat tomorrow.



Parts and debris can also be used as helper materials for other repair kits making them even more effective. All these wonderful features have to be programmed for each and every variation of every item in the game. All the tables have to be built, verified and tested. Probabilities for various combinations of factors like the tool used, original condition of the item, etc. all need to be written. When complete it will be quickly but thoroughly tested and any bugs fixed. Final balancing will be done before it will be yours to enjoy. As you can see, it really isn’t a feature you would want to leave out. The rest of the team are still fine tuning and polishing other new features to truly MISERY worthy levels while our coder is slaving away with only enough chain to let him reach his paying job once in a while.

If you wanted to go to extremes you could say that MISERY 2.2 has had a status of 98% completion for the last few months. But you don't put a car on the market without a steering wheel. And the steering wheel in this case is considered a core feature of the upcoming release, that just can't be pulled for technical reasons.

Lately, we have downscaled our promotion and teasing of the upcoming version because we understand the prolonged release of MISERY 2.2 feels unbearable and provocative to many followers.

On behalf of our beloved coder and the rest of the team we thank you for your understanding and patience. We will turn the ache of waiting into true MISERY soon enough.

Thanks again and best regards
Misery Development Ltd.

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Pусский

Вам больше не придется таскать тяжелые кучи серьезно поврежденного хабара на базу. Использование либо подручных средств, либо специализированных наборов инструментов позволит вам разбирать оружие, броню, и даже электронику на малые и большие запчасти, обломки, обрывки и т.д.. При использовании специализированных наборов вы сможете извлекать шлемы, интегрированные или перманентно прикрепленные прицелы и т.д.. Части, конечно, можно продать.


Более важно то, что они могут быть использованы для доводки найденного оружия с нуля до 100%-ного состояния, позволяя тебе превратить найденный тобой сильно поврежденные останки твоего любимого оружия до состояния "новенькое, еще в масле" не тратя все с таким трудом заработанные деньги. Можно использовать запчасти для ремонта снаряжения прямо во время ходки, тем самым уменьшая вес, который придется нести на базу. Вы сможете чинить дорогостоящее оружие элементами более дешевых образцов вооружения, и продавать его с выгодой. Электроника в хорошем или плохом состоянии позволит восстановить батарейки, или даже элементы из которых она была сделана. Вы нашли броник которые не будете носить или старый вам больше не нужен? Разберите его на части, оставьте ценные и выбросьте остальные.


По щелчку правой кнопкой мыши по соответствующему инструменту все оружие, бронежилеты и электроника поддающиеся разборке появятся в окне, вы выбираете вашу цель и извлекаете ее. Не все инструменты сделаны равными. Некоторые требуют заточки перед использованием, некоторые могут сломаться, без некоторых вы не захотите выходить из дома. Разные инструменты дают разные результаты. Вам придется решать, разобрать все в сразу прямо в ходке, используя то что окажется под рукой, или дотащить все до базы чтобы вытащить все ценное до последнего винтика. Некоторые манипуляции потребуют вспомогательных инструментов. Вы по прежнему можете притащить оружие на базу и сбыть торговцу не разбирая. Это ваш хабар, вам и решать. Разборка снаряжения призвана не только облегчить вашу загрузку и позволить реалистично использовать годные части оружия, так как часто они общие для нескольких стволов. Это позволит разрядить, снять глушитель, прицел и гранатомет для вас, когда вы разбираете. Больше не будет болезненного тыканья в каждое оружие в поисках драгоценных патронов которые могут стать единственным, что позволит вам завтра поесть. Части и обломки так же могут быть использованы как вспомогательные материалы для других ремонтных комплектов, делая их более эффективными. Все эти замечательные возможности должны быть прописаны для каждого предмета и всех его вариаций во всей игре. Все таблицы должны быть составлены, проверены и протестированы. Возможности различных комбинаций факторов такие как использованный инструмент, исходное состояние предмета и т.д. все должно быть прописано. По завершению все будет быстро, но тщательно проверено и все ошибки будут исправлены. Окончательный баланс будет готов прежде, чем мы дадим Вам возможность его попробовать. Как можно увидеть, это действительно не та возможность, мимо которой стоит пройти мимо. Остальная часть команды все еще доделывает, настраивает и полирует другие новые возможности до уровня истинной MISERY, в то время как наш программист пашет как раб на цепи, позволяющей ему иногда сходить на оплачиваемую работу.


