Afterworld Introduction and Upcoming News

Discussion in 'Afterworld' started by Lavawalker, Jan 18, 2010.

  1. aridash

    aridash large throbbing member

    since AW dev are more open on their thoughts and plans, what exactly is their expected purpose and cost of them?
  2. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    Maybe you should ask ?

    Sorry do not know the answer to this information.
    Remember I only play there when PED is out in Entropia :)

    There is a new more advanced range of vehicles being developed for the Survival World which use the
    capabilities of the 3d physx engine included with Torque-3d.

    That is about all I know sorry.

    The Survival world is completely different to the current Alpha world.

    ~ 500 x Sar-Main zones which equates to a little more than roughly 9x Eudoria in size inc. the water area.
  3. aridash

    aridash large throbbing member

    oh, i was under the impression they might have stated aims widely communicated. i could wade through their forums, but lazily i thought you were distilling it down. so really, they have probably have no purpose other than being Cool Thing.
  4. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    This is incorrect.

    * places available information on Aridashs' fishing line hook *

    I can not distill this information down to you as you, like myself, will need to wait and see what happens when Survival is released and weight limits arrive.

    Since there are no teleporters & teleporter chips in Afterworld at this stage, they are very important for getting around on a land-mass that will be very large in size.

    So no they will not just be a looking cool thingy :D

    All vehicles have specific uses as do the player built & operated corporation facilities.

    One such facility being the fuel refinery & repair stations owned and operated by participants specifically to support vehicles.

    As you can imagine, you will need vehicles to transport around the 500kgs stack(s) of resources you gather up from harvesting, hunting and underground mining in different areas as do you need them for visiting oil wells & pumps to pickup crude to take back to your built corporation fuel refinery & vehicle repair service station ...

    The attack buggies and mining run SUVs are self explainatory.

    I guess you will have to wait and see on the functionality & useability of vehicles once they are released with weight limits and the new very large survival world.

    But sure, they will definitely be a cool thingy also,
    especially in PvP areas where law and order is diminished :D

    As much as I understand your desire to be lazy, I am too :rofl: :bigsmile:
  5. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    A good way to the relate to vehicles in Afterworld in PvP areas :evil: :naughty:

  6. aridash

    aridash large throbbing member

    so... as the primary means of transportation. see, you did know :) i didnt realise there was no teleportation, i only recall loading screens between areas linked by some tunnel.
  7. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    I see,
    Yes no teleporters.

    I believe the new survival world is not cut up into small zones that need to each load all the zone assets prior to entering it.

    I think the new engine supports progressive loading of the environment so it is likely to be one big fluid world that you can travel freely in.

    I can not confirm 100% this is how survival will be, fairly sure it is though.

    It will be nice to finally be rid of those pain in the arse loading screens between server/zone swap over points.
  8. Agreed, this is the most anoying "feature" of the game atm. I hope it is a world without zones, or maybe just 2 or 3 "continents" instead of how it is now.

    BTW is saransk down? I got kicked a few hours ago and can't get back in
  9. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    Aye it went down earlier today.

    I am not sure if this is due to the discovered PANE exploit today having the skill transfer terminal in Sar or due to the zone being overloaded with people playing with the vehicles the devs put out to have fun in.

    Even though it was very busy in Sar today it seemed to run a lot more smoothly than the last time vehicles were out with a lot less people around back then.

    I am as in the dark on this as the next person.
    To keep updated on when it is back online,

    Check the online zones - 17 should say 18 >

    EDIT: Sar is back online again ;)
  10. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    I think your referring to the Metro system ?
    The broken down train station with teleporter that links QA1 <> Sar <> TL1.
    The red link in the picture below.

    When you use the metro, only living organic matter is transported + underwear, pda & wallets.
    All your other inventory is stored in the metro station that your departing from.

    All avatar inventory can only be transported between zones by foot at present;
    And vehicles later for weight exceeding what you can carry on foot.

    So no teleporters in the Entropia sense of teleporters, at this time :)

  11. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    Hi Aridash,

    Here is some additional info - Including some newly added concept art for the vehicles & some of the player built corporation facilities coming in Afterworld Survival.

