No patch went out this week but the next one isn’t too far away! On Monday we put out a post on the Current Priorities & Role of the Community which a number of players appreciated – so take a look if you’d like to find out more 🙂
Where is everyone?
In Outscape, new players spawn near each other. Their planetary scanners aren’t close enough to detect each other, and it can be a while until a new player orders a fleet outside of their home system. While their fleets remain in their home system, they aren’t visible to other players (fleets in a system aren’t visible to scanners outside that system, likewise, fleets in orbit of a planet aren’t visible to scanners outside that planet’s orbit).
Which means when a new player joins the galaxy, it can be more than a few hours until they discover the other players nearby. In the meantime, they assume they’re alone in that part of the galaxy and are disappointed – it’s not very exciting to play an MMO and not see any other players – and their early game experience suffers as a result.[Read more…]