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Fat Princess: Multiplayer Connections Improved

Chris Millar's Avatar + Posted by Chris Millar on Aug 07, 2009 // CEO, Fun Bits Interactive

Greetings PS Blog Fans,

First off, we want to thank all of you for playing and supporting Fat Princess with all of your suggestions and responses on the boards. You have given us a ton of very valuable information which has helped us to track down the majority of the connection issues.

We’re happy to announce that we’re releasing a patch late tonight, Friday August 7, to help fix some of these connection issues. This will be released for N. America region, with patches for Europe and Asia to follow as soon as possible.

We’re also going to be tweaking some of the point balances and classes based on fan feedback. Several of you have also been asking about the player ranks. Here’s an explanation:

Rankings are awarded as you accrue the following points:

  • Squire – 500-599
  • Private – 600-699
  • Corporal – 700-799
  • Sergeant – 800-899
  • Ensign – 900-999
  • Lieutenant – 1000-1249
  • Captain – 1250-1499
  • General – 1500-1749
  • Warlord – 1750-1999
  • Sir (Dame) – 2000-2249
  • Baron (Baroness) – 2250-2499
  • Earl (Countess) -2500-2999
  • Duke (Duchess) – 3000-3499
  • Lord (Lady) – 3500-3999
  • Prince (Princess) – 4000-4499
  • King (Queen) – 4500+

Please keep pinging us and posting to the Fat Princess forum on PS.com with your suggestions and ideas. We mean it when we say that we’re really glad to have such a great fan base.

After the patch goes live, we’ll be jumping into some games with all of you to see how things are going and continue to address any major issues that crop up. For detailed information from the development team, check out Titan Studios.

This is just the beginning of Fat Princess and we hope to continue to support our fans.

Regards,
The Fat Princess team

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116 Comments

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+ starBlinky01 on August 7th, 2009 at 9:33 pm said:

thanks guys!! I stopped playing because the lag was so bad, red snail every time. Now its a LOT better, either yellow snail or no snail at all. :)

I am using a router so my connection shouldnt be perfect, but yeah I just played 3 games and had a lot of fun!

I wish some of those idiot reviewers would give this another shot, the ones who review poorly because of bad connections. I mean how stupid is that? Its like OMG we have to hurry and review this game terribly before they patch it!! Idiots..


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+ Dirty_Dave on August 7th, 2009 at 10:54 pm said:

Hey Titan! Absolutely love this brilliant game! An instant classic for sure!

The patch has worked wonders and now I am having no trouble finding a game fast and staying in it. This game just get’s better and better the more I play it. Officially one of my all time favorite’s right up there with the best of em’. Keep up the great work and I’ll be ready for DLC!!

Give us a snow map :)

Oh, and a space map :)


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+ AceNet2 on August 7th, 2009 at 10:58 pm said:

Thanks Titan! I’m having a blast with FP!


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+ VixDiesel on August 7th, 2009 at 11:05 pm said:

Still can’t connect to any friends and when I do, they disappear from the room even though they’re there.


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+ Preacher_Child on August 7th, 2009 at 11:07 pm said:

No offense to the dev. team because you’ve made one hell of a game for us all, but I downloaded your update and still have not gotten into one single online game… I am sick of playing against bots (they don’t react to the ridiculous insults I scream at them).

Please fix these problems!!! I am sick of being booted back to the title screen via White fade out!!!!!!


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+ Dirty_Dave on August 7th, 2009 at 11:39 pm said:

Hey Titan. Love the game and everything but this new patch has turned Fat Princess into SKINNY PRINCESS! It takes half the army just to keep the princess fat at the rate she burns the calories now!

I don’t know guys. I think you need to tweak it again. I can see making her burn calories a LITTLE faster (Less stale-mates I suppose. Even though before the patch I rarely ever experienced a stale mate even on the hardest levels like Deep Fried) But why did you change it so drastically?

Personally I was fine with the way she gained/lost weight before but I wouldn’t have minded you guys speeding it up a bit. But this has kind of taken the whole FAT PRINCESS element out of the game. This really concerns me because I REALLY love this game!


