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Seriously, WTF
« on: July 19, 2016, 05:33:53 PM »
Jon, you haven't updated the private build in MONTHS, you haven't been around AND you haven't updated any of us on the development of this game in months.

I'm nearly certain that this has been abandoned and you just haven't told us yet. $50 wasted.
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Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2016, 12:45:46 AM »
Pretty sure this type of post is not helpful. Hope it made you feel better though--gettin' it off your chest, like.

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #2 on: July 24, 2016, 02:29:06 PM »
Pretty sure this type of post is not helpful. Hope it made you feel better though--gettin' it off your chest, like.
What isn't helpful is YOUR post, actually. Jon has collected money on a game that he's supposedly developing. Going MONTHS without communication is unprofessional, classless and downright wrong.

So, glad YOU got it off your chest.
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Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #3 on: July 25, 2016, 04:06:26 PM »

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #4 on: July 25, 2016, 07:55:40 PM »
But it wasn't over for John Rambo. Not in a welshman's ballbag. Rambo came back three times to kill commies / hippies / assorted foreign-type individuals.

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #5 on: July 26, 2016, 11:13:29 AM »
Well, if its over, why is the forum still up?

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #6 on: July 26, 2016, 02:23:59 PM »
Cause he doesn't care?

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #7 on: July 26, 2016, 03:03:18 PM »
in this day and age, unless he's living in a cave or laid up in the hospital, there's no reason why he can't take 5 minutes out of his busy schedule each week to post something or at least have a moderator post something.

The fact that he does not communicate and has not updated the build since March 5th tells me that the project has most likely been cancelled or put aside indefinitely and he's too much of a coward to tell us that he's failed.
« Last Edit: July 26, 2016, 08:39:33 PM by clayffo »

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #8 on: July 26, 2016, 06:14:24 PM »
has not updated the build since February

Internal code show March 5th.  Still bad, but not as bad as Feb.  ;)

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Log.WriteLine(LogType.Program, "GAME VERSION : ".PadLeft(19) + GAME.Version + "-2016 March 5");
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Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #9 on: July 26, 2016, 08:52:54 PM »
Based on the attention to detail (tooltips, clan traits, theme, music) in this game it seems to me that At the Gates is something Jon cares deeply about. It will be finished and released. There are lots of reasons why someone might not want to communicate. Personally I would prefer Jon not give updates and either work on the game or take a break from it if it's getting to be more of a chore than a passion for him.

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #10 on: July 27, 2016, 01:58:26 PM »
I didn't give him money, but if I did, I would feel differently than your post.

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #11 on: July 27, 2016, 08:38:52 PM »
See dancingbogman, the difference between what you're talking about and what I'm talking about is that he received approx. $96,000 (after KS fees) to build what he proposed to the backers.  The expected completion date was supposed to be in 2014.   he received a lot more money than he asked for and he picked the completion date.  We are now in 2016 with no known completion date and no idea how that money was spent.

By accepting the money, he made an agreement with us and there should be accountability for that. 

Now, if this was a flash game on kong, then whatever.  Free is free and you can't complain

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #12 on: July 27, 2016, 09:40:43 PM »
I bought the game last year but didn't kickstart it. It is hard to know how close the game is to completion but I have already played it for 50+ hours. So I feel pretty satisfied with the price I paid. I get that there are a lot of people frustrated but making a strategy game is hard--I should know because I've made none. I get the sense that the hold up we are experiencing now has to do with endgame mechanics or victory conditions. Can you imagine how long testing that stuff takes?


Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #13 on: July 28, 2016, 04:58:13 AM »
I still believe itll be done. Game is even great as it is

Re: Seriously, WTF
« Reply #14 on: July 28, 2016, 08:03:17 AM »
I agree.  I've really enjoyed the game as is, and I expect it will only get better as more pieces of it get completed.
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