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    Thread: New Ember players should be called....Embryos... in General Ember Discussion

  1. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    Embryos...ROTFL

    Can I be Colonel Fetus?
     
  2. Thread: NightStroke's Sketchbook in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  3. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    Tiki mask version is awesome haha
     
  4. Thread: HeineSnow Art Related?? in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  5. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Oh snap! Art praise from the mighty Joe solo.

    That's no small thing....
     
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  6. Thread: HeineSnow Art Related?? in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  7. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    Looking really good!
     
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  8. Thread: What games you feels the should play while making Ember? in General Ember Discussion

  9. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I want to remind everyone that design inspiration can come from a great many sources. Grummz has mentioned that he got the idea for thumpers from the sci fi novel Dune, he has mentioned that Embers base building will be like the console RTS halo wars. Obviously that doesnt mean that Ember will feature a story like Dune or be an rts like halo wars. Grummz, like any creative, simply takes the bits of inspiration from where he finds it and applies it in the way it fits his overall idea.

    A game like deus Ex might provide some ideas on technology,abilities, or narrative where a game like armored core might inspire a few things with mech part breakdowns or something minor about airborn interactions for all we know. Or maybe not. Either way we need not fear that finding some ideas in any one game would shift Ember towards it as a whole.

    That in mind it may help to point out a specific thing you'd like the dev team to take note of or avoid from any particular property so they know what you are suggesting.

    Remember it's all Just source material. To take and leave as they will. Kind of like a salad bar. Lol.Just something to keep in mind during these kinds of discussions. Carry on.
     
  10. Thread: Aliens Revealed - The Tsihu in Ember Art & Design Updates

  11. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Grummz mentioned in a recent interview that those were one of the inspiriations. :)
     
  12. Thread: Aliens Revealed - The Tsihu in Ember Art & Design Updates

  13. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    The Tsihu use tech-enhanced kaiju as their "vehicles" and it would make sense they've augemented their own beast form.
     
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  14. Thread: Hmmm... we will see. in General Ember Discussion

  15. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I'll be baking a skill based component into most gear, so that to get that extra "edge" out of your gear or ability, a skill based component will often be involved.

    What did you mean about FF going downhill by "basing it around the economy?" Just curious as to specifics that bothered you. I have many pet peeves wanted to hear yours. :)
     
  16. Thread: Hmmm... we will see. in General Ember Discussion

  17. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Hey as long as you are here we are happy to have you. :)
     
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  18. Thread: Developer Interview: Mark Kern - From orcs to space suits in General Ember Discussion

  19. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Awesome!
     
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  20. Thread: Alien Naming Contest! in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  21. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Yes you may. Please note that only the names present when round 1 ends will be converted over to round 2.
     
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  22. Thread: Milestone II - Aug 29, We're building a Playable Mockup (with video) in Ember Art & Design Updates

  23. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    The goal for the Playable Mockup, of which Milestone II funding round on Monday is just one step, is single player to keep costs low (programming labor time). However, we will be making small squad multiplayer (no matchmaching, unless we find a easy to use lobby service), could very well be a stretch funding goal for that final step.
     
  24. Thread: HeineSnow Art Related?? in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  25. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Whoa you are killing it with these sketches! I Look forward to seeing a 3d model of any of them.
     
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  26. Thread: Milestone II - Aug 29, We're building a Playable Mockup (with video) in Ember Art & Design Updates

  27. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    We're going to raise the limit on packages to try to accommodate the demand. Just worried they won't feel special enough if we add too many slots.

    Yes, you can request a digital version if you'd like!
     
  28. Thread: Moving away from the term MMO in Ember Art & Design Updates

  29. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    As we begin our next funding round for Milestone II - Building THMPR, we're going to be moving away from the term MMO in describing Ember.

    First of all, its a liability. Whenever the term MMO is mentioned, gamers shut down and stop listening. They assume the WoW-grind and all the stale gameplay they've seen hashed out over and over. It's hard to get them to read anything further once those three letters are uttered, esp in crowdfunding.

    Second, Ember really IS different. It's a simulated, dynamic world played as a shooter in a massive wargame against an AI entity.

    Third, many games, esp. genres like survival games (ARK), feature hundreds of players online and do not bill themselves as MMOs. They do very well, and they did not need to bill themselves as "massively muliplayer"

    So, expect that we will be changing the word MMO in our previous blog posts and future ones as we pivot to avoid the "MMO pitfall" and focus on creating a online multiplayer wargame. Please forgive us for the retroactive editing of former posts and marketing as we focus our message.
     
  30. Thread: When? in General Ember Discussion

  31. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    That is the handiwork of the mighty JoeSolo.
     
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  32. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  33. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    It's not using User Scripts Commands anymore, look for EF Dashboard under User Panel or scroll down all the way to the bottom, there should be link near copyright notice.
     
  34. Thread: Milestone II - Aug 29, We're building a Playable Mockup (with video) in Ember Art & Design Updates

  35. Joe Solo

    Joe Solo Well-Known Member Ember Dev

    Exciting this got revealed!
     
  36. Thread: Alien Naming Contest! in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  37. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    There are some really cool ideas in here guys. I know which ones have stood out as my favorites so far!
     
  38. Thread: When? in General Ember Discussion

  39. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    My pleasure. Have you seen the latest news yet?
     
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