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+ Dirty_Dave on August 7th, 2009 at 11:44 pm said:

After all, what is Fat Princess without the fat princess?! At the rate she loses weight teams will need to devote half their army JUST for feeding the princess! Otherwise she will never be fat… It’s a bit bothersome to say the least. This game is fantastic I’m just worried you guys got a little carried away with the new slim-fast princess! Ok, that’s all I have to say for now. Good luck!


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+ maxxy209 on August 8th, 2009 at 12:14 am said:

@55 and 54

I think it was due to the controversy surrounding the game. The slim fast Princess patch.


59

+ Sakimori_X on August 8th, 2009 at 1:00 am said:

CAKE FOR EVERYONE!!


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+ mrgerbik03 on August 8th, 2009 at 1:06 am said:

I paid 15 dollars for this? I can not even play the multiplayer…I have tried for the past hour and it keeps saying I cant connect.

Anyone know how I can get my money back???


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+ boredpnoy on August 8th, 2009 at 1:48 am said:

is there anyway to keep rank by exp? every match it drops…. makes it look like you didnt accomplish anything…just my 2 cents but the game is great with loads of fun!


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+ Solid-Snake-Eyes on August 8th, 2009 at 2:21 am said:

Please unlock the save file for Fat Princess. If Capcom can unlock RE5′s save then I have faith you can do it, too… Please allow me to back up my save data, thanks.


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+ Ratchet41 on August 8th, 2009 at 2:23 am said:

It’s gret that these issues got sorted so fast. It’s terrible when manufacturers just seem to abndon games with technical issues. I’m sure this is a great game which will just keep getting better.


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+ CloudStorm87 on August 8th, 2009 at 5:20 am said:

I would have preferred if the ‘rank ups’ actually popped up during or at least at the end of a match with a cool sound or something, so that it would give me some satisfaction. Right now it’s just laying there. And as far as I know there is no real benefit to ranking up, like acquiring new abilities or whatever.

Another problem with the game is the trophies! First of all, why are there no silver or gold trophies?!?! Some of the trophies look so damn difficult or time-consuming they really should warrant the reward of something better than bronze! Even the trophy unlocks are glitch. They don’t pop up immediately when you achieve something and sometimes they pop up out of nowhere. For example I got the Father McHealy trophy after FAILING to connect to yet another match. What the hell?!

PLEASE FIX IT!


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+ TailsTheCat on August 8th, 2009 at 6:21 am said:

Youll have to contactthe publisher for a refund. Sony wont help you. I complained to EA about Battlefield begin broken, they told me to call Sony. When I called Sony, they told me to call EA. When I called EA back they finally gave me sixty dollars for use in the ea store.

Sony needs money after posting billions in losses so the easiest way is to sell overpriced, defective merchandise; since the TOS states no refunds will be offered, its a win win for Sony.

Fix Fat Princess. Also, fix all the other defective games that the community has purchased.


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+ sumpunk on August 8th, 2009 at 6:52 am said:

so you’re looking after yanks again? first you screw au over with a ridiculously inflated price and now you’re making us wait for a patch to make a pathetic game playable? yeah right!
whats the reason for the high price here? shipping & handling charges? you guys are hopeless! i havent bought it and i never will. all because you have tried to gouge the majority of the world.
an extra $ or 2 we can handle but when you rip us by $5 it is just unacceptable.
i believe i’ll go back to my 360 where the pricing remains fair! everything costs the same amount of points no matter where you live.
far superior console anyway. graphics and functionality kill the p$3. not to mention support from”real” developers and publishers.


67

+ footballrule on August 8th, 2009 at 6:54 am said:

WOOT!! Finally, just started playing Fat Princess again. lol great job!


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+ footballrule on August 8th, 2009 at 7:10 am said:

Any word on some add-on packs for Fat Princess? I would love to get some more maps and new classes.


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+ jqtaxpayer on August 8th, 2009 at 7:46 am said:

Nice… any word on when we can get a demo? Not all of us are impulse buyers that make purchase decisions based on hype, or even Metacritic’s 8.1 average review score.


