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  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member RarePosts: 562
    They have just hired two more engineers though so hopefully we will see some better progress
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,215
    AnOldFart said:
    They have just hired two more engineers though so hopefully we will see some better progress
    Did they hire actual engineers or interns?  I haven’t followed closely but I thought they were just getting some free/low cost college interns.

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  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member RarePosts: 562
    They stated engineers in the update.
    But to be honest I scanned and thought... meh
  • SpottyGekkoSpottyGekko Member EpicPosts: 6,916
    AnOldFart said:
    They have just hired two more engineers though so hopefully we will see some better progress
    Two MORE engineers ?

    Hmmm... mebbe replacing SpatialOS with cobbled-together 3rd-party apps is proving to be a bit more tricky than Jeromy thought...
  • MendelMendel Member LegendaryPosts: 5,609
    AnOldFart said:
    They have just hired two more engineers though so hopefully we will see some better progress
    Did they hire actual engineers or interns?  I haven’t followed closely but I thought they were just getting some free/low cost college interns.
    Engineers?  Are we certain they are hiring software engineers and not civil engineers?  With this group, I think I do have to wonder.  We've seen how that worked for Jane Foster.




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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,215
    Mendel said:
    AnOldFart said:
    They have just hired two more engineers though so hopefully we will see some better progress
    Did they hire actual engineers or interns?  I haven’t followed closely but I thought they were just getting some free/low cost college interns.
    Engineers?  Are we certain they are hiring software engineers and not civil engineers?  With this group, I think I do have to wonder.  We've seen how that worked for Jane Foster.


    This is the type of engineer they need:

    https://youtu.be/t9SVhg6ZENw


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  • WellspringWellspring Member EpicPosts: 1,464
    Mendel said:
    AnOldFart said:
    They have just hired two more engineers though so hopefully we will see some better progress
    Did they hire actual engineers or interns?  I haven’t followed closely but I thought they were just getting some free/low cost college interns.
    Engineers?  Are we certain they are hiring software engineers and not civil engineers?  With this group, I think I do have to wonder.  We've seen how that worked for Jane Foster.





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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,215
    Here you go:



    Engineering Interns...
    AnOldFart

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  • OrangeBoyOrangeBoy Member UncommonPosts: 213
    Caspian sort of reminds me of this guy

    Image result for spongebob salesman suckers
  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,215
    edited May 2018
    So... since @Ungood asked that we move the discussion I figured here was a good spot.

    To summarize:  The current Kickstarter Anniversary sale consists of stretch goals that lead to opening up more items for sale. Most games I have seen use these as a reward for backers.  Kind of like "Hey, if you hit the $100k goal we will give you a free pet.   Not THESE guys.  Their stretch goals are that if you hit the $100k goal they will put a new item in the store for you to buy!

    That is a pretty crazy concept.  They even are pulling out all the stops by putting "retired" packages and items back in the store.  Remember the Count package? (Spend $1000 to buy yourself a Count title, population center, etc... well it's back despite having been retired).

    But that's not all!

    They have gone even further down the Pay 4 Advantage road now.   
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    Old Soul$350,000

    When they say you must have an old soul, they'll be right. This soul has lived more than one lifetime in Elyria and comes to you with the experience and skill ramps to prove it.

    ------

    Special Title: "The Venerable" - There's just something about you that seems to go way back. Maybe you've got wisdom beyond your years or your lineage goes way back but, either way, you're unmistakable!
    Effect: All your fame gained is increased by 10% for the character this title is used on. 

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    So... the 3 month Headstart for high roller backers was always going to give them a big edge in game, but now they guarantee an "Old Soul" so those same people can start up one (or more) lifetimes ahead of others.  And when you die you just start with an even greater skill ramp.  So this advantage can never be lost.

    Then the Title is just icing on the cake.


    What is interesting though is that they seem to be hitting a slowdown.   They may not actually hit the Old Soul tier.  But I'm sure it will be offered again :)  And who knows, their "Kings" may just decide to plop down even more cash at the last minute just to hit the goal.




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  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member RarePosts: 562
    As I said in the other thread I'm quickly losing interest in this project now.
  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 43,752
    Moving my reply from the other thread.

    Well in all fairness, they are never going to get this game made without additional funding, which is going to have to come from the backers until some other investor shows up.

    Their post launch business model doesn't include selling these advantages which I feel is a big mistake, but I'm not building this game.

    Take a hard read of the recent Portalarium  public filing for a really insightful look at how it was funded and will continue to be, quite a few good parallels / portents to the possible future for COE.
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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 43,752
    Moving this as well, apologies for any loss of context.

    Well, at least its limited to one character per account 

    Also noticed the pack with one "old soul", that is a solid advantage worth having.

