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Thanks for the compliment @Alex Shub Halford, and thank you for backing!
@Stuart Weaver, the characters will be released one by one, as we finish our work on them. We'll also be making fixes that apply to both Starstorm and Vanilla-Awesomenauts users, like general networking fixes, bug fixes, and balancing. We're entirely focused on Starstorm from an actual content perspective though, so have no additional content lined up right now that would release inbetween "Starstorm-updates". Thanks for backing us, I hope we reach our goal as well!
Question about the PS4 version if you manage to make the expansion before the release of the ps4 would it not be better to sell them combined at a more higher price?
If the content is not ready for the PS4 release will you wait until everything is ready (3 chars and map) before it is release as dlc, or will it be updated bit by bit?
Ronimo has given a stupendous amount of post-release content for free. We've gone from the original 6 characters to 14, with Squiggins coming as number 15 soon. I think it's not unreasonable for Ronimo to make some cash on these latest characters. Nor is it going to be a real issue: those who don't pay for these characters will still have that roster of 15 to play with.
I must agree to @Benjamin Green
However it personally doesn't bother me in this case (mostly becouse I just pledged for this DLC), however this is true, that this divides communities. Best way to show it is f2p games, where "f2p" is just a word, nothing else. This pushes back from the game.
That is true.
I hate to say it, but restricting access to the new characters is a terrible idea. Every single multiplayer game I've enjoyed that restricted content with DLC in that fashion led to the games premature death, as new users no longer considered it a level playing-field no matter how well it was balanced. It divides the community in a really bad way and in a multiplayer game that just means people leave and never come back. Please don't do it! I've been enjoying the game so much and I've been through so many games that died that way.
On Facebook you mention that Starstorm will come in patches over time. Will all the characters be released at once? Also, will there be updates non-Starstorm related while working on releaseing all of the content for Starstorm? Keep up the great work, Ronimo! I hope you reach your goal :)
Another one who prefers Awesomenauts above the rest of mobas. Music, ambience, playstyle, almost everything taste better than the rest! Good luck with this expansion. Cheers.
The Starstorm DLC will not include any single-player content @DJParsley, and Awesomenauts will remain the multiplayer-focused game that is today.
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@Ronimo: It's mostly because I prefer the indie experience! :3
is the StarStorm DLC including a campaign
@Ronimo: Guess ill have to stop snorting glue so much ;p.. Dank je wel voor het nogmaals posten =D.
@Dablue, no I didn't - you missed it ;) I'm afraid the answer is 'No' though, but that's intentional. It's a tremendous amount of work to get this as cool as it would deserve to be in physical form, and we'd rather invest that time in making the game more awesome. Maybe some day though!
@Kaia, we actually tried that once, but it was very annoying that another player might cancel out your killing spree, and it was confusing that you could hear the killing spree for your own character, but that it would belong to the player on the enemy team. Quite honored to hear that you place us above those two giants though - thanks!
Another Awesome feature of Awesomenauts... if you are on a killing spree and in the lead, your character's jingle plays for everyone! And the jingles rock.
Dablue about 6 hours ago
Question to @Ronimo: I saw there is no option for a physical artbook. Is that an oversight? or is that indeed intentional? (missed this one, no biggie just curious =D)
In my opinion, Awesomenauts offers a competitive indie experience with a similar concept to DOTA 2 or League of Legends: Tower defense with a strong PVP base. Honestly, I prefer it over both games already. An expansion can only be a good thing. Being able to play a part in that expansion is... well... "Awesome!"
@Toxin189, we don't have any plans for that - the rewards are what they say they are, no hidden surprises. Should we decide to add something to the rewards at a later point in time, we'll let you know with an update. Like I said, we don't have any plans for that though. Thank you for your support though!
Any chance u will be offering the other skins in the tiers as I also believe this can help boost bot tiers to higher tiers ^_^
Thanks @H Lam, this is going to be great!
@Arfon James, it is our intention that the t-shirts remain exclusive to the Kickstarter. If you really really want them, the only way to get them for sure (assuming we reach the goal), is to get them here. Thank you for helping us make Starstorm a reality though!
Let's go, @Kaia!
Welcome to the Awesomenauts @Dawn_, thank you for supporting us! Like @Matt Ellig said, it's really cool that you decided to back us after only just discovering the game. You're awesome! Much love!
Let's go @Yonatan Tepperberg! We can't wait either, this is gonna be great!
@Dablue, we don't have plans for a physical artbook as it would be an incredible amount and we'll need everybody to work on the new content once we reach the goal! Who knows though, maybe a physical artbook might still be there one day, once we've achieved world domination... or at least have done some more game ;) In ieder geval heel erg bedankt voor de steun! (Anyway, thanks for the support!)
Thank you for your love @Ignaciosolis. Perhaps the game is underrated by some but we couldn't be more happy with all the love and support we've been getting on our first day so far. This is going to be one awesome adventure!
Thanks for supporting us @Charlie Turner, happy to hear you've been enjoying the game that much! Keep rockin'!
Thank you as well, @Mitchell McKenna. Pledging that much would have been OK as well though... we'd be totally cool with that. Either way, we're thankful for the support - welcome aboard!
@Ross Leiser, thanks for backing us Ross. We are going to make this as awesome as we possibly can, and I'm glad you're along for the ride!
GLAD YOU THINK SO @Jeremy, GG AWESOME FAN
And you have our intergalatic, recently-reactivated, droid-infested space station, @Shade Kirby.
@NazzyDragon, OK THANK YOU. TAKE OUR LOVE.
@Dylan Jones, thanks for backing us. Awesomenauts absolutely loves you as well :)
We'll have to see what happens along the way @Kieron, but we've put everything on the table that we currently have planned for Starstorm. No hidden ideas that come up mid-way through, no surprise-rewards planned. Might still be that we decide on some other stuff along the way though, but we don't have more exclusive skins planned right now. Don't worry too much about Derpl though, he'll be getting a new cool outfit some time.
