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June 8th, 2021 Livestream

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one dollar toilet paper dlc coming soon coming soon guys it's it's one toilet wait i always get this wrong it's one dollar toilet flush dlc right uh yeah toilet flush toilet flush not paper exactly you already have paper you have the coupons you can wipe on those yeah exactly

This question may have been asked previously at least 8 other times, as recently as June 2021 and as early as January 2020.

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there any plans to bring things like solar power and electric vehicles to the game i mean um i can't remember what the latest is on like green energy but uh we had thought about it a lot and i'm pretty sure we're not doing it yes mark talked about this this has been a while actually now but mark mark pretty pretty much like put down the foot when it comes to this discussion uh where so so i'm gonna do a real quick tldr for everyone that's like wishing for green energy and stuff like that so wind power and solar power are two things that we've already prototyped in the game very early on and there were two power options that we didn't like because they don't give you any interesting choices with the game with all power generators currently in the game there's always like a trade-off and there's always like a choice you make when you set it up so like with coal it's like the water and all the hassle with that and with like the fuel it's like the whole fuel production and how you balance that and then the nuclear where you make the trade off with the waste and then to extend on that you have the plutonium waste where like you have to trade off like do you want to make plutonian fuel rods you can sync them or do you want to use them as power blah blah there's always like a ton of different um trade-offs and decisions you have to make with all uh power generators in the game including the geothermal one where it doesn't give you a it fluctuates right so that's one thing we don't like about solar panel and and and winds and stuff like that and i already know what people are going to be like yeah but what if the solar panels get dirty and stuff like that that's also annoying because that adds like mechanics to the game where you have to like maintain your factory and that is super annoying that's something that we definitely don't want and also really random if we only apply it to to wind turbines you know what i mean like yeah but any other building could could get dirty or break down you know like why doesn't this apply to everything exactly um but the but the bigger problem is really that this is like an infinite builder game where like you can pretty much build however many you want and if you can build like an infinite amount of solar arrays that means you just get free power and that's also not something we think is a good idea with the game with the way it's set up right now but one thing that mark has been a little bit curious about and i'm not saying that we're going to do it because it's still i don't think we're actually gonna do it to be honest uh but one thing that mark was found a little bit interesting was water like turbines because there's a limited amount of of like waterfalls where you would be able to set these up so that's something that mark was like curious about but we don't really know if we're actually gonna do that or not um so that's the only like if if anything i mean the game is still in early access so you can never say never but i don't think we're gonna do it uh because i feel like we would have done that already if we wanted it but those that feels feels kind of unnecessary like like even with the waterfalls thing it's it's kind of just like the waterfalls are essentially a node then right and so what's the difference really between that and a geothermal right exactly you know what i mean and we're not happy with how the geothermal work either like right now so like i i don't know but that's essentially the tldr on that situation um there's one more thing i wanted to say about that i completely forgot cool but that's that's that's that's the tl they are we definitely won't add solar panel and wind um and we're very doubtful about water turbines but just for arguments there there are scotland saying power seems fairly complete at this point i you know there are some things that i know that we've talked about with power which i'm not going to mention now because i don't think we've ever mentioned it um but there are some things about power that could still be changed or reworked actually um that that could potentially make the game better or more interesting yes um and simply just like adding a new like power type like green energy or something like that uh is is there there's more ways to make things interesting than just throwing more things at it you know what i mean yes um again it's when you when you just if you're just adding something it's it's going back to just moving the goal post right like if we added hydro then people will add their hydro things in and then be like but yeah we want something else now right so that's why like simply just adding things adding more like like meat to the game doesn't necessarily uh really translate to a lot more gameplay um but but i will say this though because we we talked about this as well in the past uh when on on the topic of like powers feels complete uh like jace mentioned like you still early access like anything can happen but we feel i think we're already in a we are in a pretty good spot with power like we're pretty happy with most things power related uh update four was actually originally gonna be all about power like update 4 was originally supposed to be about you know power changes and like more dynamics to the power and like having you know uh like distance fall off and stuff like that and then we prototyped it and we felt like it's it's not really adding much to the game like it it's making things more complex but powers is a thing that comes in so early in the game um and it feels like it doesn't feel good to make it complex so early on in the game um so a lot of ideas we had for update 4 were scrapped because we just didn't feel like like eugene mentioned like adding on top of it it just doesn't add that much honestly uh solar solar is interesting because it's on during the day only uh so the the problem with that is i think it's 45 minutes day time five minutes night time yes so that means your solar power won't be working only 10 of the time yes which is honestly negligible if the game was like 50 50 or 60 40 or something like that uh i could that that could make you know a lot of sense i think um it would add more i think but with just that with with it just being like 10 percent of your game time being nighttime it doesn't really make much sense exactly so uh how you doing doing good

This question may have been asked previously at least 6 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as August 2020.

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i think we want hannah on stream to explain upcoming changes i don't think hannah can explain upcoming changes i i mean i'm not saying she's incapable of it i'm just saying that like it's a secret the way i said it was like she's not able to do it no hannah would never even if she tried nobody can do our job especially at us oh my god oh i'm so happy that nobody i can obviously watches our streams yep

This question may have been asked previously at least 3 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as September 2020.

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um sam are gonna be using the next update new samoa is tied to story stuff like we mentioned before story is gonna come in 1.0 um and that's when sam or plays a part i have no idea how samwar is going to play a part uh i guess we're gonna have to find out i have some ideas some ideas yeah okay it's gonna be interesting look at me look at me i'm jace i know a little bit more of the snoot and i can divide by zero

This question may have been asked previously at least 15 other times, as recently as June 2021 and as early as March 2019.

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um yeah is there gonna be map expansion or acid rain weather i don't know if there's gonna be whether or not something that we had planned from the very beginning but i don't know if it's something we're gonna stick with but if there's gonna be map expansion i don't think so i mean i don't think the map pretty sure the map's not gonna get any bigger than it is but it's also not done so like after all these years we haven't even finished one map yet so uh we're not going to be expanding on it or creating new ones anytime soon

This question may have been asked previously at least 17 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as December 2019.

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these teleporters i remember when we had teleporters back in the day like before the game was out and we were like we had prototype teleporters we didn't really have them in but the uh designers just uh prototype teleporters it helped me solve a crash bug in the vehicles i've told that story yeah i think i've told us i think you can tell it again because you have to tell it again it's been a while right yeah yeah so like we had these we had these teleporters and there was this test map that i would work on and um one day i made a change to vehicles lo and behold there was like a crowd they were causing a crash and we didn't know what the hell was going on um and uh wait how did this work yeah so so uh i was like okay so what's happening so simon showed me the simon who found it and if he parked uh like an explorer on this one ramp on this level and like and then got out the explorer would just disappear and reappear somewhere else on the map but if you stayed in the explorer the game would crash and the crash logs would look at like what's crashing and it was like a berry it was crashing in a berry or something like that we're like what the hell is going on why is it berry crashing when the the vehicle disappears and um so what what ended up uh solving it was like sometimes it would crash at this berry other times it would um it wouldn't crash but the vehicle would drive out of a teleporter and we're like why is this happening and you know why is it when i parked the vehicle it comes out of the teleporter and what happened was there was like a divide by zero error in the um in the vehicle and so in a very specific case which happened if you parked on this one ramp the physics in the vehicle would divide by zero and infinite forces would be applied to the to the vehicle and so the the hitbox of the vehicle expanded to infinity within a frame and occasionally that hitbox then overlapped with one of the teleporters which reset the physics in the vehicle positioned it to the other teleporter and then it would just drive out of the teleporter so that's kind of how that was happening and and that's how i figured that out so uh i just have to go and fix that divide by zero and then everything was fine again but yeah thanks teleporter and then sometimes it would crash on the um the uh the berry thing because like the hitbox would would collide with the berry first and then the physics object would like die or some [ __ ] and yeah it was really weird it was a really weird thing so uh yeah i had uh thanks teleporter what what a nice way to like fail graciously just having it be like yeah i was like why does it drive out of the the teleporters it's so weird oh it's so funny though yeah

This question may have been asked previously at least 3 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as April 2021.

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anyway uh i saw one very important thing here in chat state of golf i am curious we need what is the state of golf what is this what's the check see here oh we sat at 600 votes it's at 526 not enough wait really that's kind of juicy at 600 600 votes guys we'll put uh we'll prioritize golf and put it in we'll put it in immediately we'll we'll skip update five and just put it in and just make a standalone release of it yep cool

This question may have been asked previously at least 2 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as May 2021.

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steam workshop question mark don't know uh we have to see when we start uh doing like official mod support and how we wish to tackle that um steam workshop can make sense uh but it also doesn't make sense in some ways because we sell the game on multiple platforms right now it's epic and steam but you know maybe in the future we want to sell it on other platforms as well and we don't want people who bought the game on epic or non-steam platforms to not have access to mods right so we would like us some kind of solution that everyone can use um to access mods and so if we only have steam workshop then that won't make sense um so that could mean that it makes no sense to support steam workshop at all because then it creates a lot of work for modders who then are either need to create mods to support on different platforms or um they might end up only doing steam workshop and then everyone else misses out again so that kind of sucks so it's kind of a weird situation um but right now the way that the mods work that the unofficial modding community has done it works really well it's very easy so if you go to oh my god i'm blanking on the site what's it called physical.yeah.com.org wait fixit.app that's the one i think it's fixit.app yeah yes yes and i've got the um the mod manager modloader manager um there and it's super easy to just like um just enable a mod and then start the game so uh yep pretty pretty good solution at the moment

This question may have been asked previously at least 12 other times, as recently as April 2021 and as early as May 2020.

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tier nine when tomorrow we're gonna put it out tomorrow big update smart tier nine guys i didn't know that yeah yeah that was they just told me

This question may have been asked previously at least 2 other times, as recently as April 2021 and as early as August 2020.

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oh oh i i we almost didn't have a stream where we didn't say this uh somebody asked about turrets and [ __ ] we're not gonna add any bass defense to the game ever there you go marv there's your uh 47th reference on the wiki or something

This question may have been asked previously at least 16 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as June 2018.

