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3DXChat Development Update 1


Gizmo

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Hello everyone! We wanted to update you on the latest developments of our game. We have started a blog to keep you informed and hope you enjoy it.

In November 2022, we did a comprehensive survey with NoirDesire to gather feedback on the game's quality. While we are still processing the results, NoirDesire kindly shared some interim feedback. We have gained insight into players' thoughts on crucial aspects, such as game bugs and features they would like added.

Most players, like us, desire a more stable game. We will make this our top priority.

To accomplish this, we are currently porting the game to a newer version of the Unity engine. The new engine will allow us to benefit from the many improvements and refinements that Unity developers have made over the past few years. Since the game is currently using an outdated 2018 version of the engine, we have decided to update this platform first.

While porting the game to the new engine, some systems have broken. We have been able to fix nearly all of them and even enhance some. For instance, the beer-drinking system was broken; we have entirely revamped it and added new types of drinks and food. As you drink, you will notice the liquid level in the bottle decreases, and bits of food vanish from your plate. Additionally, we have added the ability to toss the bottle out of the character's hand.

We have included pictures/videos of the drink and food system for you.

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We plan to conduct a beta test of the new client once we have migrated to the new Unity engine.

Stay tuned for more updates on the progress of 3DXChat development!

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2 hours ago, Felinia said:
Gizmo will there be updates in any discord section as well? Telegram?

I would appreciate a #Dev Blog section on discord as well so all is well sorted and easy to find for everyone.

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On 2/25/2023 at 12:58 AM, Gizmo said:

I will not comment on the pose editor at this time. The time has not yet come.

I understand what you mean by "there was a new clothing system, with for instance adjustable length of pants". Our research on this system has been put on hold due to higher priorities. We may revisit the idea later. But there is no development in that direction at the moment.

Thank you for your questions. I am happy to answer them.

  1. The migration to the new version of the Unity engine is almost complete. As I said, some systems were broken due to incompatibilities, and we had to fix everything. The beer-drinking system was utterly broken, and we could either remove it from the game entirely or rebuild it from scratch. We chose the latter and rebuilt the system from scratch, improving and expanding it considerably. It is much closer to our original idea of a food and drink system in the game.
  2. The top 3 features that players are asking for are "Additional Sex Poses", "Avatar setting improvements", "Additional Clothes". We plan to add all of these as we develop.
  3. We will happily share the survey results with the community as soon as all the results have been finalized. NoirDesire, as the organizer of this independent survey, is kindly helping us to process the results. We appreciate and thank her for her help. So let's be patient and respect her work and time. As soon as the results are ready, we will publish them.
    Our initiative was to set up a food and drink consumption system. As the authors and owners of the 3DXChat project, we wanted to add such mechanics to the game. We hope this new mechanic will be to the liking of most players. I would like to mention the players' idea to have the deducted funds from buying food and drinks go to the host room account. It's an exciting idea, and we'll probably revisit it.
  4. The top 3 bugs are "Sync Bug", "Naked/Bald Avatar", "Disconnections"
    Also, about 90% of the bugs are related to the networking part of the codebase. We have a lot of work to do on refactoring and improving the network part. This will allow us to get rid of 90% of the bugs.
  5. We are planning to switch all clothes to the new material system. It will take some time to do this.
    Why did we decide to move to a new version of the Unity engine first? First of all, the current 2018 version of the engine is already outdated. Secondly, we want to develop the game using all the new engine's features. Finally, Unity has fixed many bugs and optimized the engine. Players will be able to use a more stable client while we work on the network bugs.
    The transition to the new Unity is a necessary step and an essential preparation for the next significant bug-fixing effort.

Its awesome to see the devs roadmap here and that your in sync with what most people would do for the game as well, thanks for taking the time

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1 hour ago, OOEllaOO said:

Its awesome to see the devs roadmap here and that your in sync with what most people would do for the game as well, thanks for taking the time

As I said before - Roadmap is something different from what we would like to use. We will now write about development and our plans on this blog.

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This update is useless.  Again. It shows just how out of touch 3dx is with its users. 

Instead of adding more useless junk, why not FIX things?  Like the CUDDLE or SLOWDANCE function which only works 50% of the time? Its been like that for ages. 

Why not post a survey and ASK users what they would like to see added? And if it breaks something, be quick to fix it!

3dx has lots of possibilities. However, they will never be realized if management ignores things that need to be fixed and instead add stuff no one wanted.

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3 hours ago, KarenKH said:

This update is useless.  Again. It shows just how out of touch 3dx is with its users. 

Instead of adding more useless junk, why not FIX things?  Like the CUDDLE or SLOWDANCE function which only works 50% of the time? Its been like that for ages. 

