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Re: FAQs about WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition

Postby Neamara » Tue Mar 27, 2018 12:03 pm

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Re: FAQs about WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition

Postby LightWolfLucy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 10:42 am

Hi so wq3 was supposed to come out for the anniversary then early 2018 now Iv Been told by a mod it’s not imminent and won’t come out til late 2018? Which also means tower fall will be pushed back?
Why all the delays?
No I am not hating on wq just generally curious I know it takes a lot of work to get a game just right and I’m
Not dis appreciating all the hard work.

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Also will there be an update video for wq3 tomorrow or Friday on your youtube ?
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Re: FAQs about WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition

Postby Okumuras » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:28 am

Dave has provided a few reasons for the delays, as follows: (bolded parts mine for emphasis)

Our original plan was to make a new map/episode, Tower Fall, then go back and revise the Amethyst and Slough Creek missions to bring them up to par with Tower Fall. But as we work on these new systems, that plan became increasingly unsatisfactory. It would be quite strange to play through the current game, then go to Tower Fall and find all-new systems that create (we think!) much better gameplay. You all who’ve been playing the game already would probably understand that, but new players would not, and it would not make a great player experience overall.

So we revised that plan, flipping the release schedule around. Now we’re going to release a major game update, WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition first. Then we will release the expansion Tower Fall. Both will be coming sometime in 2018.


What else will be new in the Anniversary Edition?
* New, more robust codebase for all gameplay
* Improved camera and wolf controller
* More naturalistic AI logic
* New animal models
* Improved hunting gameplay
* Bigger and better maps (49 square kilometers each!)
* More naturalistic animal spawning and scent system
* More naturalistic territory system
* And more!


When will it be released?

When it's done :)

If you've been following WolfQuest for awhile, you know how bad we are at estimating release dates, so for the time being, we're not going to make any public estimates, except for "coming in 2018."


Source: this topic

Why the moving date? When we started work on Tower Fall, we thought we could have it done by the end of 2017. But then we decided to dig in and create a complete remake of WolfQuest. That mean a fresh start on the codebase to create a modern foundation for the game. Still, we thought we could have that done by the end of 2017 (or even early 2018). Neither expectation has come true, unfortunately.

That’s the bad news. The good news is the reason why: As you’ve seen in our weekly blog posts over the past four months, we really are making a bigger and better version of WolfQuest. We’re rethinking and redesigning each system of the game, from the wolf-controller to stranger wolves (both hostile and potentially friendly) to hunting mechanics to elk herding behaviors. We’re making vastly larger and more realistic maps. There will be new and improved 3D animal models and animations living in a world of more realistic terrain and flora. And each of these has, naturally, taken far more time than we had optimistically imagined.


So…when? When it’s ready. But as our wolf above indicates, there’s too much uncertainty to give a specific release date yet. (That new emote is called “airplane ears.” It expresses uncertainty.)


Source: When When When?
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Re: FAQs about WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition

Postby Neamara » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:36 am

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LightWolfLucy wrote:Hi so wq3 was supposed to come out for the anniversary then early 2018 now [...] Which also means tower fall will be pushed back?
Why all the delays?
If you've followed the project long enough, you'll see a lot of deadlines in the past have been repeatedly set. From the first post of this thread:
loboLoco wrote:When will it be released?

If you've been following WolfQuest for awhile, you know how bad we are at estimating release dates, so for the time being, we're not going to make any public estimates, except for "coming in 2018."
Hence this time there is only an estimate of "2018", which is why there are no specific dates. The development team isn't huge either so naturally these things take time. On that note, there is still plenty of time left in the year. Please be patient. ^^

LightWolfLucy wrote:Iv Been told by a mod it’s not imminent and won’t come out til late 2018?
Looking over your previous post, Isela's response made no indication of a "late 2018" launch. I'd encourage reading the When When When? entry, which has been stickied in this forum, as well as the first post of this thread which is the current official estimate provided by the producer.

LightWolfLucy wrote:Also will there be an update video for wq3 tomorrow or Friday on your youtube ?
Most likely, yes.
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Re: FAQs about WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition

Postby LightWolfLucy » Wed Mar 28, 2018 11:38 am

Okumuras wrote:Dave has provided a few reasons for the delays, as follows: (bolded parts mine for emphasis)

Our original plan was to make a new map/episode, Tower Fall, then go back and revise the Amethyst and Slough Creek missions to bring them up to par with Tower Fall. But as we work on these new systems, that plan became increasingly unsatisfactory. It would be quite strange to play through the current game, then go to Tower Fall and find all-new systems that create (we think!) much better gameplay. You all who’ve been playing the game already would probably understand that, but new players would not, and it would not make a great player experience overall.