Nothing wrong with giving the gift to of Awesomeness to a friend, in fact, we'd love you for it @Eduardo Falcone!
@Spoopa, thanks for backing us, we're looking forward to all the epicness as well! It's going to be AWESOME!
@ddbelyea, thanks for backing us and for being a fan since Day One! Good luck with in the coming 29 days with your internal dialogue ;) The editors will really be awesome, and we can't wait to see what our community will come up with. Given all the awesome submissions we got in the "Design Your Awesomenaut" competition, it's going to blow all our minds. I have no idea what will happen if we don't reach the goal, we're not even underway for 24 hours so I'd rather not think too much about that for now.
Hey @Peter Maroni, great to hear you've been having such a blast! Ghost Leon is shaping up to be one of our coolest skins yet (in my opinion at least, I just love those futuristic ones), and he can't wait to stab your housemates either! Thanks for backing the campaign!
We're not quite sure what the DLC will cost once we launch, @Dieithrio. It really depends on what goals we reach and the exact contents, so we just can't say for now. We'll know once we get closer to the end of the campaign, and we'll post about it in an update and the FAQ. In any case, thanks for supporting us :)
@Ronimo, I just haven't really liked any of the custom skins: for the characters I play most often, the defaults are just awesome! Though I've been eyeing up the teddy bear Ayla...
Question: will the custom game options allow us to create matches containing only bots? Because if you hit the max stretch goal and put in an AI editor, then players could write AI teams and battle them! It could be sooooo fun!
Hi @Meiam, we didn't include a lobby like you have it in League of Legends or DotA, but the game does wait until there are six players that have confirmed their loadout before starting (or it waits a few minutes to fill up if there really aren't enough people, though that rarely happens). Building an actual lobby isn't an option due to technical limitations, I'm afraid. Fixing that would be possible, but it would be such a tremendous amount of work that we probably wouldn't be able to spend much time on the other goals for the coming year.
Thank you for your support @Weimann, and it's quite an honor that we actually replaced WoW for you :) The Editor stretch goals are far away, but nothing is impossible... let's see how far we get!
We'll be trying to post as many updates as possible, @Richard. Can't make any solid promises on it, but we could probably give you regular short updates on how we're doing with respect to the Starstorm content. We'll have to see what you guys want, and what works for us, and I'm sure we'll be able to balance that out soon enough after the campaign.
@Ivan KingIceman Jones, it's a badass icon for badass people ;) Thanks for supporting us on our Starstorm adventure!
@Joe Nurse, I don't think will be finished by the time you wake up (depending on how long you sleep, that is) but nevertheless we're super excited at how much support we've already received. Thanks for supporting, but we're still quite a while away from filling up the pool ;)
@Ciaran Deasy, thanks for being such a huge fan and for supporting us in this Kickstarter. Sorry to hear you don't dig the skins though, is it just because you don't like them in general or did the ones we've released so far just not appeal to you?
@Yoshith Weerakoone, Sorry about that, but thanks for backing ^^ Best of luck as a game developer! Getting hold of the right idea is hard, but once you do, it just gets more and more awesome!
@Tzolak, I can confirm you get a second key where you're at :)
@Tzolka-Insignificant, thank you for backing us, and welcome to Awesomenauts! You'll get an Awesomenauts key with the tier that gives you Beta access, so you'll always have a copy if you get that tier.
First Kickstarter I've actually backed. Loved the base game (Derpl Zork ftw!) and can't wait for both all the new features. Hope it can get to the max stretch goal so we can see all the truly psychotic things the community can come up with.
@Auburok, Thank you for the compliment and for backing the campaign, and I'm happy to hear you're excited for the spectator mode! Rock on!
@HarrysManor, thank you for supporting us! <3 Looking forward to the AWC!
@Ranumies, that's OK - we're very thankful for all donations we get that! It all brings us closer to our goal :)
@Yael Bekerski, there will be one gift code from the expansion but another backer already suggested allowing backers to increase their pledges by small amounts to get extra keys. I'll look into this and post an update about it when I know more.
@Wolfie, thank you for backing. We'll get the shirt sent over as soon as possible after the campaign ends!
@Arin Scalfo, thanks for the compliments! Happy to hear that you like the idea for the expansion so much @Max Crull. Thanks you both for supporting us in this!
Thank you as well @Conzar, we can't wait for spectator mode either. We've really been wanting to add this ever since we launched, and we're really happy to see this many people excited for it as well :)
Love this game, wish more of my friends would play. Another $100 from me. My brother LOVES Skølldir so that shirt will be going to him for Christmas. I enjoy playing Gnaw the most with Zork a close second.
@Trevor Potts, @Kieron, thanks for backing! Let's do this!
@Sean H, thanks for that - we'll look into it!
Sweet. Ty. From what i recall, a previous kickstarter i used( which was addon heavy), had utilized a 3rd party pledge managing site, fundafull.
@Martin S, like we already said earlier: shipping to any place on the planet that is reachable by mail is included in the tier. Aliens and Predator are probably '80s though, so that might just be the case. Officially though, all similarities are purely coincidental and awesome :)
@Brendan Darle-Shipley, Basketball Voltar hmmmm... I'm afraid I really must have some fan-art depicting this suggestion before we can fully consider it ;)
Hi @Sean H, I must admit that I don't really know how that would work but I guess it would make sense. Let me look into it and talk about it with the others here at Ronimo HQ (Location: Undisclosed). If this becomes possible, we'll let you know in a future update!
@Kieron, Beta Access means you get beta access from now on, for all betas we do.