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Offline aldo_14

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Lest we forget, isn't this the SAME reason that Volition closed their own forums? :rolleyes:

A bunch of retards just blend in with a good community and then proceed to drag it down.

For me, I've been doing for a VERY long time and I have already separated the HLP wheat from the chaff. The chaff had better start praying that I don't get this license.
 


I think it's necessary to point out that V had several games covered on their forums - namely Summoner and Red Faction.   From that point, it's unwise to blame what amounted to 3 sub-forums out of a total of, IIRc, around 8+ forums for their closing.

There was, of course, the financial aspect of Volition being bought over by THQ - I believe this may have led to THQ having more overall responsibility for customer contact, and hence V having either less funding, or a deliberately reduced responsbility, for moderating their forum.

IIRC, it was actually THQ who took the decision to close the forums.  The VBB had pretty much degenerated into a mess by then, but it is worth pointing out that it would be churlish to blame one subsection of a subsection of the members for it.

 

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What's wrong with me again? I told my opinion about the AAA turrets. I do know how to change on it and I would change on it, but the campaign(s) I am about to release in the future SHOULD have the 'AAA whacking'(or whatever you call it) on, because you all like it.


It's your opinion and you're entitled to it but when you put it in the way you did you come off as arrogant and that will cause you problems.

I only mention it cause you were complaining about this board being harsh to people for whom English is a second language and it's not a fair point.
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Offline aldo_14

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Originally posted by karajorma


It's your opinion and you're entitled to it but when you put it in the way you did you come off as arrogant and that will cause you problems.

I only mention it cause you were complaining about this board being harsh to people for whom English is a second language and it's not a fair point.


Well, maybe it is an english thing - because native or really good speakers can change their phrasology to reflect stuff like their tone, etc - mimicking 'body language' with punctuation, so to speak.  Of course, if it's done naturally it's almost imperceptible.

TopAce - try and avoid absolute statements that rule out possibility of compromise, or add a caveat that it's your own opinion.  That'll help, methinks.

 

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The Beam weapons are staying, guys.  :rolleyes:

DS said so himself - his post about removing beams and joystick support was to rile up Zarathud. He was being sarcastic.

Derek, git yerself back in here so I can stop playing lawer for you.
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Offline Stryke 9

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Give it up, Sandwich- they also still seem to think Derek already has the license, etc.

Attempting to inform people in this mess is doomed to failure from the get-go.

 

Offline Genryu

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The problem is, to stay informed about all of this, you need to browse on a ****load number of forums. Which is why information is badly transmitted and often taken out of context.
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Offline TheVirtu

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Yeah, this is going actively on what...4 or 5 forums now?
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Offline Genryu

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More like a dozen.:eek2:
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I'm beyond caring anymore, can't we just focus over here on getting current mods finished/released?

Stuff what happens with Smart, it's his problem not yours.
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*goes to finish aotd demo


I think I'll just Pimp Aotd in all the smart threads. They're bound to get at least a hundred hits an hour........ :drevil:
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Derek Smart wants to Develop FS3
Agreement with Vyper. If it's good, it's good. If it's not, we just dismiss. We have plenty of works here more than worthy of being FS3. I say we just forget it... 'Cuz quite frankly I haven't seen the problem from the start. So what if he has a bad reutation? That doesn't necesarily mean that FS3 will suck.

 

Offline Unknown Target

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I'm actually done bothering with talking to Derek. I'm just going to go back to my modding, and trying to get something together to buy the FS liscence.

 

Offline Stryke 9

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Genryu: Speed-reading and an easily downloadable array of internet tools, my man. Read it like a newsticker, every few hours or so.

 

Offline Setekh

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I think I'll just Pimp Aotd in all the smart threads. They're bound to get at least a hundred hits an hour........ :drevil:


Yeah, very clever. :p HLP has calmed down since then, though. :)
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Offline Falcon

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Hmmmm what if I told you I was making a Freespace 4? :lol: :lol: :lol:

 

Offline Setekh

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That would be a worry. :lol:

Anyway, it's now time for a lot of behind-the-scenes action. Gotta love being an admin... :)
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Offline Falcon

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Don't make go DS on you!!! :lol:

 

Offline Gloriano

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HLP has calmed down since then, though


:nod:  good thing about this was we get new mempers


Anyway Thanks god that I didn't post in this thread when I was really angry:)
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Offline JarC

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Mr Smart,

I've deliberatly tried staying out of any discussion here on your plans and the little bombs you've dropped sofar (at the least they had that effect).

There's only two questions on my mind which I would like for you to answer, if you can.

Your previous games all suffered from a somewhat similar fate (as do most games thesedays) they were forced out the door before full completion, AAR they had bugs making them unplayable for some if not a lot of people (I myself am still tryin, without success, to get my hand on a copy of BC that will run on my system,  a PII460Mhz with 512MB and GeforceFX5200Ultra).

Soooo, question 1:

what precautions are you planning to put in place so that this time around, there's no chance in hell to see this happening again, if and when you acquire the FS3 license...

Question 2:
Instead of us being on opposites sides of the fence (developer versus hardcore fanbase) would you be willing to accept financing from this same hardcore fanbase. (even though I expect you already have enough fincancial backing to put up a bid for the rights)

To HLP members...I would very much appreciate it if all of you start thinking for a chance...I've seen a helluva lot of remarks along the line of 'look what we've done in the last 5 yrs' well, wake up and smell the roses, that ain't exactly a lot *if compared to commercial projects*.
So if ever there was an actual chance on seeing FS3 go beyond the chitchat phase, THIS IS IT....
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