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  1. Hey everybody. Just taking a moment to check-in and update you all with the roadmap for 2020. Please note that roadmaps are provided to give the community a sense on what we are working on and what is driving our decisions for what we are focusing on in the coming year. None of this is a promise or a guarantee. We always prioritize quality over deadlines and all dates and timelines are estimated to the best of our current ability. Many long time fans will know that we often add new things to these plans which often shifts things around a bit, so it is recommended to avoid scheduling your vacation plans around our dates. This roadmap is subject to change at any time, but as we have done in the past, if any of this does change significantly we will post new information as we have it. A quick recap of 2019. 2019 was a fantastic year for DST. We added four new characters to the game and we refreshed three more characters. We also had three substantial content updates with Return of them: Turn of Tides, Salty Dog and Hook Line and Inker. We also saw big updates to our holiday events Hallowed Nights, Winter's Feast and Year of the Carrat. During all of that we hit our highest player concurrency record back in April (during a free weekend) and after that craziness had stabilized we just saw our second highest concurrency last week. For those of you who aren't super into numbers, what that means is that Don't Starve Together is still growing quite nicely. This is also a clear indicator that our plan of character refreshes, content updates and new characters has been working to help keep a healthy community and continues to keep the game interesting for new and returning players. On that note, we're still very aware that many people want to see events like The Forge and The Gorge come back. While we are not prepared for that right now, we do understand that this is something many of you are interested in and we are still discussing ways to address this in the future. ReForged and Re-Gorge-itated are both super good so until we have something new we want to contribute, you should check those out. Re-Gorge-itated: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1918927570 ReForged: https://steamcommunity.com/sharedfiles/filedetails/?id=1938752683 Oh, and not for nothing, we took great strides in console support. We didn't always hit the mark, but most everything we can control directly has been working out quite well over the past year or so. We will continue improving console support as best we can through 2020. What we're doing in 2020 We're going to continue with generally the same plan as last year. More character refreshes and content. However, at this time we aren't going to commit to a specific number of new characters. While the new characters were very well received and successful in selling well enough to help fund development we also don't want to add new characters just for the sake of it. With that being said we are currently in the process of creating at least one entirely new character for the future and we will have more information about them as we get closer to release. For our update timeline, we expect that we will have something being launched at least once a month. We don't want to do more updates in a shorter period of time so we can be sure the updates are more substantial and interesting. Depending on how that lines up we may see a couple updates during some months and sometimes we may go a little past a month for the next update, but our goal is that you have something interesting to look forward too at least once a month. Our first character refresh is a bit of a secret at the moment - but you might be able to guess. You will be seeing more info about that during the first or second week of March. For now, enjoy this small teaser from the update trailer we are working on. Lore. Yep. I said Lore. Something we know everybody wants is more lore. I am not going to say much more for now. But we know you want more lore. It would be smart from this point on to get back into scrutinizing things we put out for secrets. Not everything, but keep your eyes open. Not this post though. There are no secrets in this post. So scrutinizing this post would probably be a waste of your time. Probably. (But really, there is nothing to find here. You'll know when there is something to be found.) While Maxwell enjoyed hiding little secrets for you to find and seemed to bask in your attention, Charlie has been quite content to work from the shadows, planning and patiently working to put her pieces into play. Things will become much more apparent as her plans become to take shape and she finally takes center stage. The other stuff. We're also going to continue doing other cool new things. We really want to work on Klei Rewards more and streaming items have been really popular so we're thinking of new and interesting things to do with these while continuing to support them throughout the year. And finally. We're also aware than some players would like us to make more substantial changes to the overall base game of Don't Starve Together and change things up a bit. While this is not a focus right now, we do understand this is something that is being discussed and I invite you to continue those conversations. Don't Starve Together isn't going away any time soon, so keep it coming. All of your feedback really helps us figure out where we want to put our resources and it goes a long way in helping us decide which direction to steer the ship. You're all a huge part of the growth of DST and we couldn't have done it without you. Thanks for hanging out with us and sharing your fun stories and interesting ideas. Please keep sending us your thoughts and feedback and we'll keep trying our best to build the world of Don't Starve Together in new and interesting ways. Have fun out there!
