Group-movement is now in Beta

The Group-Movement feature has, at long last, reached Beta. Let's talk about what this is, what it's not, and whether you might want to check it out.

The whats and the whys


The Group-Movement feature allows you to use a lasso tool to select up to fifty creatures at a time, and then control them as a group.

You can move and rotate them, make them attack, emote, delete them, and more.

The goals of this Beta are to allow us all to test the basic functionality, identify issues, and hone this for release to the rest of the community.

As such, we haven't yet turned our attention to the visuals. The lasso is a placeholder, and many small visual details are sub-par. However, these are contained issues, and we know we can fix the most important ones before release.

As with the previous Beta, we want to allow people who don't mind braving an unfinished feature to try it out without any risk to their existing creations.

We do this by making a separate branch of TaleSpire that you can opt into. This branch has its own servers, so none of your existing campaigns or boards are available, and nothing you do on the branch will break your boards outside the branch.

Is it for you?


We wouldn't recommend it if you don't enjoy messing around with unfinished and broken things. But if you do, then check out the guide linked below.

Beta Guide: https://talespire.com/welcome-to-the-group-movement-beta

Do note that we are not aiming to support every movement option for groups out of the gate. So while keyboard control or snapping are considered "missing" features, group teleport isn't something in the plan for the first release of Group-movement.

When will it release to everyone?


We aren't setting a fixed date as it depends on what bugs we find and which we feel need fixing before release. We are expecting two weeks, though.

And that's all!


It's a blast to finally be putting this in your hands. Thanks for checking this out folks, and we hope you enjoy this new toy!


p.s. The imposing board in the gif is HELLSCAPE by the prodigiously productive Istallri



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LivingTokens
LivingTokens
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Is there a plan to be able to group units? As an example, I press a hotkey, and it automatically selects a group of mage units? something like that?
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Baggers
Baggers
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It's not on the roadmap, but a few have suggested it, and I love the idea!
Tolkraft
Tolkraft
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Yes, the possibility of creating units, name them and selected them by shortcut would be nice. It would especially ease the life of people who wants to play Warhammer Battle and the likes in Talespire.
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Baggers
Baggers
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Totally, and group rename will be coming.
smash_complex
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Exciting update! Nice shout out to Istallri Astra :)
player4of6
player4of6
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Would it be possible after selecting the units to press a key to "stack" all the minis together like a deck of cards? That way you can group movement through small doors and openings and then press the same key and they will try to disperse to their original distances?