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Reply #175 on: April 04, 2013, 05:29:36 AM

Calling Garriott a twat offends me.

Has anyone really been far even as decided to use even go want to do look more like?
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Reply #176 on: April 04, 2013, 06:04:17 AM

This is very true, and it's why I'm not against KS.  Smart people were taking advantage of stupid people from about the time when possessions were invented. 

The problem is that KS could actually be a good service, but at least for games is most likely soon going to become a poisoned well.

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Reply #177 on: April 04, 2013, 08:12:22 AM

Lots of things could be good.

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Reply #178 on: April 04, 2013, 09:27:08 AM

Most aren't.

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Reply #179 on: April 06, 2013, 09:00:38 PM

Straight from Chris Roberts in my email:

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Attention Citizens,

Breaking news! You heard earlier today that Richard Garriott's Shroud of the Avatar will feature an item designed by Chris Roberts useable in-game... and we've decided to return the favor! If you back both Star Citizen and Shroud of the Avatar at the $40 Adventurer level or higher, we'll give your pilot in Star Citizen a powerful crossbow straight out of Richard's new world... perfect for providing an extra-lethal punch during boarding actions. The Shroud of the Avatar Kickstarter campaign ends in just twelve hours, so make your pledge NOW!

If you would like to pledge via Paypal you can do so here.

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Reply #180 on: April 07, 2013, 01:39:20 AM

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Reply #181 on: April 07, 2013, 03:29:02 AM

I always wonder with these pre-order and limited edition bonus items etc how you are supposed to tune the difficulty of the game. Maybe I'm nostalgic (and looking thru some heavily tinted rose glasses) but the normal difficulty in games used to be something decent in most cases but now (sometimes) there's stuff that makes the (first half of the) game trivial. /ramble
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Reply #182 on: April 07, 2013, 04:07:48 PM

KS has replaced "beta" as the marketing term du jour. From another thread, I get that people want to have hope, and are willing to take a chance. But giving $50 to a new video game only asking for $1mm is burning it. Go see an IMAX movie instead awesome, for real

$1mm, $2mm, $5mm, any number under $40mm for a promised AAA-quality game is just bunk. Those sums will fund some creative to go make a seed money pitch wherefrom the real money comes.

I said earlier that KS is fine for people like RG who want to have an extra datapoint to prove the value of his brand/pitch. And as a datapoint, it's true. But, donating $50 to someone in the business of developing for 800,000 times that amount in budget and who talks to publishes managing 10,000,000 times that amount, well, you might as well just click a LIKE button in Facebook for all that $50 actually matters to the business folks.

I predict that sometime this year or maybe next, KS will become synonymous with Ponzi.

After that shit is going to start to get really expensive with all the indemnities KS et al will need to throw out there.
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Reply #183 on: April 07, 2013, 04:28:02 PM

The Kickstarter closed today. He got $1.9 million through Kickstarter and another $100,000 or so in donations directly through the game's website.
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Reply #184 on: April 07, 2013, 04:50:46 PM

Kickstarter will never become synonymous with Ponzi as long as companies keep shipping physical products that work as described (or better - see Pen Type-A for a good example) with it.

The video gaming shit remains beyond stupid.
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Reply #185 on: April 07, 2013, 05:26:21 PM

For anyone who has one hour to spend on something a bit weird but informative (if you are an outsider, like me), check out Matt Barton interviewing Chris Taylor about the fall of Gas Powered Games (their Kickstarter didn't make it). He speaks so candidly about the industry, having to layoff people, Kickstarter, and literally starts crying at some point while trying to put into perspective the fact that games get funded while projects to save starving kids in Africa don't.

(If the time marker doesn't work, go to 24:35) "This is videogames, what the hell are we doing, why are we losing our focus here..."

You can take this interview any way you want and can have your opinion about Chris Taylor (the man and the designer) but it got me even more annoyed at Garriott and his insane ego.
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Reply #186 on: April 07, 2013, 08:14:22 PM

The projects to save kids in Africa have lousy reward levels. I want a key chain, t-shirt and double-sided poster to show everyone that I care.

