Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by lsengrim » Sat, 4. Apr 20, 20:12

Thanks a lot to all Ego team for a great work with the whole game. It becomes closer and closer to perfect condition! Please make more DLCs like SV, money is not a problem for all fans, i believe so! Please hear the wishes of your fan base:
1)Economics, flights, ships and other mechanics are good, and thats the "base" of the game, but at the moment it has a lack of lore, plot and some kind of "soul", which were the positive sides of classic x3. If i can say so, the game feels "sterile". It becomes mostly obvious on stations, you dont really want to visit it, because the pirate station is similar to trade station, argon similar to teladi etc. Please make stations interesting and different, and give us a reason to WANT to visit it, or this "pedestrian" mechanics will be just a burden.
2)Animations, X is not a kojima horror game
3)Make more features of the HQ. I do not have many reasons to visit it now.
4)Make more different software. The "software " mechanics was great in x3 (sorry for comparing). We had exclusive soft from different factions , it was expensive but it was worth that.
5)Getting Ingame money is easy now. Thats a problem i think. You do not feel a real satisfaction earning it. Economics works great, but i think, there are 3 reasons:
-Small sectors. You dont feel Space as it is. You can deliver goods from one end to another for 4 min.
-It is business.If you want to make business, you have to give something. What about paying some money to crew, pilots (depending of their stars)? The second point is fuel. Are spaceships fly with the help of holy spirit? You already have energy cells. Make ships use it somehow. It will give pilots a reason to use their brain more.
- No real threat. I remember time of x3 when i was leaving a pirate sector with shaking wet hands just to sell some microchips. Now i feel just safety everywhere. Space is Not a safe place)
Thanks for attention!

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by mr.WHO » Mon, 6. Apr 20, 13:35

When can we expect post 3.0 roadmap and information about DLC 2?

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by CBJ » Mon, 6. Apr 20, 13:41

There's no point in asking for dates for announcements; we'll make them when we are ready. Right now we're fully occupied dealing with the feedback and issues coming out of the 3.00 release.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by Axeface » Thu, 9. Apr 20, 23:49

Egosoft could you please consider the implimentation of nvidia DLSS? You would probably need to talk to Nvidia about it, but if you do work on this you could get some very good marketing on the next driver update install images etc. I think the tech would work wonders in X4 because of how different it is to most games.
Please consider.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by valos » Fri, 10. Apr 20, 13:28

For me the emergency are to work on think make the game look like unfinished, and i'ts for my point of view.

many item in encyclopedia dont have description.
It's need some "campaign like" mission for integrated lore and better understanding of the x4 world and the objective of each faction. (for exemple in mission guild)

we can't manage y axis wen give order to ship.
It would be better if the merchant ship awaiting order, stayed on their station, instead of going around in space, full of xenon, Kha'ak and pirate.
It's need more option for carrier, for exemple, if i want put my ships inside i cant
The IA of heavy ship are the same as small one (at least for those of the player), result of great inefficiency.

Station imported from X: rebirth is pretty, but remains immortal, it's a problem because IA (Argon federation or GodRealm of the Paranid) spends this force to tempt to destroy them and not going back until it's done (and Tharka's Cascade XV environment are corrosive and desintegrate argon fleet again and again)
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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by CBJ » Fri, 10. Apr 20, 22:03

Are you actually playing the latest version, valos? In 3.10 you have a number of story missions (even without the Split Vendetta expansion, and more if you do have it), and the issue of ships endlessly attacking the Kha'ak station has been resolved. I should also point out that the AI for capital ships and small ships are not the same and never have been.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by tomchk » Fri, 10. Apr 20, 22:12

I would add that, in my opinion, the new campaigns/plots are pretty awesome (certainly on the level of X3).
Can't we change orders in 3D now?
I think you can also set ships to dock when not doing something else, at least as default behavior, but making default behavior changes could be more convenient.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by Falcrack » Sat, 11. Apr 20, 00:50

tomchk wrote:
Fri, 10. Apr 20, 22:12
I would add that, in my opinion, the new campaigns/plots are pretty awesome (certainly on the level of X3).
Can't we change orders in 3D now?
I think you can also set ships to dock when not doing something else, at least as default behavior, but making default behavior changes could be more convenient.
You can move the points up and down in 3D now. In addition, you can also move around some things which were previously unmovable, such as satellite placement orders.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by barcharcraz » Sat, 11. Apr 20, 00:52

