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Infinity Wars => News and Developer Talk => Topic started by: AirborneScientist on January 10, 2017, 09:16:24 AM

Title: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: AirborneScientist on January 10, 2017, 09:16:24 AM
Drew hasn't posted in just under a month and as far as I can tell there's been no activity from Lightmare beyond posts from the community moderators. Anyone know what (if anything) is going on behind the scenes or has Lighmare just given up on pretending to care?
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: ES [BoD] on January 10, 2017, 11:10:32 AM
Hey there, as someone that has access behind the scenes, i can tell you that Yodomare is working towards making a better NPE (New Player Experience) as well as improving some other aspects like advertisements and QOL features.

Hopefully ill be able to share more information soon.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: JHOW4864 on January 10, 2017, 01:17:14 PM
The same new player experience they have been working on for like 1 - 1 1/2 years now? Must be some real next lvl shiz to take that long  ;). I see i haven't missed anything, be back in a month or two to have a laugh again, see ya.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: ORISOLVE on January 10, 2017, 03:12:30 PM
Great music video by a Youtuber: nope. Very fitting.  ;D

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iaJ4wzDO5fA
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: MerliniX on January 10, 2017, 03:16:37 PM
They have been working on a better NPE since January of 2015. Right after Order came out that was their priority, and has been ever since.

I can't wait for them to start working on doing things like fixing the UI.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: ecliptix on January 10, 2017, 04:14:28 PM
With all due respect ES (you're just doing your pay-free job so I can't fault you for the response) working towards something and actually accomplishing it are two completely different things.

I've been working on world domination for the better half of my life and its still gone nowhere.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: belial12 on January 10, 2017, 05:04:06 PM
you people are so full of it I almost feel like trolling you guys.

seriously, nothing you guys can do about it. the negativity are just delicious.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: NTL on January 10, 2017, 06:25:01 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZoztmMi.jpg)
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: Interesting_Socks on January 10, 2017, 07:13:14 PM
Drew hasn't posted in just under a month and as far as I can tell there's been no activity from Lightmare beyond posts from the community moderators. Anyone know what (if anything) is going on behind the scenes or has Lighmare just given up on pretending to care?

Members of Yodo work on this game every day and have been constantly rolling out hotfixes. Just check out the patch notes:
 
http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=66766.0

They are also working on advertising more at the moment, below is the link from their facebook advert:
http://vs.infinitywarsgame.com/

December was a bit quiet because Christmas :P But yea they are working on stuff and there should be an official update sometime soon.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: OneTwo on January 10, 2017, 07:20:43 PM
Quote
What we're doing right now is making the NPE perfect and fixing bugs first and foremost, I am making sure that  what we've done lately is something we are all satisfied with before moving onto new things like the CPE and new Systems/Features; rather than leaving things half done and moving onto the next carrot all the time.

We don't always get it right the first time, and we have to be self-aware that we need to spend the time fixing it after it's released.
~Ian, around 03.07.2015 or earlier

Must be an amazing NPE - Daikatana had 3 years delay for huge failure, do you want to beat that?!
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: belial12 on January 11, 2017, 07:50:23 AM
seriously, this is why I only visit this forum for fanfics and Benionin, feels like I'm the only one here who thinks this game is pretty alright, the rest of you can drink to death I guess.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: MerliniX on January 11, 2017, 04:06:46 PM
seriously, this is why I only visit this forum for fanfics and Benionin, feels like I'm the only one here who thinks this game is pretty alright, the rest of you can drink to death I guess.

Everyone here likes the game. We just hate the devs.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: belial12 on January 11, 2017, 05:12:24 PM
seriously, this is why I only visit this forum for fanfics and Benionin, feels like I'm the only one here who thinks this game is pretty alright, the rest of you can drink to death I guess.

Everyone here likes the game. We just hate the devs.
yeah but I like the devs too, and it's not like all the people on the forum hate the devs, just those that do are more vocal.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: MerliniX on January 11, 2017, 07:16:34 PM
seriously, this is why I only visit this forum for fanfics and Benionin, feels like I'm the only one here who thinks this game is pretty alright, the rest of you can drink to death I guess.

Everyone here likes the game. We just hate the devs.
yeah but I like the devs too, and it's not like all the people on the forum hate the devs, just those that do are more vocal.