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+ eat-sleep-game on August 8th, 2009 at 8:18 am said:

eat-sleep-game

add me


71

+ Manic_Craven on August 8th, 2009 at 8:52 am said:

Why the disparity between Europe and North America?


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+ GOD_DAMN_MAN on August 8th, 2009 at 9:01 am said:

I connect into a game a lot faster, but I always lose connection with the host after the game ends. This happen all night. I usually do not get disconnected much.


73

+ afdgsfdgnb on August 8th, 2009 at 9:30 am said:

Not worth buying unless it’s on a disc.


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+ TailsTheCat on August 8th, 2009 at 9:41 am said:

@71

Digital distribution will be the downfall.

Physical media is superior.


75

+ Grauw on August 8th, 2009 at 10:15 am said:

Nice trolling sumpunk, keep up the hate!


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+ LN_MEXWARRIOR on August 8th, 2009 at 11:00 am said:

Great patch! Keep up the good work!

Now can we get INGAME XMB SUPPORT??????


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+ KILLFRENZIE on August 8th, 2009 at 11:01 am said:

Hahaha I love the game! But as everyone has said before please make a patch for splitscreen! How would you miss putting that into a game like Fat Princess??? This game would be perfect for that! Dont be like other game developers andignore our cries! Open up and you’ll have ALOT of very happy fanboys.


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+ Korbei83 on August 8th, 2009 at 11:17 am said:

Love it


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+ StonTemplePilot on August 8th, 2009 at 11:52 am said:

Warhawk > FatPrincess


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+ Velzorn on August 8th, 2009 at 12:40 pm said:

I’m happy to see such a quick response to the problems at hand. Also happy to hear there will continue to be improvements made.

Once again I have to say I love the game and I can’t wait for hopefully more maps, modes, trophies and more, with DLC. Has there been any thought of more group colors? Then just making the color of the group a option when creating online matches. We seen different colors in the gladiate section. Then many players would have a favorite and have more rivalry. Red vs. Black, Green vs. Blue, ect. Just a thought.

Can’t wait to watch this excellent game continue to get stronger, grow and expand.


81

+ Metellica505 on August 8th, 2009 at 1:10 pm said:

Thank ya guys! connection is perfect right now for me by the way. great patchin


82

+ KingYakko on August 8th, 2009 at 1:24 pm said:

Congrats for the release guys! I always wanted to play something like this. *evil laugh* Muahahahahaha!


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+ Daydreamin on August 8th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

Hey just wanted to ask if there are possibilities for bots? The game I was playing yesterday seemed as though some of the players were bots. They were just running in circles completing the same pattern doing nothing!


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+ Folkenhellfang on August 8th, 2009 at 2:23 pm said:

I was all ready to add Titan to my short list of studios that really have done some great work like Q games, that game company, the Behemoth, and Johnny Blow, but Fat Princess has been a big dissapointment. Honestly guys if this had been a retail release I would have already gotten my money back, but that is not an option.
Please don’t get me wrong, I think this is a fun game and a great idea. These network issues are simply killing any fun that is to be had in the game. I host 32 player matches in Killzone 2, but I can only host 10 in FP? I have only managed to connect to a handful of online games and my threshold of tolerance for shoddy products is about to be reached. I understand you guys are working hard to fix this, but I am very dissapointed.
Patched and running today or someday in the future, I feel you and Sony owe us a refund on this game.


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+ ChainClutch on August 8th, 2009 at 2:29 pm said:

Thanks Titan!!!! already showing GREAT support by releasing a patch so quickly! thats how its done! :) … gonna go and DL the patch tonight, i have yet to play online, been waiting for this patch first.

is there any future for DLC? new classes(aka new hats),new maps and new modes would be beyond awesome!


86

+ WeeChippy on August 8th, 2009 at 5:44 pm said:

Glad, its a great game, now that i can actually play it lol


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+ DryvBy on August 8th, 2009 at 6:24 pm said:

I really wish there was a split screen mode, but either way, I love the game. Probably one of the best PSN games since PixelJunk Monsters.


