1. This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn More.
  2. Them's Fightin' Herds is now out on Early Access!
    You can buy it from these links.
    Humble Bundle // Steam

  3. 26.6.18: Situation update

    Current Early Access Patch: 8-18-2018

Them’s Fightin’ Herds Frequently Asked Questions

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Rich Jammer, Mar 1, 2017.

  1. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Disclaimer:
    • All the questions are written as though they are addressed to Mane6 directly and not to me, Rich Jammer, who is not a member of Mane6 staff. They are answered by me, so please do not regard this FAQ as gospel.
    • As most of the questions do not have a definitive answer they will be updated as new information becomes available.
    • This is not a full list of Frequently Asked Questions so if I missed any please inform me.
    • All footage linked is of a Work in Progress game and does not fully represent the final product to be released.

    Where can I contact you for technical support?
    You can e-mail Mane6 at contact@mane6.com or if you have an account on the forums you can direct message the Mane6 account by starting a conversation with them. Any technical issues regarding backer access to the forums can be forwarded here and any issues/glitches with the forum site can be addressed here.

    Who are the Mane6?
    [​IMG]

    Also:
    Lindsay the Background Artist
    SonicFox, addition to the Quality Assurance Team




    When Will the Game Release and for how much?
    Game is already available for purchase at USD 14.99 or at a different price depending on your region.

    Where Can I Purchase the Game?
    You can purchase the game on Stream
    or on Humble Bundle

    How Do I Unlock the Pixel Lobby Accessories from Skullgirls, Blazblue Centralfiction and GUILTY GEAR Xrd REV 2?

    How many playable characters will there be?
    There will be 6 playable characters on launch.

    What are the special features?
    From the Indiegogo page:
    4-button Fighting: A-Light, B-Medium, C-Heavy, D-Magic.
    Magic System: Emphasize your character’s special abilities through a dedicated button and a unique resource.
    Juggle Decay: Opponents become gradually heavier during a combo, but ONLY after the juggle decay bar is filled. This manages combo length without imposing a hard limit. In addition, filling the juggle decay bar prevents standing infinites by removing the opponent's ability to remain standing for the rest of that combo.
    Enhanced Super Attack: Spend an additional meter to add utility to your main super attack with effects that stay true to the characters’ unique personalities and talents!
    Dynamic Music System: Rockin’ character themes that adapt in the heat of the battle makes every fight a treat to the players AND the spectators.
    GGPO powered netplay for the smoothest possible fighting game experience.
    Ranked/unranked matchmaking for quick and efficient fightin’.
    Visual lobby which allows players to explore (read: goof around in) locations within the world of Fœnum with other players. Customize your avatar with cosmetic items you collect through exploration and single/multiplayer gameplay!

    Are there any plans for DLC characters?
    There are plans to make one goat character as part of meeting one of the stretch goals. All future DLC characters have not yet been announced.

    Will the game be ported to X system?
    The game is only planned to be ported to Mac and Linux as part of reaching one of the stretch goals.

    At the moment, Mane6 are concentrating on releasing the game on PC and there are no plans to port it to any other system. "If it ever happens it will be much later"

    Is this Skullgirls? It looks like Skullgirls

    WenBeta?
    Beta is done. Go play the full game.

    Where Can I get the keys for the Game and other Backer Rewards When They Release?


    I have some Physical Rewards in my backer tier, what if I change my address?
    You can change your address and manage other Backer Rewards information using the Backerkit Survey. You should have received your survey at the e-mail you provided to Indiegogo or you can access it directly at Them's Fightin' Herds on BackerKit

    Update: if you can't update your survey because it is already closed. It would be advisable to contact Mane6 by email with your issue.

    Will this Game Support Mods?

    Where can I get some gameplay footage and Do you guys stream the game and when?
    Since the game has been released you can find many players streaming the game on Twitch and Youtube.

    Mane6 have stopped doing regular work streams but they may sometimes do casual streams. You can find them at their twitch channel.

    If you would like to watch the earlier livestreams you can watch the archive at ManeSix DevTeam

    If you are a backer, they send an e-mail to you or if you are not a backer you can check for updates here: News or on their various social media accounts

    Oh, you guys on Social Media?
    You can follow them at the below sites:
    Twitter: Mane6 (@ManeSix) | Twitter
    Facebook: Security Check Required
    Tumblr: Mane6 Devteam
    Youtube: ManeSix DevTeam

    I Missed the Indiegogo can I still contribute to the campaign?

    Can I still Support you Guys in some way?
    You can buy more copies when the game releases if you wish. You can also support Mane6 by spreading the word.

    Will the Soundtrack be available for purchase outside of the indiegogo?

    Will you Be Selling the TFH plushies to non backers?

    Can I join Mane6?
    From Mane6.com:
    We do not currently have any open positions. If any open in a future, we’ll announce it through this website, and update this page to match, so please keep an eye open!

    You can check the Job Opportunies at Job Opportunities – Them's Fightin' Herds – Mane6

    Can I Audition to be a Voice Actor in the Game?

    Update: the game is already fully cast. But maybe they may have openings in the future.

