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Rogue Trader - Beta Survey Results

Discussion in 'Game/SP News & Comments' started by RPGWatch, Sep 16, 2023.

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    [​IMG]Yesterday the Beta survey results for Rogue Trader came in and were discussed by Owlcat in length:

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    Feedback from the Koronus Expanse 2: Beta survey results

    Greetings, Lord Captains!

    Months ago, during alpha testing, we posted an article about changes brought to the game based on your feedback in the big alpha survey.

    Time flies by quickly, and today we are back with the second article of the series, this time to show you how your feedback shaped the game after the beta!

    Disclaimer: Same as in the last article, we will not be going over every question in the survey, but will highlight only the most interesting facts. Enjoy the read and watch out for spoilers below!

    Overall Score

    What could be better than to begin the article with the overall rating you guys gave us?

    A total of 5000+ players have taken the survey, and they rated Warhammer 40,000: Rogue Trader 4.3 out of 5!

    This is almost the same result as the last time (alpha was rated 4.35). But considering this time the amount of people taking the survey has increased tenfold, a large number of them way less familiar with the universe, it looks like we're still going in the right direction. Thank you for the recognition! Of course, this result is not a reason to sit idle, and we'll discuss why below.

    Reactivity and Convictions

    One of the most frequent complaints in the survey was the insufficient reactivity of NPCs and companions to the Rogue Trader's biography, doctrines, and convictions. There were also concerns about the conviction tags often feeling off or missing altogether. Well, that makes sense - a significant chunk of these reactions were not in the game yet! We're already busy adding these reactions as this article is being written. Same goes for convictions - the tag placement was a draft done shortly before the beta launch, and we're carefully working on all dialogues to tag them correctly.

    We've also paid additional attention to scenes where a lot of you wished to see specific reactions. For example, quite a few people really wanted to be able to interrupt some of Idira's heretical speeches in front of outsiders, and we'll let you do this now!

    Tutorials and Lore Glossary

    Over 50% of you found our newly introduced tutorials useful, and the only negative criticism about them was, well, that there's not enough of them! We are happy that they seem to be working well and will add more tutorials for various aspects of the game as we continue development. Some of them will even receive short explanatory videos.

    The lore glossary appears to be quite helpful as well: almost 90% respondents told us they were actively using it! A curious note: these numbers appear the same even for the respondents who claimed to be deeply familiar with the universe. Checking our knowledge of the Lore, are you? :D

    Difficulty Curve

    There's a lot of curious data here depending on the choice of difficulty. Overall, it seems that we're on the right track, although some players on normal difficulty reported that there could be a bit more challenge. We will be carefully tuning the encounters with that in mind, especially in the later acts of the game, where player power may currently grow a bit too quickly.

    Doctrines

    Among the doctrines available, Marksman was an undisputed leader in all aspects. So much that we are considering lowering its potential a bit. Don't panic though, we're not removing the already iconic Shoot on the Run!

    Adept, on the other hand, appears to be the least popular, with the most common complaints being lack of visible impact and difficulty in understanding its mechanics. In the beta this doctrine also suffered from a whole spectrum of bugs, which made the abilities even more confusing. We will be fixing these, tweaking some abilities, and reviewing the confusing and unclear descriptions.

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