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News and Developer Talk / Re: The lights are on but is anyone home?
« 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.

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News and Developer Talk / Re: Taking Infinity Wars to the Next Level
« on: October 07, 2016, 10:27:21 AM »
10 months later, and definitely some next lvl shiz right here  ;)

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General Game Discussion / Re: Intended Business Plan?
« on: September 21, 2016, 07:58:00 AM »
liquidation?

It kills me to see these discussions again. It's just like before. speculation of what's going on... I don't know if there's going to be a savior this time around.

Who mentioned liquidation? I just scanned through it all again except orisolves humongous wall of text, and can't see anyone saying anything like that.

You can't just say it kills me to see these discussions again, like we have no right, and its our fault we have invested money, and they can't work to deadlines, or fulfill promises,  not even ones they made to kickstarter backers god knows how long ago. They can't even complete any task unless its done at a snails pace. Don't try and flip it, its lightmares incompetence that's to blame and nothing else.

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General Game Discussion / Re: Intended Business Plan?
« on: September 20, 2016, 01:54:01 PM »
Just remembered something similar to the false advertisement of the boosters aswell....

When they released the star trek pre orders the premise that i was under the impression of was that you pay for EVERY SINGLE Star Trek card in plat, then about a month or two later i came across somebody who had a star trek card called "type-8 shuttle" or something along those lines, it wasn't a card that i was ever aware of and i supposedly should have owned a plat of EVERY star trek card. I messaged one of the sort of mods at the time (schumi) and she asked who it was who had it and said it was one that wasn't actually released but was planned to be. I wasn't satisfied so i messaged elphie directly and his response was "ummm...its part of the star trek set"...That always annoyed me that, i get the feeling they underhand released a hidden card or two in the non plat packs only. I was under the understanding i payed for EVERY star trek card in plat. Quite scummy if you ask me.

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General Game Discussion / Re: Intended Business Plan?
« on: September 20, 2016, 01:04:16 PM »
What will ultimately kill this game is a continued lack of transparency.

We have all been saying this. It's not new. This issue was prevalent when I started playing during Ascension, and I would bet anything that it was an issue back when the game first started.

It doesn't take a rocket scientist to understand the importance of an open line of communication between developers and players, especially when we're talking about a smaller-scale company.

The sad reality is that we, the players (and former players), will never receive an appropriate level of communication from this company. If they haven't fixed this problem by now, it's never getting fixed, and it is wasteful of our hope and time to continue to believe that it will be.

When I raised this issue back when Teremus was CM, he reported back to us that developers are not necessarily comfortable with communicating with the player base. Well, that's crap, and I've always thought so. Your game is dying. Your players are losing faith in you. And you are too scared to type a few words on a damn keyboard to save your game? Granted it is not necessarily in their job description to do this, but if the Coyle isn't present, if Crestmoor isn't present, if our CM isn't present, then why not log in to the forums for 5 seconds and respond to a post saying, "Hey, cool idea! We'll definitely think about this for our next set of cards!"

Sorry to break it to you guys, but the people running this game are not waking up, ever. If they haven't gotten the point by now that we need some line of real communication to maintain our trust, then they never will.

Devs / CEO / CM / etc, if you guys are reading this, I want to make something clear: this is the position of, very likely, your #1 monetary investor, at least from a player base standpoint. I have spent thousands and thousands of dollars on this game. I spent money on this game because I believed in the game. But that belief has long since been shattered, and it is entirely your lack of transparency and common sense that caused this.

If you aren't going to listen to the vast majority of your player base, listen now to the kind of person who you are trying to rope in and keep in.

If you want me to return to this game -- if you want to have even a glimmer of hope that I start playing / investing in this mess of a game again -- the following people need to post in this thread and provide some degree of assurance about what is in store for the future of this game...or hell, just to let us know you're still even watching this forum:

Elphie Coyle
Crestmoor
DrewUniverse


I won't hold my breath, and neither should any of my fellow players.


In the interim, anyone want to buy a huge collection of digital garbage for $5,000 or so? No? Yeah I didn't think so!

I agree with this wholeheartedly, as i have also spent what i would consider alot of money, not near what you have spent but i have spent about £300-400 and i would consider that a lot to be spending on a game.

Would love to see them reply i too am not holding my breath though.

Regarding the business plan again, it just doesn't make any sense to me the lack of work that gets done. They might be near amateurs and that might be harsh on them, i dont know, but what i know is either way its not good enough. Then my mind starts wondering to why isn't enough being done? The answer is because they are focusing on students. Then that raises the question...Why are they mainly focusing on students and not the game in which has been stale for like nearly 2 years, and in which people have spent thousands? The answer is they are either committed to getting subsidies for students, or they already are subsidized hence why that seems to be their main priority. A business plan like that is all that would make sense to me.

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General Game Discussion / Re: Intended Business Plan?
« on: September 20, 2016, 08:34:58 AM »
In my opinion they are more bothered about the student scheme than anything else and that is the main reason for most of this. They want to be a good school for students because they either are already being subsidized or that is one of the goals of the business plan. It could be a blessing or a curse, but right now it seems like a curse if that is their plan.

Drew is just a scapegoat, a punch bag, there to take all the punches and roll with them, its not him its the people hes working for, hes got nothing to report to us, because they don't do much outside of the student program unless forced into it by the community. Thats the way it seemed towards the last few months of teremus' tenure also.

I also think its a joke that drew was made CM in the first place, nothing against the guy but he was here for like a month or two before he was made CM, and yes he was an instant hit and popular quickly, but i could think of a lot of other players who are more experienced with the game and more deserving of that title.

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General Game Discussion / Re: how lightmare advertises.
« on: September 20, 2016, 02:51:58 AM »
elphie is insane, obsessed with sex, and needs to get a change of clothes, the dude wears that same leather jacket and tie dye shirt all the time.

