Behold, X3 yet lives!

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nielsw
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Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by nielsw » Tue, 6. Apr 21, 16:52

X4 basically cut off my upgrade path.

It wasn't anywhere near the way I like to play a space game.

All the added complexity of flying from here to there.
Giant, mostly empty station to waste my time walking long distances in station environments, that lacked anything of interest and characters looked like 3D assets from the 90's.

I get that Egosoft isn't Ubisoft with hundreds of people creating assets. But Egosoft didn't seem to make X4 according to their resources anymore.
Everything from XbtF to the last X3 played to the particular strengths of Egosoft's small team.
Especially XbtF and Xtension, with the whimsical races and great story elements.

In X4, tech was overwhelming everything else. And space flight required the use of 'highways' in space to get anywhere fast. I bought it and played it for a few hours.
Even following along the quest line was difficult - figuring out where to continue turned out to be a futile exercise. I probably could have looked it up on some website. But I wanted to play, not read websites about playing.

And whatever happened to X3's fabulous and super-quick menu?


Egosoft basically pulled the same maneuver that killed Netscape, when they rewrote their browser from scratch without pressing need, and lost its browser monopoly in the process.

I suspect that X4 nearly killed Egosoft too. But they pulled through, which is good, since there is no other company like this :)



I'll be on board for this one.

Much thanks to the crew who did this!!

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by Klord » Tue, 6. Apr 21, 19:10

I share the same sentiment brother. What we want is a space sim, not a walking simulator.

I’m so exited to this new expansion. And hopefully, more vets will return, so we can have a party. :)
(Wishful thinking perhaps :roll: )
X fanatic. More of an X3 fanatic.
What about X4? Nah, I prefer a space simulator rather than a walking simulator.

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by terodil » Tue, 6. Apr 21, 19:45

Same. I'm beyond excited for this. :)
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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by XD733 » Tue, 6. Apr 21, 19:57

Agreed! A great excuse to revisit X3!

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by chew-ie » Tue, 6. Apr 21, 20:07

nielsw wrote:
Tue, 6. Apr 21, 16:52
Egosoft basically pulled the same maneuver that killed Netscape, when they rewrote their browser from scratch without pressing need, and lost its browser monopoly in the process.

I suspect that X4 nearly killed Egosoft too. But they pulled through, which is good, since there is no other company like this :)
Might be you being not interested in X4 somehow colors your conclusion - but Bernd (CEO) stated several times that the company is doing well - no small thanks to the good sales of the DLC Split Vendetta - which implies that a good amount of people both likes the base game and wants to see more of it.

I get it that some X³ veterans don't like the new game. But being a X vet myself I very much appreciate the new direction and like X4 better then X³. I hope they continue to go further into the direction of X² (storywise it was better then X³) which they already stated since 3.0 and the two DLCs.

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But I also will check out the story made by the community team (although it is very hard to play the old game in 4k UHD). It's a nice approach to have a dedicated community team working on older stuff while the core team pushes forward the new tech :)

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by Oldman » Tue, 6. Apr 21, 21:56

Hi folks :)

Absolutely surprised when the announcement of this dropped into my mailbox!
I checked my Steam account and I've got Albion Prelude, so hopefully I'll be able to download X3 Farnham's Legacy for free when it's released....yay! :D
Looking forward to see (and play) an 'X' game again. Roll on May 4th !
Klord wrote:
Tue, 6. Apr 21, 19:10
I share the same sentiment brother. What we want is a space sim, not a walking simulator.

I’m so exited to this new expansion. And hopefully, more vets will return, so we can have a party. :)
(Wishful thinking perhaps :roll: )
Well, you never know, you might be getting that party! :wink:

Oldman :)

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by Nort The Fragrent » Wed, 7. Apr 21, 09:45

I am ecstatic about this news of the return of X3.

So much so I am right now cruising in my spitfire, in Trinity Sanctum.
The Map occupying a small segment of the screen, so I can see the sector .
The only thing I need to do is re set the screen mode as all the text is so small on my modern huge monitor.
The awesome music is way way better than X4’s junk short bursts.
The stars are crystal clear, not blurred like X4 rubbish fuzzy back drops.
Planets look so real in X3, and have character.

Who cares about walking around and around, for no good reason.
I want to fly, in space. And X3 is so lovely to fly through.

Did I tell you I am excited.

:D :D :D :D

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by thrangar » Wed, 7. Apr 21, 20:05

Party ! did someone mention a party? :lol:


Pleasantly surprised , looking forward to this.

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by theknapps » Thu, 8. Apr 21, 18:21

More X3 ... :) :) :xbtf: :xt: :x2: :x3:
AND a party?!!

Just ... how many people can meet together now?

Who cares - there's going to be more X3 universe to explore.

Now the wait ......

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by terodil » Thu, 8. Apr 21, 22:16

I don't really see any complaining -- just surprise and elation that X3 is getting some love. <3
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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by CBJ » Thu, 8. Apr 21, 22:26

That's because I've split into a separate thread. :)

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by alexalsp » Fri, 9. Apr 21, 00:10

CBJ wrote:
Thu, 8. Apr 21, 22:26
That's because I've split into a separate thread. :)
Excellent, thank you, we love Egosoft. :D :x2: :x3: :x4:

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Re: Behold, X3 yet lives!

Post by Graaf » Sat, 10. Apr 21, 16:49

I wasn't complaining, just pointing something out. I'm far more excited for this than anything X4 related. But sure, if it "sounds" negative...

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