Строго говоря, можно сказать что готовность MISERY 2.2 последние несколько месяцев составляет 98%. Но вы не выставите в магазин автомобиль без руля. А руль в данном случае является ключевой особенностью предстоящего релиза, и это не позволяет его выпустить досрочно по техническим причинам. В последнее время вы уменьшили объемы анонсов и тизеров предстоящей версии потому что понимаем, что откладывание сроков выхода MISERY 2.2 для многих наших поклонников невыносимо. От имени нашего любимого программиста и остальной части команды мы благодарим вас за понимание и терпение. Мы превратим боль ожидания в настоящую MISERY достаточно скоро.

With Thanks to 6apcyk for the translation!

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MAJOR NOTIONS on GEAR & EQUIPMENT

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Massive tweak of new ways to use items found ingame
. Some items can be sharpened now (shovels, swiss army knife, cutlery, grooming kit)

- Mutants can be looted only with use of sharp objects: knives, sharpened items or "Hunting Kit"


• Added quick-sharpening, with added possibility to use two separate one-usage-left sharpening stones to sharpen a shovel (shovels need two stones usages)

• Food cans have to be opened with a sharp object (knives, sharpened items, etc)

• The secret purposes of nearly every item you thought for immersion only will become readily apparent.

• Hints describe the purposes of items.

• Everyday items can now be sharpened and used to assist in getting more out of every item you find.

• A specialized Hunters Kit can be used to get the maximum amount of loot from Mutants. Yes, it’s now a viable source of income.

• Other makeshift items can also be used when sharpened and degrade with use.

• You can now salvage (with the appropriate tools) useable items from broken radios, Geiger counters, etc. reducing the weight of your loot and freeing up resources while in the field or camp.

• The more suitable a tool is for use the greater the benefit earned when salvaging items.

• Specialized salvage toolkits enable maximum recovery just like the Hunters Kit.

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Stay tuned to this page and Facebook for further updates.

Development update

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When will MISERY 2.1.2 be out?
MDT: Never

Why not?
MDT: Because this

Thanks for all the support and encouragement!
Misery Development Ltd.


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FAQ for MDT

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FAQ: What happened on the day of release of MISERY 2?
NICOLAI: You remember this day (March 27)? We had planned for this day in such a long time.
Everything was perfectly set up and many MDT members had synchronized our clocks to monitor and support the publishing of the mod. Within the first minute 10,000 downloads were commenced and our servers broke down. Even the ModDB website could not fully support the huge amount of data traffic and our uploads got screwed again and again.

The comments section on ModDB went bananas and that whole day turned into a frustrating mess, because of the downloads that just kept piling up why the minute.
I even utilized my personal Microsoft Drive account to be able to distribute the heavy mod. However, this instantly in Microsoft locking all of my accounts, emails included, due to 'excessive and violating data traffic'. How's that for tying my hands on the day of release, right? We even posted a live feed of photos showing our rigs uploading the mod in different ways and on different servers. But enough about that. It all turned out fine the day after and our tertiary plans worked out in the end.

FAQ: How many people have downloaded the MISERY mod?
NICOLAI: Currently it's downloaded a little more than 600,000 times, but that's only the numbers that we can keep track off. This quantity of MISERY gamers result in a huge amount of emails, ideas and questions in our mail boxes almost daily. We read and appreciate every single comment, every email and every letter, but we fail at replying to them all. We've set up auto-replies to our main email to let everyone know that we got the messages. Unfortunately our mail servers are also attracting lots of spam mails, resulting in us having to disable the whole 'contact page' on the site.

FAQ: How was the year 2014 for the MISERY mod team?
NICOLAI: Like a giant roller coaster. Big things were accomplished, not only technically, but also personally. MDT grew into a large team with a good handful of people devoting many hours on a daily basis to expand and deepen the mod contents. Some of us have met and formed real life friendships. MISERY 2 got released for good and for worse. One thing I've learned is that a mod of these proportions will never satisfy anyone.

2014 is also the year where we rewarded our mod with its own official website.
We felt a need for this in order to present and deliver the mod exactly how we feel like. Some members got married, others had kids, while others quit their jobs to pursue a more focused effort to enter the gaming industry.

FAQ: Does it change anything to win an award?
NICOLAI: It does. It is hugely motivating to see a result of your efforts. We all do this in our spare time and for no financial perspectives whatsoever. There are so many perks beside building the game of our dreams for the sake of our own entertainment. It's the feedback, the critique and the sparring with our audience that keep our wheels spinning. That's why we are even here to begin with.
Having the mod rewarded with an award is a huge thing for a global team. It 'connects' the members and helps boosting the morale of a group, significantly.

FAQ: Do you receive many donations?
NICOLAI: No, none. Websites, Facebook, technical support, VK and the modding itself is all fueled by raw motivation and passion. Donations are against the ethics of STALKER modding, and violate the IP and license of GSC. We have much respect for these guys and consider ourselves guardians of the STALKER franchise.

