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How many days shall a mission last? (1 in-game day = 1 real-life day)

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How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Izual on Fri Jun 17, 2011 4:46 pm

As you know, the goal of the missions will be to survive during X days. These days will be equal to real-life days. When you're in a mission, the only way to live it is to die (to lose) or to survive X days, and to win. Either way, you get teleported back to the Gravediggers Headquarters (the "lobby") where you can rest, discuss with some other players or choose another mission.

We don't want to make them last only a few days, and they will most probably require you to survive between 15 and 30 days to win. However, we are not sure about the number. 15, 20, 25, 30? Tell us your opinion :wink:
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  LagMaster on Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:16 pm

i will submot my vote after i will know what the hell can i do in 15 days if the zombies are out there?
what happens if i will be offline a week for a summer expedition for example?
and if we die, what will happen to the stuff?
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Izual on Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:31 pm

LagMaster wrote:
what happens if i will be offline a week for a summer expedition for example?
You just don't help your town to survive, so it has one chance less to complete the mission. If the number of zombies grows over the limit (either because everyone is dead or because nobody can fight them), the mission is lost. If you are offline and the mission succeeds, you (will probably probably) get the mission completion's xp bonus. If you are offline and the mission loses (too many zombies), you are automatically killed when you connect again.

LagMaster wrote:and if we die, what will happen to the stuff?
Depending on your skills, you might keep parts of it.
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  LagMaster on Fri Jun 17, 2011 5:38 pm

cool tnx
now my opinion is that we can select this number of days via dialog in a say button(within some limits) or with dialog option:
How many days you think you can handle?
(15)Not a lot,2 weaks, i am not veary powerfull
(20)3 weeks only, i can't stand those zombies a lot of time
(25)a lot, but not a mouth, i will do my best
(30)A mount, to bad if i will stay longer i will starv to death...
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Amarok on Fri Jun 17, 2011 6:46 pm

If individual mission timing are technicaly do able, it is not the way to go from an overhaul vue.
The question here is just for beta stage.

At end, we plane to had some missions inside the main mission. Some could be individual, some other for little squad and so. Such system would allow player to better manage their playtime, and add some "dynamic action/life" on the map. During beta, your only mission will be staying alive. :cool:
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Shangalar on Sat Jun 18, 2011 12:09 am

First 15, then 20, then 25, finally 30. Test it and increase features each time. Seems the best choice to me.
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Overdose on Sat Jun 18, 2011 2:54 am

I went with 15, Mainly because that is still quite some time.
Lets say, most of the population of SD go on a mission and you die early? Would you need to wait 15 days? or would you need to join a smaller game with very little chance of winning?

Also I think you should make late joins available, probally 7 Real Life Days Max?
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Harald on Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:51 am

Shangalar wrote:First 15, then 20, then 25, finally 30. Test it and increase features each time. Seems the best choice to me.
I went with 15, Mainly because that is still quite some time.
Lets say, most of the population of SD go on a mission and you die early? Would you need to wait 15 days? or would you need to join a smaller game with very little chance of winning?

Also I think you should make late joins available, probally 7 Real Life Days Max?

Went together with these both. 15 days is indeed a time nonethelesss, 2 weeks ain't no joke. However, since this is Beta (well, more like alpha, but I presume this game will someday become beta version) we can feel free to experiment.

Oh and by the way... Did you edit the forums icon? Like... before there was this moon or something, now there is a ghoul... I love it!
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Amarok on Sun Jun 19, 2011 2:13 am

Dont care about it Overdose. There will be a few simultanate session of our unique map. So, if you die in one you can join another... But dying in all and your character will still drinking beer in HQ for the rest of his life :wink:
So please, people, just considering the question from pure player point of vue :
- How long would you like to play a same map ?
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Harald on Sun Jun 19, 2011 8:23 pm

Amarok wrote:- How long would you like to play a same map ?

It depends on the style of gameplay - if it get's more and more interesting with each day, the map is huge (or just very interesting to explore over and over again), I would surely stay there for about 20-25 days. However, I, as a busy man who can't really go 100% of his life on video games, still stick to 15-20.
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Amarok on Sun Jun 19, 2011 9:04 pm

Thx but dont care about "other players". The question is individual first.
Here we just want to know our massive community feeling. :cool:
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  LagMaster on Mon Jun 20, 2011 8:07 am

well, i can't stay with the same stuff going on ech day, if we change a bit the action(like in one day will come ultra zombies with High Health and other day some suply ppl with barther skill, also if we have a food sistem) we can stay even 30 days, but if we do the same shit over and over(killing zombies->exploring->stay off 23 hours->kill zombies.......)we will get used to te map and we will get bored after 5 days
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Amarok on Mon Jun 20, 2011 12:37 pm

Sure, we know that you dont have enough information about features to build a real mind.
The idea is that 1 mission is at least 1 story for your character. So the question behind is "how long do you want one story been ?"
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Shangalar on Mon Jun 20, 2011 1:35 pm

15 days at start then seems the best choice to me.

We will suxx so much at the beginning, that's probably the best choice.
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  LagMaster on Mon Jun 20, 2011 3:50 pm

wait, how about we write a jurnal in our pip-boys, and after the mission we can upload it in an computer inside the main base and ultimately post them on forum in some sort of automatic poster

or at least have the power to tell write the storys in game
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Izual on Mon Jun 20, 2011 5:00 pm

LagMaster wrote:wait, how about we write a jurnal in our pip-boys, and after the mission we can upload it in an computer inside the main base and ultimately post them on forum in some sort of automatic poster

or at least have the power to tell write the storys in game

I don't understand anything, but is it really on-topic?
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Amarok on Mon Jun 20, 2011 7:55 pm

It is fully off-topic :mrgreen:
But I got your mind and already thinked about some holodisk used... for far later !
(So far later that we dont have speak about that with Izual :tongue: )
Lets end the beta, then we will discuss about it on a proper place :cool:
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Warder on Thu Jun 23, 2011 7:36 am

First 15, then 20, then 25, finally 30. Test it and increase features each time. Seems the best choice to me.
I agree with Shangalar. For now it is hard to propose anything. Personally i suggest number between 21 and 28 days depending on features of mission. But if the mission duration has to be constant, i vote 20.
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Re: How many days shall a mission last?

Post  Rosmy Sundr on Fri Jun 24, 2011 12:15 am

Hmmm... for me, it depends on how being offline is handled? If all I have to do is log off and my character is safe after 180 seconds or so, then yeah, string it out. Now, if there is a risk that my character is in danger while I'm offline (eg active players defending a "safe house" full of offline players "resting", that's a different story, too long of a grind might be a hassle, though i think it would add to the flavor of the game to have to defend offline buddies.

I think a happy middle ground would be to have an evac convoy roll by at the 15,20,25, and 30 day mark. The longer you stay, the higher the risk, but the greater the reward.



But thats not really what your asking for, so my vote is 30 days, just to be a sadist.
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