  2. Hey Everybody. Today we have added the Glass Eyebrella to the Crystaline collection available on Twitch.tv! Glass Eyebrella Icon (30 Minutes) Glass Eyebrella Portrait (2 Hours) Glass Eyebrella (6 Hours) If you haven't set up your account for twitch drops yet, check out the spoiler below:
  3. I didn't say JUST BC. Had I said it was a holiday in Canada, that would have been incorrect.
  4. Today is a Holiday in BC - we're not in the office right now. Our most recent update was on Feb. 6th.
  5. I have posted replies like this in the past and maybe at some point I will pin it somewhere or something, but for now I feel it's better to just explain from time to time. First - it's very unlikely and has only happened a couple times that we would take any one suggestion wholesale and implement that. The simplest reason being that we at Klei enjoy making our things and we're not interested in just copying somebody elses idea. But the more complicated version is that it's just not that simple. Many suggestions are interesting but their value is generally far more than just the original suggestion, but the thoughts and ideas that come from the conversation it brings. What the suggestions and feedback forums are for - quite literally is to have conversations going. Those conversations refine, grow or die depending on how people think about those suggestions. As we see the types of things people are thinking, it helps us understand where we need to go and what we want to do. General discussions will ALWAYS have more views and traffic because - that's generally where people go. But stuff has to be kept clean otherwise the forum will cease to be helpful to everybody. We try to keep general clean because that's where new players are going to land, and it would be pretty confusing knowing what was or wasn't part of the game with suggestions floating around everywhere. But if you think of things more long term, and from a broader perspective, you have to understand that we aren't sitting on the forums looking for things to do. We're DOING things and while we are doing them, we are watching what people are saying and thinking about and keeping these things in perspective for the future. At any given time suggestions are usually based around how the game is now, and we're usually thinking about where it's going to be. For example. Early in DS development, We were getting tons of suggestions and feedback based on the fact that the game was too easy. Way too easy. And we saw that feedback, but we were also VERY aware that Winter hadn't been added to the game yet. Once Winter was added to the game, those complaints changed very quick to how the game was too hard. Can you imagine how much of a mess that would have been if we reacted to the earlier "this is too easy" complaints? I use this as an example because it's the easiest to understand. But this basic perspective is always where we are at. There is a lot that goes into our process, but this is a simple way of explaining where we are coming from. So TL;DR - If you want your very specific idea put into the game, you probably want to think about making a mod. But if you have an idea, talk about it. Let us know what you think. It shapes the future of this game, and us understanding what you want and are looking for in the game definitely has an effect on our decisions.
  6. We are introducing a system that will allow players to collect "points" on their accounts by doing various things like subscribing to our Youtube or following us on Twitter and then use those points to get items. Currently we will be using this to distribute our out of cycle Twitch items rather than selling them as we had previously suggested. This allows players to get what they missed before or just get them without going through Twitch. The first version of this can be found on our accounts page here: https://accounts.klei.com/account/rewards In the future we will update the rewards program with new ways to earn more points and pick up cool rewards they may have missed, or even possibly entirely new stuff. Let us know what you think!
  7. From Feb 11th - 14th SAVE 20% with the Steam Soundtrack sale! It's the official way to unwind as your space colony teeters on the brink of disaster. Featuring the original atmospheric music composed and arranged by Vince de Vera, this OST contains all of the game music, and a couple of extras, in both FLAC and MP3 formats. Purchasing the soundtrack on Steam also entitles players to free updated of any additional tracks we may add to the game, or in our animated shorts in the future. We hope you enjoy these chill lofi dupe hop tunes while studying / chilling / surviving / thriving. ♥
  8. Metheus puzzle isn't working?