    Camping pack looks like it might impart some useful benefits, hard to be sure from the brief descriptions. 

    The store "unlock" tiers are just weird, "if players give us enough money, we'll give them the "priviledge" to buy something else in the store."

    Thank you sir, may I have another?


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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,215
    I've used that video before.  It's pretty perfect IMHO.  6 degrees of Kevin Bacon!

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 43,752
    I've used that video before.  It's pretty perfect IMHO.  6 degrees of Kevin Bacon!

    More and more I feel most games make players "bend over and take it."

    Then they expect players to thank them for the "priviledge. "

    ;)

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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,215
    Kyleran said:
    I've used that video before.  It's pretty perfect IMHO.  6 degrees of Kevin Bacon!

    More and more I feel most games make players "bend over and take it."

    Then they expect players to thank them for the "priviledge. "

    ;)
    Well they expect it because people do it.  You can find dozens of examples related to CoE in a 5 minute google exercise... probably less time.

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  • KyleranKyleran Member LegendaryPosts: 43,752
    Kyleran said:
    I've used that video before.  It's pretty perfect IMHO.  6 degrees of Kevin Bacon!

    More and more I feel most games make players "bend over and take it."

    Then they expect players to thank them for the "priviledge. "

    ;)
    Well they expect it because people do it.  You can find dozens of examples related to CoE in a 5 minute google exercise... probably less time.

    Well not just a COE phenomenon as you well know.

    Just look at the folks chomping at the bit to play Bless when it comes out.  

    Not that I am trying to derail this into a convo about Bless, or we'll be likely admonished.

    ;)

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  • Slapshot1188Slapshot1188 Member LegendaryPosts: 17,215
    Kyleran said:
    Kyleran said:
    I've used that video before.  It's pretty perfect IMHO.  6 degrees of Kevin Bacon!

    More and more I feel most games make players "bend over and take it."

    Then they expect players to thank them for the "priviledge. "

    ;)
    Well they expect it because people do it.  You can find dozens of examples related to CoE in a 5 minute google exercise... probably less time.

    Well not just a COE phenomenon as you well know.

    Just look at the folks chomping at the bit to play Bless when it comes out.  

    Not that I am trying to derail this into a convo about Bless, or we'll be likely admonished.

    ;)

    Totally agree, but I wouldn't want "someone" to complain it was off-topic... 

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  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member RarePosts: 562
    lol
  • UngoodUngood Member LegendaryPosts: 7,532
    So... since @Ungood asked that we move the discussion I figured here was a good spot.
    Now.. see that was not so hard was it, to post where something was relevant.. and look, you have minions calling me a troll, you must be so proud, you're are really moving up in the world I guess.
    Egotism is the anesthetic that dullens the pain of stupidity, this is why when I try to beat my head against the stupidity of other people, I only hurt myself.

  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member RarePosts: 562
    Ungood said:
    So... since @Ungood asked that we move the discussion I figured here was a good spot.
    Now.. see that was not so hard was it, to post where something was relevant.. and look, you have minions calling me a troll, you must be so proud, you're are really moving up in the world I guess.
    Two things,
    1) I never actually used the word troll, you assumed that from my comment.
    2) I am not and never have been slapshot's minion, in fact I've disagreed, more than I agreed with him.
    KyleranSlapshot1188
  • UngoodUngood Member LegendaryPosts: 7,532
    edited May 2018
    What makes you feel like you're not being played old fella, but yer the one that defended his Derailment of another thread..


    But since you like to play that kind of game, I never called you a minion.

    In fact, I didn't mention you at all, you assumed that. ;)
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  • ScotScot Member LegendaryPosts: 23,540
    They were going to be in alpha after a year? Give it another two years to launch.
  • UngoodUngood Member LegendaryPosts: 7,532
    Scot said:
    They were going to be in alpha after a year? Give it another two years to launch.
    I doubt they will even have all the systems designed up in a year, much less implemented in a compatible manner, it make an Alpha.

    Kylerananemo
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  • AnOldFartAnOldFart Member RarePosts: 562
    Ungood said:
    What makes you feel like you're not being played old fella, but yer the one that defended his Derailment of another thread.. so.. if find offence in being called a minion.. perhaps you prefer being one of his cronies.

    Not my place to call people names.. that is what you do.
    Lol your funny...
    You criticise him for attempted derailment and now your doing the same here because it's the right thread and you have nothing else to use to distract ppl. 

    Anyway let's avoid continuing this derailment.

    Scot said:
    They were going to be in alpha after a year? Give it another two years to launch.
    Yes indeed they said that, and reevaluated their estimates when it became obvious it wasn't going to be on time (let's be honest who thought it would be).

    Also two years to release might still be optimistic...
    Slapshot1188
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