Announcement Upcoming: Hostile npcs

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    • Upcoming: Hostile npcs

      Hey folks! Today we want to show you some preview screenshots of the upcoming update.

      It will introduce some hostile npcs, including groups of hostile bandits roaming the forests during night and also skeleton warriors guarding the dungeons. You will still be safe when staying home, but you have to be careful when exploring the world.
      Of course there will be also an option to disable hostile npcs when creating a world.



      On the other hand, the update will also improve the npc AI as well as the collision detection. As a result, animals should no longer be able to walk through walls.



      Last but not least we're also expanding the plugin API, so it will be possible to create custom items (tools, weapons etc) for Rising World. We will prepare an example plugin which offers an easy way to load custom items into the game.

      Unfortunately we have no ETA for the update yet. We try to get it ready as soon as possible, but recently there were some unexpected changes introduced to Steam which have a big impact on Rising World and its future development. We can't say much about these changes yet, but we will definitely keep you informed about the current status.
    • Same question that I guess has been answered, yet wanting to know if they'll be in older chunks as well. If not, I guess we'll have to make our own bandit camps for them to wander out on their own.

      Also, awesome on the hostile NPCs. Happy about it that I can't wait for them to spice things up. I however feel bad to those that shall filter the NPCs out, yet happy we have the feature to do so. Half the game would be gone for them, but if they want to play that way I guess that's fine.

      Nice to hear about the addition of custom items that I do hope I can get someone serious to help me port in items I've added into VRchat into Rising World so I can boast about this on Youtube & etc. I'm still stuck on the music side, as well as any NPC plugins, that I hope someone can help me port in custom models once we gain that update. I can't wait to add in custom objects :D

      Lastly, because of the skeletons.



      I also hope Steam sorts their idiocy out because indie developers are the ones keeping the whole VR market afloat as well, not just the gaming market, that I do hope Steam fixes that. Everything AAA games refuse to do the indie developers end up doing with little to no complaints. :D
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      The post was edited 1 time, last by ArcticuKitsu ().

    • Did he just say custom weapons? Umm.. somebody get on that missile launcher, please? Let's start porting weapons from all the games and calling the nexus. Would love to see this game on the Vortex Launcher by Nexus Mods :) #Hype So let me get this straight we can now make fully customizable weapons right? Does this mean we can possibly add fully customizable NPC's to the game (Models) "example: Dinosaurs, Super Mutants, Aliens... etc?" I realize we wouldn't be able to make custom armor pieces just yet because of limitations but I do know a couple mod authors on the Nexus I am friends with. Mostly everything we see here are plugins two very good ones are planks n' beams and animal breeder master but if we can bring cats, dogs and other variable npc's to the game by manipulating models and adding sound effect files for them it would make an excellent addition. How far off are we from achieving that?

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    • I might have somewhat of a silly question but how hard are these bandits going to be to kill? Just thinking of when the game starts and I’m running around with my starter axe and no base.... haha
      Took me hours to find iron ore on my last start up, maybe a faster way some how still pretty new to the game.
    • Thanks for the feedback :)

      sharkbitefischer wrote:

      will there be a way to easily populate areas that have been hunted out on the servers? Setting NPC by hand is tedious at best.
      Yes, we're currently working on a way to respawn animals automatically if it's necessary. I hope to get this ready in time for the update, but I'm confident ;)
      Maybe we will also add a command to force respawn animals/npcs.

      ArcticuKitsu wrote:

      yet wanting to know if they'll be in older chunks as well
      Yes, but only if the chunk hasn't been modified (so if you built a house there, npcs won't respawn there) ^^

      ArcticuKitsu wrote:

      I do hope I can get someone serious to help me port in items I've added into VRchat into Rising World so I can boast about this on Youtube & etc
      We will at least offer an example plugin which loads custom items automatically without having to write a single line of code. You just have to put the item files (model, texture, additional data) into a subfolder in the plugin folder, and the plugin will do the rest.

      ArcaneDesmond wrote:

      Umm.. somebody get on that missile launcher, please?
      Sounds interesting :D This will be possible, although specific items (i.e. if you want to introduce more than just a basic tool or a new sword) require additional coding

      ArcaneDesmond wrote:

      So let me get this straight we can now make fully customizable weapons right?
      Basically yes, although there will be some limitations. You can't add custom animations yet, this means you can only use the animations which are already in the game (but that should be sufficient for most types of items).

      ArcaneDesmond wrote:

      Does this mean we can possibly add fully customizable NPC's to the game (Models)
      No, unfortunately you can't add custom NPCs yet :/

      ArcaneDesmond wrote:

      How far off are we from achieving that?
      Can't say for sure... we have to wait and see what's happening on Steam in the next weeks, so we can decide which features we will focus on once the update is ready ;)

      SolusUmbra wrote:

      I might have somewhat of a silly question but how hard are these bandits going to be to kill?
      Hmm... they will have the same HP than the "dummy" npcs (spawnable by typing "spawnnpc dummy" into console)... when using the starter axe, they take quite a few hits until they die...

