I recently got these achievements in Steam. Looking at the footnote on them it states that only 4.5% of players reach Level 30 and only 3.1% of players ever reach Level 40. Do you guys feel this is accurate? Is there a way to play Boundless other than on Steam?
So farm I’m loving Boundless and it’s hard for me to fathom that only 3.1% of players ever even make it to 40! How few are the people that make it to 50?? This game deserves so much more attention than it gets.
Everyone that stopped playing before release in EA count against the numbers, and it was a decent amount of people over the years. Also the mid level grind use to be incredibly harsh, though changes to the game and the development of the in game economy have removed that problem.
Not that the numbers parallel too differently, but for the PS4 version those percentages are 14.3% and 8.8%, respectively.
The PC version had a free weekend on steam last year which saw a huge but somewhat temporary influx of new player accounts created. Add that to EA players as @Peyago suggested, and that could be a largely contributing factor here.
Yeah, not sure how the %s are established, but if its counting every key then a ton of those humble bundles that may have picked up the bundle for a different game may never see active use in boundless.
These are really good points that I hadn’t considered.
This can be one of the big problems with EA. People don’t like it and write it off or they burn out before it’s even finished. I’ve been guilty of that with titles I love. I played hundreds of hours of Prison Architect while in EA. So much that I got burned out and I have yet to play it since it’s been fully released.
That would certainly skew the numbers I think. Also a good point.
I wonder how many people that gave up during EA would really enjoy the game now if they just gave it a second chance.
At least people who bought the Humble Bundle can keep playing, the free weekenders had to suddenly pay up and if they then were at the middle where levelling can be a bit slower than they might have decided to not pay for the full game…
The game has also come quite a ways since then. Prices for mid range goods have dropped and its much easier to find items now to take part in the economy. We don’t really notice because it comes one patch at at time, but the game is very different from release already.
Yeah, the game has really developed a lot in 12 months and even more in 24. Exos, farming, t7 lucents, and a ton more building blocks, new chisels, paint too, concrete was added also, LEDs were added, circuitry blocks, and that mesh looking block, guilds and guild buffs, beacon compactness, crystominter to help economy stuff, I’m probably missing some things but the dev team has been working hard and really making the game better constantly.
Honestly it’s the expanding of the universe, adding of blocks, paint, farming, and the precision of building that keeps me coming back. Looking forward to continued content. Wish more people would give it more, definitely deserving.
Edit: oh yeah, they just added window signs and the reclaim system which is huge.
im smacking into the gem wall right now at full speed!
Lol im actually getting bored so im taking building contracts and it’ll be a lot of fun after its public. I’m also reading a bunch of minecraft guides on making redstone machines and even made a vending machine! I improve on the designs (for example, classic TNT cannon with obsidian so it doesnt destroy itself)
There’s more people than Steam shows (if you didn’t get that info already). If it feels dead, speak up! Someone might be looking for a hapless new person to take on an adventure; holy cow did I get shown some amazing things as a newbt that I didn’t even understand how they were part of the game. I’m really bad at reading guides to find out stuff, which keeps the mysteries arriving and unfolding, but also makes a “20 things you might not know you can do in Boundless” video an astounding revelation a year into the game. People sometimes go away and come back to put their life back together after playing for a month straight (j/k I got that out of my system playing ARK… maybe…). I forget what Iwas responding to, hope this was useful and/or entertaining.