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Should weather systems be added into ME?

Discussion in 'General' started by crazy8s, Sep 21, 2018.

  1. crazy8s Trainee Engineer

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    As I sit on my server crafting and building, I constantly watch the sunset and sun rise day in and day out in the game. Over the many times and hours spent on playing this game. What would add even more realism to this game. Weather. Spots of rain lighting thunder wind yes even snow. I would like to think this would add a more elemental realism to the game itself. Especially for those folks like me who enjoy doing the survival aspect of this game. I would like to see it get put into the game eventually instead of staring at a sunny sky all the time while waiting for items to craft... How bout a little bit of rain or snow. Bring the actual elements of having to survive into a reality in game. Cheers.
     
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  2. Stephen K Johnston Trainee Engineer

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    I like the weather idea. it would also be good with a moon over the night sky to help tell time like the sun during the day.
     
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  3. crazy8s Trainee Engineer

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    Well you actually can do that. I'm not sure if you play on a server or if you play in single player. But in the server side settings I can go into my server and adjust how long my nights are going to be and how long my days are going to be. For my server Seattle Public for example. I have it set at 100 real time minutes per in game day. 60 minutes of that 100 is day time and 40 minutes of that 100 is night time. I can't remember the line but I think it's called day night cycle or something it says .67777 or something like that. I set mine to .40. That's how it's done on server settings. It may very well be the same in the single player game. I think you just have to go into a different area. I just thought it would be nice to have a variety of weather roll through. More like having seasons in the game.
     
  4. Stephen K Johnston Trainee Engineer

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    i like the weather idea too. i will look for settings, thx a bunch!
     
  5. doncdxx Apprentice Engineer

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    Whether the weather is just for appearances or actually attached to a survival mechanic, it would be nice.

    I think I'd prefer it as a survival issue, surviving blizzards and sandstorms would be exciting. Even as a cosmetic feature, weather would add a charm as your character is dampened by rain or the roofs of buildings gets a texture added from snow or sand.

    If they did that, seasons might be interesting if they made some regions get covered with snow during winter. Maybe they could even take it a bit further and add trees that would shed their leaves in the fall and grow back in the spring and make the flowers in the grass only appear some of the year.
     
  6. CptTwinkie ME Asst. Producer Staff

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    Sorry for the late reply on this. That setting has been disabled since we added planets in 2016. It is ignored by the game because it makes no sense on a planet with multiplayer. If you made the sun stay longer on one side of the planet it would be dark longer on the opposite side. This would not be fun for people playing on that other side. So we make it go at a constant speed. You can adjust only the length of the full day and night, the seasonal offset angle (distance offset from equator in full summer and full winter), and the length of each season (4 seasons/year).
     
  7. Silen Apprentice Engineer

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    I'm absolutely for weather, even a simple system, as long as it adds a bit of variety.
     
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  8. bleakhead Trainee Engineer

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    Keep in mind, weather means in some kind liquids. Do you want to drop ice block from the sky?
    So rain is maybe not quiet difficult but what about the floor? You can paint it darker, but Medieval Engineers deserves high quality textures. So this is not the solution medieval engineers deserves...

    If its rainy I want a puddle... I think, snow is posible and can implemented because we have a snow texture... now we need a falling snow animation on the player entity camera and we got it. A little flicker in the desert would be nice too.
     
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