I am a game developer my self so I understand the development and all the bugs/balancing that will need to be done to get to 1.0. I fully believe that boundless can dethrone mine craft for me and I’m pretty sure it almost has.
A few things need to happen first.
Better balancing of inventory space.
I know you can get more but starting off is really brutal with the current inventory space. On top of that making inventory space is kinda strange as well. I can build a crafting table easily with rocks and trees, but if I want to build a storage block I need to get in a fight and get bones and melt them into glue. That is waaaay harder but a storage block only stores 4 slots, while a crafting table is at least 8.
hot keys for quick drop also item deletion is needed.
Things like the skill tree need to be closer to the top level of the menus.
We don’t need to see the character all the time. Please use the left side of the screen when we are using a crafting station. Character one side inventory on one side Crafting machine inventory on the other side was the best thing ARK Survival did with its menu.
This is a friendly game we aren’t running around killing each other like people in ARK do. Crafting time is a hardcore mechanic and when I say hardcore I mean the game is a full time job. 2 minutes is waaaay waaay to long to cook a stake. It shouldn’t take as long to cook a stake in this game as it does in ark to tame a dodo. The average video attention span used to be 2 minutes now it is 30 seconds. No single object should take more than 30 seconds ever. cut the stone tool crafting time down to 15 seconds.
So if i had to use one of the things you mentioned would turn me off I would say.
“Maybe the grind ground you down.”
The xp gain is fine. Really my only problem is the crafting time. I’m typing this right now with the game open because if I can get you to change the crafting time I will save myself a bunch of time waiting around while im playing your game. So that makes my time typing worth it. Please give me the time I spent typing this back by getting rid most of the crafting time.
Also small side note on graphics. The foliage on the ground is way to tall. I should be able to see a goat 10 feet away from me.
Thanks for reading!
And thanks for spending so much time making this wonderful game!