Since Patreon is still broken, here I go with the Update Post. First, here is the Changelog Post with Screenshot and everything.
The last two weeks I worked on a Logistics alike System, and I’m finally done making it. Now you can manage your Factory, using a combination of the things you had before, and the new Logistics Core.
I intentionally made it so, that you still have to use Filter Blocks and the likes to do more complex things, like Filtering out Items based on OreDictionary, or having multiple Items to filter for as opposed for the only one Filter per Bus that the Logistics Cover System would allow you to use.
The Logistics Core has quite a few potential Addons I could add, like Mass Storages with integrated Logistics Support, so you dont need Logistics Wire + Generic Storage Bus to connect them from behind. Or Covers that measure its “CPU Load” and display that or turn it into Redstone.
Other than working on that, nothing much happened.
Lots of people who didnt try the Logistics Core out yet asked for a Documentation because my Changelog Wall of Text was apparently too large and detailed for them to read, but heck EVEN BEAR understands how the Logistics Core System works, so it cant be THAT hard.
It’s literally as simple as “Build Logistics Core with at least one Versatile Quadcore Processor and maybe a few Ruby Processors for Range”, “Attach the Logistics Bus Covers to either the Core or Logistics Wires”, and then supply the Core with Power. And the Covers themselves are very self explanatory with Import, Export and Storage.
Well then, here a quick Download Page Link for convenience and well, since this isn’t the Patreon Post, thank you all for being there I guess. XD
So that Jobcenter thing swapped out the garbage psychologist for an actually competent and nice one, at least for my appointments.
After a bunch of random talking, I got asked what would I would do if the whole Donation based thing breaks (such as Patreon fucking up in some way) and I wouldn’t have the whole welfare thing to back me up (for whatever reason), which is a perfectly valid Question to ask (In a “What’s Plan C?” kinda way, not in a “fuck your stuff” kinda way).
But what exactly could I do in that case without screwing people over, since I definitely want my Game to be Free and the Main Debug Server is supposed to be Free too.
One Idea would be to host some random paid Servers, but that feels like a bit of a ripoff to me, since Servers are cheap and making it more expensive by adding one more layer of “money-grabbing” to the Hardware sounds like “you could get it cheaper by just hosting it yourself”.
What I could sell would maybe be Steam Integration, as in sell Game on Steam but make it very clear that its available for Free. Though then I would have to do a lot of management overhead and shit that I do not like.
Maybe on that Debug Server I could sell some sort of VIP places or so (which would be available to Patrons by default).
But this pretty much the end of my Ideas, so does anyone else have an Idea?
Edit: Btw there is Dark Mode on the Main Download Page now. New Web Standards make that available.
Good to hear you got a better psychologist and that they’re taking you more seriously.
Selling on steam has a number of hoops to jump through but once it’s done it pretty much takes care of itself other than updates. I would say it would bring your game to a wider audience but the way steam is just now ehh, not sure about that.
If it gets popular enough you’re always got merchandising.