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i'm gonna say uh what's the current multiplayer status it's it's all right it's going it's going places it's all right i'll give it a solid six out of ten seven out of ten ten we're working i'm out ten on a good day yeah i saw a similar question about like if there's any big optimization uh updates coming like the the the tricky thing is like we've kind of like um i mentioned this before we are reworking a bunch of systems for the games to be able to like both because of technical depth and we're like we need to fix them to be able to work on other things but also to like so that we can actually do major improvements to the game it's a slow it's a marathon like it takes time we don't have any like obvious low hanging fruit and we haven't had that for a long time actually so like sometimes we figure out things in the game that we didn't know about for instance one thing that ben talked about in the um in the uh lights video was that we we noticed that the dismantle effect uh would cache kind of all the materials for all buildings in the game on like in one frame and then throw it away when you load it into the game and that wasn't something that we we realized until after we implemented the stencil drawing of the mantle effect but that was a huge gain for for like big factories and we didn't know about that so there's still a bunch of stuff we can do to improve on things like that but for the most part it's like we have like a bunch of systems that we need to build so that we can get a little bit of better performance here and there but you know all that stuff kind of trickles down and eventually you'll get a much smoother experience but it really is a marathon and there's no like one one thing to fix to fix all things um so slow and steady wins the race essentially if you go back to a bunch of builds of the game and look at play the game like you will definitely notice how much worse it was before um like i remember i remember bef when we released the ea e3 trailer um there was a factory that we we filmed in like slow motion so that we kind of like because we couldn't run that factory on the machine that we had at that time and then now that that factory is like nothing like compared to what people are running now so like there's definitely improvement to the game uh when it comes to performance and we have the receipts for that um so it's just uh it's just uh we just have to keep going so you're gonna see slow improvements but it's probably you won't probably like it also depends a little bit on your situations like sometimes people have had a factory setup that like is hugely affected by some optimization uh but for most people you probably won't notice until uh unless you go back

This question may have been asked previously at least 18 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as March 2020.

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what's your favorite mod i haven't used mods in a long time so i actually haven't checked out uh it's been a while since since i played with mods honestly because i i've been making a lot of trailer stuff and i can't use the mod manager for that because it breaks our dev build potentially so i'm but uh maybe we should i'm just gonna try out some more i gotta check it out

This question may have been asked previously at least 3 other times, as recently as April 2021 and as early as July 2020.

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so yeah what about story so we've been i think there's been like uh like story development uh is like is actually underway yeah i'm pretty sure we can actually talk a little about that we are prototyping how to like we have so hannah our lead writer she's made a story for the game and and she's had like a story in her mind for a long time but now she's like actually like put it down on paper she's gone through like the the everything and we have like a sort of uh how the story will play out what we're trying to figure out currently is how like the story is told in the game uh and that's something that we're prototyping currently like but the thing is you guys won't see any of that until 1.0 because we are not planning on releasing any of that stuff until the game is finished food court exactly that's that's all you need to know we really shouldn't have spoiled the food court in the early days yeah but we haven't talked about it in a while so glad you brought it up so that people get reminded by it

This question may have been asked previously at least 8 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as March 2021.

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one train update we don't know um something i feel like when i read on the steam forum sometimes about this uh there's a little bit of mis information maybe about about the trains in satisfactory um the trains are in early access sort of if that makes sense like when we released the train update we weren't happy with the trains fully and we even announced at that point that we were gonna like work more on trains at some point in the future this is also haven't had that pass yet yeah exactly uh this is also why this like a lot of the multiplayer bugs that you may have faced uh have been tied to trains and it's because like when we run into an issue sometimes it's worth doing like a sort of workaround solution and sometimes it's like ah it's better to save this when we actually rework the entire system and that's been the case for a lot of train issues where we know that we're gonna rework trains at some point we just don't know when so it's like not been totally worth it to like in invest a lot of time in fixing issues if we if we notice that like the issue we're trying to solve actually doesn't just like you know it's actually a lot of work to fix it um but we are going to improve trains at some point in the future that's that's we've we've decided that and what we really want to shoot for is like having some kind of signaling system or some kind of collisioning system or both uh i don't know exactly what's been decided yeah i think we've said in the past that we won both i'm pretty sure i'm also pretty sure that that's still the plan but yeah yeah so so trains are gonna get an update at some point in the future yeah um just so you guys know i've seen some people say that we're not going to do updates to the trains but we are going to do some changes to the trains and that also means that just a fyi for people that have built train tracks um when we do implement that uh similar to how we've done with other things we've changed in the game like if you set up certain train systems where adding a signaling system or a collision system on top of that wouldn't make sense then your break your your train lines are probably going to break so the recommendation i have currently without actually knowing what we're gonna do is to not have all your train lines on one single track and going back and forth i guess that's that's the only thing i think like following the the same path that like factorio does with like their multi where you kind of need like two directions with your train lines and tracks i think you're safe in those situations but i don't know that's just uh my gut feeling um

This question may have been asked previously at least 27 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as May 2020.

June 1st, 2021 Livestream

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any plans for elevator for us uh for those of us that build mega factories i don't know what the plans are for elevators um yeah i just literally have no idea i'm not sure if it's something this is just the vibe i get and i could be wrong but i don't think it's something that we feel is so so important that it's gonna get it's gonna make the cut before other things you know what i mean like people want signs people on dedicated servers people want more optimization people want you know there's like a lot of things that people are asking and i'm not sure if an elevator is gonna be one of them you know when you've got when you've got uh hyper tubes when you've got zip lines i mean maybe jump pads but jump pads probably aren't a good idea if you've got a factory that's so big um

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yeah like in elevators maybe would certainly be cool but i don't know if it's something that we would uh that we would prioritize

This question may have been asked previously at least 11 other times, as recently as April 2021 and as early as December 2019.

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any updates on the mug uh i don't have any updates apart from that uh i think it's i think it's in prototype stage i think uh but all the hard stuff is done i think it's just the the final few things so like we might have another merch push soonish so they'll be like the mug and we may have some other new things with it as well maybe uh that would be really nice

This question may have been asked previously at least 10 other times, as recently as June 2021 and as early as February 2021.

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can you explain the object limit so the object limit is um it's related to unreal engine's garbage collection so it's just a thing that keeps track of all the objects and helps clean them up in memory and all that kind of stuff right um and what what an object is it's not like an item in game right an object is an unreal engine game object right and and this doesn't really make too much sense to a player but if you're a developer you know like so so there could be like you know an object could be a like i think a foundation could be an object but sometimes like one single building can be made up of multiple objects so like a constructor i think historically had like four or four four or seven or something like objects in one object right so like that's and so we've done things to help like optimize that but that's what the object limit is and so the the the max limit there is just how many of those unreal engine game objects can we keep track of at a time

This question may have been asked previously at least 10 other times, as recently as March 2021 and as early as August 2020.

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does you if i bring good enough features for satisfactory video guys to consider upgrading the future yeah i mean we can consider it in the future but like yeah we'll have to see it it's it's a possibility that will happen but don't hold your breath like i said earlier it's it's actually still an early access engine we're not gonna switch to an early access engine um because we need the game to to run for the people who play it so you know it might be something that happens eventually

This question may have been asked previously at least 7 other times, as recently as June 2021 and as early as May 2020.

Q&A: Petting Doggo? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw9sZkeAqnk

This question may have been asked previously at least 2 other times, as recently as August 2020 and as early as March 2019.

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updates on dedicated servers no real updates that's the update

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it's an update on dedicated servers they've got to run on linux as far as i know uh they are being developed that way no no so right now we are developing with i think windows in mind i think but uh i do know that the interest to get it running on linux is there uh within you know the studio so uh we'll have to see but i think uh as for right now i think it's gonna be you know we're looking at the the easiest way to get from a to b so from where we are now to having dedicated servers and the easiest way i think right now is just to have it running on windows and maybe uh we can have it run on linux later or something i think that's the approach that we're taking

This question may have been asked previously at least 6 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as March 2019.

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will satisfactory have pvp no probably not i mean you can hit each other so you like you can yeah you can there is friendly fire so to speak so i mean if that constitutes pvp but not like in the sense of building stuff like you won't be able to like yeah like race around yeah

This question may have been asked previously at least 3 other times, as recently as April 2021 and as early as February 2019.

May 25th, 2021 Livestream

Q&A: Adding boats, ports, or mass shipping around the coast? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O_Ti41Q-JyE

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guessing this gets asked a bit but any talk on adding farming actually doesn't get asked that often but it is something that has been requested and has been something that we sort of commented on before definitely sounds cool sounds fun uh don't really know um yeah don't really know much more beyond that but it is something that people think is uh cool and can make sense

This question may have been asked previously at least 15 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as March 2019.

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somebody asked if we're planning ray tracing or dlss in the in the future so it's like let's tackle those two separately okay ray tracing uh would be cool we like it's it's like technically doable but it's not something that we feel would add anything to the game um so like there's a lot of cool that we want to spend time on making rather than doing ray tracing even though i mean we've talked about right chasing us like oh that could be a cool thing but it's not something that would necessarily add something to the game uh dlss though is a little bit different because the lss is usually tied with ray tracing where like oh if you're using gray tracing you can scale up stuff uh and that's true but there's also other aspects of dss where you can run the game at a smaller frame sorry resolution and then scale it up and that say actually saves a ton of uh like resources for your for rendering and your your gaming general so that's actually something that we're kind of interested in uh in the future the problem right now is that that's not supported in the engine version that we have the game in publicly right now so we would need to update the the game uh the the engine version um and that's that's a whole another topic for another day retracing it's just it's just a checkbox oh sure it's just a checkbox it's the same thing with the dlss thing it's like it's just a plug-in you just add the plug-in to your sure you just add the plug-in feel so please go ahead another engine upgrade coming guys brace yourself please not again so so it's just like it's it's something that's probably feasible but we don't know exactly when it will happen um but we but the dlss is the whole point of this this thing why i brought this up is because dlss actually is interesting for us ray tracing isn't something that adds something to the game but dlss can actually add a lot to the game for for people that don't have like a good enough machine to be able to run it like the same way that other people are like if you don't have a beast of a computer dlss can actually save some some resources in that regard so it's it's definitely interesting in an optimization point of view

This question may have been asked previously at least 3 other times, as recently as April 2021 and as early as February 2021.