Why not post a survey and ASK users what they would like to see added? And if it breaks something, be quick to fix it!

3dx has lots of possibilities. However, they will never be realized if management ignores things that need to be fixed and instead add stuff no one wanted.

Just try to understand what is the plan. First upgrade the engine, lotta bugs will fix by this, then look forward.
Nobody says the Drinks are the only thing you get.

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I'm genuinely looking for the mysterious "Pose editor" even though it keeps being hidden under vague responses such as "Maybe.. wink wink", not really to make anything sexual related, I like to do pinup posing and show off screenshot about it, if the devs can actually push something like that, it will be considered as some sort of free advertising, having a game where you can pose like a model and it's that easy as you move point x to point Y and spin around z? what is so bad about that?

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Hey everyone, for my part i am one of the people who wanted to have food and drink consumables to do more RP for years i think it is very good to share more content with us to see the progress of your work but we must not forget that in the past more than once you have shown us the progress of your work that you have ever provided to the game.

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Je suis conscient que le jeu nécessite de respecter certaines priorités de développement. sur la discorde officielle j’ai soumis l’idée de nouvelles danses pour deux. salsa, tango..... et de nouveaux instruments comme les violons, le violoncelle, le piano, le saxophone. L’idée a plus à un certain nombre de joueurs. Cela permettrait une variété de chambres. Personnellement, je développe un opéra pour que les joueurs puissent faire des sorties d’opéra de temps en temps. Je présente différents opéras et l’idée plaît aussi à beaucoup d’acteurs. Ma question est la suivante: pensez-vous que ce genre de développement est possible à l’avenir?

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I'm a person who most observes all requests and comments, I don't interact much here, I also have some wishes about having something in the game, but I think it would be cool to have a poll, choose 4 themes and ask for a vote, the most voted it would be placed in the game, of course they would have to be things that you can actually have in the game, well it's just an idea  :)

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I find this idea good, but each news requires development and creation, it takes time knowing that developers have priorities. I think it will be difficult to grant some wishes. 🥲

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So I've been reading through several posts in this blog. Some are noteworthy, others a bit demanding, and then you get ones that are just down right insulting. For those that have just joined the game in the past year or so, please try to understand that things take time, and that not everything you ask for will come to be. The development team and @Gizmo can only do so much with what they have. I don't think you realize just how much the game has improved compared to its early years. Please don't forget that the development team are people too with their own lives and interests outside of building up the game. We can demand, request, or beg for things to change but not everyone is going to be satisfied all at once. I'm pretty sure that once the new Unity update launches, I'm sure we'll be given pretty nice new features and much better stability. 

Also, let's not forget that 3dx is turning 10 later this year, how crazy is that?!! I've been on this game for little under 9 years now and I have enjoyed seeing the development of this game and how far its come. Sure there are things that I wish had been added or changed but I know that we're not always going to get what we want. I still remember pestering Gizmo about getting more jewelry such as rings and earrings and sure enough we got it. It may have taken a while but we got it regardless. 

Anyways, @Gizmo I hope you and everyone in the development team are doing well and are getting enough sleep and staying healthy. Looking forward to what you have in store for us this year and the years to come. 

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On 3/3/2023 at 10:01 AM, Diana Prince said:

 

 

Please remove the "falling through the floor" bug, when standing next to an object that consists of many single objects. This bug exists for such a long time and still hadn't been adressed yet.
Thanks in advance!

Ok. this bug may be caused because the engine is probably not able to calculate the collisions correctly with the number of objects. Let's be surprised by the new engine.

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On 2/24/2023 at 5:08 PM, Upset said:

 

1))  You only listen to a handful of players and ignore what everyone else wants.  This is wrong of you to do.  Neither NoirDesire, nor anyone else in your inner circle of buddies, speaks for all of us.  You always give them what they want but make it obvious you don't care what the remaining 99% of us want.  And don't reply back with nonsense about polling players to find out what we want.  The polls are only there to deceive the general player base into believing you really care what we want.


2))  Fix the Ignore feature.  It has been broken since it was first added to the game.  The visible list on our profiles only shows a set number of names.  Once you exceed that number, the Ignore feature breaks and only some on the list are still ignored, while many on the list are un-ignored (even tho their name is still seen on the list).  They can see you and you can see them.  They can message you and you can message them.  They can invite you and you can invite them.  They can see and enter your room, you can see and enter their room.  You have known for years that it is broken because the fact has been reported to you countless times over the years.


3))  Fix the Search feature of the Friends and Ignore lists.  This has been asked for countless times over the years.


