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I think he would like to "go dark" about the delays. I think he continually tries to ignore what was said in the past which is why each State of Elyria is almost like GroundHog Day, ignoring what was said previously and just dangling new carrots.Kyleran said:I don't feel Caspian really has anything to gain by speaking out or responding further to issues concerning the delays, in fact going dark on the subject is probably the better move. (For him, not the backers)Slapshot1188 said:Stay on target folks. Don't let this thread turn into a discussion of GDemanis strange beliefs. He stated them. We all disagree. Great.
Back to Caspien's reaction!
Does anyone think this ends up with an olive branch softball email based "interview" without any chance for follow-up questions? I'd hate to see that. I would LOVE to see a live interview.
You don't see Brad, Mark, or Chris directly responding to missed promises anymore, so why should Jeremy either? (Again, for him, not the backers)
All four games are now in the "deliver" or shut up phase IMO as I don't care how busy they are, just show me the final results. YMMV.
While Capt LOL will undoubtedly hit you up, it's easy to simply go and get what was posted and PROMISED at the Kickstarter and compare.Kyleran said:I'll agree being a kick starter backer does not grant any sort of legal rights on how the project should be run nor even to provide any information on its progress.Gdemami said:That is the point, me, nor anyone else here is a major shareholder, yet people act like they are...ConstantineMerus said:
To be honest mate, I find it strange that you of all people would support this, even if you are a major shareholder in SBS.
Whether his decision was rational or not, is just his business, yet you seem to have an issue with that because you keep bringing it up over and over.
You cannot say you acknowledge his right to do as he wish and then keep pondering how immature his decision was.
There is such a thing as keeping ones word, granted an archaic concept in this day and age but I believe Caspian did promise transparency, along with delivering a game by Dec 2017.
Finally, while KSers provide backers few legal rights, it also does not grant the developer any sort of "right" to be shielded from valid criticism either.
Soulbound Studios promises to:
• Continue developer transparency & the access levels we’ve become known for
• Publish & update our schedule on the CoE website
• Use ALL Kickstarter funds on ONLY the development of Chronicles of Elyria
See that highlighted part?. The last published schedule on their website is from July 2017 and this is what it says:
When they promise things that never happen, why dont the community hold them accountable?
I'm not sure what you mean by never happen. We had several community events come and go that we said would happen, we've got domain & settlement selection coming up soon as well. We reached our Friends & Family milestone earlier last year, but decided not to release the "Walk & Talk" to Alpha 1 backers. Now we're working on getting the game into the hands of players as quickly as possible. Trust me when I say it's coming soon.
But to say never is both a gross over statement and is honestly incorrect. As long as I'm coming into work every day, never hasn't happened yet. In the words of the famous Dread Pirate Roberts, "You're only saying never because no one ever has."
Isn't he so smart! Never hasn't happened yet. HA HA. Just want I want my CEO saying when he hasn't delivered what he said he would.
Or then there is this beauty:
Is it not a bit dis-concerning that after so many years they have yet to produce anything that can be viewed as progress and are way overdue on timelines and so on?
We've been in production for 2 years and 2 months (Since Nov. 2016). Since then we've had to roll our own back-end servers, create a front-end that can communicate with our back-end, and implement the many gameplay mechanics and systems that exist in the Pre-Alpha - in addition to all the work we've had to do around world building and world generation; including creating the lore and details of all the biomes, flora, fauna, historical events, and Tribes of Elyria.
I know that all sounds defensive, but it's really not meant to be. I just wanted to highlight that we've done a ton in a relatively short amount of time. I say relatively because if you compare us with other in-development and previous MMOs you can see that we're still doing quite well on time.
I know when you're watching the clock waiting for the project to be completed it can seem like an eternity. But I've worked longer than this on single-player free-roaming adventure games.
Silly people! Of course an MMORPG can't be completed in 2 years! Why it's crazy to even think that! Why would you get that crazy idea in your head? Gantt charts schmant charts! (for those new to the story, the first big argument was when Caspien listed a Dec 2017 release date and then forcefully defended that date by referring to his Gantt charts)
And then the Shame On You Guys part:
And why do we never get a response from SbS on this forum with things like this, not like the tactic of ignoring concerns have worked for them...
Frankly, because we have things to do. There will always be negative articles that come out about the game. Even post-launch. We can't stop development each time that happens to address it. We shouldn't have to.