STEAM and Map support....

Is STEAM ever going to give us the MAP support they promised to give us ??...I mean come on its forcing us to get maps from other less safe websites..they promised us at the beginning of the Release it would happen and so far Monthes into the release we still have nothing...

Yep still waiting... They wont even give us an ETA

Community Manager

Hi there,

We are still working on workshop map support currently, and we expect it to come early this year, but we don't have a closer ETA than that currently.

@iyagovos said in STEAM and Map support....:

Hi there,

We are still working on workshop map support currently, and we expect it to come early this year, but we don't have a closer ETA than that currently.


These answers are starting to come out of my nose.
Everything takes so long to be done. I understand there is a small team working on it, but the way things are going now do kinda take me back to Oovee times.

Im not giving up hope yet, but ya'll deffo need to step up your game.
Give us something to look forward to, times and dates, content and patches, just something concrete.

PLEASE!!!

I feel like they have a flow chart. Oh, someone's bitching about this issue, copy and paste this response.

I get the not wanting to break deadlines or give false hope. But some more communication of or details on why it's such a big project to add maps, or that there's a serious bug that requires immediate attention. Has to be a better way to communicate what's going on and where you see the updates headed. And early this year? How about you say Q1 or Q2. Or what about our next patch plans to contain xxx.

Personally I'd love to see a set schedule. Say first Monday of every month a check will be released containing anything. At least a consistent update schedule with some meaningful changes or additions to the game would show continued support even while big projects are being worked on.

I'm just ranting to rant. Ignore me.

Community Manager

Hi there!

We understand that things are taking a little time, but what we're working on does take time. To give you a little more context on what we're working on, the next large update will have brand new content and will be out in the near future.

@iyagovos said in STEAM and Map support....:

Hi there!

We understand that things are taking a little time, but what we're working on does take time. To give you a little more context on what we're working on, the next large update will have brand new content and will be out in the near future.

Pffff facepalm...

we can only hope at this point..

but at least they arent ignoring us like Ovee did..

Community Manager

Hi @articzap,

Thank you for laying out exactly what you would like from us, it's much appreciated. (Apologies for not responding to this earlier, it appears you posted while I was posting my previous response.)

I feel that we've stuck with an update per month so far since release, but it is something we'd like to keep doing, and we appreciate why the community would like it - I'm actually working on such a post right now, for the next upcoming update, which we do plan to come in Q1 this year (though this is subject to change).

@iyagovos The first quarter? 3 long months or more? God, why is Pavel still working on the game alone, give him proper team and resources finally... :C

@yo-dude said in STEAM and Map support....:

@iyagovos said in STEAM and Map support....:

Hi there!

We understand that things are taking a little time, but what we're working on does take time. To give you a little more context on what we're working on, the next large update will have brand new content and will be out in the near future.

Pffff facepalm...

Are you serious? So you'd rather have a specific release date that then gets postponed several times?

@knight25 said in STEAM and Map support....:

@iyagovos The first quarter? 3 long months or more? God, why is Pavel still working on the game alone, give him proper team and resources finally... :C

No, we're already two weeks into Q1, so three standard length months or less.

@iyagovos said in STEAM and Map support....:

Hi @articzap,

Thank you for laying out exactly what you would like from us, it's much appreciated. (Apologies for not responding to this earlier, it appears you posted while I was posting my previous response.)

I feel that we've stuck with an update per month so far since release, but it is something we'd like to keep doing, and we appreciate why the community would like it - I'm actually working on such a post right now, for the next upcoming update, which we do plan to come in Q1 this year (though this is subject to change).

Meu amigo pelo menos coloquem uma dlc de caminhão velho, pra que agente não pare de jogar no console, e muito tempo pra uma atulizaçao, espero que valapena todo esse tempo

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Community Moderator - Spintires

@lombra
Just for my own curiosity: What is the difference between "unspecific release date" and "postponed specific release date"?

And actually, half of january is already gone (therefore it doesn't count), february is extraordinary short (doesn't count either)so there is just one proper month to go 😄

But seriously: last update was just before christmas. That means just before lot of holidays. It simply takes a time to made something that you can put into a update. And even when it may look like "it's just removing artificial obstacles", real situation might be different...

@lombra said in STEAM and Map support....:

No, we're already two weeks into Q1, so three standard length months or less.

ok, ok, but why there is not even the smallest mention of what will be in the next update. Just do not talk about stupid working mirrors... The camera on the roof in the spintires was 100 times better anyway ... That camera allows you to hear the roar of the engine and still see the front wheels and the surroundings of the truck.. and map support in the workshop should be standard from the first day

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@lombra said in STEAM and Map support....:

@yo-dude said in STEAM and Map support....:

@iyagovos said in STEAM and Map support....:

Hi there!

We understand that things are taking a little time, but what we're working on does take time. To give you a little more context on what we're working on, the next large update will have brand new content and will be out in the near future.

Pffff facepalm...

Are you serious? So you'd rather have a specific release date that then gets postponed several times?

I rather have a game that gives what was promised. ... full mod support at release... a brand new map joining along the original 5 ... ( DELUGE IS NOT NEW!!! ) multiplayer at realease... (remember first few weeks?) Just calling it how i see it ....
Considering the history, i reckon a bit more insight in what is going on is not to much to ask for.
Im not trying to drag mudrunner down in any way, but i think that as a community we deserve a bit more

3 months??? Yes, you no longer release updates!!!Release date 31.10.17.You have done nothing at all!!!All that was is minor fixes(patches).Everything!!!Very similar to the situation with OOVEE!!!