4))  The Favorite Rooms feature is a good feature but we still have to scroll thru 100+ rooms to find new rooms, so we can go to those rooms to see if we will like them or not.  We want the ability to remove rooms from the Shared User Worlds list.  There is absolutely no reason we should be forced to see, and have to scroll thru, lots of rooms we have absolutely no interest in, or should not be in.  We cannot remove rooms by adding the alts which opened the rooms to our Ignore list because  >>>  refer back to number 2 above  >>>  and also because many players open rooms and then hide the alts so they cannot be ignored by others who want to remove their rooms from the list.


5))  REMOVE the "Strap-On" options from the screen of female gender alts and add them to the clothing editor, so they can be added and removed just as the clothing items can be added and removed.  Some of us women do not ever want to wear a strap-on or penis for any reason.  Those options should not be constantly on our screens as if you are trying to encourage us to use them.  This has been asked for numerous times over the years.


6))  Fix the color palette in the clothing and build editors.  We look online for a color, shade, tone, or hue we want to use, copy the RGB or Hexidecimal for it, add it to the color palette in the clothing or build editor, and it almost always gives the wrong color, shade, tone, or hue.  Try it yourselves and you will see it almost always comes out wrong.


7))  Enforce standards on publicly opened rooms.  Many rooms look good at first glance but it quickly becomes obvious they are very poorly built. This is because the builder has thrown many things in place without any regard for whether or not it is placed correctly, in their crazed rush to hurriedly open (or put up for download, or sell) yet another room.  We often lay inches above or stuck down into beds, suspended half off beds, sit inches above or stuck down into couches and chairs, leans inches off of walls, etc.  This is true even in rooms made by many of the self-proclaimed "Pro Builders".


8))  You ruined the "Gift Xgold" feature by trying to force players to buy xgold instead of allowing players to gift from the xgold they've earned by log ins.  I know you want to make real world money but no one is buying xgold to gift to others.  Either change it so players can gift from the xgold they earn by logging in or remove the feature from the game as it is a useless feature as you now have it.


9))  Give us the ability to turn off seeing wings, tails, horns, animal ears, headphones, etc on other players.  This has been asked for many times by players.  3DXChat looks more like a circus freak show instead of a virtual sex venue.

 

You say that all of these above are 99% the desired things from all the players, that is quite arrogant of you. Not trying to start a drama or anything but what you say it is simply wrong. Yes, it could be something related to your group of friends but I can guarantee you that the things you wrote, even if true, are not the things I want, or the other players around. 

What most players desire fixed these days are the annoying bugs related to connection and synchronization as Gimzo said and requests for larger variety of themes, closely followed by players requesting sliders for Penis size, and more female dom poses as well. You can check all of that in the suggestions in the official Discord.

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On 3/4/2023 at 10:45 AM, The92Ghost said:

You say that all of these above are 99% the desired things from all the players, that is quite arrogant of you. Not trying to start a drama or anything but what you say it is simply wrong. Yes, it could be something related to your group of friends but I can guarantee you that the things you wrote, even if true, are not the things I want, or the other players around. 

What most players desire fixed these days are the annoying bugs related to connection and synchronization as Gimzo said and requests for larger variety of themes, closely followed by players requesting sliders for Penis size, and more female dom poses as well. You can check all of that in the suggestions in the official Discord.

I have a strong feeling "Upset's" only friends on the game is his many multiple personalities in World Chat. I wouldn't take anything they say seriously. I've seen gizmo use all kinds of suggestions from all kinds of different people in the time I have been here. If it was up to this person there would be nobody left in the game except himself.

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On 2/24/2023 at 9:33 AM, KayliMoon said:

I agree. We don't need a list saying who's in the room. I already have to deal with stalkers sometimes that somehow can track alts attached to your account. I can't even go to an alt without same people bothering me sometimes. I don't need people checking rooms for me too.

I think it would be much better to have a "Port player to my current location" feature which you can accept or deny. Would work like the normal "invite to my apparment" but instead of it you simply get teleported to player's current location. It would cut out the stalker aspect but would have the same use at the end.

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I think it is necessary the way to change rol in treesome poses, or at least something to indicate how to place it to know what position you’ll be in, because it’s very random sometimes.

For the editor: piece in the form of a water drop. And sound effect boxes, like water stream, wind, sea waves, fire place, waterfall. With limited quantity of course because some people don't know when is too many effects.

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Can @Gizmo or anyone else advise if it is worth it to continue building currently? Will the new updates have any significant impact on current projects? I'd hate to get deep into building something and then have the new update bodyslam all my work. Also, is it possible to get even a general time frame, just so we know when to expect things (i.e. 1 month, 3 months, 6 months). It's easier to be patient if we have some kind of time to work around.

Thanks!