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can we expect a console version release uh in 2022 i doubt it honestly i don't think there'll be a console version out next year no i doubt it if anything we should like wait for as long as we can so like ps4 and like xbox 360. oh it's 360. well uh like support is like ah it's not really like popular or whatever so we can be like oh thank god we'd have to make it for the old generation holy i don't i don't we we'd be pulling our miracle off i think if we managed to make it work on this gen console honestly but i don't know maybe we can maybe we just like figure out as maybe we do work a lot but we'll see especially by the time that we would do it i just don't think it's worth it

This question may have been asked previously at least 30 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as March 2019.

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uh can we use poison gas in some way not yet uh or yet like i don't know actually if we are going to do anything with it the only thing that i know is that we're gonna you're gonna be able to like handle maybe handle is also not the wrong the right way to say there's there's some way to like get rid of gas in the environment in the future i don't know exactly what's been planned there um but you're gonna need to like tackle that at some point

This question may have been asked previously at least 7 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as December 2019.

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date for kfc console release uh no no sooner than anything but later than you hope is it kfc console kf console kf console this the console in the c is uh yeah yeah kfc onsol yeah kf yeah kfc onsol sounds like uh like alexa kfc onsol on on demand kfc onslaught oh yes there is huge

This question may have been asked previously at least 4 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as January 2021.

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eu shop eu shop yeah actually there hasn't been moving on eu shop pretty sure we sort of like have something nailed down and we're just working things out nice but i'm pretty sure that uh like my understanding is that like it's not coming anytime not coming too soon or anything but we sort of i think we know who we're going with nice some progress has been made yeah if i understand correctly

This question may have been asked previously at least 10 other times, as recently as January 2021 and as early as September 2020.

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have you tossed around the idea of survival i i mean i i think it has been thought of and i don't think it's going to be a thing it's i don't think survival is something that we want to pursue no

This question may have been asked previously at least 7 other times, as recently as January 2021 and as early as February 2019.

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how many dollars are there total in the world so here's how that system works i don't think if we've hannah has actually explained this to me it's actually no i think there's on the map there's like a bunch of spawn points and on each spawn point we designate like how many can spawn at the same time so like a spawn point can have like something between you know one and five or whatever or any number really but we we've probably not spawned more than like maybe three or four or something like that and once a spawn point has like spawn lizard doggos it won't spawn any new ones until you like get close to that spawn point again so there is a theoretical number of like min max amount of lizard doggos that can exist at the same time because if you like run to a spawn point and grab a little doggo and run back with it that spawn like that spawn point one spawn new ones i believe um so there's a there's the first person to reach the theoretical maximum of lizard doggos in one pen i'll buy you a coffee cup hell yeah on me yeah so so help us find out what that maximum number is and then find the doggers yeah challenge accepted i like it we'll buy you the more coffee mug yeah wait oh okay bye you owe me a pizza juice do i owe you a pizza now do you still love me i don't know i i've lost track like 16 times all right you still have me then i know you or me whatever pretty sure whatever yeah 90 doggos in one pen there's a lot of doggos that's a lot of doggos maybe hannah can figure it out i'm pretty sure she can maybe hannah has better things to do no does she maybe she does i fix the trees am i right i fix the floating rocks nobody cares about that the amount of dog was on the map yeah that's that's what we need to figure out right now it's the drake meme yeah let's spend a week on this

This question may have been asked previously at least 3 other times, as recently as February 2021 and as early as March 2019.

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uh how many updates before release we haven't decided on like a number or anything like that that can change um um we have said that we're releasing update five and uh there's probably one people yeah yeah it's probably gonna be another one at least another one after that at least it could be more than one more but yeah we'll see

This question may have been asked previously at least 15 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as March 2019.

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is the soundtrack available available to buy separately no because we want to we want to complete the soundtrack first and it's not like done we can add more music so we're not going to sell it um but we are looking into that at some point

This question may have been asked previously at least 4 other times, as recently as May 2021 and as early as March 2020.

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what do you think about tougher aliens uh blocking late-game resources maybe we can get a tank to clear them out a tank i don't know i don't know about a tank this may be a little overkill but uh i mean there there are gonna be bosses or at least one boss has been confirmed it's the big crab yeah so uh yes we'll add that eventually that thing's been done for ages like like the model and animation yeah the more i don't know if they're done done but like they were models and animations yeah we've been wanting to put it in for a long time it's just like the ai path system needs to be reworked and for us to be able to rework that we need to fix like how the the level is is set up so it's like in sub levels in order for us to do that we need to like there's so so many like there's so much technical depth to be able to lead up to that so that's why it's been taking so long um but we are getting close you guys just in debt yeah interest riding up we'll never pay it off

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when can we get a good satisfactory what if i told you that there might be a go inside a sidestream somewhere final boss will be goat in one point crossover event of the century well i think it'd be very disappointing i think a lot of people will be like oh really and we're like paying rent you guys hell yeah this is darker reskin code yes

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well avatar skins be added to the game i don't know and i don't know if they will be but if they do then like i'm not sure when we're gonna do character customization

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wouldn't be interesting to have machines break or need maintenance no no that that will never be in the game yeah and that won't be interesting it will be very frustrating have you seen the size of some factories can you imagine you would you would only be running around fixing machines you would never get anywhere further yeah it's it's yeah it's just not something that we're interested in making we think it's too much hassle it takes away someone has said to me before is like but then you can make little robots that and and now we're getting to like it's kind of cute like imagine there's a robot running around fixing machines but i don't know i don't think it's a thing i don't think i don't think the game needs it how would that even work i don't want to find out it's a it's a cool idea though like i like the idea of having robots fixing effect but it's like it's not our game that's the case for a lot of ideas like same thing with ghost has like base defense like sure based events would be like it's a cool thing but it's not the thing for satisfactory that's not like i can i can imagine really cool moments with face defense you know yeah but that's not the game that we're making we're making like a chill factory it also does it also doesn't mean that that that's gonna jive with the game 90 99 of the time that you're playing it you know like just because you can think of like a like a cool moment with an idea doesn't mean the idea is actually a good idea that should be implemented uh yes yeah

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May 18th, 2021 Livestream

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any ideas how many tears would be at the end of the development uh i don't personally know i don't think we've decided fully maybe mark has but he doesn't there's like uh yeah there's a a tentative answer i think yeah it may change there's no point in thinking that that's actually set or not uh but the the number of tiers isn't like the limit of like how much more content we're gonna add to the game because if at some point we're gonna need to like at some point we're like we're gonna want to add more content but we're still like we're not gonna add more t here so we're gonna like spread it out more in the current tiers um so don't y'all shouldn't feel that like oh just because we won't add more tears just won't mean that there won't be more content to the game that's definitely not the case or buildings or you know stuff like that yeah that was like a sort of a thing that we had to address a lot before update 4 came out is uh like more tiers it's like it's not like you need more tiers to add more content yeah or you need to have more tiers to have more complexity or you need to have more tiers to have more you know gamepl are a progression thing that uh yeah but you know you can still have it more tiers just mean more space parts or space elevator parts and i don't know how much you guys love making those yeah it's my favorite part of the game 1 000 jet propulsion engine thingamajigs yeah modular yeah i saw i i saw the tier like you know after tier 7 and 8 like the the ones that you put in there uh i saw those and i just sort of knocked out and was like forget about that somebody posted on a reddit like before update three i believe where they showcase like here's what it looked like when you unlocked tier vii before uh and it was like five super computers like it it was something super lame compared to like yeah 5 000 space poopies or whatever space poopies yeah it's hardcore

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are there plans for foundations with conveyor spaces i don't know if there are plans for that or not say that again you can always leave it on the questions.satisfactorygame.com uh foundations with conveyor spaces so i guess you can put like conveyors through the floor oh you mean like moles for conveyors or like foundations that are built so that you can just drive foundations immediately i'm pretty sure they mean foundations with like space that you can connect send can be right right right through yeah because i know that some a lot of people really want that where they can similar to like how pipes work in my head i think that would be really sweet where you could you know similar how to like you can drag pipes through walls and like use the pipe mount thing yeah like do that but with uh conveyor belts and then the same thing on foundations that's that's on my wish list

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are you allowed to say there's any base building stuff like furniture i i've always wanted uh for there to be like decorations and stuff that you can put in the factory and i know other people in the office wanted it as well so i'm assuming at some point yeah i hope at some point because i really want to live you know when the places i build we need a counter every time jace yeah has a beanie on his head every day which is every single moment 33 years times 365. yeah 300 650 seconds minutes oh those minutes i don't know i i don't even know that part

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oh are you thinking of uh add some type of signs or screens yeah we're gonna add uh signs to the game uh i'm not really gonna say when or in what capacity or anything but yes there will be signs yes in the game to quote burke we i can't see a 1.0 satisfactory without science in it so at some point we're going to have signs when they feel like making them y'all should quote quote burke everywhere every time he's so quotable that guy you know saints singing science that would be something there you go now you can copy paste can't see you want to put it without size nice there you go official support

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uh in-game event in the near time we have nothing planned right now um but even if we did i think that's one of those things that we wouldn't probably not tell anyone it would be just like here it is have fun because that's how kind of we did with the fixmas event we didn't that was that was also like bonus time um that was that was a lot of that was a lot of labor from from the creative time that i mentioned before where a lot of people got together and started doing like a little bit of creative time and then uh people deciding things management or whatever we're like yeah well let's do that and then like here's let's spend a month working on fix it stuff and then we'll make an update with that so but it all started from like people coming up with ideas uh there was a very old build i remember i think the very first build of satisfactory ever played had a christmas tree in it oh was it the uh princeton family one yes yes and uh yep that was a christmas event we had for back in the day it was good yeah that was a secret event nobody even knew about it because the game wasn't even it wasn't even revealed i think at that point uh but halloween would be cool i don't know if it's gonna be possible though um just because it's gonna clash with like update five but it would be cool maybe maybe next year we'll see