    For the sake of consistent quality, you will all be required to record in L.A. Meaning you will have to be physically present in Los Angeles, California, United States of America.

    Where can I meet people to play Them’s Fightin’ Herds?
    You are already on the forums so you can meet us in here. Also, hello, my name is Rich Jammer.

    How do you pronounce Foenum?



    How do you pronounce Tianhuo?



    When’s Lauren?
    Dunno. Whenever.

    Who is Pineapple?

    Is this a Pony Game?

    No.


    Is there any plans for Pony DLC characters?

    No.
     
    #1 Rich Jammer, Mar 1, 2017
    Last edited: Feb 22, 2018
  2. gatorafan

    gatorafan HOLAS: (tm)
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    217
    Likes Received:
    539
    Those are some Longma's no(s?).

    Would there be any issue if I were to copy this and post it in another forum? I have no plans of doing so right now but I feel it'll be useful in the future.
     
  3. Sutekh94

    Sutekh94 Veteran of being taken over by robots or something
    Crowdfund Backer

    Messages:
    164
    Likes Received:
    129
    I feel like this thread should be stickied.
     
  4. NeoTensai

    NeoTensai Twitch Streamer, Amateur Shoutcaster...
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    303
    Likes Received:
    278
    You forgot that there are 2 sound guys. RC88 and Whitetail.
    Also you can get the oethel (joint oe letter) by using alt and typing 0156 on an American keyboard layout(i use two layouts so that I can do this at home)
     
  5. ManeSix

    ManeSix The Powers that Be
    Staff Member Mane6 Developer

    Messages:
    484
    Likes Received:
    1,690
    Just mind the

    Also, thanks for making this, Rich.
     
  6. Leatherface

    Leatherface Backers' Beta Tester
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    111
    Likes Received:
    1,049
    Question: When's Mahvel?
     
  7. Oreo

    Oreo Keepin' It Stylish
    Staff Member Mane6 QA

    Messages:
    268
    Likes Received:
    409
    Official mod answer: mind the derail.

    Off-the-records answer:
    tenor.gif
     
  8. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Update:
    • Two new questions added.
    • Added Disclaimer "All footage linked is of a Work in Progress game and does not fully represent the final product to be released"
    • Expanded On Question "How many playable characters will there be?"

    These guys:
    [​IMG]

    Also:
    Lindsay the Background Artist
    SonicFox, addition to the Quality Assurance Team

    Citations:
    [Indiegogo video]
    [Lindsay]
    [SonicFox]

    From The Indiegogo page:

    Here are some of the gameplay features in Them’s Fightin’ Herds:
    • 4-button Fighting: A-Light, B-Medium, C-Heavy, D-Magic.
    • Magic System: Emphasize your character’s special abilities through a dedicated button and a unique resource.
    • Juggle Decay: Opponents become gradually heavier during a combo, but ONLY after the juggle decay bar is filled. This manages combo length without imposing a hard limit. In addition, filling the juggle decay bar prevents standing infinites by removing the opponent's ability to remain standing for the rest of that combo.
    • Enhanced Super Attack: Spend an additional meter to add utility to your main super attack with effects that stay true to the characters’ unique personalities and talents!
    • Dynamic Music System: Rockin’ character themes that adapt in the heat of the battle makes every fight a treat to the players AND the spectators.
    • GGPO powered netplay for the smoothest possible fighting game experience.
    • Ranked/unranked matchmaking for quick and efficient fightin’.
    • Visual lobby which allows players to explore (read: goof around in) locations within the world of Fœnum with other players. Customize your avatar with cosmetic items you collect through exploration and single/multiplayer gameplay!
    Citations:
    [Indiegogo link]
    [Juggle Decay explanation]
    [Dynamic Music System 1]
    [Dynamic Music System 2]
    [Dynamic Music System 3]
    [GGPO]
    [Visual Lobby]

    Question Pending as not enough sources and list seems incomplete.

    • 1 VS 1, Player vs AI or VS Second Local Player

    • Story Mode

    • Arcade Mode

    • Training Mode

    • Tutorial Mode

    • Online Mode
    Citations:
    [Story mode]
    [Arcade mode]
    [Tutorial Mode]

    Also, I remember Jay saying on the Feb 2017 work stream that people need to be a SAG-AFTRA union member to be able to audition. I'm too lazy to go through the stream archive so can someone confirm this for me?
     
    #8 Rich Jammer, Mar 3, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 3, 2017
    Delusional Dreamer likes this.
  9. Stunthead

    Stunthead Springbok when
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    302
    Likes Received:
    762
    Mane6 Work Stream #15 - Feb 24 // Part 1 (Question at 21:20)

    If Jay's memory is serving him correctly, the VAs don't need to be part of the union, because this project can be used as a means to help them BECOME part of the union.
     
  10. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Thanks man I misremembered so I'm glad I didn't put that in originally. Also you've been a big help to me in getting quotes for this FAQ since I just use your recaps.

    You're sounding alot like our Deer Leader Songhacker.
     
    Delusional Dreamer and Stunthead like this.
  11. Redness

    Redness The Class Pet

    Messages:
    360
    Likes Received:
    2,202
    Wow... Rich, you really spent time on this didn't you?
     
