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I've been curious for a while on when & if there is a time limit on which ships that can be in the game.

 

im assuming it's only limited to till 1939? or will it cover more ships past that year? (hoping it will be past that since one of my fave ships was commissioned in 1942)

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From what I understand the first game will start September 1, 1939, so there will be no ship at start that was finished after the game start but there probably some time progress in the game.

More important each year of the war become its own game where I think you can import your Belle and Captain from the previous year and natural there will be ships suitable to the new year.

(Just keep in mind that BCS currently have not published any of the announced follow ups for their other games and for Academagia the release was already 08-13-2010 so you can expect at last 6 years in RL for the sequel)

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I was under the impression that the game will be expanded on on a day-to-day basis, so come, what, 2020 or something you'll have a, what, 3-4 years long single game, in which stuff gets unlocked as is appropriate (a NG+ feature allows you to restart from September '39).

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@Metis I'm sure it was already announced that VB also use the same sequel system as the other BCS games. But we probably have to wait for the Legate to confirm that.

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I'm sure it was mentioned...somewhere, but...let's see, almost 40 pages of general question topic, probably up to 2K comments on the Kickstarter page by now, 17 pages of the initial Kickstarter topic and at least a half-dozen other topic of varying sizes where it may or may not have been mentioned...

 

Yep, looks like we'll have to wait for confirmation.

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Schwarzbart;

 

Actually, in this case, there isn't a sequel- the whole game simply grows in time, like a F2P game. :)

 

AF;

 

So, under that logic- while we begin in '39, as time goes along in the Story, Belles commissioned at a later date will begin to appear...;)

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Make me wonder how long BCS can keep this up as 1 game day per RL week sound more like the speed they shown so far for the other games ^^

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Schwarzbart;

 

Well, you mustn't forget that Academagia is a hobby for we that work on it. A beloved hobby, but still part time for us. :)

 

Belles is full time for the ones working on it, though.

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thank you very much for the answers, it does give me hope for the later ships that will come ^^

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The "story moves day-by-day in a 1:1 ratio" worries me. What if I have a week-long vacation, or I'm busy with something all day and can't play VB at the time?

 

I shouldn't be "punished" for missing out on something due to real life circumstances. I'm talking about regular gameplay and not special events going on.

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Basicly the game unlocks day by day. It progresses when you wish to up to the most recent day as Nel said.

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Actually, on that note, what does happen when you're out on vacation and don't check into the game for a few days? Does the game pause for you automatically? Does it run certain aspects by itself? Does it play until the current day, requiring the player to set it back in order to replay the days they missed?

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If I remember correctly, it just kinda pauses for you and you can catch up on your own time. So you dont lose anything if you leave it alone, I think the only thing it affects is story and that will be put on hold if you dont play for a while.

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