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uh is there technical reason because you only made mk5 belts and no higher uh there is a technical reason for uh why they don't go higher but there also might be a design reason for it not to be first to not be mk6 but there is there is definitely also a technical reason which you know may or may not be solvable but it becomes really hard to sort of uh at a certain point to calculate how many units can travel along the belt pass through um merges and splitters and stuff like that uh it actually actually becomes a very tricky problem like i remember quite a few years ago when the programmer at the time who was working on those belts he was obsessed with splitters and mergers for like a couple weeks straight and it was it was and i'm you know i was like you know what's what's the problem he would talk to me about it and it was actually really complicated yeah it usually is like you don't really think about when you just see like the result or like the black box or something you don't really realize like how much work goes in every because every that's the same thing every time i recently actually talked to uh one of the programmers that have been working on splitters a little bit recently and i was like hey why can't we just do this thing and he was like well you got a moment you want to sit down and they told me like all like the weird edge cases that can happen and like why why it's it's it is the way it is um so yeah it's it's complicated you guys um but also to follow up like a question i got a lot too is is the mark iii minor with like how you can't get currently in the game you can't get the full output from them if you overclock them and that's something that we're gonna uh touch upon later down the line we don't know for sure if like jace mentioned if like we're gonna solve the technical issue that's that's the reason why we can't do that currently or if we're gonna like have to rebalance all the belts in the game to match like what the highest speed we currently have you know uh and then make that the the maximum and that's kind of what we did with pipes for a while too where we know for we know for a fact we won't be able to go over 600 cubic meters per per minute we we are already kind of like does it actually work fully like i don't know it's a bit like we're kind of testing it still uh and at some point maybe we'll change that and just make it so that you know 600 is yeah still the maximum but there might be like some lower value to it that some machines use or something like that so there might be some rebalance there uh but in those three balances i'm pretty sure that it won't really affect every anyone that much it will just make like all your things offset a little bit in your recipes and then uh like if it worked before it will still work in those cases it's not like the rebalancing of recipe stuff um is my understanding of it when they explain it to me but totally explicit with the big brain here yeah let me just add a second output bam bam bam well bam so actually they've told me no that's not an easy solution either apparently oh really because of race conditions that can happen with the belts so there's it's already an issue with the com like the storage containers that can have one and two outputs it's already a problem there so that's why they don't want to do that either nice yet at least maybe they solve it

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official world support is also something we're going to add at some point i think we kind of like it's we're in a weird spot right now with mod support because we're kind of like half supporting it uh right just because we've been helping them out so much and we spent so much time like making sure that the game works with like the modding culture right now but we don't really have official mod support because because it would be weird to just like cut off what the mod is going on right yeah we feel we would feel like if we were if we wouldn't help them like at this point because there's already so many cool mods um but but i think i think there are still a ton of things we could improve when like when we actually have mod support i think we could improve the modding like community and the tools you guys have even more uh and i don't know exactly when that will happen um but that's something that we're really looking forward to because like we don't even have mod support and there's already so many amazing mods and it's like the modern community is thriving um and it's it's also getting better all the time for for people to make mods so like we're super stoked about that so yeah that's the state of that thing

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what does this versus fear do and how much does it waste that how much does it weigh yeah do you have any plans for mercy's fears i can't say i can't say what it does at the moment it just sits there and it says creepy things to you that's about it is it saying a creepy thing she just tells you to pick it up harvest isn't that creepy this isn't a creepy way

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oh here's the question who's the voice actor for the fix-it voice for aydah well it's robert it is uh it's uh google text to speech yeah yeah she's text for speech guys

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well that would be two players per car i don't think so what do you know it's never coming back do you know was that ever a thing in development yeah yeah yeah it was do you remember what was the was there a technical reason it was weird because i was working on the the vehicles at that time and then i realized that i couldn't get a second person in there and i was like hey what's wrong they're like yeah we moved it i was like oh really no one told me okay that was it that's all i knew uh i i don't i don't know i can't remember the reason why i'm pretty sure mark has told me the reason once before yeah but i don't remember i have a feeling because i have a feeling it's one of those things where like this seems like it shouldn't be a big deal and then there's some weird technical issue or like something that we i don't know if it was a technical issue i don't i don't i don't know for sure so yeah just yeah we'll leave it at that i guess i i don't know this is one of those things where i like i should ask someone that knows this and i keep putting it off because i keep forgetting to ask someone who knows about this

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will you add more gases i think so uh from memory when we added the one gas yeah it feels weird not adding more gases to be honest yeah i'm pretty sure we also sort of said we would add more yeah but what what gases are we gonna add chase we genuinely don't know what what gas would you like us to add chat methane there you go easy forecast yeah there you go fart gas is already in the game you just run around and run into this place just got to bottle it that's all he's got a bottle he's going to bottle the fart castle it's like a [ __ ] like fairy from zelda just run up to the gas so when you die like it opens up the bottom and it just wakes you up oh [ __ ] gosh it's still like an ass smells like ass get me out of here oh i can't believe i died but i'm alive though it's like that stuff that they used to wake people up who get pot like pass out you know yeah uh my camera was cold but yeah that i mean that sounds like powerful talking about yeah oh [ __ ] i can't remember good times

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May 11th, 2021 Livestream

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other plans after 1.0 release i don't know yet we'll see

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uh buildings that can be daisy chain like the lights we don't have any plans for that we added an exception for batteries and lights just because they were so much more annoying and they also didn't add anything to like having just to like add the poles to them whereas we feel like with the polls there's a you make decisions around that

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maintain and ride the spiders why would you want to do that that sounds like a terrible idea

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can you add trucks that carry liquids i don't know i'll put them on the q a side

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did you know about the multiplayer bug so i can't join a game or find it we we aware of it uh we're trying to solve it we don't we don't really know why it's happening uh but we are gonna push some kind of fix for that on ea soon this week hopefully um that might fix it for some people but it might not for everyone still trying to figure out what the hell is going on

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turbo fuel for jet packs that's something that we've uh i'm pretty sure we're gonna do it at some point pretty sure mark has told me also that we're gonna have it at some point the the reason why we haven't had it is because we've had issues with like ux where like you can't really pick the fuel um and i guess now that we have like that um venn diagram no the circular god damn it i forget the name every single week why do i even bother like why do i even wake up i can't do anything i can't i can't remember anything um radial menu thanks ah geez uh now that we have the regional menu maybe you can do it make it so that you can pick what fuel you want to use in the um jetpack but i don't quite know exactly how that would work either because like you can't just use it like like when would you use it when you pick it or anyway um so it's a bit of a ux problem it needs to solve um and uh once we solve it bam good times but until then we're gonna have to deal with that we can only use what is it solid biofuel in the packs i haven't used them in a while dude you are struggling today oh but i believe it it's not my day my week or even my year or whatever

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what's the next release plan dates uh we don't have any dates yet we're hoping for update 5 to launch in fall that's the only update we have for that

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will non-floating structures ever be a thing i'm pretty sure no because it would break so much also it would be so performance heavy to like do physics simulation on everything in the game no thank you uh so i i i have a hard time saying that's ever gonna be a thing

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will there be a peaceful mode with no enemies yes there will be a peace mode mode uh without enemies that you can play at some point um don't know when that will make it in the game but it's something that we have planned to do

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will it be first person pov in vehicles yo that's a good question i actually don't know that i'll put that on the keyword side if if there isn't a ticket for that um because as far as we know like we didn't know anyone who wants that to be honest but yeah

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May 4th, 2021 Livestream

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and then he has new wall types doors windows foundations etc uh we are gonna do that too i don't know exactly what we planned but we are gonna revamp uh some of the uh decorations in the game

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every thoughts about having npcs and probably some raider yeah and our thoughts is that we probably don't want it we want it to feel very like you're alone on that planet and it's very like isolated so uh there's gonna be like no i actually don't know

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are you thinking about sanctum 3 no we're going to be working on satisfactory for some more time

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can we breathe the doggos please this is a 18 plus stream

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can we use beds to sleep overnight um so this is something that i've talked to mark as well about uh no is the answer to that question for a few reasons uh the biggest reason is because it doesn't make any sense for our game which is like it has like idle mechanics to it you know where your factory lines will produce stuff overnight so if you were able to like sleep over the night then you just like be speeding up time since the nights are so short currently in the game you don't really gain much from doing that

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and it doesn't like a lot of people would always point this out in like as a solution to like why the nights are so dark but the problem isn't that like you need to sleep to get through the nights the problem is that the nights are too dark like we need to fix the lighting in the game and this is something that we're gonna do in fact this is something that we're working on soon ish i think um yeah because we broke the lighting in in update four because we updated the engine version so that's something that we're working on fairly soon i think um so we don't like that idea of beings of sleep through the night um and some people like yeah but it could just be cosmetic and sleep tonight but it's also we find that weird um so that's why we won't do that we'll do something with the beds i think because it feels kind of weird that we have like an empty hub and you can't really do anything in there um but it's not gonna be that you're gonna be able to like sleep through the night and now we have lights yeah exactly so what's the problem sleepers of the week no sleep is for a weekend

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how long do you think the game will take to beat in 1.0 ah good question i don't know um that's a good question i actually have no idea because the story isn't going to be like the story is supposed to be sort of like sidelined to the other gameplay of the game so like you can completely play the game without caring about the story if you want to um but i think there's going to be like some some like like we expected to reach a certain tier to be able to finish the story i think so i don't know we'll see it's also like an ex aspect of like i don't think we're done with the the balance of the game either so like how long it takes to reach certain tiers i don't think we've decided yet like ah this is perfect or something

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make refineries smaller we're not going to change any sizes of the buildings i don't think we're ever going to do that honestly if you uh if you feel like a building is too small or too big we're probably not going to reduce sizes although famous last words i guess but i don't think we've ever done that so far so i guess that's interesting

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toilet flush this is an important question this is definitely happening you guys it's dlc yeah charlie yeah no that's the dlc the toilet flushing

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uh will it be creative mode i think so i think creative mode and peaceful mode are two modes that we're sort of kind of set on um i think the creative mode will come pretty late though because we kind of want to get your feedback on balancing and we feel like if we added creative mode too soon we cannot lose out on good feedback in that area so like creative mode will probably happen way later um and if you really really really want creative mode they're like there there is a mod for that um and the the mod save files and like the feedback we get from mods we kind of like push that aside because we can that doesn't apply to our balancing so we're still in like a good set of like collecting feedback so to speak

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will there be a new body slot i don't know maybe in the future we i talked to we talked about this before in terms of the equipment system we're probably gonna rehash our equipment system overall and then when we do that we can make a decision whether or not we want to add more body slots or if we want to change how equipment is equipped in general in the game but i think overall we're interested in having more body slots if we add more equipment to the game i think it's the uh the last update from mark

