Dev Blog Starbound Explorer's Guide

Discussion in 'Dev Blog' started by mollygos, Jun 27, 2017.

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  2. Pangaea

    Pangaea Forum Moderator

    Cool! Really like that Floran artwork and entry. It's also nice that you'd include exclusive lore and stuff for the book too. I'd definitely consider buying this.
  3. Jonesy

    Jonesy Sarif's Attack Kangaroo Forum Moderator

    Interesting. I don't know how much I'd need the guide stuff with the wiki available, but I'd definitely be onboard to see new art and lore. Hard to resist the allure of a physical book, too.
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  4. Sharp(JQ)

    Sharp(JQ) Ketchup Robot

    For information, we have wiki, but the pictures are beautiful. :)
  5. naprettor

    naprettor Scruffy Nerf-Herder

    Its cool

    PS Pages with description of the races you can supplement the original blocks from the game inherent in this race
  6. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

  7. Haha, while I can see what you mean, Florans are asexual (in the biological sense) and their culture doesn't recognize concepts of gender. They do have different body shapes and choose to represent themselves in different ways.
    Gameplay-wise, we wanted to still give people the freedom to choose between two different body types.
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  8. J.Corp

    J.Corp Void-Bound Voyager

    Great idea if your making a guide book! More simple you don't need to constantly open your browser to find a wiki

    P.s please add a furniture catalogue
    P.P.S i'm just asking
    Last edited: Jun 27, 2017
  9. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    Call it a handwave but I like the idea that the floran recognize the "disarmingly cute female" concept.
  10. Sharp(JQ)

    Sharp(JQ) Ketchup Robot

    It is much more interesting why and how Novakids eat and breathe.
  11. Sparklink

    Sparklink Ketchup Robot

    Will this book feature concept art for things like weapons, armors, monsters, and/or monsters? I would love to see some hand-drawn art work of things like the Protector's broadsword, high tiered Glitch armors, and some of my favorite monsters like the Fennix, Quagmutt, or the Petricub.
  12. Kawa

    Kawa Tiy's Beard

    Space magic, son.
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  13. Nibolas O Anelbozas

    Nibolas O Anelbozas Spaceman Spiff

    art and lore is all i want
  14. maestro kitty

    maestro kitty Aquatic Astronaut

    I'm definitely getting this! I love the art, and the promise of new lore is just too good to resist.

    After the explorer's guide is released, are you guys planning to release any other books?
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  15. DragonsForce

    DragonsForce Weight of the Sky

    Nibolas! Now that's a name I have not seen in a long time... Thank Kluex you're back!
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  16. Nibolas O Anelbozas

    Nibolas O Anelbozas Spaceman Spiff

    i'm sorta back! and nice to see you again too my good comrade!
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  17. DragonsForce

    DragonsForce Weight of the Sky

    Still using the Avatar you made :)
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  18. Nibolas O Anelbozas

    Nibolas O Anelbozas Spaceman Spiff

    I noticed, and i feel pretty good to see you still enjoy it! thank you! but feel free to change it
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  19. DragonsForce

    DragonsForce Weight of the Sky

    But it's PERFECT! :D Actually, it would now be appropriate to change back to the colours you originally made it in, as I created my post-1.0 main char after that. But I'm so used to this image....
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  20. .jpeg

    .jpeg Seal Broken

    I think it would be in your best interest to move this into a private conversation or profile post, or even to some messaging on a chat application, because this isn't really the time and place for some chatter and reminiscing. I do, however, greatly enjoy your avatars; they are spectacular.

    Regarding the Starbound Explorer's guide, it seems like a very interesting venture, but not one that particularly surprises me. The video game book formula has been tested and tried on multiple scales and for a while now, but I do like the look of this one. With the Starbound wiki at one's side and a general knowledge of the game, I don't know if this will be entirely useful. Who knows, there may be a surprise or two in there. I definitely think the book will be more orientated towards lore, and instead of a must-need guide, a simple means of showing that the Starbound developers are taking steps in new directions. There's also the business side to things, I think the developers know what they're doing and whilst they obviously have the best of intentions, are also looking to generate more income. Which is totally acceptable; they're a game company what else would you expect?

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