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TabulaCast Episode 28
Thu, 3 Jul 2008 14:43:00 GMT [download/play]



This episode of TabulaCast is an interview with Tom Potter, lead designer of Tabula Rasa.

Amongst the many things we discuss include:
  • Tom tells us about his role as lead designer on Tabula Rasa and how important the community is to his role
  • PAU's: when we can start seeing concept art and how they will be introduced into the game
  • Delivery of new systems and Tom's vision for this
  • The Neph Warrior and how they will introduce new types of spawns to maps that make use of logos
  • New creatures pretty soon and mobs whose visual appearance is level based
  • Armour design and the differences between them
  • Solo-ability and overall vision for class balance
  • Community focused areas to act as a hub for players to get together such as the CELLAR Arena
  • Is there room for a group XP bonus?
  • Thoughts  on balance between PVP and PVE gameplay
  • Crafting and how it WILL be something valid to do when not combating and it will be in a level ilk so modules can level and perform better.
  • Control points and how it's important to make the new features for everyone -- not only PVP but PVE players too
  • Tom tells us how he loves player customization and more options such as progressive armour and weapons like the new shotgun
  • He also tells us how repeatable content such as instances, PvP maps and the like outside of the main game are things he'd like to see in the next few months.
  • Tom tells us about his favorite class and his favorite TR moment when playing on the live servers
  • All members of the team have a big interest in the game because they play it and are therefore invested.
  • And more!

This weeks theme tune is "Pulp" by Common People

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Episode 28 Discussion Thread

'Great show all, I love this community :)' by FarSpace
Submitted on 2008-07-04 01:16:52 CST
Oh yeah! I can see it now, PAU's and FnF's Baby!!!! :) And speaking of the CELLAR... I would love to see it become more and grow, oh yeah.

As far as the looking for squad, I really do think that once implemented that will most likely go a long way to seeing more grouping in TR. So good job on that, I wish it well.

Great show all, I love this community :) TR is going stranger every month now, I'm glad I got into it. And this show and you guys and devs like Tom and the players are a pretty cool things going for TR.



'Good stuff...' by VanHemlock
Submitted on 2008-07-04 11:54:15 CST
Excellent Q&A; very informative!


'good' by Sente
Submitted on 2008-07-05 08:57:13 CST
Quite good Q&A, well done!

Currently on a break from the game, but sounds there are some interesting new stuff and changes coming later to have a peek at.

I think there are a number of issues around teaming (rather than just the LFG part) that is less than optimal, but did not hear much specific in this area.