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April 27th, 2021 Livestream

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uh any chance for a vr port uh even if it's without control support not from us uh we are not interested in making that currently

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any chance we'll get individual respawn points for multiplayer i'm not sure what that means individual respawn points you mean you don't spawn in the hub why would you want that

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any news on ram fences on on on rams i guess fences on ramps uh don't know make sure to upload that on the q a side after evo voted golf on the qa side okay

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uh are the blade runners gonna fit our feet properly soon uh i don't yeah what the well they fit your feet right in first person but they don't fit in third person that's the problem when you're in hypertubes and stuff like that i think we're gonna solve that eventually it's just like it's just a such a non-issue really like it's not game breaking anyway uh that's why we've kept it so far kept it it sounds like we're we're gonna keep it that's why we haven't fixed it yet you know

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uh can chainsaw use liquid in the future potentially we the reason why chainsaw only uses like solid biofuel up until now is because the that has that has made sense when you unlock or like rather when we intended to unlock the chainsaw and then further down the line it made sense like maybe to have other fuel and we haven't had that in the game because we haven't solved we haven't had support to like change fuels uh for the equipment and that's something that we're probably gonna do in the future i don't know exactly when that will happen um but that's why we haven't had in the game i'm pretty sure we're gonna have it at some point like turbo fuel and chainsaw or you know liquid biofuel which like what else do you use that for um so yeah

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Q&A: Helicopters when? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3MKZhjpTAhg

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holster weapon toolkit whoa i wish i've been thinking of like just ad hocking that into the game but i just don't have time uh i'll put that on the q a side

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uh is that map generation gonna be randomized in the future no it won't be generalized and that's in the sense that like it will be procedural but we have thought about the idea of having like moving the notes around potentially and randomizing those potentially but we haven't made any decisions around that but if that's something you want to see make sure to upload that on the qa site

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i can already confirm that mark ii constructors and stuff like that is not going to happen uh because that it's too much work uh making new uh machines for that so if we make like a mark ii constructor and a mark ii assembler and stuff like that we would want to make like new you know visuals for those and and add them to the game and this is too much work for our artists um so that's something that we already confirmed that's not gonna happen but i don't know why i pointed that out because i saw that in in chat

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real question is whether it's actually at the end of the space elevator this has been revealed before um but i can just echo it it's a food court so you can go there's like a bunch of food up there it's like a big court uh you can get like liz duggar burgers and such there's uh if you check out sophie's uh dev highlight on our youtube channel there is a there's concept art for that um but yeah that's not coming until 1.00 yeah there's artfur

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there's cake oh yeah definitely cake

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why are we not upvoting circular foundations that's a good question actually where is that on the qa side is it like high up fence why is fence on rams more uploaded than circular foundations absurd i i'm not going to lie that's absurd where even is the circular i can't even find it i find the golf one before i find the circular foundation one guess you guys don't want circular foundations i guess because you're not out voting that you know that is such a that is such a key thing like if you don't see on the qra site like what are we gonna do golf comes first i like the priority in our community jeez sorry about that

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uh will be another map no nothing planned that is more optimized exactly more work for hannah confirmed there's always more work for hannah hannah never sleeps

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April 20th, 2021 Livestream

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any changes of the coloring system yes there's going to be some changes in the color system i don't know exactly what those changes are going to be that's something that is uh most likely going to change or one thing that i am i think is going to change maybe it will check my answer is like declining more and more um i think there's some issues with the coloring system that we've been putting off um such as not being to like paint vehicles and stuff like that so i think there's gonna be somewhat of an overhaul of the coloring system and the fact that we're like using srgb uh or not wait are we using linear rgb in the game or not i can't remember whatever the the color values in game aren't linear i think or they are linear wait which one is the common one hsl yeah yeah but that's not the thing i'm talking about right now because you can even if you if you if you're like in a uh if you're like on the internet you're like look up a color and you see like oh that's a nice color and you try to match it uh in the game it will still not be correct and that's because the in-game color picker is is using srgb which isn't a linear color space but most applications use color like linear color space even if you have the same hex it will not like match uh that's just because we picked one of them so we're probably gonna change that as well because i think a lot of people are confused by that uh i think a lot of people don't even realize it um and yeah we do we do use hl hsl in the color picker but that's not what i'm talking about right now um but that's something we probably will also change at some point this is like ui that probably is is like in the backlog of things uh we just haven't been prioritized well enough so we'll probably happen in alignment with the coloring system

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be sure of uh blueprints uh something mark and i talked about two weeks ago i believe during one of our dev streams is uh is we are not totally against blueprints we've been discussing this internally since the dawn of time like since the dawn of satisfactory and uh we aren't like set on a solution yet but mark thinks there is probably gonna be a sort of blueprint in the game at some point we just haven't decided exactly how that would work yet but yeah so that's some good news i guess but uh when we know more about we'll we'll talk more about it but right now it's just like an idea state sort of we haven't prototyped it or anything like that

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gonna be weather changes like rain snow and sandstorms i don't know i don't think so

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uh how many people work for saying i think it's 30 something you can go to our website and check it

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there's always someone asked this is it possible to have a sink also use fluids you can't already do that uh you just need to package it first and we're not gonna do it so that you can just put a pipe in in the sink you're gonna need to package it

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it's part of that is there a road map publicly no there's not and we talked we talked a bunch of times why we don't have that the tl dr is because we we want to be as reflect uh we want to like react as quickly as possible to community feedback uh we change our minds all the time even when we're developing things so we don't want to lock ourselves into a path and be like ah this is bad um this is also kind of why we're not like telling you guys you know everything we're working on because we need to manage expectations a bit in that regard because if we tell you guys like oh we're gonna we're gonna implement a big robot that's gonna blow the whole game up and make your computer become uh alive like and we start working on that and we're like we can't do that then it's going to be a bummer for everyone

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so so we can't do that uh maybe i shouldn't have talked about that specific thing because that's something we are working on leaked yep exactly um first dlc confirmed the whole like terminator future is is because of satisfactory you hate to see it that we're we're uh what's the name of that company cyber truck cybertron what's the name of the company in terminator skynet that whoops it wasn't even close oh wait is skying at the computer what's the name of the company cyber no cyberdyne is perfect dark wait or am i mixing those two up cyberdyne tech or do they have the same name maybe wait perfect dark cyber cyber dine wait this is the real okay hold on you guys we need to actually we need to look into the cyberdyne systems is that the name in the uh okay my question here is what what is the name of the company that you fight against in perfect dark is that cyberdyne or is cyberdyne terminator or are they do they have the same name cyber datadine oh that's true oh that's what i'm thinking of oh so hype for the perfect art reveal by the way i can't wait for that i'm gonna have to get an xbox i guess um sorry what were we talking about cyberdyne and skynet are from terminated cool there was it was data dying i was thinking of very similar

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priority merger i guess is is priority merger the same thing as like ratios being able to set ratio splitting or is that something you guys think is something different or because i see people refer to this as two different things and i'm not sure if it's like actually two different things or you guys are talking about the same thing whenever people say priority merger it's different oh okay then uh qa site go tell us what you what you think or maybe explain it to me actually that might be good priority merger gives priority to a specific input it will always take from that input before taking from others yeah that's something that we probably will add um wait i don't know honestly i don't think that's something we've uh thought too much about because the ratio thing we definitely see the use case for the priority merger um

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but at least i don't understand the difference between having the overflow option i need to re-knit this or maybe didn't talk to someone else so i think this is too hard to grasp but i hear you i hear okay um it's an oh it's not a merger yeah that's true okay cool cool cool that's true all right good to know uh if there's not a ticket for this on the qa site uh upvote it sorry if there's a ticket on this upload it and if there's not create one great snippet

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yo the ratio splitter something we talked with mark as well i think mark was keen for the idea um same thing there i don't know when that will happen but i think that's gonna happen

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what's with the the bug with the gas mask of the truck this is this is the bug that's been in the game for forever we're gonna fix that eventually and like you know some bugs are kind of like we look at a system for instance the body slot which this is ties into we look at the body slot issue we're like okay this is a this is a big issue that a lot of bugs are related to uh so it's the equipment system so we're like all right we need to rework the equipment system um to be able to solve the body slots and when we do that that's when we can solve the gas mask thing because then we're redoing it so that's why we've been putting it off because it's a huge system and that bug is part of that

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when you add in story 1.0 don't know when that will happen

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will achievements be added uh i think at some point yes we're probably gonna be waiting until the game is 1.0 until we add achievements and we're gonna have achievements both for steam and epic but we're waiting until we're done with the game until we do that

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will we get mark ii power storage in the future i don't know i don't think so

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will you be able to experience the story regardless of where you're currently at in the game or would you need to start over you will not need to start over uh the store is going to be sort of um like layered to the side or on top of the current gameplay so to speak so you can totally play through satisfactory and not care about the story at all um or you can just no that's not true but you can play throughout the the the you can play throughout satisfactory the way you're doing that right now and not care about the story uh you probably need stuff from the gameplay for the story so i was gonna i was gonna say like you can play the whole story without playing the regular gameplay but i don't think that's gonna be possible but you can you can keep like grinding the way you are without caring about the story and stuff like that it won't have like any adversive change to the gameplay as it is right now

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April 13th, 2021 Livestream

Q&A: If I play it on Experimental, will I still be able to load it if I switch to Early Access? https://youtube.com/embed/cF3QleeEiJo?autoplay=1&start=1303&end=1387

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Q&A: What about 1.0? https://youtube.com/embed/cF3QleeEiJo?autoplay=1&start=6610&end=6636

