the best comparsion is project gorgon - unity and made by a two person husband/wife dev team with a $74k kickstarter [less than this month's begathon alone at $90k and people are actually enjoying its old school mmorpg take...]
I'm getting sick of hearing about jira. It is a fucking issue tracking system. Wheee, Port has a way to keep track of issues. They can even rank priority. News flash, everyone does this.
Agreed 100% the guy on the camera is not the one taking notes and entering tickets. Where I work the one presenting the design review is not the one keeping notes. They are focused on the presentation and the questions asked real time.
The CE - sorry RETAIL edition is now availaible on Amazon.
For $89.99 and free shipping.
Kickstarter backers paid $150 plus $15 s&h for their retail - sorry special limited CE edition.
Richard Garriott's LB voice is hilarious. He puts a slight affectation on it to make it seem more dramatic.
MMORPG.com says it'll be a MMORPG, and surprisingly it's hype rating is still lower than that of Entropia Universe, but it is doing much better than Travian. And wow, check out how the fee is still TBD - guessing F2P must still be on the table?
FWIW, he justifies the reaction video as a way to model that it's okay to express emotion for his son (who deals with some sort of emotional issues):
>So, I thought a lot about whether or not to upload but then I thought of what my son, Helo, is going through right now. He doesn’t want us to be around when he is sad, opting to run in another room and yell at us if we try to come in. It has been important to us to let him know that it is OK to be sad, it is OK to cry. There is nothing to hide. I thought I would try to set a good example and show him that papa can cry in front of the world, or at least the 50 people who end up watching this. :) This is for you, Helo. Papa loves you. https://kotaku.com/god-of-war-directors-review-reaction-is-a-reminder-that-1825418395
At least that's what he says. Could very well just be virtue signalling b.s. (at least the cold hearted cynic in me doubts that it's genuine to believe only 50 ppl would watch a reaction video of this type for such a widely anticipated game), but I share that snippet just to establish that there is an alternative explanation, though it's not one I necessarily buy.
Lazarus Long posted a set of photos on the official board. Here’s the direct link to the pics
Portalarium and the whales are at it again... they're propagating the lie that the survey is from Portalarium, in Texas, and designed by Berek. What the fuck ever! Do a trace rout and see where it ends up... (it ends up in Germany)
Correct, you don't get a box for a PC game, but that's because it's a "one fits all" policy and PC/XBox/PS get all the same DVD case, and since you usually get a Steam key, it's pointless because you can't sell the box with the game.
Some RPGs are still sold with boxes, like Pillars of Eternity 2, where you get some goodies and 3 DLCs for $80
Pillars of Eternity Obsiian Edition
The problem with the SotA CE is that it isn't really a CE - the sticker ruins everything. And putting the soundtrack on the installer CD-ROM is also very cheap - given the addional $100 for the CE, the extra price of maybe $2 shouldn't have been a problem.
It will be interesting to see what the Amazon box edition - which still is not avaiable -will contain. Printed manual? Any goodies?
I was looking at other games for fun :
has currently 33k players...
its a sims, farming simulator... exept the devs did it by passion, and didn't go into feature creep and just made what they set out to make... like it should have happened with portalarium.
A 2d game with pixel art... and when we saw the unity graphics at first I remember saying :
Scrap that and make a 3-d isometric like UO, you will see there are still tons of player willing to work with that and you will save so much development cost...
they told me, noone plays 2d games anymore its 2015 and we want to get ahead, blah blah.
I was right, we could have had more people with a 2-d game, developped better with solid gameplay.
It seems like Markup Dragon's "exclusives" are doing poorly enough that they're having to sell FFXIV 60 Day Card $32.00 when the same is on Amazon for $29.99. "Trusted" indeed.
Portalarium have indeed a very long history of this. Notice in the comments on this article from last year, that they provided MMORPG.com with screenshots that showed graphical effects that weren't in the public build of the game.
Have you seen this?
Understanding the Data from Steam Spy | Sergey Galyonkin
During the presentation he says any game that has less than 30k players in a two week period, you can't trust any of the data.
It's also available now on Amazon (in stock on October 13th, 2018)
That's interesting because I think it will be the same signed CE (minus the sticker) edition, no way they could charge $90 for a PC game.
We will probably not see a regular edition of Shroud of the Avatar, they will simply sell those leftover boxes.
Would cost less than a dollar for a silver ankh, a pewter ankh would be even cheaper
Ankh on AliBaba
World of Wardraft
Dungeons & Dragons Online
EQ, EQ2, Age of Conan, Defiance, Star Trek Online.... But yes Portalarium is so innovative, they don't even call it FTP!
See this is exactly how you can tell this is a crap development team. For one if you write a story and make bibles you would make sure they are followed up by reading the dialog not "inside" the game but before it gets into the game. And the conversation dialog is a easy tool to create, I prefer to use Freeplane and when using it shows how many branching points you will need.