  12. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Update: Added new Question "Will you Be Selling the TFH plushies?"

    Answer:
    From Mane6 Twitter:
    We may do a regular-plush run depending on interest once game releases, though. Depends on how well game does!

    Citation:
    Tweet #1
    Tweet #2
     
  13. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Added extra answer and citation to question "Will the game be ported to X system?"
    "If it ever happens it will be much later"

    Citation
     
    Delusional Dreamer likes this.
  14. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    And with news comes an update to this thread:

    Updated two questions:

    When’s Beta?

    Added:
    "...Backer’s beta in the mid-to-late April zone"

    Removed:
    Early 2017, first quarter of 2017 to be more precise.

    When Will the Game Release?
    Added:
    "End of May is looking like the most likely candidate,..."

    Removed:
    Estimated release date is April 15, 2017 according to the Indiegogo page. However, this is only an estimated release date and is not set in stone.

    Citation:
    Good news, bad news, stream news. – Them's Fightin' Herds – Mane6
     
  15. OCisbestungulate

    OCisbestungulate Always watching you
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    1,881
    Likes Received:
    1,369
    Since we're here, and the question has come up a few times:

    Who do we contact/how do we contact them, in case we need to fix something with backerthings, forum bugs, etc...?
     
  16. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Update to question:

    Where can I contact you for technical support?
    Modified answer from:
    You can e-mail Mane6 at contact@mane6.com or if you have an account on the forums you can direct message the Mane6 account.

    Modified to:
    You can e-mail Mane6 at contact@mane6.com or if you have an account on the forums you can direct message the Mane6 account by starting a conversation with them. Any technical issues regarding backer access to the forums can be forwarded here and any issues/glitches with the forum site can be addressed here.
     
    #16 Rich Jammer, Mar 20, 2017
    Last edited: Mar 20, 2017
  17. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
  18. BrobietPie

    BrobietPie New Member

    Messages:
    4
    Likes Received:
    3
    Can we have chinese? We need Chinese
     
  19. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Updates

    Question Added:

    When Does NDA Lift?

    From News Section of the forums:
    "...We've got a few things in that list, and have been working over the last two weeks on getting them solved (as well as handling VO recordings, but that's news for later). Once these things are taken care of, we'll be lifting the NDA on Backers' Beta. We won't be giving you a specific date yet..."

    What are the Terms of the Non Disclosure Agreement?

    If you have backer's beta access you can find full details here.

    Question Updated:

    Where can I get some gameplay footage and Do you guys stream the game and when?

    Mane6 have stopped doing regular work streams but they sometimes do casual streams. You can find them at their twitch channel.

    Question Shortened:

    Where Can I get the keys for Beta and/or the Full Game and other Backer Rewards When They Release?

    Question Removed:

    What is the Game About?
     
    #19 Rich Jammer, Jul 6, 2017
    Last edited: Jul 6, 2017
    Delusional Dreamer likes this.
  20. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    Updated and added new information based on recent news.
    Also, had to trim some sections as I was going over the word limit.
     
    Delusional Dreamer likes this.
  21. whitemaskedhero

    whitemaskedhero swordsman
    Crowdfund Backer

    Messages:
    17
    Likes Received:
    14
    Will you choose your display name or will it take it from steam?
     
    Delusional Dreamer likes this.
  22. darahalian

    darahalian Backers' Beta Tester
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    20
    Likes Received:
    16
    It takes it from Steam.
     
    Delusional Dreamer likes this.
  23. Lurk

    Lurk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    240
    Can’t seem to find the Skullgirls Pixel Lobby stuff even though I fulfill the requirements
     
  24. Rich Jammer

    Rich Jammer By the Numbers Accountant
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    851
    Likes Received:
    2,310
    You need the 2nd Encode upgrade. That means all DLC characters, voiced character story mode, challenges etc.

    Just need to double confirm this please.
     
    Delusional Dreamer likes this.
  25. Lurk

    Lurk Well-Known Member

    Messages:
    112
    Likes Received:
    240
    Ah ok.
     
  26. indie_animator

    indie_animator Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    70
    Is there a place on the forums for introductions?

    Also curious if there's a way to learn about the characters and world of the game here or elsewhere. Wikipedia maybe?
     
  27. Falco

    Falco Ace Pilot
    Backers' Beta Tester

    Messages:
    21
    Likes Received:
    37
  28. indie_animator

    indie_animator Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    70
    Ok, thanks!
    (tried to quote your message & didn't get it, ha)
     
  29. indie_animator

    indie_animator Active Member

    Messages:
    40
    Likes Received:
    70
    Now that I have the game & just started yesterday, I'm curious about the patch updates of the past.

    Are they automatically in the game, or do I need to find and download them?
     
    Delusional Dreamer likes this.
  30. CamTSB

    CamTSB 死の匂いか?
    Staff Member Mane6 QA

    Messages:
    422
    Likes Received:
    459
    Steam automatically updates all games, there's no need to be concerned about finding external patches. You just need to not be running the game and it will do it for you.