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April 6th, 2021 Livestream

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um do you think we'll rework radar towers in what sense like are we happy because that's a pretty good point too are we happy with the the way the map works in the game with like the exploration aspects of it i think we could do a lot more with it uh also the radar tower if you think from a purely gameplay perspective then i think there could be more benefits to having it uh and the map has always been the suspension point of like we kind of wanted in the mam but then you also as a new player you don't even know that it's there uh how do you know where to get the map maybe it's just something that we should give by default or it should be way clearer that you can get it in that quartz research somehow uh there's different things there but yeah i want to do more with the map in general as well wait do you not get the map from from the map right now yeah you do yeah okay i was like oh yeah yeah yeah you get in the quartz research pretty pretty easily but the problem is that generally you don't know that it's there you have to know yeah i've seen a bunch of people are like hey why do i not have the map yet and it's like because you haven't researched it that's true yeah maybe that's one of those things you don't want to put behind a progression wall like that where yeah uh raider towers have no use uh i guess they help you like what do they actually do i've never used onex they reveal parts of the map yeah that's it right yeah because we have to think they could do more yeah we have talked about like maybe being able to like scout on the map stuff because you have the like an upgrade to your uh object scanner because right now the obvious scanner is just like it just looks so the closest one in proximity whereas the radar tower could be more like in this area you can find that's pretty cool though like you get an area of effect on the map where an object is i was also thinking it could just constantly show you what resources are within its radius so you don't have to constantly scan for them to see them that kind of becomes an issue of course with the compass but i think we can figure something out for that yeah that would already make it more practical another suggestion i think that burke gave me a while back was that if we do the logic system or the circuit system however you want to call it that could be a really cool use as well for the raider tower to potentially send data from those kind of systems over longer distances to other parts of the factory right so there is some more potential for them i think both with the map and other features that we might want to add

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um and yes april 13th is still the uh the date for when we expect uh update four to hit early access next week this time oh my god actually six right that is the time i think it's six hour time yeah i always forget but it's six it's always the same time ever every time and i always forget anyways 5 p.m gmt

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so wind power mark when no

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um what is the what is the reasoning why we don't want to add wind wind power or solar power or stuff like that uh i think both of those have the problem where that you can effectively even if you make a system around it that kind of checks for uh certain restrictions that you can just build them everywhere of course they would still effectively be limitless in in this game i think uh and we don't really want that for power like you could just build a giant solar panel field and not have to worry about the power at all which kind of defeats the point of the power system where it's supposed to be a pain in your butt every now and then and you're supposed to want to fix it and make it all run smoothly and i feel that that those kind of power supplies would take away from it because they don't have enough limitations that we can effectively uh contain the balancing off gotcha remember we we also brought up like water turbines yeah i think those will be more in the realm of what the the geysers now do yeah and right now the guys have the issue where some people actually brought this up where they feel kind of what kind of they're super weak for when you get them the amount of power that you get from them uh so we might change it as well but for the yeah water turbines i would be more interested in them because you would have to place them potentially on fast flowing rivers or waterfalls which are a limited resource so to say in the world which is more interesting in my opinion because it kind of gets you around like you can't just pop them down anywhere you actually have to find a waterfall we get up a cliff to get to the waterfall place them there connecting to your factory i think it's a more interesting way to approach power with a bit of a challenge like that than just to give a building that just produces it out of thin air gotcha free power when do we get free power

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March 30th, 2021 Livestream

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creation there interesting interesting faster autosaves i think so i hope so i mean we want to like obviously uh we are working we're working on systems that will make it so that we can do better auto saving or faster saving in general there's a few systems that are like we have a little bit of technical depth that's stopping us from working on that particular issue right now but we're working on those systems some of the systems are starting to take effect in update three update four um so yeah we're on the path on the path

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Q&A: More space-based stuff coming? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pTyR9FXrU_E

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space elevator has a resourcing for six specific items after all the stages i don't know what the plan is for that currently

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what's the feature you wanna add to this so i personally really wanna improve the build modes uh i there are there are a lot i think we talked about this last week as well there are a few um there are a few things that really annoy me when you're building and i think there are somewhat easy to fix and they will improve building immensely so i would love to to improve some of those things first and foremost and maybe like a global grid situation but also like how you place you know um mergers and splitters i think that's one of the like places mergers and splitters uh not the fact that they don't clip on foundations when you're dragging them i'm already placed um conveyor belts and stuff like that i think that's really annoying uh stuff like you know the what are they called the the pipe connector thingies i can't remember what they're called that they rotate too i think they rotate too freely i want them to be able to clip snap it a bit better the snapping system we have for the guidelines thing when the green lines show up when you hold control that's a prototype that's not done at all um that's a prototype i made and then we're like alright i just put in the game whatever it works pipe junction thank you uh i want i want better clipping and like snapping with that so if you're if you're one of those people that like builds very methodically it just makes it so much easier to build because i think the addition of the the hover pack makes things so much better in the game i think the hover pack is like one of the best items in the game right now um so improving the the build modes would make the game a ton better imo god i love the hover pack i know it's so good right

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will there be planes and helicopters there will be no flying vehicles in the game

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March 23rd, 2021 Livestream

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um any mods you want to add to vanilla at some stage i'm sure there are mods that i'm sure there are things that we already thought about that there's a mod for currently um and um look guys like we worked in this game for a long time and uh we've had the opportunity to think about this game a lot so drones for instance was something that we've like thought about before we we released this game okay uh and it's been our like backlog since then um and and and obviously when when there's a mod for something that we've like thought about but not like released that's a good sign that like this is probably good feature to implement um so uh so yeah that be like it do lights is another thing lights was actually implemented in the game uh before it was it was out if you remember the stream me and jace did where we played the old version of the game that had lights that version had lights so it's been in the game since then and and at that point lights weren't that good for the game they didn't run that well um and that's why we didn't release the game with lights uh but now we're at the point where we feel confident with our solution for lights there's still i think a little bit tweaking left to do with the lights but we as far as i know i it looks pretty good and they work pretty well um also saw the street lights and the alpha screenshots yeah and i think i think people also data mined like the uh the lights out of the game uh so you know this was coming okay and we knew it was coming and it's it's here now so good times were had by all

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uh any plans to release a map editor uh no plans that would be cool unfortunately the whole map is like baked so it's kind of hard to do it

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will the gamespot soundtrack come to spotify anytime soon uh i don't know anytime soon the reason why it hasn't come out yet is because we want to finish it uh this is there's a bunch of new music by the way in the game right now uh if you guys didn't know there's like an hour of new music music so yeah still working on that

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well you had arachnophobia mode that isn't actually scarier than spiders um no the cats aren't that scary you guys the spiders are the arachnophobia mode is in the game because there's a person at coffee stain or used to or whatever uh that had arachnophobia uh that's something to say yeah however uh so they couldn't work on the game um that's why we added it there's there's a difference between irrational fear of something and something being scary or scarier than something else that's why rectophobia mode is the way it is we don't want to remove the the scary factor from spiders we still want them to be a scary part of the game but when you have an irrational fear of something that's a different thing cataphobia

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March 16th, 2021 Livestream

Q&A: Will 4 players be the limit? https://youtube.com/embed/Gdz6SUv9Om4?autoplay=1&start=5809&end=5841

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Mod highlight part 2 Q&A: We broke mods with Update 4, how does the community make them work again? https://youtube.com/embed/Gdz6SUv9Om4?autoplay=1&start=10364&end=10560

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March 9th, 2021 Livestream

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date for update 4 is march 16th so next week tuesday it's exactly a week from now and it should come out at 5 00 pm gmt is the goal plan

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do you uh guys have plans for any other save breaking systems in the future i mean it's it's hard to sort of say if we have plans to i mean i i don't know if we plan to but if we need to then we will yeah um we try to avoid two but yeah i mean like i i asked mark this like many months ago and from memory he was like we don't have any more any plans to do it but like maybe it'll happen yeah you know we are on the quest to get to uh 1.0 after all you know but you want to finish the game so

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um it was the man cannon an intended behavior for hypotubes or a bug i think it was a bug but i think we're okay with it what was the oh you mean the the cannons like they just launched yourself like that that was not intentional

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uh how much uh like what percentage of the update do we know about um what do you reckon i'm thinking like maybe like 70 or something yeah they're still like maybe not because there's like a lot of things i think 70 is a pretty good number though because the stuff that we haven't shown yet isn't like there's some pretty amazing things that we have yeah they're pretty major but they won't like you know i guess i'm like still thinking about pipes because like pipes was a small thing that affected a lot of stuff yeah where these are like you know more things that may affect your save file like or your factories a lot but also maybe not you know what i mean but then they add they add a lot of like yeah they add a lot of stuff but then there's also like a lot of smaller things that are coming that don't work like a video or something you know what i mean yeah there's there's there's like oh i don't know if i i can say it but there's one thing that i discovered when i was uh play test and i was like my god why hasn't this been in the game until now and i'm so happy yeah and it's a very tiny thing but it makes such a huge difference

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they say yes will the soundtrack be expanded before 1.0 i'm pretty sure there's still more music that we're adding and i think there's there's more music in update four wait is there no i don't remember there's gonna be more music for sure in the game but i don't remember if it's in update 4.

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March 2nd, 2021 Livestream

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are smart splitters changing in update 4 and no smart splitters are also staying the same

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Q&A: Are you Community Management with Valheim too? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o30d8md11vo

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how will update 4 changes the lower level lines like motors heavy frames etc so the update 4 will not change anything below tier 7. um so all the previous stuff will be the same pretty much there's going to be some things that unlock in earlier uh tiers uh but we won't change anything like we the thing that we announced is that like in tier seven there's some production uh line changes that breaks your save files currently if you already have like production going for your bauxite and your aluminium and uh battery production i think are the ones so those will change but the previous ones will be unaffected as far as i know

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um is there a winter zone are we adding one no we won't add a winter zone we don't feel like we don't feel confident enough to be able to do uh snow proper is that really the reason isn't that the reason isn't that what we've always said like hannah feels like if you want to do snow we have to do proper snow like it's not going to be like we don't want to do half-assed and then we don't have time to do everything else in the world i guess that's that's that's what that's what you've said on the previous stream that is not what i said isn't it no you pulled out of your ass what if what if you what did what did you usually say though because you say something i just said hannah said no okay that's fair enough hannah said no hannah said no that's it

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uh will the new update affect alternate recipes uh they won't change i think i'm pretty sure we i i should just ask mark this at this point because i i we had mark on a few weeks ago and i asked this question to him and he said hmm and then we're like all right cool we got that question answered and then since then i just blanked out uh so i'm gonna ask him i'm gonna send a message to him right now just to clarify that but i'm pretty sure alternate recipes won't change for update four

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um oh yo yo yo yo yo yo yo i missed it i made it um and uh yeah we won't make any changes to diluted fuel either i'm pretty sure that i remember i remember specifically if we diluted fuel that we're not going to change that that's still the same um but i can't speak for all the alternative recipes but that one i'm i'm like confident all right chase just did

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February 26th, 2021 Videos

Q&A: Will we need some kind of pumps to get the gases to a height?? https://satisfactory.gamepedia.com/File:February_26th,_2021_Instagram_AMA_-_Will_we_need_some_kind_of_pumps_to_get_the_gases_to_a_height.mp4

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Q&A: Why does it go to Experimental first? https://youtube.com/embed/F-q3vfj__M4?autoplay=1&start=31&end=81

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Q&A: I'm on Early Access, how do I get in on this Experimental stuff? https://youtube.com/embed/F-q3vfj__M4?autoplay=1&start=112&end=183

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February 23rd, 2021 Livestream

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is your xx12 fully supported now hell no i'm so sorry i didn't mean to sound so derogatory uh no the directx 12 thing that we put in the experimental build that was just as like a test to see how bad it is and it was worse than we thought kind of um i don't know if we will we will ever uh support it honestly because uh it just didn't work that well at all like that was kind of why we tested it just to see like the potential of it and it's not looking great with the current way we've made the game um so there's a lot of work we need to put in to support directx 12.