On a more serious note...I'm done with this game, i don't even know why i come back to check the forums. Its never gonna be big, they're never gonna fix things, it takes too much grinding, and they will just continue to make questionable decisions and cards which are bad for the state of the game.

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=87KOmjfPlu0

@2:45

He says 300 students pay a wage to learn how to make video games.

Fair enough its not like i know the ins and outs of how they operate as a business. Was just putting it out there, because it still could be subsidized, its not like they are gonna make that public knowledge.

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Lightmare also trained/trains students, and in my country (UK) if they get a contract like that which is subsidized by the government then it is potentially very lucrative. Potentially they could be getting thousands or tens of thousands per student. So they could either be losing money, or they could be making enough for both lightmare and yodo, and then not reinvesting it, while milking the cow at the same time.

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General Game Discussion / Re: Five Simple Changes That Would Fix IW
« on: August 18, 2016, 10:17:54 AM »
make dark wish have the option to summon a 16/16 flying spaghetti monster

That one I would genuinely support. I thought the nerf to dark wish was very unnecessary, it was nerfed because it was above the curve for 5 even though most 5 cost characters have awful stats for their cost.

If i'm honest i think most of the nerfs are unnecessary part of what makes hearthstone exciting to me is that theres lots of cards that are meh but op in the right deck with the perfect storm, i think alot of those nerfed cards are those types of cards, except the brute which i agree was a bit overwhelming but i wouldnt say it was to the point where it was completely broken and unbeatable and it was only because you could throw 2 in command and activate them both first turn, so maximum they could deal with 1 of them if they were verore and happened to have a lightning blast. I think counting the days nerf was good, and the nerf they done on sacullas moving him to 2 purity, and the precautionary measures nerf was good but they went too hard on that in my opinion. There would also be the problem that if they reversed all these nerfs verore would get the most buffs and would probably be god like because of this, but its their fault for nerfing verore into oblivion (pun intended) every time they got a decent new card.

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General Game Discussion / Re: Five Simple Changes That Would Fix IW
« on: August 18, 2016, 08:29:06 AM »
make dark wish have the option to summon a 16/16 flying spaghetti monster

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General Game Discussion / Re: Five Simple Changes That Would Fix IW
« on: August 18, 2016, 03:48:13 AM »
don't forget, make tormented thrall be able to be triggered by rita's sacrifice effect, and make demon of fear a 5 cost 10/10 with the same ability it has now.

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I actually think this is a very valid point, there are certain complexities which make it difficult to quantify just how valid it is though. Such as it being more a of 2/1 purity thing which is the problem and not 1/1/1 full on rainbow being the problem. Also i was lol'ing every time you used tribal medicine as an example, i don't think it has ever even really been used in the whole time i played the game, and matriarch is more scary, and 1p aswell, and even that isn't really super powerful. I would also like to add that i consider the weakness of legendaries to be part of the problem, if they were actually strong, (and maybe only 1 of in a deck if you wanted them ridiculously powerful) it would make it slightly easier to balance the rest. (could be wrong, i havent put a great deal of thought into that, but it makes sense as i'm typing it)

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General Game Discussion / Re: Reborn of silence!
« on: July 02, 2016, 04:22:23 PM »
tinkercide as much as i appreciate your 2cents i have to disagree, if we dont bash them over the heads with negativity they will continue to pump out substandard patches and act as though there has been major changes worthy of 6 months hard work (when i say 6 months hard work i mean that in the most sarcastic way possible,) for example the UI, the campaign, the shop... Without negative there is no positive.

There's such a thing called constructive criticism. I know by experience that raising forks and torches every now and then is counter-productive.
I've seen complaints reach a minimum pre-Reborn, but as of now everyone's acting like we took 10 steps backwards. I realize the update was underwhelming for most, but that doesn't mean the game's development ends here.
Stuff such the OP are pointless, we need a voice, and ideas to communicate. Going straight into a chain of fruitless complaint will do nothing for us or YM.

I'm not gonna only give constructive criticism because positive and negative aren't mutually exclusive, they go hand in hand, and quite often it takes brutal insults for you to realise how embarrassing the situation is and turn it into a positive. Its not like i do this all day for weeks on end, i come back every now and then and make a few posts, and then go for a bit again when i realise nothing much has changed. They did say they would take it to the next level, its a step up, or was a for a bit before they seemed to revert back again, but i wouldn't say it was a next level type improvement.

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General Game Discussion / Re: Reborn of silence!
« on: July 02, 2016, 08:26:29 AM »
so i suppose things didnt get any better while i was away?? :-\

Things have gotten better. Endless turns have been reduced to something like less than 1% of all games, other bugs have been eradicated, and the game is finally on a solid foundation to move forward. As for why we haven't had another weekly post yet, I'm guessing that it's for the same reason that Drew canceled tourneys this week. Moreover, he's been swamped ever since YM brought him on.

JHOW, the new campaign is actually a huge step forward over the previous campaign. While it's not perfect by any means, it's miles better than the last. I wouldn't consider it to be a "substandard" release by any means. While we may have expected more, remember that those 6 months of hard work (no sarcasm from me) involved quite a few bugfixes and bringing the new team members up to speed.

Axe, do you do anything other than link to your post and call it a cure-all?

As for progress moving forward, I'd expect the next weekly post to have a great deal of information. There's a lot of work going on, and I'm sure they're excited to talk about it with us.

I would have answered the bit about the bugs myself but merlinix done it better, as for the campaign i came back and played it and its still exactly the same basically. They changed the map, thats about it, and the map actually looks worse now.

Edit: and the free decks given if im not mistaken are different and actually worse.

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