Axeface wrote:
Thu, 9. Apr 20, 23:49
Egosoft could you please consider the implimentation of nvidia DLSS? You would probably need to talk to Nvidia about it, but if you do work on this you could get some very good marketing on the next driver update install images etc. I think the tech would work wonders in X4 because of how different it is to most games.
Please consider.
I'd wager there are bigger fish to fry in the graphics performance department. I'd like to see some kind of temporal anti-aliasing, and I strongly suspect that rendering perf could be improved across the board with time and expertise. Key word there is time and expertise. GFX development takes time, especially with a game as dynamic as X4, and the current perf isn't cataclysmic or anything.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by franck5216 » Sat, 11. Apr 20, 16:00

After correcting the catastrophic bugs from version 3.1, see the other post in the support section

You have two priorities.

The first is the training of pilots, since we have habitat modules you should continue with this logic, set up training academy modules, which we should supply with more and more numerous and complex goods according to the evolution of the levels and the time as well obviously, why not reinforce the interdependence between the economies by asking us to bring them specific goods to several races.

The second, you must allow us to ask a vessel to transport this goods to this station continuously, up to the defined limit. After several hundred hours of play, we spend half of our time giving manual transport orders.

Ideas for the next steps I have lots but already finish this step correctly.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by mr.WHO » Sat, 11. Apr 20, 16:26

I'd add ability to buy and ferry workforce (X3 TP class of ships) - I'd easily need some ships that can carry 1-5k of workforce.

That ways we could even set-up space cities which would "produce" workforce.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by vertauris » Sat, 11. Apr 20, 21:40

Dear Egosoft
I have an idea about more of QoL addition. Since i'm a big fan of Alexei Zakharov work i tought that maybe it will be possible in the future to choose which "sector music" plays on player owned sector ? yet another motivation to conquer! :D

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by Anchorshag » Sun, 12. Apr 20, 22:17

mr.WHO wrote:
Sat, 11. Apr 20, 16:26
I'd add ability to buy and ferry workforce (X3 TP class of ships) - I'd easily need some ships that can carry 1-5k of workforce.

That ways we could even set-up space cities which would "produce" workforce.
I really like that idea! I miss TPs, would be a perfect reason to reintroduce them! And all the usual ferry/tourist missions.

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by Axeface » Mon, 13. Apr 20, 00:23

Anchorshag wrote:
Sun, 12. Apr 20, 22:17
mr.WHO wrote:
Sat, 11. Apr 20, 16:26
I'd add ability to buy and ferry workforce (X3 TP class of ships) - I'd easily need some ships that can carry 1-5k of workforce.

That ways we could even set-up space cities which would "produce" workforce.
I really like that idea! I miss TPs, would be a perfect reason to reintroduce them! And all the usual ferry/tourist missions.
I would love this. Hyperion anyone? Would be quite funny to have to wait for a least a few of the passengers to get on the ship too (not all of em if we are transporting a lot, just a few).

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Re: Next steps in the evolution of X4: Foundations

Post by TonyEvans » Mon, 13. Apr 20, 01:00

Axeface wrote:
Mon, 13. Apr 20, 00:23
Anchorshag wrote:
Sun, 12. Apr 20, 22:17
mr.WHO wrote:
Sat, 11. Apr 20, 16:26
I'd add ability to buy and ferry workforce (X3 TP class of ships) - I'd easily need some ships that can carry 1-5k of workforce.

That ways we could even set-up space cities which would "produce" workforce.
I really like that idea! I miss TPs, would be a perfect reason to reintroduce them! And all the usual ferry/tourist missions.
I would love this. Hyperion anyone? Would be quite funny to have to wait for a least a few of the passengers to get on the ship too (not all of em if we are transporting a lot, just a few).


Eh, some of these ships have HUGE capacity for crew - especially the Aux ships.
That said, they're ungodly slow and using the Crew Transfer feature takes for-freaking-ever. I'd be really happy with a S-sized ship that could carry 50, but with the speed of a M-sized transport. And 0 cargo capacity. 0 deployables. etc. Strictly for personnel transportation.

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