    LINK >

    ^^ Vehicles 1 to 6 & Production Workshop

    LINK >

    ^^ Oil Shop, Oil Refinery & Radio Station (Supporting VoIP in AW)

    LINK >

    ^^ Chemical Shop & Foundry Shop

    LINK >

    ^^ Bio Shop

    There is also a few pics of how the new cities and military bases will look mixed in there.

    And the new armour styles that you can choose when crafting the armour ASPs that you have setup from Armour CDDs (Participant configured protection to CDD protection limits)

    Click on the images on the linked pages to expand them to full size.
  12. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    Of course your also welcome to contribute your own ideas for future development & suggestions for improvement.

    One of the points the devs are working towards is to create an environment & economy with infrastructure that the participants are asking for.

    Not all ideas are developed but many ideas & suggestion people have made have already come into reality and others will likely come such as the dev initiated discussion we had a while back on fishing, fishing facilities, use for fish based products & bi-products and the potental of water based vehicles on the tech forums when it was still the community discussion forum.

    Community based discussions is now the sister site to this forum.

    AWF Community Forum >

    The devs make this point clear every few update releases to encourage the ideas on future developments & suggestions on current developments to keep coming in.

    LINK >

    LINK >

    This has been a consistent request and the direction of development has been influenced on this for more than a year that I have been casually playing in Afterworld Alpha World release.

    So you never know, maybe some of your ideas & suggestions for improvements may come to be one day if they fit into the Afterworld RCE concept in building a world the participants want to be involved in.
  13. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    I think I should stop drinking that Irish brew :alcohol:

    My laziness got the better of me today and I did some speculating on the future of Afterworld with the introduction of Vehicles & player built, owned and operated Corporation Facilities.

    LINK >

    * passes the laziness cure brew * :D
  15. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    Hi Rogh,

    No skills have been wiped in the last year and no skills will be wiped.

    This link explains >

    Transferring skills (chipping) in and out is also now available.

    It is best to read the posts in the news section by the devs to keep up with the latest changes.
  16. AfterWorld is now the main game i play :p

    I've not logged into EU since the day i started to play AW.

    Most of the graphics are bad (Tho Survival is coming), but some of the mobs are actully alot better than those in EU (even with Cry)

    I can't recommend the game enough, most of the player-base are awesome and very helpful, tho you will notice rather quickly that a certain soc seems to have a good load of idiots ;)

    Many members from EU are regulars in AW now, even some whom have 300k+ skills in EU .. So if you dont have an account you should make one asap..

    Check out for help getting started, or just ask questions in local, most are happy to help :)

    Cya in AW!!
  17. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    Good to hear your enjoying AW Sevvy,

    Yes I notice a lot of the higher end players have started playing AW.
    The community is coming along nicely in development.

    As far as the trouble-makers go, you find them in all games;
    Just ignore them mate, they will find their place in time :D

    We all skill up one day :bandit:
  18. Also a lot off socs from EU spread there wings and have a AW soc now :-P
  19. narfi

    narfi Lost

    Ive been trying it out a little bit but seem to be having ALOT of connection issues. I thought it was just because I was playing it at the same time as EU (on a second screen) but I tried just AW tonight and had the same issues.

    I can play anywhere from 10seconds to 5minutes before the connection lost icon pops up. Sometimes its only for 5-10 seconds and other times it closes the client down.

    Any ideas on an easy fix for this? Im on a satalite connection in alaska so while my speeds are ok, there is a problem with latency and upload speeds.

    thanks for any help,

  20. Lavawalker

    Lavawalker RETIRED

    Hi Narfi,

    Satelite is always tough to cater for.

    The current hardware we are all playing on atm is not the final hardware, it is the alpha test bed hardware
    (pre-release servers)

    Unfortunately all I can suggest is either to go landline where your latency & jitter will be much lower, or to wait for the new Survival which runs on the Torque 3D engine and newly built server hardware platform.

    I know it isn't much help for now I am afraid, your likely to suffer many green box connection issues when playing on wireless/sat based links with AW Alpha world.

    Maybe post this question on AWF -

    Someone there with a similar setup to you may be able to help more.
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