      SolusUmbra wrote:

      Just thinking of when the game starts and I’m running around with my starter axe and no base.... haha
      Hehe, well this is indeed something we have to take into consideration ;) Maybe we will prevent them from spawning during the first nights when playing on a new world.
    • The problem is I keep praising you too much that it becomes moot. I still have to praise you though for how you listen :love:

      red51 wrote:

      Yes, we're currently working on a way to respawn animals automatically if it's necessary. I hope to get this ready in time for the update, but I'm confident
      Maybe we will also add a command to force respawn animals/npcs.

      red51 wrote:

      Yes, but only if the chunk hasn't been modified (so if you built a house there, npcs won't respawn there)
      This makes me happy you're looking into this because places then became deserted. This shall probably once again make me want to play with Animal Breed Master again that I can't wait. Awesome! Hope it all works out that I wish you the best. Rising World honestly needs even the things your trying to get ready in time for the update.

      red51 wrote:

      We will at least offer an example plugin which loads custom items automatically without having to write a single line of code. You just have to put the item files (model, texture, additional data) into a subfolder in the plugin folder, and the plugin will do the rest.
      Excellent! I can't wait to check out the example because I apparently need the 'Book for dummies' edition of it so I can understand what the hell is going on. I stalled out on music that I can't wait to play with this enforce. Can you please go back and make a 'Music API Tutorial: For dummies' as well? :P

      A new thought came to my mind is if we can also have these items also behave as crafting benches/furniture/storage containers so once we place them down they can stay in place as we specified them to? It would work better than the 'Staticmodels' plugin that I struggled with because of the whole .pmx file format thing. Maybe I'll still have trouble with it, who knows. I can ask around now thanks to VRchat side of things having borrowed models uploaded. Guess I'll just wait and see that I'm probably being far too curious than needed.

      I guess we'll figure this all out when it releases? Doesn't hurt to ask now though. Maybe. ?(
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    • agiser wrote:

      I think Your must open a donation account to help support the game ...
      Yeah, if it becomes too much of an issue having a Patreon account should help you (red51) out, unless that's a touchy thing in Germany or something. When push comes to shove something has to be done that we wouldn't mind helping you out Patreon wise. You could even post renders on higher tiers, or whatever you desire. Up to you. Even though I'm replying to agiser I'm aiming this at Red51 because I agree with agiser.

      Rising World seems to still be doing better off that it's getting 65 article likes on Steam while CyubeVR is getting around a single digit likes on articles that I feel bad for any developer still making ground on their game. Word of mouth is going to have to be stronger. It's also because of corporation greed that people shifted from Youtube to Twitch yet it's still bad. I wonder if Vimeo is a proper replacement for YOutube that we should colonize Vimeo for our Rising World fun.
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    • Wow, something reminded Oblivion) It would not be bad to see the settlements and villages of the NPS, where you could trade with them, complete quests for protection from bandits and so on.

      It would be nice if they could add the ability to add their music / sounds to the game.
      I also probably ask for the second time, but add a prone position.
    • This is all great news and a massive step to creating some really awesome mods for this game. We can make fully customizable weapons from whatever game we choose and use animations that are already in the game. However sound effect files do not seem to be the same scenario we can add those now. With the 3D rendering system Red has in place if we want a 9mm pistol to a tommy gun it's all possible. I'm going to start digging through some Fallout files for some of the 3D models and see about porting them over as a weapons pack mod. For grenades I was thinking possibly add a retexture of some dynamite, (grenade hotkey would be nice here) increase the blast radius and damage threshold and reduce the timing. We can do this! Let's build some real mods guys, let's bring Rising World into the next generation and I'll do mod reviews for all the weapon mods :thumbup:
    • Great news ! I can't wait to see these hostiles and they look great :thumbup:


      Unfortunately we have no ETA for the update yet. We try to get it ready as soon as possible, but recently there were some unexpected changes introduced to Steam which have a big impact on Rising World and its future development. We can't say much about these changes yet, but we will definitely keep you informed about the current status.
      I'm scared of that part of your post. Waiting for more info on this but hope development will not be stopped :(
    • ArcticuKitsu wrote:

      I stalled out on music that I can't wait to play with this enforce. Can you please go back and make a 'Music API Tutorial: For dummies' as well?
      Actually I started working on an example plugin for that :) Seriously, we really need to expand the "example plugins" section :saint: I will post some plugins for that once the update is ready

      ArcticuKitsu wrote:

