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KickStarter Star Traders: Frontiers - space sandbox game by Trese Brothers - Released

Discussion in 'General RPG Discussion' started by Taka-Haradin puolipeikko, Jan 3, 2017.

  1. oasis789 Arcane

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    Not all builds will be able to pursue all storylines equally, but sometimes there are multiple solutions like either Spying from orbit or Diplomacy planetside. But in general, you will want to develop both ship and squad combat capabilities since violence is inevitable.
     
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  2. Ranarama Learned

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    Does coming out of EA mean they finished the main storylines?

    Also did they address being stuck with zero fuel in unfriendly territory? Seemed like once you started actually doing things you inevitably got hemmed in and stuck.
     
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  3. rusty_shackleford Learned

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    Doubt they're finished as in no more content. They still regularly add content to their nearly decade-old game.
     
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  4. ERYFKRAD Arcane Patron

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    If you can land, you can refuel. Or hope for the event that let's you refuel.
     
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  5. LordofSyn Educated

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    Combat is mostly unavoidable on that mission. It is a tough one for a reason and has its rewards. Zette is not what she seems anyway... In fact, that whole family has some screws loose. But that's how things are in the Shaluniverse.
    Lots of grey areas.

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  6. LordofSyn Educated

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    There are many ways to refuel in hostile territory. Due to your actions and choices cutting off those normal options to do so in hostile ports, you can still patrol, blockade, spy, explore (all of which have ways to refuel via the card game if you are lucky or have some card manipulation Talents for those respective activities).
    You can also refuel at Indie civilized zones as they do not track Reputation.
    Finally, you can always pick a fight with a ship and take their fuel in your victory. (make sure to cripple/disable/kill all the crew and not destroy the ship to gain access to their fuel. Bonus if it is a pirate as you can take their fuel without much or any Rep loss.

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  7. LordofSyn Educated

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    As for the storylines, a good amount are finished and many more will be added. There will also ve at least 2 more eras added. This game will be supported with additional content for years to come.
    They have also expressed hope in being able to add steam workshop access in the future.

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  8. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    Does this game end?
     
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  9. LordofSyn Educated

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    Only when your Captain dies does the game end. There is no "ending" to the game proper.

    Best way to think of it is a ttrpg. There are always stories to tell as long as your character is alive to be part of that story. Each new Captain is a new story and none of them will ever be 100% alike.

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  10. SausageInYourFace Arcane Patron

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    However, from what I have read, there seem to be several main stories that advance through time on their own, whether you participate or not. They have to end eventually, right?
     
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  11. Siveon Arcane Patron

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    I'm really proud of these guys. I played their Shadowrun-esque RPG way back when on my shitty android, and now they're still here doing good.

    I want them to go back to that idea actually. Not a bad one.
     
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  12. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    The game looks really good and all the talk in this thread got me interested.

    Is there any info of this game coming to GoG? I would prefer to buy a DRM free version over Steam any day
     
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  13. LordofSyn Educated

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    The galaxy moves on whether you take part in any of the storylines or era arc or not. In the beginning of the game as it stands now, you are tasked with taking an Arbiter to a planet due to a political situation. If you do not pick that arbiter up, she will find another Star Trader to take her. If you do pick her up, but do not make it to your destination in a timely manner, she will get upset and leave the ship to find her own way.
    Yes, the galaxy moves on as each Contact has their own personalities and goals as much as Factions overall do.


    In the Alpha, they planned for a minimum of 10 eras with each being roughly 10-100 years each or so.
    Your Captain and crew do not age while aboard the ship due to the HyperWarp drive engine and the spice products that your crew ingests. It is not unheard of Captains living several centuries.

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  14. LordofSyn Educated

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    The Dev team is a two man group. There are no plans to release to Gog. There is no DRM technically in the game and due to the way it is coded and the assets it uses, it can run practically on a potato.
    I have a laptop that is about a decade old and it runs fine. It is available on iOS and Linux too. Later, it will also be released on iOS and Android mobile devices.

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  15. SausageInYourFace Arcane Patron

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    Moklumnue considers me a Legendary Crime Lord now. All their ships attack on sight, all of their planets refuse every single service, can't even refuel anymore. I guess I should take care of that and find a contact that can restore me.

    ...but... I don't even care, just fuck those Moklumnues, I am a Legendary Crime Lord!! :mixedemotions:
     
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  16. Iluvcheezcake Learned

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    Thanks for the prompt answers m8. Buying it on Steam then :)
     
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  17. Volrath Arcane Patron

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    Where can I find this, don't want to subscribe to that discord shit.
     
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  18. baud Learned

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  19. Volrath Arcane Patron

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    Thanks brah
     
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  20. Mortmal Arcane

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    Its more like the universe dont care of you and just can fit in or not to alter the outcome , with or without you the events will unfold and you have to seize opportunities. There's also zero handholding and wish i had multiclassed all my officers first, best feats are available after only a few levels in each jobs.I dont remember traits giving different quest results but skills certainly do, intimidate , electronics etc .
     
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  21. Zombra Arcane Patron

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    So I impulse bought and took a look at the game and man is it overwhelming. Looks great. Is there a manual or beginners' guide somewhere I should know about?
     
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  22. Morkar illiterate

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    Just browse the wiki and read the lore book. Take talents that negate negative skill checks first. Don't take jobs you're not equipped for.
     
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  23. SausageInYourFace Arcane Patron

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    There is a Wiki, there is a button where you can ask your officers (its basically tooltips) and there is a thread on Steam called ('100 Tips') which seems nice. And you can always ask your Codexbros. The best thing is to just get going and figure it out, I wouldn't look up too much stuff unless you get stuck. I find the UI is sometimes a little impractical and most of the features I've been missing first I actually 'found' after looking a little more closely.

    Edit: My best beginner tips: Run from combat in the beginning and get talents that will help you do so. And don't take too many jobs at once because you won't be able to do them all on time. Have fun!
     
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  24. LordofSyn Educated

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    Agreed. There are also Steam Guides and Discussion threads as well as videos which give you some tips and tricks to help. Aside from the Trese Brothers Forums, their Discord is always open and there are always veterans to help in real time.
    Happy gaming.

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  25. Mortmal Arcane

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    yes you have a direct link to the wiki in the game and also a lorebook.
     
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