So we revised that plan, flipping the release schedule around. Now we’re going to release a major game update, WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition first. Then we will release the expansion Tower Fall. Both will be coming sometime in 2018.


What else will be new in the Anniversary Edition?
* New, more robust codebase for all gameplay
* Improved camera and wolf controller
* More naturalistic AI logic

* New animal models
* Improved hunting gameplay
* Bigger and better maps (49 square kilometers each!)
* More naturalistic animal spawning and scent system
* More naturalistic territory system
* And more!


When will it be released?

When it's done :)

If you've been following WolfQuest for awhile, you know how bad we are at estimating release dates, so for the time being, we're not going to make any public estimates, except for "coming in 2018."


Source: this topic

Why the moving date? When we started work on Tower Fall, we thought we could have it done by the end of 2017. But then we decided to dig in and create a complete remake of WolfQuest. That mean a fresh start on the codebase to create a modern foundation for the game. Still, we thought we could have that done by the end of 2017 (or even early 2018). Neither expectation has come true, unfortunately.

That’s the bad news. The good news is the reason why: As you’ve seen in our weekly blog posts over the past four months, we really are making a bigger and better version of WolfQuest. We’re rethinking and redesigning each system of the game, from the wolf-controller to stranger wolves (both hostile and potentially friendly) to hunting mechanics to elk herding behaviors. We’re making vastly larger and more realistic maps. There will be new and improved 3D animal models and animations living in a world of more realistic terrain and flora. And each of these has, naturally, taken far more time than we had optimistically imagined.


So…when? When it’s ready. But as our wolf above indicates, there’s too much uncertainty to give a specific release date yet. (That new emote is called “airplane ears.” It expresses uncertainty.)


Source: When When When?



yes i have seen all these delays already i meant the sudden early to late, as i was only told early a few days prier to being told late today but thanks (:

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LightWolfLucy wrote:Hi so wq3 was supposed to come out for the anniversary then early 2018 now [...] Which also means tower fall will be pushed back?
Why all the delays?
If you've followed the project long enough, you'll see a lot of deadlines in the past have been repeatedly set. From the first post of this thread:
loboLoco wrote:When will it be released?

If you've been following WolfQuest for awhile, you know how bad we are at estimating release dates, so for the time being, we're not going to make any public estimates, except for "coming in 2018."
Hence this time there is only an estimate of "2018", which is why there are no specific dates. The development team isn't huge either so naturally these things take time. On that note, there is still plenty of time left in the year. Please be patient. ^^

LightWolfLucy wrote:Iv Been told by a mod it’s not imminent and won’t come out til late 2018?
Looking over your previous post, Isela's response made no indication of a "late 2018" launch. I'd encourage reading the When When When? entry, which has been stickied in this forum, as well as the first post of this thread which is the current official estimate provided by the producer.

LightWolfLucy wrote:Also will there be an update video for wq3 tomorrow or Friday on your youtube ?
Most likely, yes.



thanks (: sorry for all the questions, im only impatient bc im going into a serious school year which means no time to play :( that's why i want to know when itll be out sooner rather than later as i want as much time to play as possible and omg yes cant wait for the youtube upload! ty (:
also i wasn't told late 2018 on this forum i was told it via email from a mod.
the email message i received :
Thanks for your email, and we appreciate your enthusiasm for WolfQuest. We don’t have a release date yet, but it’s not imminent, unfortunately. Later in 2018.
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Re: FAQs about WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition

Postby Flamesky » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:30 pm

I bought the game around the time of the 2.7 update, so I am looking forward to the free update when it comes. I plan on buying the Tower Fall episode as well. That will definitely be more challenging with a 49 square kilometer map instead of a 2 square kilometer one. Thanks for all the work you put into making this game better! :wolf:
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Re: FAQs about WolfQuest 3: Anniversary Edition

Postby alleykat3000 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 6:46 pm

I'm so excited to see how the new game continues to be made, I can't wait to just get it and play it all day long! Good luck making the game WQ!! :D
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