      A new thought came to my mind is if we can also have these items also behave as crafting benches/furniture/storage containers so once we place them down they can stay in place as we specified them to?
      Yes and no^^ Custom items will be stored permanently in the world database (once they're added to a player inventory or the world). Every item is identified by a unique hash which is set by the plugin creator.
      However, for the time being, it will only be possible to add custom items, i.e. "usable" items which are stored in the player inventory (tools, weapons, utilities, food etc). I'm not sure if adding new furniture and other objects will be possible at the same time. Basically it will mostly use the same internal mechanism, so even if adding objects isn't ready in time, we can implement that in a timely manner ^^

      Avanar wrote:

      If bandits spawn only in unmodified chunks, will they remain in this chunk or will they walk away from it, also into modified chunks?
      Basically the can walk into modified chunks, although it's unlikely that they travel large distances, since they will despawn after a given amount of time anyway ;)

      ArcticuKitsu wrote:

      agiser wrote:

      I think Your must open a donation account to help support the game ...
      When push comes to shove something has to be done that we wouldn't mind helping you out Patreon wise. You could even post renders on higher tiers, or whatever you desire
      Adding donations or Patreon is something we definitely take into consideration now due to the recent changes on Steam. Maybe we could give more insight on the development on Patreon then, although I'm not sure if this is "fair" to other players (who still paid for the game) =O

      Radiohead wrote:

      I also probably ask for the second time, but add a prone position.
      We have this in mind, but implementing it is quite tricky since we would have to add more animations for the player (and since the animations caused so much hassle in 2017 and even in 2018, I would love to take a break from working on animations [we hired a freelancer for that, but they still required a lot of "postprocessing"]) :whistling:

      ArcaneDesmond wrote:

      With the 3D rendering system Red has in place if we want a 9mm pistol to a tommy gun it's all possible. I'm going to start digging through some Fallout files for some of the 3D models and see about porting them over as a weapons pack mod. For grenades I was thinking possibly add a retexture of some dynamite, (grenade hotkey would be nice here) increase the blast radius and damage threshold and reduce the timing. We can do this! Let's build some real mods guys, let's bring Rising World into the next generation and I'll do mod reviews for all the weapon mods
      This sounds very exciting! Although extracting models from Fallout for a RW mod might cause copyright issues =O

      yahwho wrote:

      That's my new desktop background!
      Hehe :thumbsup:

      botchikii wrote:

      I'm scared of that part of your post. Waiting for more info on this but hope development will not be stopped
      We're also scared about the changes that were implemented on Steam, since they affect us in a negative way, but we will definitely continue developing RW, no matter what happens :)
    • Hi all,
      regarding to the donation/patron-idea. I have an idea for the patron-option: Maybe patrons get the possibility to vote, what will be implement in one of next updates. So you can give the some different options (e.g.: a)clothes for players, b) more enemys, c)crope and windmill) and the patrons can vote for it.
      I dont mean, that only patrons have influence to development. I mean, that only one time in a year the patrons have more influence through one vote. If you give the different options, the voting is based on your and community wishes.
    • red51 wrote:

      Actually I started working on an example plugin for that Seriously, we really need to expand the "example plugins" section I will post some plugins for that once the update is ready
      Thank you very much on that. Sorry for being stupid just that I'm now at the point of "if you need something done you have to do it yourself". Looking forward to when you have it all ready :)


      red51 wrote:

      Yes and no^^ Custom items will be stored permanently in the world database (once they're added to a player inventory or the world). Every item is identified by a unique hash which is set by the plugin creator.
      However, for the time being, it will only be possible to add custom items, i.e. "usable" items which are stored in the player inventory (tools, weapons, utilities, food etc). I'm not sure if adding new furniture and other objects will be possible at the same time. Basically it will mostly use the same internal mechanism, so even if adding objects isn't ready in time, we can implement that in a timely manner
      Alright, so you said player inventory. If I want to dedicate a storage container to contain these modded items I do hope I'm able to do that as well. Can't wait to try it out though so I can finally mod something in weapon side at the very least. I at the very least hope for multiplayer side that it all syncs with players joining so there's no client miss-matching, and such.

      I'll also just take a "wait and see" approach that we'll just see when you release it.

      red51 wrote:

      Adding donations or Patreon is something we definitely take into consideration now due to the recent changes on Steam. Maybe we could give more insight on the development on Patreon then, although I'm not sure if this is "fair" to other players (who still paid for the game)
      Well, if the game really is in danger I'm sure 99% of the people should hopefully understand the situation Steam placed you and other developers in. It seems fair to me seeing how +18 games also require Patreon to stay afloat that you can simply state "development costs" while not being far from the truth, right? Well, you can do a poll then we can see from there if we're still uncertain about this. I've brought up Patreon before that people simply want things to be free yet you need money to live somehow, people should understand where you're coming from. We live in a heavy monetized world which is nuts.
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