GWJ Conference Call Episode 634

X4: Foundations, Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden, Reigns: Game of Thrones, Special Guest Luca Redwood From EightyEight Games, Your Emails and More!

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This week Shawn, Sean, Cory and Amanda are joined by Luca Redwood! Creator of 10,000,000, You Must Build a Boat and the upcoming Photographs!

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00:03:25 X4: Foundations
00:18:10 Minit
00:19:51 Reigns: Game of Thrones
00:23:17 Mutant Year Zero: Road to Eden
00:27:12 Luca Redwood From EightyEight Games
00:53:17 Your Emails

I'm keen to hear more from Sean's empire building in X4. I never managed to get beyond a 'pressing my nose against the glass' 6-8 hours in a couple of the X3 games. I suspect I'd do no better this time round, but it's great to hear stories from someone who's got the system a bit more figured out.

legopirate27 wrote:

I'm keen to hear more from Sean's empire building in X4.

Definitely watch his YouTube vids. I think what grabbed me the most was when he demonstrated that you can spacewalk out of your ship and fix the thing yourself.

I may have been the source for the kidnapping story (not sure, as a few other folks have had similar experiences).

Largely, I'm loving X4. There are some issues with the economic simulation, as documented in the X4 thread in the forums, but it's also attractively put together and generally quite fun. It's MUCH more approachable than X3 was -- while the tutorials are pretty rough, you don't technically need to do any one other than the scanning tutorial (which kicks off the main quest).

As a minor X3 veteran, I'm 14 hours into X4 and already have a number of ships, including a mining fleet and a trading fleet, along with escorts for each. I'm flying a kitted out fighter, and have had good luck in combat so far with the pirates, Kha'ak, and Xenon. If anything, combat and trading are TOO easy -- I'm hoping that the difficulty is increased significantly and the AI rewritten to be more intelligent as Egosoft continues to pour time and resources into the game. In under a week, they've already released 3 significant patches, which has been great to see.