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um so are you pack packing the update 4 to an engine upgrade um so yeah um the engine upgrade won't go to early access before update 4 comes to early access so we will keep the engine upgrade on experimental branch as update 4 drops and then we're going to keep working on that until we feel that they both work and the main reason for that is because we there were a few like things that got way better for some people with the engine upgrade but some larger factory lines and stuff like that didn't get better um they got worse um so and that's annoying we don't want to like push the upgrade that can result in some people playing in early access getting a worse experience we would rather fix those issues before we do that and we don't have time to do that before update 4 launches so that's why we're doing it this way

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third person view um i don't know we're going to do with that good answer chase that's what i think about third person view

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February 16th, 2021 Livestream

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are there changes planned for geothermal they seem relatively undervalued yeah they sort of are um they might they might get a change in the future obviously you have to wait and see it's hard to sort of answer questions about like that because you know like i it depends what constitutes a plan you know because we have many plans many things in the backlog and it's like i don't know if that's like i don't i don't even answer the questions like that we have many plans but we also don't like necessarily know what plants we're gonna execute on yeah yeah exactly exactly that's what i'm trying to say here yeah this is a lot of cool there's a lot of ideas that would be cool but like are we gonna actually do it though like that's it's hard to know whoa this got really trippy

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does obscuring belts actually help with performance uh it kind of depends um we have tested it and you do get a little bit of gain i think um the thing you sacrifice when you obscure the items is like clarence uh sorry not clearance um clarence clarence like uh what's the word like the it becomes less clear what's going on like uh it's harder to play the game so while you gain a little bit of performance it makes the game a little bit harder to play so we've thought of like adding something for people that need it or want it or something like that where you can like optionally do it i don't know if that's when that's gonna happen or if it's gonna happen or if it's just like a prototyping thing we did and just feel like nah it wasn't good but we have tried that at least

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what engine do you use if not engine one programming languages we use our unreal engine and in it we use uh c plus and also the blueprints the blueprints

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what is the soundtrack going to be on mac no idea no idea uh hopefully one day we can get to other um os's and uh you know and maybe even console one day but right now we don't have a plan for that

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February 9th, 2021 Livestream

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yeah uh do you have any plans to add ray tracing or dlss we don't really have plans for retracing at the moment um there's yeah i guess the the team doesn't find it to be as important as other things um right now so there's no plan you know it could be a thing but right now there's like more important things especially when it comes to uh optimization yeah it doesn't really add anything new to the game so to speak it just yeah it just helps out some people who have the hardware yeah uh apparently we don't support everyone else and currently we don't support directx 12 which we have to to be able to use the lss right and there is an experimental directx 12 on the experimental brand yeah right now but that doesn't we're trying it you're testing it and it doesn't mean a promise yeah yeah so

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this is dog a plushie that's something that i just formed nothing yeah what about the lucifer though um yeah so this is actually the discussion that's going on with with behind the scenes and what we're trying to figure out they'll be dog

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what operating system will dedicated service be i i actually don't really know i mean i guess it's going to be windows and i think it's possibly going to be on linux i'm not sure

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Q&A: Will there be more emotes? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dBNJrDsc_XU

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February 2nd, 2021 Livestream

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improvements in vehicles next update i don't know maybe a little bit in multiplayer in terms of lag for update 4 not an experimental uh right now but maybe i'm not quite sure exactly like because we haven't fully tested it fully fully so yeah we don't know how much of an improvement it actually was but we have done something i think

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Q&A: Vehicle Painting? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aIproPDd8V0

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January 26th, 2021 Livestream

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battle royale mode soon soon it's like survival aspects no that's not the kind of game we're trying to make battle royale hold yep okay coming soon update four battle royale for sure for sure hold my phone

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how did you come up with the idea of making satisfactory i think factorio was one of the biggest um no things in the beginning yeah the people like when we were um when we were brainstorming our next game a lot of people we all split up and made different games that we could pitch to see what we would like and the people who made satisfactory uh were super obsessed with factorio at that time and that ended up being the best game and so we made that

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Q&A: Will you tell here the current build limit number considering the Engine Upgrade? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfU45N1EvQ0

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January 19th, 2021 Livestream

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any plans to revisit the to-do list for quality of life pass um i would say if there's anything specifically that you think we should change with that make sure to post it on our questions site at questions.satisfactory.com um and i think that's the best way to answer that question really is if there's something specific that you want to change i don't know of any specific plans um so yeah

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uh can more people ride the same train soon um good question we don't have plans for that right now but maybe if you chuck it on the question site maybe we will take that into consideration you can't even write two people in the same vehicle at all anywhere so

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uh can we get a packager that has outputs not stacked oh that's a good that's an interesting question uh drop a comment on that on the questions site uh questions outside of factory.com

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um how are possible are dedicated service in the next updates like um i don't know but it's possible that the lag that you're experiencing right now that might significantly improve with this engine upgrade um i guess we'll have to find out if you know what i mean

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mass foundation creation um mark talked about this a while ago like before holiday vacation um where we oh maybe this was a video that jace put out but we talked about essentially that we are kind of considering you know doing some kind of um not blueprints but like some kind of similar system or or something that makes sense in our game we don't think that blueprints by like the way the blueprints are like implemented in other games like factorio we don't think that makes sense in our game but we are looking into you know some kind of similar system to that to make late game building more enjoyable as you as you may know we're still done not done with the game there's still a lot of stuff to do with it and a lot of people you know think it's tedious when you reach the end game to not be able to like you know mass build and stuff like that and we we take that into consideration uh part of the game part of what makes this game fun too is like there's two problems math mass building uh there's one where the object constraint limit with the engine that makes if if we enable more people to build bigger things then they're gonna run into that wall much quicker that's one problem the other problem is that um a lot of aspects as to what makes the game fun is the fact that you are you know this pioneer and you're hand selecting stuff and building stuff building up this everything by yourself and like these huge huge bases are really achievements from our players doing all that stuff and uh it's it's scary to remove that aspect of the game because that can really like optimize out the fun another game but we know that it's pretty tedious for a lot of people to do that stuff so we are looking into ways to improve it but i don't know right now what our intentions are um but when we hear you like it's it's not a it's not like a yeah we hear you guys uh and i can't mention i can mention somebody mentioned like the the mods that exist we have looked at the mods and we don't really like the solution um that mods have made um because we feel like like i said before it really optimized like the mods the way they are built right now they optimize out the fun out of the game for us um the way we perceive it and also like i know a lot of people gonna be like no but a lot of people download the mods but our core game player base do not download those mods um so it's it's a it's a shitty answer but uh yeah it's it's like there's always that case when you know we have our opinions of what we don't want to do with the game and what we think are best for the game and then you know you guys definitely have good suggestions too it's not that we're saying like our no our mega brains are we're much since like our mega brains have the right answers and like this is how a game is supposed to be uh every design decision affects a lot of the game and uh it's it's um it's really tricky it's really tricky so that's why we're a bit hesitant to just like throw in you know multi build modes and stuff like that so yeah

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underwater biomes same thing we're not going to add any new biomes we're going to improve the biomes we have because the biomes aren't done

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yet what about via multiplayer vehicle desync yes same thing i've said before with uh there might be a general networking and performance improvement uh in general from the engine update but there are still a lot of optimization plans uh so it's not like it's it's there are plans for it um it's always like this always time is against us you know what i mean like we only have so many hours per day to work on stuff and there's so many things that we want to work on so but we we hear you we know it's an issue

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let's see will there be ways to see your total production um per minute blah blah blah or maybe achievements we're getting certain production rates that's something what we've i'm pretty sure we've said that that's going to happen i'm not i'm not i'm sure we've said that but i'm not sure if we said that you know what i mean uh there we want some way to be able to manage to to view that i don't know exactly how we would do that but there is some intention from our part to like make it possible for you to be able to see how performant your factory is essentially but i don't know exactly how that will work and we've seen like the mods that are where like you have you're using like the object scanner to like look at the the belts and stuff like that um we've seen that and and we're gonna like yeah we have some ideas i don't know exactly what we've uh committed to but eventually i don't think it's gonna be up for four but maybe in the future

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January 12th, 2021 Livestream

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here oh boy cpu multicore the game is already multicore um we can probably improve it a little bit but to my knowledge that there's a the way the game is made it makes it really difficult to like make it more multi-threaded than it already is yeah i think there are some changes coming in the if i remember correctly based on the engine upgrade video which i'll share one more time i think i think there's going to be something that will improve it a bit um but isn't there the instancing can be yeah i think that will actually improve some yeah but that's for that will make rendering better or is that i think it was cpu because i think it had something to do with the conveyor uh oh it might be the driver or something or multi i don't remember no something else okay so check that video out yeah here's the engine upgrade video i think there was something about that in here oh no i put the time stamped one just don't go oh no don't look at it in 14 seconds embarrassing

