Dev Blog 11th March - Pet Swap

Discussion in 'Dev Blog' started by mollygos, Mar 11, 2016.

  1. Happy Friday!

    In your travels, you may encounter NPCs who are looking for a particular type of pet. They’ll even trade you the pet they’ve already got! The ethics of this are somewhat questionable.


    We’re off to GDC tomorrow, so expect sparse blog updates from us over the next week. Follow@ChucklefishLTD on Twitter if you wanna see what we’re up to! :)
  2. Jareix Cryvix

    Jareix Cryvix The Waste of Time

    Yay! Slave trade! Maybe there could be missions based around working for an animals rights group like ARM(Alien Rights Militia) or PETA(People for Ethical Treatments of Aliens)
  3. TTStooge

    TTStooge Big Damn Hero

    will some of them evolve when traded
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  4. jakecool19

    jakecool19 Big Damn Hero

    Pokemon in Space!!!!! :rofl:
  5. CBookie

    CBookie Void-Bound Voyager

    Gotta catch 'em all! (in space!)
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  6. Phantaeon

    Phantaeon Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Is trading required to own 'em all?

    Starbound Moon and Starbound Sun edition confirmed.
  7. Rex

    Rex Phantasmal Quasar

    I'm gonna earthquake the fuck outta the new bosses.

    6EV Snaunt Shinie

    Come at me bro.
  8. Ferretic

    Ferretic Aquatic Astronaut

    -pokemon trade music-
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  9. Sentelin

    Sentelin Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Er, why do you insist so much on "pets", "critters", "monsters", when you could have put more effort towards more important and creative content ? Mind you, I don't say it's bad concept, it's actually nice distraction, distraction that is all to it. Only people who care about collecting all stuff, will be in envy of this content, while others (me included ) will turn to it, when we ran out of stuff to do, or when we want to catch breather from gearing up, gathering resources and etc.
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  10. TeddyBearYoshi

    TeddyBearYoshi Subatomic Cosmonaut

    It's fun.. and it was a Kickstarter goal.
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  11. icepick37

    icepick37 Phantasmal Quasar

    You can have my Fennix over my dead, body. :p
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  12. Sentelin

    Sentelin Subatomic Cosmonaut

    And you misread what I wrote. Yes it's fun but is it worth putting so much focus into it ?

    Edit:That was pretty much what I meant.
  13. DukeLebowski

    DukeLebowski Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    My friend, the fact that they put a post about a pet features doesn't mean that it's the only thing they are working on. I know you are very well aware of this, so why the useless rant? And pets are actually more than collectibles. They are a combat addition, and with the new collars such as light collars, they also are a utility feature.
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  14. sleepy123

    sleepy123 Big Damn Hero

    What will critters do? Will they have drops and attacks o needs?
    Pokemon in Space would add A LOT of content in no time, and the modding potential is awesome.
    Castle wars critter version.
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  15. TeddyBearYoshi

    TeddyBearYoshi Subatomic Cosmonaut

    In my opinion, yeah. One of my biggest issues was how little the pets really mattered, you just kind of got them in your ship for no reason. I like that they are fleshing it out.
  16. Saklad5

    Saklad5 Void-Bound Voyager

    You just stole my line. I was literally about to say that, nearly word-for-word.
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  17. Saklad5

    Saklad5 Void-Bound Voyager

    I want to hoard pets. Is that more ethical or less ethical than swapping them at leisure? My character will certainly have the capacity to support all of them.

    Speaking of that, could we get some Applied Energistics-style automation in Starbound ships? I’ll want to keep all the bowls as full as possible, even if I leave my personal server running for weeks without logging in. (Yes, I know there isn’t any actual downside to letting pets starve. There also isn’t any downside to using commands to cheat items in. Self-imposed goals and restrictions make it fun.)
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  18. Quizok

    Quizok Subatomic Cosmonaut

    So how close is 1.0? this summer maybe?
  19. General Nuclear

    General Nuclear Supernova

    very cool nice work devs i hope there will be feed back on how they thrive with there new pet/ lab rat/ slave/ guard etc
    i also hope there is a quset where some fool wants a poptop pet and afther you have given it to him and then comes back you hear about all the chaos it has made for him also his got one arm less this time you meet him

    also there should be some sort of Space Zoo:koala: in starbound
    would have been very cool also qusets there too but not only for qusets
  20. Superfast103

    Superfast103 Subatomic Cosmonaut

    Taking animals, shoving them in tiny balls, and now trading them. The next thing you know we'll be forcing them to mate with other animals against their will for their entire lives!

    Poor Ditto...
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