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A more nuanced TB survey

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Not sure the best way for devs to see this feedback, so I'm trying here.

 

I just got the "turn based" survey via email.  Based on the final questions, I fear devs may draw the wrong conclusions and want to clarify my view.  The final questions reads  like it wants respondents to rate their view of the current turn base mode against RTwP.  I selected "Worse" both times because the implementation still needs work.  You don't need to spend that much time with it to run into various bugs (AE-spell bug, ship crew AI bug, etc.) and that the balancing needs a lot of work (my conclusion: it'd be easier to get rid of rounds, re-emphasize action speed and possibly separate stride from actions with a stride meter that restores over time than re-balance every piece of gear, ability, and stat).  I still find it more enjoyable to play RTwP because I feel like that mode is less buggy and supports more playstyles and strategic approaches.

 

However, I'm super-appreciative that the devs even built us the option to play this way, and that turn base, while flawed ("worse") is still viable in beta.  My views will probably change when the bugs are fixed and the balancing is done.  I'm looking forward to how they address the balancing challenges.

 

I'd also request a more nuanced survey next time to reflect this view, as I'm wary they may conflate a "worse" response with "wow, turn base is really unpopular or poorly-received yet we sunk all that effort into building it."

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Yeah, turn-based might become my default way of playing Deadfire, if it won't be mechanically inferior to real-time, as it currently is, as framerate drops aren't a gameplay breaking issue in turnbased.

 

Overall, the brief survey seemed to me to be more interested if the addition of turn-based worked in bringing attention to it (did you know about it/gave it a go) rather that acting as a technical feedback.

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Hey everyone!

 

Thank you for the feedback about Turn-Based and the survey!  I'll send it to the team to consider for the game as well as the surveys.  If you can think of anything else for these, please continue to post about them here as I will be linking this thread to the report as a reference.

 

Thanks again!

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