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How many Lost Crown universe AGs had been released since our wait

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Honestly? Yes, nice people are entirely allowed to block and unfriend fans on twitter or facebook. Fans can tend to act like entitled jerks, as seen in the thread linked to there. Without an actual transcript I’d be hesitant to take the ‘All I did was ask’ guy at face value, and if you’ve been worn down by constant poking even a genuinely innocent query is easily misread as an attack.

If as you suggest the announced release date was a deliberate lie, have you any idea why someone would do that? It seems like something that could only lead to more ill-feeling. Surely much more likely they genuinely believed they could finish getting it ready for release by then, and for whatever reason that turned out to be overly optimistic.

There’s no excuse for deleting the negative posts from the forum history. You said ‘presumably’ Matt did that, though the later interaction was with the publisher. It’s possible it was him, in which case that was certainly wrong of him. But I’m still looking forward to the game, whenever it comes out.

(and thanks, Chrissie. It was a Father’s day present.)

     

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Phlebas - 09 December 2019 06:55 AM
Blah - 07 December 2019 06:32 AM

Or just try finishing one game before starting another…

That sounds sensible, but I don’t think it’s as simple as that. They’re a small operation not backed by a big publisher - I get the impression they need to do the smaller games along the way so they can afford to develop the bigger ones.

But nothing gets released, as things initially said to be smaller games get expanded into big games, or left behind in favour of newer ideas…

     
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Phlebas - 09 December 2019 11:14 AM

Honestly? Yes, nice people are entirely allowed to block and unfriend fans on twitter or facebook. Fans can tend to act like entitled jerks, as seen in the thread linked to there. Without an actual transcript I’d be hesitant to take the ‘All I did was ask’ guy at face value, and if you’ve been worn down by constant poking even a genuinely innocent query is easily misread as an attack.

Yes. And impatient fans can be awful. I also get that meeting someone and liking them makes a difference emotionally. But like I said, nice people lie too. Matt Clark tweeted the game would be uploaded on 22 November. Everybody got excited. Nothing happened. Then he tweeted it would be next Monday. Nothing happened. That was 18 days ago and the rest is silence. The umpteenth disappointment for the fans. No wonder some of them turned sour.

If as you suggest the announced release date was a deliberate lie, have you any idea why someone would do that? It seems like something that could only lead to more ill-feeling. Surely much more likely they genuinely believed they could finish getting it ready for release by then, and for whatever reason that turned out to be overly optimistic.

It’s not only this particular release date. Do you realize how long the delays and empty assurances and broken promises have been going on? For more than 10 years! By both of them. A trailer for Barrow Hill 2 was released in 2010. We could preorder the game, which I did. One or two years later everybody got refunded by Iceberg. The Evil Publisher card has been played before but there’s no evidence of that. They don’t fund JB and MC’s games, so they have no power. They have to wait till the games are finished just like the rest of us.

Some of it, but only some of it, is certainly due to genuine optimism (when they chose to expand and expand some more and work on six or more games at the same time…), I’ll grant you that. But I’m sure you’ll agree that at best they are clearly incapable of learning from mistakes. 

 

     

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Don’t care about the delays. They have their reasons, I’m sure. Boakes is the man behind The Lost Crown. so I will buy his new game when it’s ready. Whenever.

     
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smulan - 13 December 2019 11:32 AM

Don’t care about the delays. They have their reasons, I’m sure. Boakes is the man behind The Lost Crown. so I will buy his new game when it’s ready. Whenever.

i had my reasons too why it took me double the time/years needed to finish my collage back then, and come to think of it i never really understood why my old man used to call me a loser all the time.

     
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Advie - 14 December 2019 10:07 PM
smulan - 13 December 2019 11:32 AM

Don’t care about the delays. They have their reasons, I’m sure. Boakes is the man behind The Lost Crown. so I will buy his new game when it’s ready. Whenever.

i had my reasons too why it took me double the time/years needed to finish my collage back then, and come to think of it i never really understood why my old man used to call me a loser all the time.

Collage? I’d be interested in seeing that!

     

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Karlok - 10 December 2019 11:34 PM
Phlebas - 09 December 2019 11:14 AM

Honestly? Yes, nice people are entirely allowed to block and unfriend fans on twitter or facebook. Fans can tend to act like entitled jerks, as seen in the thread linked to there. Without an actual transcript I’d be hesitant to take the ‘All I did was ask’ guy at face value, and if you’ve been worn down by constant poking even a genuinely innocent query is easily misread as an attack.

Yes. And impatient fans can be awful. I also get that meeting someone and liking them makes a difference emotionally. But like I said, nice people lie too. Matt Clark tweeted the game would be uploaded on 22 November. Everybody got excited. Nothing happened. Then he tweeted it would be next Monday. Nothing happened. That was 18 days ago and the rest is silence. The umpteenth disappointment for the fans. No wonder some of them turned sour.

After more missed release dates (this weekend, next weekend, solstice weekend) and more complaints about MC and JB in the Steam forums, I wanted to see if they would allow criticism on Facebook. No yelling, no namecalling, but my post was not friendly either. Nope. It was gone within 30(!) seconds. Smile I reposted it twice, same thing happened. So yes, I believe the guy who said “all I did was ask”. They didn’t pass my test and I will never buy another game by Darkling Room.

     

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Dark Fall - Ghost Vigil was released today, and I’ve only played it for an hour but so far it’s a lot of fun.  You can see how much effort Matt and Jonathan have put into it, and this bodes well for future releases hopefully. 

http://www.shadowtor.com/store

Also available on Steam but I suggest using the above link and giving the devs 100% of the price of $15.  You get Jonathon Boakes first game and a spooky soundtrack for the game as bonuses.

     

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Stonez - 02 January 2020 11:32 AM

Also available on Steam but I suggest using the above link and giving the devs 100% of the price of $15.  You get Jonathon Boakes first game and a spooky soundtrack for the game as bonuses.

The announcement for the release of Ghost Vigil posted at Gameboomers forum says purchasing from Shadow Tor includes a Steam key in addition to the DRM-free download, along with a few other extras like a soundtrack. The announcement also seems to indicate the Steam version won’t be released until next week, and the Steam keys won’t be available until then.

     
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Downloading both games!

     
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Woo-Hoo!!!  Laughing

     

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