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How much would you contribute towards a Kickstarter aimed at acquiring the FreeSpace licence from Interplay?

< $10
14 (20.9%)
$10 - $100
38 (56.7%)
$100 - $250
7 (10.4%)
$250 - $500
5 (7.5%)
$500 - $1000
1 (1.5%)
$1000 - $10k
0 (0%)
$10k+
2 (3%)

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Offline Klaustrophobia

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
i'm really tired of seeing the "FS3 might ruin it for me, so no one should get it" argument.  that's your problem to deal with.  forgive my language, but if this ever WERE to happen,  :v: or whoever the devs end up being aren't going to give a flying **** about your issues with their story.

we've all played silent threat.  by a show of hands, who just ignores it (or further, replaces it with ST:R), and who thinks FS1 is forever ruined because they tacked on something bad after it?
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Offline Goober5000

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
At this point, any mod with a storyline that doesn't contradict the established narrative can claim a small amount of canon plausibility, even if it will never become a canonical reality. FS3 would eliminate that and throw every post-capella campaign into alternate-universe territory, thereby invalidating their storylines in a canon sense.

And let's not forget that if FS3 was moddable enough (and it might well be) it would either (A) compete with the SCP and split FreeSpace mods between two different programs, making it significantly harder and costlier to play all of them, or (B) eliminate the SCP all together.

Is your enjoyment of Awakenings lessened by the fact that FS2 came out?

 

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
I personally would not want to see an official conclusion to the FreeSpace narrative. It would immediately invalidate all the SCP team's hard work and the storylines of every single post-capella mod.

As far as I'm concerned, FSO and FS3 are one and the same.

You never heard of alternate endings / fanfics?  It doesn't invalidate them... because they were never valid to begin with   /rant  EDIT: I mean, they aren't canon, stop pretending they are, and therefore, as fanfic, they aren't "invalidated"... they become another dimension of the story universe... and they can exist simultaneously, if your mind is big enough.  :P

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At this point, any mod with a storyline that doesn't contradict the established narrative can claim a small amount of canon plausibility, even if it will never become a canonical reality. FS3 would eliminate that and throw every post-capella campaign into alternate-universe territory, thereby invalidating their storylines in a canon sense.

And let's not forget that if FS3 was moddable enough (and it might well be) it would either (A) compete with the SCP and split FreeSpace mods between two different programs, making it significantly harder and costlier to play all of them, or (B) eliminate the SCP all together.

Is your enjoyment of Awakenings lessened by the fact that FS2 came out?

^^  This... So much this.

 

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
I suspect what people are trying to get at is this.

FS2 was open-ended. In general it seems most people expect an FS3 would answer a lot of the unanswered questions that many mods were based on. But more importantly, it would answer a lot of the unanswered questions that have been burning in many of us since the first time we finished FS2 and craved for more, More, MORE. Voila.. HLP.. and we made more.

It seems to me that several people are suggesting that if an FS3 was made that did answer a lot of the unanswered FS2 questions, it might temper the fire that has kept FS alive for a decade.

I neither agree nor disagree with the statements, just trying to clarify what I've been reading.
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Offline jr2

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
I always rather figured that FS3 would answer some questions, yes, but pose a lot more.  That's just good story-telling there. (At least if you want to keep 'em coming back for more!)

 

Offline MatthTheGeek

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
I always rather figured that FS3 would answer some questions, yes, but pose a lot more.  That's just good story-telling there. (At least if you want to keep 'em coming back for more!)
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Offline Apollo

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
i'm really tired of seeing the "FS3 might ruin it for me, so no one should get it" argument.  that's your problem to deal with.  forgive my language, but if this ever WERE to happen,  :v: or whoever the devs end up being aren't going to give a flying **** about your issues with their story.

we've all played silent threat.  by a show of hands, who just ignores it (or further, replaces it with ST:R), and who thinks FS1 is forever ruined because they tacked on something bad after it?

I never said that I thought FS3 would suck, I just didn't want to see it for other reasons. Please read my post before you comment on it.

I accept Silent Threat as canon, although ST:R is so similar in terms of storyline that I would have no difficulty playing a mod using it instead of Silent Threat.

I'm not making any concerted effort to prevent the development of FS3, and I never insulted you, so would you please calm the **** down? Getting combative over someone else's opinion about a computer game is goddamn ridiculous.*
You never heard of alternate endings / fanfics?  It doesn't invalidate them... because they were never valid to begin with   /rant  EDIT: I mean, they aren't canon, stop pretending they are, and therefore, as fanfic, they aren't "invalidated"... they become another dimension of the story universe... and they can exist simultaneously, if your mind is big enough.  :P

Mods aren't canon, but in most cases they also don't contradict canon, making them more believable than some alternate universe thing. Make FS3, and nearly every post-capella mod will contradict canon.

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Is your enjoyment of Awakenings lessened by the fact that FS2 came out?

^^  This... So much this.

I haven't played Awakenings, but if it contradicts FS2 than it would.

I can still enjoy Destiny of Peace and other post-FS1 campaigns, but it really kills immersion for me if they contradict canon too much.

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Offline Klaustrophobia

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
That wasn't directly at you, it was for everyone who is adamant FS3 should not be made because it will "ruin" what we already have.  It happens EVERY time fs3 is mentioned.  "I don't want it, so it should never be made.  End of discussion."  This is FAR more irritating to me than the "will it ever happen?" question. 

If there WAS a person in this thread my post was more directed at, it would be matth.
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Offline Apollo

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Re: A chance for FS3 with the help from kickstarter ?
That wasn't directly at you, it was for everyone who is adamant FS3 should not be made because it will "ruin" what we already have.  It happens EVERY time fs3 is mentioned.  "I don't want it, so it should never be made.  End of discussion."  This is FAR more irritating to me than the "will it ever happen?" question. 

If there WAS a person in this thread my post was more directed at, it would be matth.
OK. Sorry if I misunderstood you.

For what it's worth, I'm not completely against the idea of a FS3, although I do feel the problems outweigh the benefits. But that's just my personal opinion.
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