When I said 'we' I didn't mean everyone. It was more a grouping of all the people you were criticizing.

And yeah, people can like Infinity Wars, and that's fine. You can like the devs too, if you want. I don't though, and there are others that agree with me as well. I apologize if you find our opinions tedious or offensive, but we do have good reasons for them. Or at the very least, reasons that feel like good reasons to us.

By all means if you enjoy IW, continue playing it. However, don't expect our opinions to change unless the devs actually do something constructive to change them.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: InvertedEye on January 11, 2017, 09:36:51 PM
(http://i.imgur.com/ZoztmMi.jpg)
I missed your memes.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: keyranaway on January 12, 2017, 05:47:21 AM
When you rate the devs just remember the people with blue names (Es, largenuggets, hacker and intresting socks) are not devs but voluntary mods. As someone who has worked on the inside e.g. the balance team I can say the hatred of the devs is not non-sensical and has good reasoning behind it.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: AirborneScientist on January 12, 2017, 09:14:47 AM
Hopefully ill be able to share more information soon.

With Drew's continued absence and the fact that you'll be sharing information in the future, can we assume that Drew is gone and the community mods are taking over?
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: belial12 on January 12, 2017, 01:47:15 PM
seriously, this is why I only visit this forum for fanfics and Benionin, feels like I'm the only one here who thinks this game is pretty alright, the rest of you can drink to death I guess.

Everyone here likes the game. We just hate the devs.
yeah but I like the devs too, and it's not like all the people on the forum hate the devs, just those that do are more vocal.

When I said 'we' I didn't mean everyone. It was more a grouping of all the people you were criticizing.

And yeah, people can like Infinity Wars, and that's fine. You can like the devs too, if you want. I don't though, and there are others that agree with me as well. I apologize if you find our opinions tedious or offensive, but we do have good reasons for them. Or at the very least, reasons that feel like good reasons to us.

By all means if you enjoy IW, continue playing it. However, don't expect our opinions to change unless the devs actually do something constructive to change them.
well, I have no intention of changing you guys opinions, but the way it's expressed it is getting on my nerves, it really annoys me when I scroll down and see the first five posts are all just complains with minimal substances in them, so I just feel like I should respond in kind to uphold the democratic nature of a public forum, it's my intention to mix up the comments a bit, more variety you can say.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: belial12 on January 12, 2017, 01:49:03 PM
When you rate the devs just remember the people with blue names (Es, largenuggets, hacker and intresting socks) are not devs but voluntary mods. As someone who has worked on the inside e.g. the balance team I can say the hatred of the devs is not non-sensical and has good reasoning behind it.
good reason or not, the fact is I don't hate the devs, and you guys do. whether your hatred is justified or not is hardly a concern of mine, since it's not the reason why I posted my original post.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: Equastro on January 12, 2017, 03:35:13 PM
Hopefully ill be able to share more information soon.

With Drew's continued absence and the fact that you'll be sharing information in the future, can we assume that Drew is gone and the community mods are taking over?

The writing's on the wall. Drew got fired and ES will be the new community mod! Let it be ES, please.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: belial12 on January 12, 2017, 04:40:51 PM
Hopefully ill be able to share more information soon.

With Drew's continued absence and the fact that you'll be sharing information in the future, can we assume that Drew is gone and the community mods are taking over?

The writing's on the wall. Drew got fired and ES will be the new community mod! Let it be ES, please.
where did you get this new information?
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: ORISOLVE on January 12, 2017, 05:05:32 PM
Drew did or will get fired. New Year new CM. However ES, will not be the new CM. My problem with the game is how they develop cards and balance issues, so even a new CM can't fix that. Make DoD great again!

How do we have this info? Quality detective work my friend. Common sense and intuition.

P.S. Make Mew28 into the CM please. He truly cares for the game.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: belial12 on January 12, 2017, 05:43:16 PM
Drew did or will get fired. New Year new CM. However ES, will not be the new CM. My problem with the game is how they develop cards and balance issues, so even a new CM can't fix that. Make DoD great again!

How do we have this info? Quality detective work my friend. Common sense and intuition.

