What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

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What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Gregory » Sat, 25. Apr 20, 00:07

X4: Foundations is a space simulation game in a living, breathing universe. 🪐 But what does that actually mean? What can the player do in this huge game? 🤔 In a new series of six videos, EGOSOFT CEO and Lead Game Designer Bernd Lehahn introduces you to the huge array of activities that are available to you in X4: Foundations, goals you might want to pursue (or not), settings you should be aware of, and much more.

▪️ TRADE (1/6)
▪️ FIGHT (2/6)
▪️ BUILD (3/6)
▪️ THINK (4/6)
▪️ EXPLORE (5/6)
▪️ STRATEGY (6/6)

The X series games are unique in their depth, simulating an entire universe of NPC ships and stations, forming a realistic economy. Each game consists of a huge universe, simulated from the bottom up. Hundreds of stations, and thousands of ships, trade goods among themselves. Prices change based on supply and demand; resources are mined and processed in several stages. This economy is linked directly to the simulation of major conflicts in a universe with dynamically-acting factions. Every player decision can dramatically change the future of the game universe.

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by chew-ie » Sat, 25. Apr 20, 00:26

What a pleasant surprise - was already wondering when the videos Bernd did mention in a recent stream will be released :)

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by mr.WHO » Sat, 25. Apr 20, 00:29

Damn, I didn't knew freighters become more clumsy the more loaded they are.

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by sh1pman » Sat, 25. Apr 20, 01:26

Ok, instant feedback: to improve manual trading, add an option to reserve a trade offer. I want to sell (or buy) X amount of ware to a station, but when I get there, the offer is gone, or the price is changed. NPCs can arrange the deals on the fly, but the player can’t. As a result, station trade offers are useless to the player who wants to trade manually, they’ll change 10 times before the player gets to the station. Solution: add some kind of offer reservation to player, like “Hey manager dude, I want to sell 1,000 hull parts for 500Cr each”. Let that offer be exclusive to player ship and stay active until you dock to the station and complete it. Or it can be canceled at any time if the player wants to.

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Alan Phipps » Sat, 25. Apr 20, 13:47

@ sh1pman: Good luck in getting a video series to listen to your suggestion. :wink: Please use threads in the main part of this forum to make gameplay suggestions and feedback.
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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by theborg921 » Sat, 25. Apr 20, 17:32

Alan Phipps wrote:
Sat, 25. Apr 20, 13:47
@ sh1pman: Good luck in getting a video series to listen to your suggestion. :wink: Please use threads in the main part of this forum to make gameplay suggestions and feedback.
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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Gregory » Sun, 26. Apr 20, 18:03

Part 2 - FIGHT is now available!

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by chew-ie » Sun, 26. Apr 20, 18:03

Ah, the good stuff :)

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Waltz9 » Mon, 27. Apr 20, 13:17

I'm waiting for the build section.
I keep strugling with knowing which station to build in which part of the universe to make profit.
So I'm hoping they will explain something about that.

The reason I'm strugling with this is because they seem to make profit at start when I build something but eventually that part of universe gets oversuplied and then the profits are gone.

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Artean » Mon, 27. Apr 20, 15:28

Great work!

Berndt doing the fight section..? I thought he was the carebear type. ;)
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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by lordpazuzu » Tue, 28. Apr 20, 05:17

mr.WHO wrote:
Sat, 25. Apr 20, 00:29
Damn, I didn't knew freighters become more clumsy the more loaded they are.
Yeah, that was a very nice surprise!!!

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Gregory » Tue, 28. Apr 20, 15:02

Part 3 - BUILD is now available!

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Wheem » Thu, 30. Apr 20, 12:29

Near the end of the Part 1 (Trade) video, there's mention of establishing your own black marketer on stations; how does one do that? Is it still the old method of getting access as a mission reward, or is there some other way that I haven't been able to figure out yet?

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Gregory » Thu, 30. Apr 20, 20:01

Part 4 - THINK is now available!

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Re: What is X4: Foundations? (Video Series)

Post by Gregory » Sat, 2. May 20, 16:01

Part 5 - EXPLORE is now available!

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