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Identity Stream Notes 11/14/2017

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Here are the stream notes for Identity's twitch stream on November the 14th.  Remember - Certain elements are subject to change, especially specific numbers, etc...

A gameplay video is confirmed to arrive before 2018  They have previously stated once they have finished the UI, nothing will stop them from pumping out gameplay videos constantly to show off Town Square. 

Town Square is always 89% as on the next update it will be updated to  100% and they don't want to bother doing small % updates since everyone knows the release date.

Musical Instruments and radio stations will be available in Town Square, later on in the Town Square module, but not at initial release.

The Stress System does drastically reduce damage - even a shotgun shot to the back of the head will not instantly kill a person when he is on 0 stress.  This is to really push anti-RDM (randomly killing people) as that was one of the biggest problems in Altis Life and in Official servers, there will not be policing or staff to really prevent this problem.  On top of this, there will only be official servers until full release (quite a bit down the track) so it is important to get RDM under control.
The stress system will also apply when hit by cars - with low stress you will just ragdoll.

Map Size will be 225km squared.

Grenades and other explosive weapons will not be in the game.  SWAT will have access to stun grenades.

Shops can sell really anything.  Anything you can have in your inventory can be sold in shops that players run.

Ingame Lottery will be a thing, as a way to (with low chances) make quite a lot of money.  There will always be the same fixed chance of winning.

Pets: Pets are being looked at as a house companion after launch.  They also said that maybe further down the road, pets will be able to leave and be a part of the real game.

Nudity won't be added as it adds nothing to gameplay.

Car Insurance: Pledge cars have a lifetime insurance, but with normal cars, you can get a variety of insurance plans when buying it and these can change how fast you get your replacement car and more things. 

Cars will look like real brands, but will not have real brands due to copyright issues.

Gang HQ has collective storage to store weapons and share items amongst gang members. A gang HQ can be a members house/apartment or a shop/bar one of the members own.

Resolution settings and other will help make sure it isn't too hard to run.


Console: UI and control schemes are developed to be console friendly.  Console will not come soon, but it is a plan for later on, after PC launch.

There will be a huge variety of police cars and you will have to buy different ones yourself with own money as a cop.

Detectives will have other abilities that other cops won't have, such as the ability to better wind out identities to see who committed the crime.

For those with Founders package and below: Base money you start with is 1000$ at the moment. Pledge money gives you extra. You can use hotels at the start as a free house, whereas those with Apartment packages will have one, to begin with.

The devs are adamant there will be no helicopter as they have too large of an impact on the game. They remove lots of interaction and the Devs don't want dozens of people flying over the cities.

Grind: A small, licenced and legal handgun will not require too much of a grind to get.  A rust bucket car will also only take a bit of a grind, but to get high tier guns and sports cars you will need a fair grind.

The game will be controller friendly for those with controllers. 

Trash Bins will be functional items in Town Square and on the map.  One player can put an item in them (usually trash) and other players can take it out.

Yachts can function as a house in the sea as it has storage. There will be dingy, boats and yachts which you can store in the dockyard and treat them as a mobile home. They are not instanced like normal houses and so have very little customisation.

Certain things in the world will be breakable, but most will not be.

Bikes will be the cheap, early on method of transportation for most.

At first Town Square won't be localised into regional servers, but later on, servers will be.  

In community servers, owners will be able to customise servers in most ways. They can disable or change the stress system and do far more.  The Devs do not want customisation of base game mechanics that will change the game from basically becoming another game.


Next Dev blog could be sometime towards the end of the week- but could take a bit longer as the team is very busy (one member even has a baby on the way!).

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21 hours ago, Dominic_ said:

Nudity won't be added as it adds nothing to gameplay.

 

I can think of a few different careers this can add to gameplay and help people get through the college path if they take it ;)

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