Sorry for being so silent these last couple weeks - I've been doing a lot of dev jobs to speed things up towards Alpha 1 and haven't paid enough attention to you all!
Let's address your suggestions one by one!
@savvym said in what do you like to see next from the developers?:
I would like to see their store working
The store is ready, but we're waiting to release it until we have a new development journal to be published at the same time. We're really close now though!
@zidroc said in what do you like to see next from the developers?:
I want an official trailer
We're going to release one right before Alpha 1 begins. Some short video content before that too hopefully, @jozef
@target said in what do you like to see next from the developers?:
I really want to know more about the gear system, like what kind of stats can we expect on items and how your armor choice will influence your build. I keep seeing the sentiment that because gear progression is almost purely horizontal that "gear doesn't matter", and I'd like to be able to point to something concrete to prove that isn't true.
Gear definitely matters, but not in the "vertical" way (aside from survival/primitive gear - such as stone weapons and hide armors that are objectively weaker). It matters the "horizontal" way - it's situational, there's better and worse gear according to how you've designed your character and what are the enemies you're going to face.
I agree it's not so obvious to "believe" things will actually play out this way, so I'm surely going to write a spotlight on the types of armor and weapons we'll have in Alpha 1 and their pros / cons.
@therippyone said in what do you like to see next from the developers?:
I want to see a bit more about how stats actually translate into effects - how more strength translates into more damage, how badly under 10 stats nerf you, What It All Means, M~A~N~! XD
We've actually just defined the "final" balancing numbers little ago, implementing all of that in this Sprint. Could be a good topic for the spotlight as well, although it'd be a very "nerdy" one. In the meantime, check out this spotlight if you haven't already! @Jarek @TheRippyOne @suruq
@Ladyrowan @Jetah @Genobee we've roughly outlined in this update what's going to be the focus for Alpha 1. Making a really detailed roadmap for Alpha 1 - Test 1 would take a while and we believe it's better to focus on feature spotlights and/or content already developed at this point
@Cinnao religions are going to be implemented quite further down the line, so the spotlight will do as well, I'm afraid.