Funded! This project was successfully funded on July 17, 2013.

Update #29

Time for some SERIOUS BUSINESS

Hello, everyone and WELCOME to all new backers! I'll keep this short and sweet because we've got a big post-campaign update coming:

We've just hit our FINAL STRETCH GOAL!

AKA the Serious Business stretch goal. Why are you celebrating? Stop dancing, this is serious business. I SAID THIS IS SERIOUS! Okay, here's how this stretch goal works:

  • You will submit feature requests. It can be anything - let your imagination run wild.
  • I will go over those requests, merge similar features and compile everything into a master list.
  • When the backer's survey is sent out in August, you'll vote for the features you want most.
  • The top 3 most-requested features will end up in the final game!

What kinds of feature requests are allowed?

It's literally impossible for me to predict what people will ask for. So let's not worry about rules just yet* - for now just submit the features you want no matter how implausible, and if it's something that's impossible for technical reasons or if it breaks the game for tone / lore / gameplay reasons, I'll mark it as vetoed and explain my reasoning. (You'll have the option to resubmit altered requests as well.)

(*Actually I just thought of one - this is everybody's party so features related to add-ons and limited rewards aren't on the menu.)

Won't this break the game?

I won't let that happen - requests that compromise core features will be left out. I definitely want you all to have fun with this and I'm happy to honor unexpected / unusual requests, but that doesn't extend to ruining the game. So don't worry! FRONTIERS will remain My-Little-Pony-free. :D

When's the deadline?

Feature requests have to be submitted by August 5th or they won't make it into the survey. (I've added this deadline to the backer's calendar)

I'm in! How do I submit features?

Using a handy-dandy google form - CLICK HERE TO SUBMIT A FEATURE!

Where can I see the feature list?

It's in a shared google doc - CLICK HERE TO VIEW THE LIST!

Submit as many as you like! Just makes sure to put a bit of effort into the descriptions, and do check the spreadsheet to see if your feature is there before submitting - the fewer redundant entries I have to merge the happier you'll make me. :D

That's all for now - apart from a big serious THANK YOU for bringing the campaign this far!

Cheers,
- L

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      Creator Karsten Elkjær on July 18, 2013

      So many great suggestions! I fear i need to abstain from voting - I would feel bad about the features I would be partly responsible for being voted out, rather than just feel good about the features I would help vote in.

      Congratulations on the funding Lars! I'm really looking forward to playing it.

      Also, I agree with Kevin - Underwater exploration sounds perfect for an expansion pack in the future:)

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      Creator Lars Simkins on July 17, 2013

      Hey Kevin - Yeah it's solely an issue of time / resources. I love underwater and it's obviously PERFECT for an exploration game, but it is really disruptive to region design and requires a lot of additional assets to do right.

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      Creator Garrett Marshall Sinclair Bridges on July 17, 2013

      You should add more NPC interactions

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      Creator Karl Malm on July 17, 2013

      I could also go for underwater, despite being deathly afraid of it :(

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      Creator Kevin Shank on July 17, 2013

      Sad to see underwater is taken off the table as it fits the exploration theme, just does not fit your lore that you created to avoid the burden of underwater in the first place solely for time/resource reasons. But anyone that loves hiking also would love scuba, so here is my pitch to get undersea.

      Rather than handing it over to modders, reserve the underwater for a future expansion pack so that you do not have to overwrite their work later. If mods want to do underwater, they need their own map as it is not canonical lore.

      There is a way to do it in my limited knowledge of lore, its those despised magicians went off the trail and figured out how to breathe underwater (alchemy pots - like in Morrowind) and tame the fishes. So they have been there all along and they are the ones responsible for blazing underwater trails and spreading rumours of killer whales to keep people away, and they represent a threat to the established land trail way of doing things. You are recruited to go underwater and end up siding with them.

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      Creator Vance Austin Neely on July 17, 2013

      Congratulations! Three things I would like to suggest are playable lizard men, reallistic underwater exploration and trees which you can chop down.

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      Creator Paul on July 17, 2013

      Congrats on going beyond the final target mate!
      Excited to be on board and looking forward to seeing how the game progresses.