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Reply #187 on: April 08, 2013, 12:25:45 AM

Thanks for the link, Falconeer, hadn't seen that. Calling it an interview is kind of an overstatement, though. More like an hour long Chris Taylor monologue :) Great stuff, though.

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Reply #188 on: April 08, 2013, 09:14:15 AM

There are already millions of charitable foundations that cover the charitable projects arena. Kickstarter doesn't need to be involved in that particular area, or any charitable arena for that matter.

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Reply #189 on: April 09, 2013, 02:55:34 AM

I rather the charitable projects I already donate to don't blow their money on stupid swag for reward levels.
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Reply #190 on: April 09, 2013, 09:04:42 AM

I rather the charitable projects I already donate to don't blow their money on stupid swag for reward levels.

Screw you, I want my PBS totebag.  awesome, for real

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Reply #191 on: April 13, 2013, 08:50:32 AM


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Reply #192 on: May 08, 2013, 02:58:42 AM

You can snark all you want but at least it got Lum a job. 

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Reply #193 on: May 08, 2013, 09:33:19 AM

That's it.  I'm never talking to Lum again.

Mainly because he doesn't hang out here anymore. sad

Hahahaha!  I'm really good at this!
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Reply #194 on: May 08, 2013, 01:19:01 PM

Grab as much from Garriott as you can and run for the hills. It's the only fair thing to do.

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Reply #195 on: May 08, 2013, 01:40:52 PM

Still shameful.

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Reply #196 on: May 08, 2013, 01:44:15 PM


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Reply #197 on: May 08, 2013, 02:47:13 PM

Blah blah, healthcare, blah blah, 2001, blah blah, get stuffed.

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Reply #198 on: May 08, 2013, 03:35:58 PM

I find it vastly satisfying thinking that someday someone in that office will come to Lum with a request and he can reply "I cannot help thee with that."  why so serious?

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Reply #199 on: May 09, 2013, 05:14:17 AM

Hehe, feels like a "full circle"  Oh ho ho ho. Reallllly? (although another one would be working with Raph and storming into his office from time to time screaming "bring back pre-casting byotch!")

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Reply #200 on: July 15, 2013, 11:19:07 AM

Where to post Garriott's newest nonsense when its own thread is locked?

Here!

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Reply #201 on: September 04, 2013, 06:58:57 PM

Shroudies (that's what Shroud of the Avatar fans call ourselves) can now buy an in-game house for just $50. A HOUSE for just $50, and it's actually half the normal cost of this particular house in the world of Shroud of the Avatar, which is $100.

What's more, anyone can buy this house because it's not restricted to people who donated to the kickstarters. Donors have to pay an extra $50 for this house just like everyone else, so it's fair.

Some of you are just cynical.
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Reply #202 on: September 04, 2013, 07:02:23 PM

So you can buy it without actually owning a plot of land to put it on? Bwa ha ha, I wonder how many people will be caught out by the fine print.

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Reply #203 on: September 04, 2013, 07:29:51 PM

The serpent ornament looks like a twisted penis.
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Reply #204 on: September 04, 2013, 09:21:50 PM

But where's the hangar for my Freelancer?

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Reply #205 on: September 13, 2013, 03:03:22 PM


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Reply #206 on: September 13, 2013, 05:01:49 PM

So you can buy it without actually owning a plot of land to put it on? Bwa ha ha, I wonder how many people will be caught out by the fine print.

Lord British has clearly heard your plea, for he is now selling said plots of land for the fair price of $150 each. That's just the empty plot of land of course, but very useful if you've already spent $50 on a house and need somewhere to place it.
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Reply #207 on: September 13, 2013, 05:02:24 PM

Don't ask me how I know these things.
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Reply #208 on: September 13, 2013, 05:20:44 PM

Seek professional help.

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Reply #209 on: September 22, 2013, 10:17:38 AM

3 month update video:
https://www.shroudoftheavatar.com/?p=27965

Can't tell if this was already posted.

Definitely old school. But as UO was my first ever MMO, this video brings me back, well, enough to keep me from unsubscribing to the email blasts anyway.

Not paying any real money for any hangar/ship/house/plot of course. That shit doesn't have any real world value unless I can make money back on it, which is very not-at-all how I play these games.

So anyway, as long as the usual string of conditions are met, I might be interested in someday playing.
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