There are some who consider it a 'donation to MDT' to be pre-ordering our newest game project, The Seed, and for that we are truly grateful. It's an honor to experience such mindset and we shall honor it by making a unique deep, and interesting game.

FAQ: Did you have plans for features that never went into the mod?
NICOLAI: Oh yes, many! People only see what we chose to include in the mod. We have a long list of features that was barely tested. There are so many things to do for this game and ultimately we had to choose some of them and leave the rest be. With the size of our team new ideas were generated daily and we knew that we had to stop at some point to actually wrap it up and share it with our community.

FAQ: How did your heated clash with West Games (AREAL) end?
NICOLAI: It didn't. They are doing their thing, and we are minding our own business.
What's said is said and we will see what the future holds.

FAQ: What is the current status of MDT?
NICOLAI: Some members are taking a well earned break, while others are polishing on the MISERY mod whenever their spare time allows. We stay in touch in our forum and discuss relevant news and topics on a frequent basis. Damjan and I went 'all in' on The Seed project, where we are passionately hard a work every single day to form a new gaming experience. We are all enjoying a very active community and motivating karma surrounding our team and projects in general. We are honored and humble to be able to take on these modding and game development endeavors.

FAQ: Will there ever be a MISERY 3 with new maps and quests?
NICOLAI: I cannot promise such a thing, neither can I rule out the idea.
MISERY grew from non-existent to what it is today in a few years and we are still a young team.
Our team got organized this year and the scale of the MSIERY 2 project really needed that. Now it is apparent who's in charge of translations, bug fixing, pr, and game balancing, so we have our resources well lined up like a small indie team.
You could say that we're an effective team, within the boundaries and framework of our adult spare time and real life obligations. Maybe some other modding team will suddenly contact us with an interest in bringing the MISERY mod further. We (MDT) will remain open and engaged within the community and I have a feeling that it will stay that way for many years to come.

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What questions would you like to see answered in the next Update?
Post a comment, feedback or voice your opinion in the comments below.

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Thanks again and best regards
Misery Development Ltd.

Team update

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STILL GOING STRONG
Marcin Trojanowski (aka trojanuch), lead gameplay and difficulty balancer for MISERY, now has a son!
This is great news (and perfect timing). With Marcin recently married and now a full fleshed parent one could think that MISERY will face a decrease in updates and patches. Think again!
MDT consists of a bunch of cool and talented modders and even Marcin is working on a cool update as we write this. Arsenal modder _xXxTWiST3DxXx_ has also re-joined MDT, after a hiatus, which is awesome. Rest assured that we have good things coming for you in a very near future.

Here's how we like to spend our weekends:

WILL THERE EVER BE A STALKER 2?
Yeah, that notorious license to make S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 ...
Let's begin by saying that it is honestly quite flattering that we get this huge amount of encouraging and supportive comments. Who wouldn't love to see a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2, right?

Several people have asked us if there are any news regarding our interest in acquiring the license from GSC Game World to develop S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2. While MDT would love to pursue this passionately and won't deny an honest interest in taking on such task, we simply lack the resources at this point. A commercial license for the S.T.A.L.K.E.R. franchise is not something that is simply acquired, not to mention that the brand copyright itself is enshrouded in blurry mist.
Some might claim that BitComposer would be able to give us such license, but even their ownership, and the extend of their copyright, is officially disputed.

While we have little doubt that MDT would be capable of taking on such task as developing a S.T.A.L.K.E.R. 2 it would require a great amount of resources and investments at this point, if we are to establish the production studio needed for it.

So, while we have a passive approach to the idea of pursuing a license to build the game, the idea itself is something that we will continue to dream about.

If and when new light is shared on the topic of S.T.A.L.K.E.R. copyright we would love to hear about it.

CURRENT STATUS OF MDT
As you probably know MDT has formed an actual company:
Misery Development Ltd (UK)
This company consists of core staff and lead developers from the MISERY mod development team.
This section of MDT is working full time on The Seed.
The remaining section is still spending countless hours on passionately updating and enhancing the MISERY mod in an attempt to polish and tweak the game as we promised you we would.
United we form a large, and international team of creatives.

The courage to actually take this step and form a company was conjured by the immense amount of support and encouragement in this thread. That whole thing sparked a hope in our ideas of constituting something even more solid. Thanks to everyone who placed a vote in that poll, injecting a hope in our passionate hearts.

SOCIAL MEDIA
We recently surpassed 3,000 likes on the MISERY Facebook page.
It is wonderful to feel and experience this amount of interest in our activities and we shall do our best to honor them. Feel free to track our progression on other media as well:

The Seed

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Thanks again and best regards
Misery Development Ltd.

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