Author Topic: 2010-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year  (Read 29720 times)

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Offline General Battuta

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
I thought the nova and colony battle were particularly subpar vis a vis Zoic, myself. And Razor was distinguished by its weak explosions.

 

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
The return of Starbuck scene actually made me come up with idea I want to suggest.Whenever you have the next trailer for Diaspora please have it set to All Along The Watchtower!Hope you use the Jimmy Hendrix version.Thats the best.

Well, one of the things I am looking for in Diaspora's Trailers is new music from MaX and Flipside. Using "All along the Watchtower" for the first (and probably least epic) release would be overkill IMHO.
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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
None of our releases will be "least epic". We don't do "least". No "least". :P
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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
For my part, I'm hoping Diaspora steers away from the Watchtower/God's plan/Starbuck-is-a-magic-angel aspects of the series.  Sure, season 3 wasn't as strong as previous efforts, but it didn't really jump the shark IMO until All Along the Watchtower.  Here is this group desperately struggling to survive where things look like they've finally reached a breaking point and oh, the only important character to die off so far just came back to life, and is that a cover of an extremely popular cover of a Bob Dylan song?  Totally took me out of it, and I don't think they ever really recovered.

On the other hand, maybe if you do a cover of the cover of the cover of the tune it will turn out brilliant, like with even numbered Star Trek sequels.

 

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
This is a stupid question thats been asked a lot but im dying to know about it.Does anyone have an ETA for the release date of R1?Will it be up this year?This month?Next month?I wouldnt mind if a demo of it was released with just one mission.The campaign could be released later.
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
...this question has been answered SO MANY TIMES.

The answer is 'when it's done.'

That will be 'when the things that need to get done before release are done.'

Nobody can give a more precise date yet. You'll know when someone can.

 

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
Damn.No one can seem to ever give a definite answer.
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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
That's because NO ONE KNOWS. The developers don't know. It's not some kind of secret from you, it just doesn't exist yet. It's impossible to predict how long it will take to get everything done.

I don't get what makes this so hard to figure out.

 

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
Hotdog: Here's a hint: With Volunteer projects like this, it is basically impossible to look at a given asset and say "this will take x amount of time".

If you can't understand that, please try to organize your own mod team. See how many deadlines (whether they will be internal only or announced) you miss.
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Offline Thaeris

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
I for one can attest to missing my own deadlines!

 :nervous:

...Of course, I have things which are much more important to do, but there you go...
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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
It's the way of the world.


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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
It sounds like it will take a miracle for it to be released this year.  :sigh:
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Offline General Battuta

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
Okay, let's just ban this idiot.

He apparently does not understand that no one knows when it will be released.

Ban him. Seriously. He takes that, twists it around, and takes it to mean that 'it won't be released this year.'

Either he's a troll or a genuine dumbass.

 

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
It sounds like noone is able to give you a concrete, reliable answer. Learn to live with it. At the very least, stop asking questions that you know cannot be answered to your satisfaction.
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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
Jeez I was just being sarcastic.
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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
Okay, let's just ban this idiot.

He apparently does not understand that no one knows when it will be released.

Ban him. Seriously. He takes that, twists it around, and takes it to mean that 'it won't be released this year.'

Either he's a troll or a genuine dumbass.


:wtf:

No, the kid's a noob. Everyone's been there, and it often takes a while to recognize that things just won't get up and done. I can attest to doing this personally, but I learned that lesson somewhere else...

Hotdog, don't put yourself to be in a position where you get a title like "you most make estimate." People have other things to do than make a non-profit production. When there's good news to tell, believe me, the Devs will be the first to tell. Do yourself a favor and don't ask this question again (or continue the conversation, for that matter).

Don't take offense, just take the advice.
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It's the Duke Nukem Forever of prophecies..."


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Offline General Battuta

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
Yeah, I'm happy to say not everybody's been there.

 

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
To be honest, i still pop back there now and then anyhooo......



I believe we've all had a good ghard look at this blog :)
Same time next month people?

 

Offline newman

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
Yeah, I'm happy to say not everybody's been there.

Learning to read helps. Hotdog has been told repeatedly to read the FAQ before asking a question that is covered in it. Now he does it again - guess some people never learn.

HotDog, if you're wondering why such a strong reaction, consider the fact that we've been through this sort of discussion a lot of times. This is why we put up the FAQ and all the info available on the Diaspora boards. It still doesn't prevent select individuals from pestering us with "eta please" questions every now and then. And frankly we are extremely tired of having to explain again and again and again the nature of volunteer work and how this affects deadlines.
The only way anyone can have an impact on the deadline is to demonstrate some skill Diaspora needs, join the team, and help us get it out sooner. If you can't, then the least you can do is have patience and let us do our thing.
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Offline Hotdog

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Re: 10-01-11 - Kicking Off The New Year
Sorry for the stupid question before.The only reason I asked was because I searched the forum and could not find even a guess as to a release date.Im done asking dumb questions like that now.
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