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Old 11-12-2018, 11:34 AM
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TIL that invisible squirrels helped improving Titan Quest.

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Old 11-12-2018, 11:35 AM
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Or maybe you've stepped it up a bit and it's now an invisible Zantai in his zentai suit that is the trigger.
I didn't think zentai suits could get any creepier but I think you managed to figure out how to do it.
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Old 11-13-2018, 03:10 PM
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Whenever I tell people who've just bought the game or are thinking of buying it that Crate communicate regularly with the fan base via the GM's and live dev streams the reaction is always positive. They like the fact that Crate does tell people what's going on. To nick a comment from Zantai (mistress of quotations that I am ), it's working well for you. And I wouldn't be surprised if Blizzard aren't kinda wishing they'd done the same.
I first discovered Crate and GD at about the same time as The Incredible Adventures of Van Helsing Final Cut was supposed to come out. I bought VH on GOG where the game wasn't actually released until eight months later. Neocore Games was largely silent during this and the few of us who bought it on GOG were left wondering when (or even if) we were going to get it. I'm sharing this because I'm trying to show how much it means to me to know that every two weeks I can at least get confirmation that you're still here and that we haven't been left to twist in the wind. So yeah, sometimes we get a little bitchy but we really do appreciate being kept in the loop.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:30 PM
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So yeah, sometimes we get a little bitchy but we really do appreciate being kept in the loop.
100 percent agree with that sentiment. I think that if Crate just keeps following that methodology they'll have no problem keeping on making us games, no matter if its another GD or a city-builder. It has worked out exceptionally well for them to this point and I see no good reason to change that aspect and sincerely hope they never do no matter what comes down the line.

Can't wait to see them begin the city-builder's version of Grim Misadventures.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:45 PM
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And if you're still in a question answering mood Medierra still using this hack?

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https://www.gamasutra.com/view/news/...ing_tricks.php

Can't say I've noticed any squirrels lurking in GD, but then again being invisible you never know. Or maybe you've stepped it up a bit and it's now an invisible Zantai in his zentai suit that is the trigger.
Haha, no, we totally re-wrote the quest system for GD. Trying to make another game with the old TQ system would have been a nightmare and very limiting.
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Old 11-13-2018, 04:47 PM
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Thanks for answering that big M. Still sounds a pretty ingenious way to solve the problem at the time - says me who knows nothing about programming/game making.
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Old 12-05-2018, 08:54 AM
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LOL yeah its such a mystery xD
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Old 12-06-2018, 11:14 AM
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Whatever the reason, I'm happy it happened
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Old 12-07-2018, 10:32 AM
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Omg the damn story... it's going to drive me insane. Basically, I thought when GD released, I'd somehow have all this time because the pressure would be off and I could sit back and write the story for a while.

Of course, that's never happened - while we're not under as much pressure to get a game out and financially things are good, I now have to keep a team of people busy, I've still got my own development work that other people need me to finish so they can do their stuff, etc. Plus I have to handle the surprising amount of BS tasks that come up just in maintaining the business and employees. It's insane all the stuff you have to do to be a "legit" business and comply with various state and gov reporting regulations, not to mention keeping up with taxes. There's always some new thing every week.

So that said, I've been chipping away at it. I keep saying I'm going to just sit down and finish it and I worked on it for a day or two but inevitably things come up and it gets put on hold again. Then of course, more time goes by, so there's more interesting things I feel like I should include...

Suffice to say, I really need to wrap it up.
Another thought on this Medierra. Get some extra copies printed up when you have the hardback editions done. It wouldn't just be Kickstarter backers of those tiers who'd be interested in having a physical copy. I'd love one if it's available to purchase, even though I'll have the PDF version.

Could also have some for merchandising when you get around to organising Cratecon.
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@medierra - So, its been over a month now. Has the uptick been holding out?
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