- Laz

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On 2/26/2023 at 3:06 AM, KayliMoon said:

How would the ability to hide nameplates being removed make the gameplay less diverse? All it would be is to hide everyone's nameplates globally in that world whether a player wanted it or not. That doesn't change the normal gameplay experience at all except make it frustrating for others who actually are trying to find someone they're trying to meet up with. Unless you just don't like seeing people's names on screen everywhere? If that be the case just turn them off yourself. Go to your Options > Game > Names > and set to Hide All or On Hover. Why should Builders get the power to tell us if we can see names or not when we have a dedicated name system already in the options menu for individuals. Giving builders that control would be garbage and makes the individual options menu pointless.

Also that IS a bug because to make it happen you have to lower the sea level below -7 meters and build that low to force the names to disappear. It's not an intended feature, and again if it was, it would be garbage.

You're responding as if I want to remove all nameplates globally, but that's not at all what I said... This was an effect that builders had to specifically craft their rooms around, it took some planning and effort on their parts, to lower the sealevel, get the relevant hidden portions of their build down to the appropriate z-height, and then in some cases restore the sealevel again to benefit from the dappled-sunlight effect... This created an intentional level of anonymity in a single room, or zones of a room when linked by teleporters. It was never a global effect, I never asked for it to become a global effect, all I asked for was that a similar functionality be given to builders again so that they can make anonymous rooms, or better still anonymous zones within rooms, like they used to.

Lunarelf already described how that kind of anonymity was being gamified to create interesting experiences which we simply can't have anymore. If I go to a Hunt Room for example, it's not a question of weather I can turn off nameplates to show or hide people, the issue is that it's currently impossible to have any confidence that other people can't see me... You see the difference?

As for your example of wanting to meet with friends and being unable to see them because their nameplates are hidden; well you presumably wouldn't be picking a known anonymous room to meet them in at all, would you? Not unless there was a compelling gameplay reason for doing so?... You'd go to Havasu, or a club, or the vast majority of worlds which aren't intentionally using the nameplate hiding feature.

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On 3/4/2023 at 1:50 PM, darthshoo said:

Just noticed and no regular drinking water? For example for gym rooms, etc.

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🇫🇷 Oui, effectivement ! De simples bouteilles d'eau, de jus de fruits, des boissons électrolytiques, comme Powerade ou Gatorade etc...
Ils auraient même pu ajouter des hot dogs, des sandwiches aussi, ou manger des chips, ou des cacahètes au bar.
Certains trouvent cette mise à jour inutiles, mais pour ceux qui font du jeu de rôle, ça va être intéressant.

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🇺🇸 Yes, indeed! Simple bottles of water, fruit juice, electrolyte drinks, like Powerade or Gatorade etc...
They could even have added hot dogs, sandwiches too, or eaten chips or peanuts at the bar.
Some people find this update useless, but for those who do roleplaying, it will be interesting.

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"You say that all of these above are 99% the desired things from all the players, that is quite arrogant of you. Not trying to start a drama or anything but what you say it is simply wrong. Yes, it could be something related to your group of friends but I can guarantee you that the things you wrote, even if true, are not the things I want, or the other players around. 

What most players desire fixed these days are the annoying bugs related to connection and synchronization as Gimzo said and requests for larger variety of themes, closely followed by players requesting sliders for Penis size, and more female dom poses as well. You can check all of that in the suggestions in the official Discord.

 

🇫🇷 Personnellement, la taille de la 🍌 actuelle me convient bien, puisqu'elle s'emboite parfaitement dans les poses.
A vrai dire, on n'a pas réellement besoin de plus. Un curseur pour la rendre plus grande, ou plus grosse, serait absurde. Même plus petite, (bon peu de joueurs la mettrait plus petite, mais admettons), ça ne serait, peut-être, pas mieux non plus, car pas compatible avec les poses, les angles de pénétrations etc...
En revanche, (et c'est toujours mon avis personnel, cela n'engage que moi), je préférerais voir un bouton, ou un curseur de flacidité de la  🍌. Le priapisme permanent ce n'est pas toujours cool dans certaines situations 😅

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🇺🇸 Personally, I'm fine with the size of the current 🍌, since it fits perfectly in the poses.
To tell the truth, you don't really need more. A slider to make it bigger, or fatter, would be absurd. Even smaller, (well, not many players would make it smaller, but let's face it), it might not be better either, because it's not compatible with the poses, the penetration angles etc...
On the other hand, (and this is still my personal opinion, it only commits me), I would prefer to see a button, or a slider of flacidity of the 🍌 . Permanent priapism is not always cool in some situations 😅

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3 hours ago, Khallum Troy said:

peanuts at the bar.

I made a bowl of peanuts for one of my bar builds, but the sheer size of it made me discard it, so i am looking forward to see what we get. 

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