      Can definitely relate to a lot of your history so I wish you and eventual 'team' the best of luck.
      Think you have a real gem on your hands. :)

      Cheers.

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      Creator Matt Fogarty on July 17, 2013

      I let out a cry of joy when I saw the 150k reached :D

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      Creator Janosch Müller on July 17, 2013

      It makes me happy to see how many things are already features (a new language for the game sounds pretty fantastic itself).

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      Creator Itinerant Cynic on July 17, 2013

      Wow, so many great suggestions already! I really like Christopher Dillon's suggestion of tides revealing/concealing stuff, and the possibility of getting marooned somewhere by the incoming tide if you're not careful, or at least making egress rather harder than it would otherwise be.

      My own choice - as much cat-related stuff as possible pls :-)

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      Creator Callahan on July 17, 2013

      Congrats! Does a dance... oh wait this is s Serious. I need to think up a feature!

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      Creator J.L. on July 17, 2013

      Woohoo, par-tay!

      Erhm, I mean, serious stuff this. o_O

      Wow, so, uh, many... suggestions. This IS serious.

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      Creator Waqqas Hanafi on July 17, 2013

      Just submitted my Flying Gliders feature suggestion. I'm crossing my fingers and hoping it makes it into the game. (Please vote for it!)

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      Creator Lars Simkins on July 16, 2013

      Casey - the pink ones are features that are 'vetoed' from the list because they're already a feature. So no need to vote!

      The darker pink/red ones are features that are vetoed because they break the game somehow, or are impossible to implement.

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      Creator Casey Hamlin on July 16, 2013

      Why are some of the features highlighted in pink?

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      Creator John Gardner on July 16, 2013

      Looked at the list, there's some cool & interesting stuff there. Should be lots of fun voting on them.

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      Creator John Rubenking on July 16, 2013

      Haha, some of the suggestions I'm seeing seem to be from fans of very hardcore realistic survival stuff. I dunno, I feel like making the player properly butcher animals, filter water, and maintain their temperature could break the flow and make the exploration feel like a chore.

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      Creator Chris Bla Keks on July 16, 2013

      I would like to request dedicated servers, but my english isn't good enough to write a good request.
      If someone is also interested in dedicated servers, to form communities and to have an go-to-address, i would appreciate it if someone could write a nice request.
      Would be later merged by Lars Simkins with my bland request, hopefully.

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      Creator Lars Simkins on July 16, 2013

      Aw shucks. Did a last second edit and accidentally pasted the wrong hyperlink - now both links direct you to the spreadsheet!

      I just scrambled to add a 'Click here to add a feature' entry in the top table, hopefully I was quick enough to avoid too much confusion... apologies to anyone who was wondering where the hell you were supposed to enter features!

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      Creator Spencer Shepherd on July 16, 2013

      Seems all the Ideas I can come up with are already on the list. Darn!

      Wait, I got one!

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      Creator Lars Simkins on July 16, 2013

      Link3710 - That's up to Steve but yes, I believe it will be!

      light487 - Damn, I'm really sorry to exclude you but there isn't a powerful / simple enough alternative for me to use. But if you PM me feature requests I'm happy to add them myself.

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      Creator Link3710 on July 16, 2013

      Will the soundtrack should be available to buy once the game launches?

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      Creator light487 - Kickstarter Junkie on July 16, 2013

      Great..

      Suggestion: Can you not use Google Docs for these suggestions? I can't access that.

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      Creator Jamie on July 16, 2013

      1. I love your understanding of the importance of cat videos.
      2. Thank you for your dedication to communicating with us, and especially including everybody in this stretch goal!!

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      Creator Benjamin Stanley on July 16, 2013

      Awesome! Glad to be on board for this :D

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      Creator Brendan on July 16, 2013

      Sleep? Oh boy, that's where I'm a Viking!

      I <3 Ralph.

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      Creator Lars Simkins on July 16, 2013

      Brendan - Expect radio silence for at least 48 hours after the campaign ends, I'm going to catch up on this thing they call sleep, I hear it's awesome! :D

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      Creator Brendan on July 16, 2013

      Look all this brony hate, I don't even.

      I'm kidding. Awesome idea. And congrats. Hope you get some rest between KS end and cracking on with work! :)

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