Great start with your vision of a mars survival game, played about 40 hrs.. Was 8th on leader board as of Dec 3 2018... I'm thinking you had this dream of a great mars game but bit off more than you can chew and are just burnt out on it. I have been Looking but not seeing any New Dev Action here or on steam in quite a while...?
Its the holidays, I'm sure a break from game programming is in order..!
My suggestion is you make some visible showing at least monthly if you intend on continuing - Last day of each month just say i'm working on xxxxxx - Qr you can say in a pinned response here and on steam that the game is done and no more content will be added, And be done with it.
I feel I got my 15.00 bucks out of it - Nice to see another perspective on a mars survival game, personally I think people would like to know if they should keep following the games progression or un-install it and move on.
Last but not least... A bit too much base Micro Management, I found my self repairing all three bases consuming valuable exploration time.. I fix a base 99% then turn everything off and go exploring... Get back to base turn everything back on to refill my 7 oxygen tanks and 6 batteries and get the buggy back up to 100% power, and also leave the base full on power and Oxygen... Takes a few ( 5 on average ) days time to do this.
The day before I leave to go explore I have to spend the entire last day repairing the base machinery back to 100% because I play with the game on big storms " Much more fun - Love it " so I have to be prepared to stay put in side for a few days if there is a radiation storm with the big fast moving dust storms... which i have had to do a couple time which is doable as long as the base is 100% powered and I have spare everything ready and machinery is 100% when it hits.
Dont get me wrong the balance isn't horrible, and I do leave everything off at bases i'm not using at the time so their fine... I use 3 heating elements because just a single element would require more maintenance & max fuses on all equipment - upgraded all solar panels to LRG - ( Boo on the 400 power cap with 5 Lrg arrays ) and in just 5 days of solid use the heater water and oxygen equipment can be down to 60% with some items down in the 40%.... at night only the heater and oxygen would be running conserving maintenance on the power and water. so either we need more time in a day or less time to repair equipment - it can literally consume all daylight hrs to fix all machinery to 99%.
So the end issue here is, i'm sometimes spending 4-5 days at a base prepping for a single day of exploring - I do have lots to do such as manufacturing items such as large solar arrays and other stuff while I wait for enough power and oxygen to fill tanks and batteries and recycling/scrapping items.
Mars daytime should be 14 hrs and night 10 hrs so you have more day light hrs to explore and or have some day left after base repairs. Thanks for your time... well if your still around that is.
Either way... Thanks for the fun.
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