Rebel Galaxy


#2047

There isn’t really a way to see honestly, but that’s just because it hasn’t felt like it was needed. It’s mostly just for the general vibe of ‘boy I’m in lots of nasty fights and getting the crap kicked out of me a lot, and sometimes stuff just goes south because I play edgy’. A conservative player would rarely ever have it happen - it’s not something I want people to obsess over. It’s just a tool for providing a certain kind of combat moment on my end.


#2048

It would be kind of cool to get a general sense of it from a visual inspection of your ship at the dock. Pilots always like to inspect their planes before they fly just for that reason. If something looks like it might be banged up, might want to have a mechanic look at it before you take off. That said, while pretty cool, I’d think that would be resource intensive to add something like that (a visual appearance of damage on degraded components).


#2049

Well, if damage is shown on components, it could perhaps leave a visual “scar” of some kind when the component is repaired.


#2050

Mostly it’d just be real hard to SEE - tough to get close enough for it to read in any reasonable way, especially when some of the guns get mounted inside housings. Anyhoo. :)


#2051

Perhaps sell him a $250 ultrasonic inspection package; play the minigame of inspecting every single square inch of spacecraft structure for hairline fractures :P


#2052

Crossposting from the Epic Games Store thread:

So I am guessing a lot of us will be using the Epic Games Store for the first time next year!


#2053

It was great to see Outlaw on the game awards last night. It was neat seeing a space sim on the big TV.


#2054

Not me. I’m not buying anything from Epic so I guess Travis just lost a sale. If it ever comes to GOG or Steam, then I’ll get it.


#2055

It’ll eventually come to other spots. (well, and consoles aren’t tied up in this)


#2056

You make it sound like they’re free of this horrific fate that’s befallen the PC version!

What’s the DRM status of games on the Epic store? I mean, some people don’t like Steam because the game is often tied to the Steam platform, although some games are still DRM free and only use Steam for distribution. Can you tell us how the Epic store will handle RGO? (or is that super top sekrit?)

If it’s DRM free and the store is only for distribution then I might consider it, but I must admit I’m not enthused about having to deal with another game portal app that’s required just to play the game.


#2057

Sure don’t mean to make it sound horrific - just want it to be clear it’s separate :)

Epic store has no storewide DRM. I downloaded Ashen, uninstalled the store as a test, and am playing Ashen. As long as you’re not talking online services/exploit prevention (which I imagine will require the launcher running for those services), or whatever, it’s much closer to GoG.


#2058

That certainly is more appealing. Presumably updates / patches are handled similarly to GoG? Steam is always much faster at getting patches out compared with GoG, so something that improved on the GoG experience would be welcome.


#2059

I can’t really give you the ins and outs of the update process, not having been through it (and I imagine it’ll evolve a lot), but the launcher can choose to auto-update individual games from what I can tell.


#2060

Well, given that it’ll be the only source for the game and therefore its updates (for a while), it can’t be any better or worse elsewhere anyway. ;)

Anyway thanks for the info, cautiously reassuring, and frankly had it been just about any other game I’d probably just wait for the Steam release, but that would mean missing out on all the fun. And nobody wants that, except for the fun police.


#2061

GoG case is more the exception than the norm on this. GoG Galaxy client is optional, you can download the game and the patches manually for their site. That means they have to handle the galaxy version of the update and the standalone installer, I think that’s why GoG always come late.


#2062

Not always; No Man’s Sky’s ‘NEXT’ update was delayed on GoG because it relied on Steam multiplayer infrastructure that GoG had no equivalent for. :)


#2063

Are you saying you haven’t bought Hades yet? You monster!


#2064

This is me. I’ll still buy Outlaw again when it comes out on Xbox, but until then, I want it in my hands as soon as possible, so Epic Store it is!


#2065

Experience with Epic store and fortnite is that they sold the product with one “exploit prevention” tech (which was kinda shit…) then decided to up the ante and added a second, much more intrusive, “exploit prevetion” tech rendering the game unplayable on my system (Where I decide what software can or can not do with other processes).

But, there’s always GOG at some point :)


#2067

DRM is elective - there isn’t any by default, and we don’t need exploit prevention because we’re not online. So it’ll basically just be the game, raw.