P.S. Make Mew28 into the CM please. He truly cares for the game.
quality detective work and common sense/intuition don't really mix well, but I see what you mean.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: Trevinburgh on January 17, 2017, 10:00:08 AM
My guess:

The relaunch failed to attract the required influx of new players. So whilst the devs continue to toil, the suits are having full and frank discussions as to whether they should invest more and try again or cut their losses and pull the plug.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: ES [BoD] on January 17, 2017, 02:17:40 PM
Hopefully ill be able to share more information soon.

With Drew's continued absence and the fact that you'll be sharing information in the future, can we assume that Drew is gone and the community mods are taking over?
Yes, Drew got fired.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: ORISOLVE on January 17, 2017, 11:01:35 PM
Yes, Drew resigned amicably.*

It looks bad for a company to fire one of its very own player turned developers. Especially one who was once so close to becoming "Player Of The Year". Let's fire Mew from existence. Jk.  ;D
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: NTL on January 18, 2017, 12:56:05 AM
It looks bad for a company to fire one of its very own player turned developers.
It looks far worse than this. Not only a mere volunteer announces such crucial info, but he doesn't say anything else - great example of bad PR.
What players could think after reading it? That no one important left to take care of IW, that Yodo1/LM has no idea what to do next - which would result in thinking: the end is nigh!
The more optimistic part of community is still left in dark, not knowing what would happen with CM duties like weekly post or tourneys.
Even if they are not sure of those answers right now, announcement of this weight should look at least like this:
 'Drew got fired. New CM will be revealed soon in separate topic / community moderators are taking over CM work, instead of 'weekly posts' we will post in News and Developer Talk when there'll be enough info or do short notes, as for tournaments - we are in process of bringing them.'
Looks slightly better? You are welcome.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: ORISOLVE on January 18, 2017, 03:01:39 AM
Good Job with the formalities NTL. You now have my vote for CM instead of Mew28.  ;)

The lack of professionalism appalls me. If Lightmare/Yodo1 want to be taken seriously then they need to act accordingly.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: OneTwo on January 18, 2017, 07:28:05 AM
Bad hiring decisions do happen all the time in each company. What looks fantastic and too good to be true on the 1st glance, might not look so very well after a while. DrewUniverse was a promising package, but well... turned out to be a value trap and did more harm than good at the end.

Everything else was Lightmare at its best - ignoring the community, ignoring tons of facts and sticking to their plan. I dont care much if he got fired or got out of the way on his own will, either way it was too late and damaged the whole Reborn experience.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: Interesting_Socks on January 18, 2017, 08:02:51 AM
There is more information to come  :P

Nothing has been officially announced yet.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: Johnny_Retro on February 13, 2017, 04:41:00 PM
The forum is still alive.
Huh, interesting.
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: Wayfinder1026 on March 05, 2017, 03:22:31 PM
There is more information to come  :P

Nothing has been officially announced yet.

constantly saying these words doesn't actually help. in fact it's infuriating. you think maybe nothing being announced or waiting to give information is part of the problem? of course it is. holy puffy why is it impossible to get a straight puffying answer? seriously if it's good we'd be the biggest promoters of the game. if it's bad then let us leave and cut our losses. this is worse than streaming along a relationship just to get easy quickies. Except it's from an imaginary gf which isn't supposed to be able to hurt you. look are you dumping us or is something going to change in the near future?
Title: Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
Post by: Interesting_Socks on March 05, 2017, 10:32:52 PM
There is more information to come  :P

Nothing has been officially announced yet.

constantly saying these words doesn't actually help. in fact it's infuriating. you think maybe nothing being announced or waiting to give information is part of the problem? of course it is. holy puffy why is it impossible to get a straight puffying answer? seriously if it's good we'd be the biggest promoters of the game. if it's bad then let us leave and cut our losses. this is worse than streaming along a relationship just to get easy quickies. Except it's from an imaginary gf which isn't supposed to be able to hurt you. look are you dumping us or is something going to change in the near future?

Firstly I'm just a player, who is volunteering as a moderator. You shouldn't connect my statements with official statements from Lightmare / Yodo. 

Secondly, there have been many official announcements since that post:
New Community Manager: http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=66915.0
Recent Hotfixes: http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=66924.0
Latest projects: http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=66941.0
New free weekly decks: http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=66932.0
Legend balance changes: http://forum.lightmare.com.au/index.php?topic=67001.0