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+ swissmr on August 8th, 2009 at 8:34 pm said:

I’m so on the fence..reviews about finding games with people/kids that play without strategy sounds like no fun ..but prob gonna get it tonight.

send me a request I dont do much online
need a good friend base for this
swissmr 26/m


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+ maxxy209 on August 8th, 2009 at 10:06 pm said:

I love the new patch makes the online faster and better.

Though I got kicked from a match for no reason. I was using magic on someone and winning next thing I know it said ” You have been kicked from the game by the host”.

Add me for a game.


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+ IcEcReAm_KiLleR on August 8th, 2009 at 11:05 pm said:

now i can play online


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+ KidCommando on August 8th, 2009 at 11:05 pm said:

@ TailsTheCat

Not sure if you realize but A LOT of online multiplayer games don’t work perfectly upon launch. Titan Studios is doing a GREAT job of listening to the community and working on a quick patch. It does not matter how much internal testing is done, once the game gets released to thousands of people issues happen.


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+ jakuu on August 9th, 2009 at 1:43 am said:

Haven’t had the chance to see how effective the patch is since it hasn’t been released here yet.. but i still say we need SPLITSCREEN.

Thanks.


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+ HawkEyes1 on August 9th, 2009 at 4:23 am said:

Here’s helpful suggestion drop the price!! $14.99 is absolutely Ridiculous!!… the game should be no higher then $9.00!!


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+ Voozi on August 9th, 2009 at 8:29 am said:

Thanks for the patch but I’m still having problems…

It took me 3 tries after the failed to connect to host message to finally join a room.

When I was in that room, it was pretty sluggish.

And it’s not my connection, since I can play other 32 player games such as Warhawk and Killzone 2 lag free. Or even Resistance 2 with 60 players lag free…

Please fix this soon, since I mainly bought this game so I could play with my friends and I kind of can’t at the moment D:


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+ freeluv on August 9th, 2009 at 10:13 am said:

Okay now what about the problem with the storybook? When the book is shown in the second chapter the sentences are all jumbled.


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+ growking on August 9th, 2009 at 10:48 am said:

great games guys keep up the good work.


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+ Hellblazer on August 9th, 2009 at 12:46 pm said:

Can you fix the stutter bug please… it’s annoying. (game randomly hangs for a second – even on the menu/credits section)


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+ KILLFRENZIE on August 9th, 2009 at 12:50 pm said:

I love alot about the game besides a few things like, no splitscreen, etc. But beggars cant be choosers right? But I HATE the update on the patch about the “slim fast” princess. Half the team has to keep feeding her to keep her at a decent wait. Why did you speed up her calorie burn?!?!?! Isnt the whole point of the game to have a “fat” princess??? Her calorie burn rate is just screwed up now. Plz change it back to the way it was. I’m sure others feel the same way.
Add me if you wanna play!
KILLFRENZIE


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+ MalachiRuffy on August 9th, 2009 at 7:05 pm said:

I could NEVER connect to a game before, despite being port forwarded static ip nat 2 direct to router. Didn’t matter if I tried it a 100 times, Never played online.

Now I can, patch works for me. Good job


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+ GregAshlin on August 9th, 2009 at 7:33 pm said:

Can get in a little more frequently, but I’m still running into a few hiccups.

1. Had a game where the host disconnected after the match. For the first time ever, I saw a screen that said “Horray! You’ve connected to the new game!” I ran around until the countdown timer stopped, and then I got booted to the title screen, with the all-too-familiar “Sorry! You could not connect to that particular host!” screen. False hope is not appreciated. :( [although I have actually had a transfer work once, so that's nice!]

2. Any way to force team balance? I keep moving into these games where I’m the only real person on my team, and the other team has 6-8 guys. The bots are clueless and don’t follow when called. It’s an un-winnable situation. The only option is to move to the other team, and it gets old just playing against the bots (I’d just play the SP if that’s what I was looking for).

3. Don’t know if this is just random luck, but every game I started this afternoon, when I’d join the game it’d be directly at the end, and I’d always be placed on the losing team. I know that doesn’t really matter, but it’s a downer to walk into a losing situation consistently like that.


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