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    Temtem originally released into early access on January 21st, bringing a mix of Pokemon and MMO formulas to the PC platform. The game is far from finished, and developer Crema appears to have big plans for it, offering a short-term roadmap that details upcoming features to be rolled out throughout 2020.

    Planned for spring of 2020 are five new features: ranked matchmaking, a spectator mode, an in-game chat, chat bubbles, and club management. There will be patches released to try to keep all the Temtem balanced, though the developer intends to focus on balancing moreso after all the Temtem have been put into the game, later on. There will be multiple battle modes, some of which will scale your Temtem to have perfect stats, and one where you'll have to raise them to be the best they can, yourself.

    There will be a new island called Kisiwa, and will include 25 new Temtem to capture and train. Something called climbing gear will be added, along with chat emotes. Finally, in fall 2020, another new island and 25 Temtem are slated to be put into the game, bringing the first "mythical" Temtem to the game.

    The game will also be adding clubs, which are a form of guilds and allow players to join together under the same banner with their friends. You'll also be able to buy a house and decorate it to your liking. These plans are subject to change at any time if they don't work out, according to the developer, and are merely a short-term plan. A mid-term roadmap will be shared tomorrow, which includes information about Dojo Wars, the Trading House, and end-game content.

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  3. sergey3000

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    You know that only today I discovered that this game is online only? As soon as I discovered it my interest for this game dropped to the bottom.
    Btw do you know if I can play crew 2 without Xbox live gold? I just ordered it for 15$.
     
  4. Pipistrele

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    Addition of housing sounds pretty intriguing, not gonna lie. As much as TemTem moves towards competitive/MMO angle, it's still pretty lackluster in terms of the whole "lifestyle" fancies that make Pokemon entertaining for a lot of people, and addition of personalized houses makes for a step in the right direction. There's still some problems with the base game, like bare-boned player interactions and kinda "bootleg-ish" visual design and writing (again, the game tries too hard to be Pokemon at some points), so I wonder how those are going to be addressed during development.
     
  5. DANTENDO

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    The temtems said we pld this on playstn and had to be online all the time so mayb same for xbox
     
  6. jarbar3000

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    Are... are you actually complaining that how you just found out that game that LITERALLY markets itself as a MMO (Massively Multiplayer Online) can't be played singleplayer & offline? Don't you think that's a bit of a boneheaded complaint? (I know actual pokemon games are singleplayer based, but still)

    Also iirc, you do need a xbox live gold sub to play The Crew 2, unfortunately.
     
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  7. VartioArtel

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    He probably is mad he can't PokeSav, erm, TemSav, for easy work.
     
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    I can kinda see where it comes from, considering TemTem doesn't do all that much to justify it's "always-online" status, marketing or not. It feels like a game that could be played offline without losing much substance, therefore it does feel off that online is required for everything.
     
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    Ok so I'm gonna explain to all of you why it's bother me so much that this game is online only game.
    1. Not a single game need to be online only game. Even if the game's basic purpose is for online multiplayer like world of Warcraft you at least should have small offline campaign so you could play the game
    Everywhere without the need of internet connection.
    2. You not buying the game, you are renting the game. Once the server going down you going down with it. That's it. Game over. And for a small development team that work on temem it's specially true. Who know for how long they can sustain their server.
    3. What if all my consoles are hacked? How can I play this game without the risk of getting banned or without updating to the latest firmware or without paying 80$ each year.

    So yeah. I don't have problem with online games I have problem with online only games.
     
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  10. xdarkx

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    The offline feature shouldn't take anything away from the online portion, so I don't get why anyone would complain about others who are complaining that there is no offline option. Also, if the game is to compete against Pokemon, they should really add an offline option.
     
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    This developer disgusts me. After they banned tons of players "for cheating", stating that they dont make mistakes in bans, that hit up red flags in me right there to stay away. It's bad enough this game is an uninspired Pokemon clone, but the people running it are power-tripping assholes.
     
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    That's kinda on you for hacking the consoles though - it's not responsibility of developers to accomodate for people who mess around with CFWs .з.
     
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    they actually made a post saying that they were rash to take that decision and they opened something in the forums for people to appeal their bans
     
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    I love that the developers forgot the the most important function of a Pokemon game. OFFLINE MODE
     
  15. RedBlueGreen

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    There's zero reason an MMO needs to have an offline mode. Being able to use your characters offline would make cheating easy. I wouldn't care in a game like Temtem, but if people could use their characters offline in ESO, WOW, or any other MMO where equipment matters, they could hack in a ton or stuff and modify their stats.

    Temtem has sold 500k copies, that's $17.5 million, before taxes and whatever cut they have to give to Humble (if any) and Steam. They can run servers for a long time. Any MMO and even digital game has the issue of you not being able to play when the servers go down and in the case of the latter when it's removed from a storefront and they stop hosting the download.

    And it's really not the developer's fault if your console is hacked. You should have a second console or in the case of the Switch a clean SysNAND and hacked EmuNAND if you want to be able to play games online.

    If you don't like this, play games that have online multiplayer, not online games (yes there is a big difference).
     
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    ah yes
    temtemtemtemtemtemtemtemtem
     
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