@iyagovos Devs, really ... Pavel promised that work on the game will speed up this year. He talked about different great ideas, but we still do not know anything specific, Look at the numbers:
http://steamcharts.com/app/675010
http://steamcharts.com/app/263280
More people are playing Oldtires than in the Mudrunner! Many players do not see the point in buying mudrunner because the game does not really differ from spintires at all. We need something really big, something that old game doesn't have to interest players. Tell or show us what you're working on, that's very important.

People play old Spintires, like myself, because we can play custom maps way easier on the old game.

My friend will purchase the game as soon as map support becomes available.

@sodoma said in STEAM and Map support....:

ju

Thanks for the information you have provided. It gives some reassurance that the devs are still working on the game. But I would have figured that the devs would have had ""some"" of the workshop map support started at launch. The way I'm reading into this is that the game is actually in early access, but was sold as a finished game.

I think of my self as a casual Mudrunner player, I've mostly completed the game, loved the challenges, loved the logging maps, but for me personally, it's hard to play on vanilla maps once I've completed them. What really draws my interest is in testing modded vehicles in the mud and how they handle. There's no doubt when Workshop map support finally releases that it will single-handedly breath a long lasting life into the game that the community is hoping for. Just sucks the communication on when it will be delivered hasn't been always present or completely clear.

Message to Devs,

I think you guys need to be more transparent, write about the behind the scenes, the difficulties and achievements you face on a weekly basics. Make it a small blog, something short and sweet that won't take more than 30 min to publish.

Be real, be honest, show us your enthusiasm for the game.

(edited for spelling)

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Community Moderator - Spintires

@muddman
I've provided almost basically nothing, just some thoughts...

@knight25
Wow, surprising statistics, at least for me. I haven't expected such numbers.

@kronk
Because this is not a first nor second but at least third time I see this idea, I will quote myself from Discord channel to support you:

Sodoma - 04.01.2018:
"@Iyagovos
But seriously, I understand, that you don't want to make false promisses, that is perfectly fine. Still, what about "staff-write-only" thread on forum, where you can put just small logs about how thing go? No big things, no specific details, just something, that let community knows about you are still alive and working on stuff.
You've already several times mentioned that you have a list of requests from players. What about some article about "this is rubbish, this is something we already working on, this maybe later, this is nice, but we don't want it in our game because of design..." and so on.
Just don't keep community in dark, there is not so much stock content, MODs are something that is vital for this and when map maker don't know what and when will come into the, it discourage him from creating...
I don't want to be rude or telling you how you should do your job, I just see these as cheap way, how to make players happier and as a waste that its not used..."

Thank you for that honest post. It's nice to see that the mods are truly relaying the voice of the community.

i swear some of the community and their reactions. i think i will get my popcorn maker back out yet again if people are going to treat this like another Oovee fandango. anyone care for some salt and butter?

@8up-local History repeating itself 😛
I really do not understand, oovee is gone and the situation is almost identical, but wait, not identical
because oovee sometimes wrote in their forum about what they are currently working on and show some pictures, even if these things eventually appeared in the mudrunner

@sodoma said in STEAM and Map support....:

@lombra
Just for my own curiosity: What is the difference between "unspecific release date" and "postponed specific release date"?

If I'm understanding you correctly; none, and that's my point exactly! People are asking for an exact release date just for the sake of it, when there isn't one to give. All they can do is give an approximate date and then postpone that because, as it turns out, they needed more time after all. Or maybe they're actually ready earlier. In either case, the exact date was useless. Once it's closer to being completed they can probably give us a date, which will probably be within one or two weeks from the announcement.

I think that I may have opened a REAL can of worms as they say when I started this thread..some are still bitter about the Ovee thing and they are carrying over to this game now....what do you expect an update every few weeks..its only a small Dev team in charge of this and they have their hands full as it is...you know as well as I do( I think you do anyway) that this prob isnt the only game they are working on..so Its going to take some time for things to happen...please get over the bitter taste in your mouth already and move on...have you ever heard the saying that you get more bee's with honey...well its true...I keep getting this picture in Ma head that if some could do it..they wouild be down at the dev's office with a whip standing over the production staff cracking a whip and saying come on people produce ..produce...LOL..even a big team(lets say like rockstar) doesnt get a game out to us working perfectly and they have an army of Dev's working on their games...please give the Dev's some time to get something done...I mean come on..most of you already bought the first game..so what did mudrunner really cost you...I did and it only cost me like 13 dollars and change....I am not trying to just pick on the people that answered this thread...its the same in other threads as well....I think most of us even with the still outstanding issues..got our 14 dollars worth already...LOL

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Community Moderator - Spintires

And this is basically my point...
People are asking for informations. Basically ANY informations.
Bitterness from oovee thing is simply part of legacy of this game and has to be taken as a fact, turn blind to it is not fair or wise.
At situation with interested and curious players and lack of news (lack, not none), it is only natural that thing is mentioned again and again...
And yes, I know that creating a content takes a time, I've already mentioned that several times, but I also said, it is (by me) good idea to announced something sometimes, release some screenshots as a "proof" of your work etc... Look at "mod section", guys in there post pictures of progress on their maps/trucks if not regularly, then at least sometimes. And what kind of response they receive?
Search for reaction of players, when that "short vid revealing cockpit cam" was released...

Focus shouldn't have to prove themselves, really, but given the bad reputation they have effectively inherited from Oovee, they kind of do have to. At least for starters. Some surprises are fun to have, but not sure if that's the best strategy right now. We had enough "surprises" from Oovee. I don't think this game is different enough to warrant its own purchase just yet. I'm confident that it will be in the future, and I think then people won't feel like they have to worry anymore.

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