    Changed Status to Fixed
  9. Changed Status to Fixed
  10. This is fixed now. Thanks for letting us know.
  11. We reached out to him yesterday to see if there was anything we could do to help and he's already in contact with the right people. Unfortunately they haven't decided to suspend / freeze the account while it's being fixed I guess. But hopefully it all gets fixed up asap.
  12. SUPPORT WEBSITE LINK ERROR

    Changed Status to Closed
  13. SUPPORT WEBSITE LINK ERROR

    Hi - there. Thank you for the report. The sign in is for those with a Klei account. If you do not have a Klei account, you will be prompted to create one. It sounds like you may have logged in using a different account than you use with your Klei account. You can use either the general questions category or Klei accounts categories to submit site bugs from there. However, submitting a ticket does not require you to sign in - I will see what I can do to make this more clear. Thank you
  14. Our roadmaps are pretty generalized and don't really get too far into the small details. Things like this are things that could get worked into an update but not necessarily something we would lay out in long term plans.
  15. No. I was already working on it. That mess took time away from me working on it. So. Yeah, not the best use of any of our time.
  16. Bearger is male

    If you see posts in the wrong section. Report them. If you see forums against the rules, report them. Thanks. Also - I am planning on posting the roadmap today. But unfortunately I am in the middle of cleaning up and passing out warnings for junk like this thread....
  17. When you see a brand new forum member saying something obviously to stir up trouble, report and move on. Either you're failing to recognize a troll, or you're participating in it because you think it's fun but when somebody uses alt accounts to post to intentionally stir trouble on the forums is a waste of our time and effort quite literally takes time away from other things we could be spending our time on.
  18. *coughs*
  19. Hey Everybody. To celebrate Winter's Feast we will be dropping the new Klaus Cap on Twitch.tv starting Dec 12th! (around 11am Pacific time) The Klaus Cap Icon (30 Minutes) The Klaus Cap Portrait (2 Hours) The Klaus Cap (6 Hours) If you haven't set up your account for twitch drops yet, check out the spoiler below:
  20. MoCbka34 doesn't AFK stream. He goes real hard after new item drops become available and runs the stream 24/7 streaming himself as long as he possibly can and then has friends and family take over when he needs rest. It's a bit overkill, but I think that's his choice. Where as AFK streaming isn't fair to other streamers who are putting in the work to create content. Nothing I can really do about that - hopefully the streamer you watch is entertaining enough that maybe you stick around. But that's up to them and up to you. The intention here is to encourage people to check out some of our streamers out there who are out there doing cool things every day and maybe some people will find streamer they like. Maybe they won't. But if you just pop over there and collect your items and leave, that's up to you.
  21. [Game Update] - 171

    Do you know roughly what that error said?
  22. Hey Everybody. We hope you have been enjoying the Winter's Feast-ivities! You still have a couple more days of merriment and then The Year of the Carrat begins! Starting this Thursday (10am Pacific time) celebrate the Year of the Carrat. Compete in the cut throat world of Carrat Racing to earn Lucky Gold Nuggets. Build Gyms to train prize Carrats. Construct longer and longer Carrat race courses to raise the stakes. Purchase old and new rewards from the Carrat Shrine, such as Red Firecrackers, Lucky Beast costumes, and the new Floating Lantern. We'll also be adding some new skin sets. This time around we will not have any character skins and are focusing on items. And finally, we will be adding new streaming drops. The Glass Eyebrella will join the Crystaline collection. More details will come Thursday. See you then!
  23. Just for some clarification here. While we may not have explicitly promised these events during the holiday season, we have been doing them every year so many players have come to expect them. I will make sure to clarify that better with the next roadmap.
  24. Nope - "more details" is usually just the finer details like end date, if we have it, prices and images of the other items dropped on Twitch as well as anything else that may have been intentionally or unintentionally left out of the first post.