Quick heads up, no stream today.
It’s all on me team, and I take responsibility. I had a migraine so bad that I lost all vision and feeling in my hands yesterday and only emerged from bed at 3 pm after hours of pain and vomiting. When in office it’s easier for @Kafka to check in with me, but since we are working from home I went MIA. I apologise for any confusion caused, but I was not well enough to make updates.
Anytime I am not that level of sick I do my best to let you know what is happening, but this time it was very, very bad. I’ll work with Kafka on a check in system so she can update you if I’m this sick again in future.
Hi folks, Salty and I have both been unwell in the past week.
Because of this my focus has been more on support than on the forums in order to ensure our players are getting the help they need even though I haven’t been as available due to this, and unfortunately Salty was unwell yesterday on the stream day.
We’ll endeavour to reply to some more threads later this week, but at least one of us have been reading the forum each day and making note of anything that needs to be passed onto the team.
I’ve been speaking to Salty and at this stage next week’s stream is still planned to go ahead.
EDIT: Someone sniped me
Hey folks, the stream has had to be pushed back by 1 hour.
Hopefully we’ll see you in 1 hour from now.
Sorry about this, Salty needed to move all the streaming equipment back to her house after we’ve had announcements about a stage 4 lockdown coming into effect here.
@Ghaleon we cannot make it a priority over new content, that is not our decision to make. We will never be able to make big batches of balance changes a priority above our pre-determined development schedule.
That being said, we are currently working on a set of balance changes, but I cannot give you a time frame for when it will release. To be safe, I would not expect any within the next few months. I don’t want you to get your hopes up and be disappointed by us.
Letting you know that I will be streaming on the 1st instead of the 31st for our mythic preview stream. This is the American Tuesday, and the Australian Wednesday. I have a doctor’s appointment on the 31st, so won’t be able to stream on that date.
Thanks for understanding. ")
Melbourne is in a less strict form of lockdown, but we are still in lockdown. We are not allowed to visit the office, and if people can work from home they MUST continue doing so wherever possible.
Huge fines are in place if you don’t follow the rules.
On top of this, I haven’t streamed to a console before. I don’t have the extra half day or even full day if there are issues in my schedule to experiment, set up, and get a next Gen stream working seamlessly. Also, a progranmer having access to a testing console is much more important than me. (as a last note on this topic, we use Dev kits to make console builds. They can’t be used as typical consoles, as they are designed for development. They function a little differently.)
Our streams have always been pc, and will remain so, especially during a pandemic.
Here for some clarity!
Warband troops are existing troops. The teams aren’t built by the team generator, they are teams that have good synergy that we are aware of, and would be most useful for early to mid gamers. (For example, of course we included a goblin team!) This means that we won’t be releasing new troops directly to Warbands and walling off content that way. The point is to help newer players, and let them target troops for their teams.
The QoL changes in Arena are based on player feedback.
This was never meant to be a feature intensive update, as we try to avoid huge ones with complicated moving parts before the holidays. Even so, we included a lot of stuff, and made sure to hit some QoL issues as best we could in the timeframe we had.
Not every player will like this update, and this has been the case for each update we have released in the past. I think that this (admittedly) smaller update tackles some things we have been wanting to work on for a while, primarily FTUX.
@Starlite it’s a smaller update, there won’t be big new features, which is what we use the beta testers for.
I thought I had posted, but my internet has been intermittent today, so it looks like it didn’t go through. My apologies. I’ll be back with PQ next week.
I actually don’t like my appearance being commented on excessively on stream, and I’ve explained this to viewers before. I know that it happens and it doesn’t bother me if it’s in passing, but when it’s continuous it makes me quite uncomfortable. Our regular viewers understand this and I appreciate it.
Updates streaming schedule. I’ll be live 7 30 PDT today due to my mistake with time zones. The schedule wasn’t updated due to holidays, and then my error with daylight savings changing over. The stream is intended to stay at 6 30 PM PDT.
Also, heads up that there is a break on streams until the 26th.
Just to be clear, I actually communicate on the forums regularly, and you see me go through bug reports twice most weeks. (Depending on holidays.)
When I communicate less with the community outside of the very rigid boundaries I have now is when I get a larger amount of harassment. As such, I don’t participate as often in the funner side of the community, and keep my interaction largely to the forums and on our social media accounts, and direct players to support or pass on bug reports.
Where possible I ask our devs questions from the community, and answer them where possible. This hasn’t changed, and since taking over bug reports some time ago I am more active on the forums then I was prior.