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right here uh now that you guys have a big boy obviously are you planning on hiring uh a lot more people to fill it out actually i think we just stopped hiring yeah um and so we got some extra people i i the plan is not to fill it out um if you grow it like growing a dev studio the bigger it gets the harder it is to do anything so you kind of want to get you need to find a really good balance between the number of people you have and what you're outputting and so so like just filling it out because we have the space and i suppose we probably may i don't know mate let's just say hypothetically we had the money for it as well is not automatically a good thing to do so um yeah but at this at this point point i don't really know what the plan is but from what i understand we're kind of done hiring for a little while yeah as far as i know too i think we uh the feeling i'll this is my take on it but it feels like coffee also has like more like a long-term thinking so we don't even if we could have like 60 people right now we wouldn't do it because it wouldn't make sense for us yeah

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December 15th, 2020 Livestream

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how this works are there hitting secrets and cameos in the game yeah there's a few uh and i'm sure there are things that people haven't found yet and i'm sure there's going to be more stuff coming once stories and even

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could this mental mode have an ignore function maybe uh maybe we've talked about that too i think the thing that makes the most sense too intuitively is the deselecting in some way

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can you make a toolbar selection to be with just hotkey like shift number or something instead of mouse wheel uh you probably make sure to hit that up on the question site i would recommend that

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does sanctum and satisfactory exist in the same universe i don't know actually i don't think so but i'm not the one writing the story that's hannah um so she's like the only one who knows i guess but uh i don't think so

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it will not uh will satisfactory have native support for linux don't know uh we don't have plans for that right now and you know anything can happen but we don't have plans for that right now so no one can tell

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December 8th, 2020 Livestream

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so let's build a constructor is there any info slash lore on the player character there is a story in the game uh with yep so there's lore and everything like that um but it's not in the game at the moment so you don't know what it is i know what it is i also know

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November 24th, 2020 Livestream

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click and drag functionality for building is not a thing that we want currently

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uh is terraforming possible anytime in the future no as far as we know um

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November 10th, 2020 Livestream

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that's how it starts destroy all the followers in the game biomes increase performance or decrease because the game is the track what you destroyed i think it does nothing yeah it just disappears yeah because we're tracking that they're either there or not i don't think the way it works is that it's assumed there unless it checks it list that keeps growing when you remove things yeah i'm pretty sure that's how it is so i think it does nothing i don't know i could be wrong yeah i actually don't know i don't remember i'm uncertain right now

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Snutt: "How come so many Dutch developers?"

Yeah we have a lot of Dutch people at Coffee Stain

Jace: I don't know why there are so many Dutch...

Snutt: it...

Jace: Yeah.

Snutt: Yeah.

[Laughs]

Dutch apparently have...

Jace: We're- how many are we? Like 30 or 35 or something?

I'm not sure, something like that.

Snutt: Yeah.

And there's like how many? Seven Dutch people?

Jace: Seven Dutch people? Umm...

Snutt: Yeah?

No?

Jace: Yeah it's like someth- Five? I thought it

was like five or six or something.

Snutt: Wait wait wait, I can't count.

Jace: Yeah.

Snutt: That's why I'm a programmer.

Jace: They all look the same.

Snutt: Yeah.

[Laughing]

What‽

Jace: [Laughing]

[Shakes head]

Uh...

Snutt: all right anyway moving on so uh

[Laughs]

Jace: yeah.

Snutt: So do you want to talk a little bit-

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uh we're randomizing nodes uh yeah like things like randomizing and increase replayability and things uh all these like different game modes like creative mode someone was asking about as well they're all possibilities um but probably added as like extra game modes that people can opt into we're not doing that just yet though

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any q a yet really um thoughts about making end game point or goal yep there's gonna be a story so the game is is completable you will you will be able to finish the game um beginning middle and end

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November 3rd, 2020 Livestream

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hey can i play an epic with someone on steam yes you can yes

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Jace: Uh. Will there be DLCs?

Jace: $1 Toilet DLC coming soon.

Snutt: [sniggers]

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October 20th, 2020 Livestream

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see we launched satisfactory two i mean i don't even know where long status actually won he's so tired of satisfactory we'll never make another sex factor ever again i wonder if satisfactory two ever makes sense i don't like really

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October 13th, 2020 Livestream

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will one of the quality of quality of life uh stuff be turning down the fog so first of all there will be uh and someone else's are they're gonna be quality of life updates uh there will be in 3.5 um i don't know if they're the fog is included there or what we're doing uh because the fog is tight yeah the fog is tied into level like the level design so to speak um i don't know what this currently that's like on uh like in limbo because we're we're not sure whether or not the merging of the world stuff will make it into this update because there are a few dependencies dependencies in the world right now that are tied to the 425 update which is coming a bit after the fluid update a bit confusing uh so i don't think the fog will be updated in this fluid update but it may be updated in the coming update after that uh if that answers the question it's really confusing but we're aware and i think something's gonna happen so

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October 6th, 2020 Livestream

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any plans about new pets uh no plans right now i believe as far as i know

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September 29th, 2020 Livestream

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you want to make a thing so you can do it um are there any green energy options in the game relative uh news of the game but cold feels bad uh so the thing with green energy is something we've thought about and something that we sort of toss up and oh i'm not sure what we want to do but i think we lean to not doing it but the option is still there and the reason the reason for doing it is because it i don't know it's kind of fun right but the reason to not do it is the point of the game is you work for a company that doesn't give a about the planet and your whole goal is to just exploit the planet at any cost spew carbon up into the air don't care destroy everything cut down every tree kill every creature mine up all the resources yeah um so that is the point of the game that is the story and lore so in order you know if you're gonna invest in green energy it lore wise it doesn't make much sense but if you balance that with fun then maybe it does make sense or maybe it will be a mod like i mean you know video games is escapism right like we we give you this option like you can go and and be as dirty as you want you can roll around in the mud and use coal as much as you go nuclear like do whatever you want and you guys are like no i want to be clean like which is honorable just don't build a factory and don't cut down trees yeah exactly yeah

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September 22nd, 2020 Livestream

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mmos that i played quite a while can we make satisfactory mobile mode we're not going to do it holy maybe someone else can try i doubt that's going to work uh your creeps can be a lizard dog guys that's pretty funny

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um stuff like that um confused on the use of controllers you said that they're not supported but i've been using one since they uh since early access launch should i expect my use of controller to change uh so it's really weird that that's the case because we've um pretty sure we spent literally no time on making that work uh we well we did way back when and then just stop supporting it completely the fact that it works i think is a mere coincidence as for whether it will change in the future i think mappings and things like that might change who knows since it seems to be working by magic anyway uh but um yeah unless i don't think we're gonna remove it like i don't think we're gonna be like delete the support um you know actively go and do that so hopefully it will just keep working for you hopefully we did talk a while back with steam controllers that they were like we had our initial like controller setup that we've we kind of like quite quite abandoned when we were working on because it was so hard to maintain it um but there has been control support like at some point during development and then yep it was too much yeah like you just said uh and then when we were launched on steam there was some issue with like steam controllers not like you could because you can like remap uh on steam in some manner i'm not quite sure how it works yeah yeah you can um and i remember there was some discussion that like if we remove the current controller support then it would be easier to do that remapping or something but maybe we didn't need to or something i don't quite remember but if it works then cool uh yeah i don't know i don't know how it works i don't know why yeah i also don't like because like some things i don't know if you can do on controller like you can't do mass dismantle i think a controller and stuff like that so

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yeah yeah

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yep why are we only females in the game and not male options because that's just the way we made the game in most other games there are only male in the game without female options so i think it's fine

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September 8th, 2020 Livestream

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uh can we upload our spider image other than a cat

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i mean i think i feel like that's something that could probably be done the the other thing with it is but we have like effects on our cat things but i don't know if that could just automatically be applied to everything but then the other thing is um is just the amount of work in general this is what i feel the amount of work in general for the arachnophobia mode uh we've always wanted to keep it low because wait so the comment is can we upload our own spider image of instead of the cat like you want to replace arachnophobia mode with spiders no no no no oh i don't think that's what they mean maybe not but that's how i read it i thought that was funny yeah so i don't know like i feel like that's going to take an amount of work that maybe isn't necessary but maybe i'm wrong a spider-man is neon cat nice it's like you're walking like in the forest and you're like

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yeah yeah just kill me kill me look out

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September 1st, 2020 Livestream

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[Music]

oh here's a good question what about the merch very soon very soon um we're like finalizing i feel like we've said this for like two months or something we are finalizing uh merch the unfortunate thing about merch right now is that the coffee cup is going to be delayed uh i can say that right now it's going to be delayed a bit we're going to launch merch before we launch we were planning to launch like our merch store with a bunch of goodies and coffee cup good things but stuff just keeps getting delayed um and we're at that point now we feel like at some we need to release something right we need to get something out there so we're going to do it in like um we're going to roll out merch um throughout the months so like when cups do become available we'll add it to the store uh but yeah merchant some merch is going to be available fairly soon i think

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July 28th, 2020 Livestream

Q&A: Dedicated Server cost https://clips.twitch.tv/ConfidentLittleSnood4Head

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June 8th, 2020 Livestream

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yeah yeah how much is it gonna cost in steam it's the same price we have to we have to keep the same price essentially on both uh platforms so they're always gonna be the same price yeah it's part of the distribution agreement with both epic and steam that you can't like make special deals for your game on different platforms so if you have like a discount on for the game on one platform you have to have it on the other one as well maybe i don't think you have to do it at the same time but you have to have it in like a set amount of like time span or something so you don't feel like one is better than the other yeah

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crop play or any online actually uh okay so will i get a steam key if you've already bought it on epic games you will not um

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April 2nd, 2020 Q&A

Q&A: When is the Steam release going to come? https://youtube.com/embed/BmKMv6SZJ5M?autoplay=1&start=122&end=146

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December 19th, 2019 Livestream

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Snutt: Go for it.

Jace: Yeah, uhh... "Will the price go up after early access ends?"

I'm actually not sure, uhh.. I think we sort of thought that, maybe as the game gets more complete it would go up, but... that was ugh, over a year ago that- that we thought of that and- don't know basically, don- don't know.

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February 6th, 2019 Livestream

Q&A: Pipes? https://youtube.com/embed/Dtm6xIj-wM4?autoplay=1&start=278&end=281

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Q&A: Is there a height limit? https://youtube.com/embed/Dtm6xIj-wM4?autoplay=1&start=2288&end=2330

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