|
Your donations keep RPGWatch running!
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Lords of Xulima - Post-Funding Update #22

Default Lords of Xulima - Post-Funding Update #22

March 20th, 2014, 22:51
Numantian Games has posted the next update for Lords of Xulima. The update shares information on how they are polishing the game, and it's titled Chaos calls for Order.

Chaos calls for Order

With the overall content of Lords of Xulima finished, we continue to work hard on two main fronts: Polish and Balance.

Not shiny enough? Keep polishing, then…

Polishing means improving various game aspects as we go, and fixing all the bugs and hiccups which spring up as a natural part of game development. For example, we wanted enemies to have better, more convincing hand-drawn portraits… so we had all 115 of them undergo a makeover. We owe you, our backers, a sincere thanks for helping us make Lords of Xulima a more immersive game. Here are some examples.

On the practical side, we've added a feature which we believe to be a must-have for RPGs with turn-based combat: an option to modify the speed of battle animations. There are going to be 3 different settings: Normal, High and Very High. This way, players will be able to enjoy the tactical combat however they like, choosing the difficulty at the start of the game and then altering the pace of combat on-the-fly.

Finding the perfect balance, or Order vs Chaos

Lords of Xulima depends on many parameters, variables and rules to achieve the right balance and keep the gameplay interesting. From how much damage a short sword can deal, to the specific Divine Resistance of a Gulfrin… all of it is contained within a single Excel document. This document is separated into roughly 20 tabs. Each of those tabs has up to 20 columns and up to 100 rows of data. In total there are about 5,000 parameters to tweak… if even one of those values happen to be slightly off, it is enough to ruin the entire game's balance. This is what we refer to as "chaos". However, we're 100% dedicated to creating a memorable RPG experience, so rest easy! We take pride in our work, and slowly but surely we progress towards this sweet spot of balance that we feel LoX deserves.

Lastly, thanks to the extra content made possible by your contributions during this campaign, we estimate that the game should now offer around 100 hours of RPG goodness, for completionists. The characters will end the game around Level 50, so we've added even more devious enemies to keep you on your toes. That makes a total of 115 enemies, 33 of which are bosses with special mechanics.
More information.
Couchpotato is offline

Couchpotato

Couchpotato's Avatar
Evil Potato Overlord
RPGWatch Team

#1

Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Potato Land
Posts: 10,849

Default 

March 20th, 2014, 22:51
Please hurry and finish as this is the game I want to play this year.
CelticFrost is offline

CelticFrost

Sentinel

#2

Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 474

Default 

March 20th, 2014, 22:57
That game seems too good to be true. But I pledged it and I'll see.
Ihaterpg is offline

Ihaterpg

Banned

#3

Join Date: May 2012
Posts: 480

Default 

March 21st, 2014, 04:26
It's always a good sign if a developer is satisfied and proud of his own product.
And they are on schedule, too! -> very good.

For every complex problem, there is a solution that is simple, neat, and wrong. - HL Mencken
HiddenX is offline

HiddenX

HiddenX's Avatar
The Elder Spy
RPGWatch Donor

#4

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NRW/Germany
Posts: 4,611

Default 

March 21st, 2014, 08:59
Originally Posted by HiddenX View Post
And they are on schedule, too! -> very good.
Indeed! This is one of the few projects I am more reluctant to say "take us much as you need!" because of the selfish desire to start playing it now. (of course no need/bad idea to rush it, seriously, but I 'd really rather start playing this than buying MMX at this point )

100 Hours ?! a game after my own heart!
JonNik is offline

JonNik

JonNik's Avatar
SasqWatch

#5

Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,734

Default 

March 21st, 2014, 17:00
The more I read about this game the more impressed I am. I certainly hope it plays as good as it sounds.
JDR13 is online now

JDR13

JDR13's Avatar
SasqWatch

#6

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Florida, US
Posts: 18,314
RPGWatch Forums » Comments » News Comments » Lords of Xulima - Post-Funding Update #22
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

All times are GMT +2. The time now is 06:30.
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright by RPGWatch