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  • You should be able to use Discord in a browser. https://discordapp.com/channels/122594214952435714/122594214952435714 is the general chat channel for Tug. If you bought the game on Steam, I'm not sure if it'll run without Steam. (Probably? It's des…
  • @HeadClot - the videos are still there; you just need direct links to find them. No idea why. BV1 JAN 7 2016 awkward vlog is awkward BV2 14 January 2016 to free, or not to free... BV3 22 January 2106 random vlog's random BV4 29 January 2016 data da…
  • I finally did the work of transcribing them. Turns out, in the newest update, there is no command for "use item" unless you set one, and "pick up" changed from LClick to F for some reason - LClick is now, by default, "drop item." (I can see how much…
  • The closest you can get to "no account required; drop your pics here" is probably imgur.com, and someone would have to make sure they were tagged correctly to be findable. File hosting spots are leery of "just drop files here" for obvious reasons.
  • Me too. Sure enough: no version 2 release this year. (I don't count "select developers will get something this week;" crowdsourcing your coding is not a release.) We got an "I accept full personal responsibility" for communications, but not "I'm so…
  • I doubt there's a release planned in the next week and a half. If there were, they'd've posted an announcement to get people to start thinking about TUG again. Right now, if they release it, it'll be ignored in the swarm of gift games that many peop…
  • I saved a copy of my old (current) Steam folder, which might be able to run later without updating. I also have the non-Steam version, but I'm not sure where that'll be on updates.
  • @AlimaBen, I mentioned several months ago that NerdKingdom will need to post regular updates and participate in the community of their customers to have any chance of TUG pulling out of its incredible bad-review spiral at Steam. I got told that regu…
  • @mcjomar the only info we have is the original estimate of "late December" 2016.
  • I really wish Steam's search engine was better at exclusion; I'd love to search for the genres I like while leaving out all my do-not-buy dealbreakers. I wonder how much better marketing would work if someone did actual user-focused research about…
  • @Rawr Looks okay to me, but my judgment is kinda shot right now. We had a fuse blow yesterday and half the outlets in the house don't work; I'm at a coffee shop so I can get my day-job work done.
  • @Xodus_LLama that is classic laissez-faire capitalism: each person establishes their prices for what they do based on (1) what the market will bear and (2) how much profit they want to make. Their good intentions are irrelevant to the economic syste…
  • @Rawr - looks good; I threw in a condensed timeline from the other doc. It might even look better with that at the beginning, with the TL;DR note of "busy year; version 2 to be released in December; details below," for those who just want to know w…
  • And as a side note: it strikes me as wrong to call what's coming in December as "V2," since we never got a complete V1, and this isn't 2.0 but a brand-new alpha version. (I'm not sure how to label that, but just calling it "2" implies that it's post…
  • The line, "featuring yours truly, Deadlock," strongly implies that Deadlock is writing the article. "Featuring our very own Deadlock" or similar would work instead.
  • Hence the need for regular update posts where they accept feedback. However, that's not the only way to get a sense of what the wider community has an interest in/will put up with. Steam forums (not TUG's specific ones), Reddit, Youtube, other gamin…
  • @arshan272 Thanks, but I don't think everyone else here is being unreasonable. We've got different levels of trust and different priorities. My biggest worry, actually, is that Nerd Kingdom is basing their design and business decisions off the conv…
  • I've done some editing, fixed phrasing, offset the quotes. Should track down links for the quotes; I may have time to do that this week but can't promise it.
  • That's what I figured. Put all the dates in one place, with all the quotes we think are interesting or useful, and sort out from there what's worth putting in a doc for newcomers or people who dropped out a long time ago and are looking at TUG again…
  • I'd like to track down: * Date TUG became available as an EA game in Steam * Date the price went from $10 to $20 * Date TUG was removed from sale at Steam
  • TUG's landscape generation would need to change - right now, there are unclimbable cliffs (and you can actually start stuck in an unclimbable valley) and a lack of level ground for building; the basic worldgen was designed with the assumption that p…
  • I've added links & dates to the vlogs, and a doc of the transcripts from the closed caption text. That part is very raw - no sentence breaks; lots of mis-converted words; I stripped out the time stamp markers (still have the originals if anyone care…
  • I like here and/or email list; a company's official announcements should never be hosted on a third-party platform if that can reasonably be avoided. It creates both the problem of "users must have a membership on that third party to participate" a…
  • Start with, "commit to sharing information and updates." Any schedule, any plan, is better than none. Pick a central spot for information to flow from, ideally here or the official blog. Post regular updates - at least monthly, ideally weekly - eve…
  • @Rawr, yes, that's possible. I watch the official blog on tumblr and the official NK forum site; I don't try to keep up with TUG discussions on Steam, Reddit, GameFAQs, or any other site where TUG may have a presence. Why should I bother watching…
  • One of the things that's killing (has killed?) this game is "new features." It's been in development for over three years, and they don't yet have a feature list for the post-beta version, much less an actual roadmap with planned dates to have each…
  • @CustosAeternam Is there a link to the "list below" details mentioned in the template? I never know what D&D alignments mean (outside of my own gaming group; other people always have different interpretations), and I'm not sure where the "Settlemen…
  • Ino made it very clear that posting regular updates would interfere with getting work done, and that they don't have the resources for any kind of public outreach or reliable customer feedback response. He also wants our sympathy for the extra year…
  • @ekohrman Human babies, unlike new seeds, have a caretaker who teaches them how to do things - or they die. New seeds are supposed to be able to survive alone from the first moment they spawn; they should not have to click through every key on the k…
  • @Wingidon - I'm unsure of the exact terminology. It's intended to be a multiplayer game, with company-hosted servers; whether or not it's an MMO, it'll need a large, active player base to make those servers worth running.