FAQ - UPDATED 2/16/14 (sorry Nano for hi-jacking your OP. ~GovernorOstrich)
FAQ - UPDATED 2/16/14World
Q: Will dinosaurs interact with one another? Will we see a Carnivore chowing down on an herbivore?
A: Yes! Carnivores will eat herbivores. Dinosaurs will try to defend themselves from being eaten. They'll drink water. Graze. You're in their world.
Q: Which dinosaurs will be in the game?
A: The full list of planned dinosaurs can be found on our website here.
Q: What kind of diversity of environments can we expect?
A: Forests, streams, ocean, mountains, plains, fields, hills. We want to make this island feel diverse and alive. This isn't Tatooine.
Q: What kind of sounds does Stomping Lands intend to have for its dinosaurs?
A: Kole Hicks
is a talented sound designer working with us. Here is a blog he wrote on how he made the Gallimimus sounds.
Q: Will there be critters?
A: It's a possibility.
Q: How large is the map?
A: I don't have an exact measurement in square miles but the map is as large as the game software allows.
Q: Will there be seasons?
A: This is not a feature which is planned.Game
Q: Will there be a public beta/alpha?
target date is March 2014.
Q: When will this be released?
A: Kickstarter target date is May 2014.
Q: Will the game be available on steam?
A: Yes. The game has been Greenlit for Steam.
Q; What engine is the game running on?
Q: What platforms will be supported?
A: PC at present. We did not reach our Kickstarter
goal for Occulus Rift but it is a possibility.
Q: Will this have multi-language support?
A: It's a possibility.
Q: What will the final price for the game be?
Q: Will you be able to play the game alone and offline?
A: Alone, yes. Offline, no.
Q: Will Kickstarter
backers get a key to activate on steam?
A: Backers of the Kickstarter campaign who qualify will receive keys to activate on Steam.
Q: Will there be supports for mods?
Q: How will servers be handled?
A: Details pending.Gameplay
Q: Will we be able to capture flying dinosaurs and use them to fly?
A: Players can hitch a ride on the back of a flying dinosaur but will not be able to tame them. Players will be able to craft a wing-suit allowing them to glide from great heights.
Q: Will players be able to build campsites & villages?
A: Yes, there are a number of campsite items that can be built. Players that build together will, in effect, create villages.
Q: Will there be PVP?
Q: Will mounted combat be a thing?
Q: Will there be an injury system?
A: Yes. Character
Q: Will there be classes? (shaman, berzerker, etc)
Q: What will be lost upon a characters death?
A: Currently all items held by the player are lost at death including resources and "Hunt."
Q: Will there be female characters?
A: It's a possibility.
Q: What is "Hunt"?
A: You earn "Hunt" by completing the circle of life. For example, you're hunting a Gallimimus and you kill him with your arrows. Next you salvage the carcass for meat and other resources. Upon accomplishing these tasks you earn 1 "Hunt."
Bigger dinosaurs reward more "Hunt."
"Hunt" is the means by which you are able to tame a dinosaur. For example, a Carnotaurus might require you have 30 "Hunt" before you're able to tame it.
Q: Will players be able to customize their character?
A: Yes. Currently players can change the color of their tattoo's with dyes. Other means of decoration will be available such as placing bones onto weapons. Food
Q: Will players be able to kill dinosaurs for food?
A: Yes, this is the primary mechanic of the game. If you don't eat, you starve.
Q: Will players be able to fish for food?
Q: Will players be able to get food from bushes, trees etc?
A: You can harvest berries from berry bushes.
Q: Can I die of thirst?
A: Yes. Find a fresh water drinking source, quick!Miscellaneous
Q: Will the game be Free-To-Play?
Q: Will the game have a monthly subscription?
Q: Where can I find all of the latest The Stomping Land
A: I'm glad you asked! The best place is the Dev Update forum
The next best place is our Twitter
Q: Where can I see the best The Stomping Land
A: Why, Vimeo!
Q: Will insert any dinosaur or creature not announced
be added into the game post-release?
A: We're focused on completing the current game. Future additions will be considered post-release.
Q: I missed the Kickstarter. Can I still get a copy of the survival guide?
Q: On the forums, what are 'evolution points?' How do I earn them?
A: We had an ongoing section of the forums that encouraged community members to contribute fan art. Participation was lacking and so it was disabled. We may re-implement it or something similar in the future. There is no way to earn evolution points at the moment.
Q: How large is the Dev team?
A: 3 Full time and a handful of freelancers
Q: How optimized will the game be?
A: Optimization is a priority as we want the game to be accessible to as many people as possible.
Q: When's the next game play update?
A: When it's ready. ^_^