"For every Shadow fox adopted between now and December 31, 2017, 100% of the $10 USD adoption fee will be donated to both American Red Cross Disaster Relief and the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies (IFRC) Disaster Relief Fund."
That is the type of charity I expect. Not the "up to" 50% "of net purchase price".
Bloody hilarious! He's literally claiming credit for the analysis we did for him... including commenting about the physical rewards, that none of these cultist fools had even thought about until I was debating it with Red_Thomas a month ago.
As expected, he doesn't even have the class to admit we might have a point; even now he has to try and pretend we can't think of things to the amazing level he does... whilst he's sulking about things we pointed out years ago simply because now it's hitting him.
What a rotten community.
Yeah it's only client side usually, and what is already exposed and being passed back and forth, but if you have the server sending unencrypted packets of data with stuff that isn't exposed people can get creative finding ways to manipulate that as well sometimes. What you're thinking of is akin to a packet injection like a man in the middle attack in the wifi hacking world which people can and will do to even encrypted data in MP games to break the hash/encryption algorithm.
It's basically the fundamental for people data mining, making custom UIs or overlays, and stuff like Cheat Engine but more hands on approach that takes some skills and risk of being banned if the devs are looking for that stuff. Always been about disclosing that stuff to devs though similar to bug bounties or white hat hacking ethical disclosures. Most indie devs appreciate it, larger companies tend not to unless they have an active bounty program.
Take a gander here if you wanna understand it a bit more and see what you have exposed currently using the same tools someone like me would be using https://github.com/0xd4d/dnSpy and https://www.wireshark.org/
At least if Peter Molyneux were involved there'd be some quirky gimmick with IOUs just like The Trail was based upon how he physically ran from Godus.
>I doubt Spears/Garriott would be able to match Molyneux's $54 M NFT land scheme.
Assuming that pathological liar wasn't doing his usual routine like every detail about Godus, of course. Then he made a literal walking simulator.
I doubt SeedInvest would give MMONFT the time of day given the catastrophic results from the lies of omission many were warning SeedInvest about Shroud and they still went ahead. That is another blacklist both of them are on in addition to the >$100M lesson NCSoft endured to show every other publisher operating above the table that none of the clowns involved are worth it; the "golden goose" turns into a money pit, and this time he couldn't blame anyone outside of ludicrous apologetics like the cope the Star Citizen cultists are having about Starfield having more than one sector.
These grifting assholes already deployed the bot swarm onto social media and websites - by that they prove THEY are the scum they try to make other companies out to be, like AWS, Cloudflare, etc. Their real industry cred(it) shows in how they are acting like the dregs of the industry, and WITH the dregs of the industry by doing things even mobile devs usually consider trashy.
Where are they going from here? They've hit rock bottom in their own Jonestown so now they have to dig around in the scraps of other countries. Their target market isn't the US or any other Western country - they are going to be aiming for a Chinese market using RG as the Ultima-te "white monkey job" to scrape anything they can get that slips through the cracks of the better-produced copyright-questionable copycat clones.
That's pretty far to fall so low.
Yea, it isn't really clear what that company does, after googling for a few minutes all I could tell is that they make Salesforce Plugins. Seems like a very small software development contractor. Their company is registered to a house in Westgate neighborhood in Austin
Each month Eve Online also posts a Monthly Economic Report that shows metrics for anything and everything. From what area had the most pvp to what resource was farmed the most. Each and every month they provide this on their website. It's probably the most transparent thing I have seen a game ever provide.
Ask Portalarium to provide the same type of matrix and they will laugh in your face!
People paid at least $165.00 for a "special Collector's Edition".
>A Collector's Box is one of the most frequently requested reward items, so we're creating a special box to hold your physical goods! We'll update you with more information about the special cover art for the box in a future update! - March 2013
People paid money in April 2013. Some got the stuff after a BBQ party in 2019 (sic). Some never got anything. None one will ever get the printed book they had paid for.
>I actually received my physical goods last Friday. It was a sad shadow of what one would consider to be a “collector’s edition”, but at least I got something after 6 years.
>It’s the same box and items as the standard edition, but I there was a sticker for me to add to the box that says collector’s edition.
>....that I have to add to the box....
People got a CE that was the same as the retail edition (that you can still buy on Amazon $19.99), minus a very cheap coin.
The shiny "Collector's Edition" was a retail box, with an attached ...sticker.
People got not signed editions, but a sticker with a signature, attached to a manual.
Richard Garriott even managed to fuck up a Collector's Edition.
Do you remember CEs from the 1990s and 2000s? Remember the retail and CEs for Baldur's Gate 2, Neverwinter Nights, or Icewind Dale 2? Do you remember the Dragon Edition for Ultima IX? I do.
It's telling that Richard didn't give a damn about his most loyal fans, backers, or collectors.
Richard's career has been over for 20 years now, and it went downhill since Ultima VII. And you could see what he is capable of when he doesn't have a great team (like Warren Spector (Ultima) or Raph Koster (Ultima Online)) - Tabula Rasa, Ultimate Collector, Shroud of the Avatar.