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  1. #31
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    Before having a TV, I had the PS3 connected a PC monitor via a HDMI<->DVI cable (no HDMI input on my monitor) and the sound was going to my 2.1 sound system via the other output (not the optical, the other one, don't remember the name).

    EDIT : oh sorry, I just realized it's completely of topic, my bad

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    New Facebook post regarding the 'radio silence'.
    https://www.facebook.com/R8Games/posts/987614194594442

    (recommend reading the post on facebook as it has formatting)

    So. Apologies for the radio silence, it was not intentional. We had to make a few tweaks in the office recently including letting a few people go in favour of concentrating on the core development side of things and protecting the product. That included Aaron, the community manager (unfortunately) as it was felt that we could cover that aspect, at least until we have a more stable cash flow. I think you can all appreciate that staying independent is a rough task and to get this point is no mean feat, but I made the mistake of ramping up too early to try and meet the demand for content on steam and this was the consequence. I believe in being honest so that's why I am making this announcement.
    Since we delivered on Early Access, which was a version of the game that represented moving out of pre-production and into production, I will be honest with you, we ‘were’ expecting more sales – but at the same time we fully realised the predicament we had put ourselves in - going out at the high price point we set – which was in reaction to our kickstarter campaign and not wanting to piss you good people off. In doing so we kind of shot ourselves in the foot. The content doesn’t justify the price point (I think that’s pretty obvious) – but still – we’ve had a great reaction so far and we also have nearly 5500 people with the game on their wish list, which is fantastic and whilst content is a concern we have proven we have a good base to work from.
    We are continuing to look at how we can balance that and for now we have brought forward our plans to sort the multiplayer side of it out, which seems an important side of the game and one that I hope (along with new content) will encourage more sales. You will also see more craft designs which we will nail down based on your input (we do read everything). It is also very important to us that we feed the QA/Test Pilot resource we have and I will communicate the plan on how we will do this with you as a sort of promise from us to you.
    We may make a temporary price reduction on Steam soon to try and attract a new adopters but we also need to make sure that people that have parted with hard earned cash don’t feel disadvantaged, so we will work with you on that.
    As an independent studio we have to react month by month – strategically – to make sure there’s enough cash in the vaults to support our plans, it’s a constant juggling act based on our ambitions and the reality of where we are right now. I always said I would prop up the studio by selling equity if needed but recently we had to stem the costs of the studio and bring things back in line with a more realistic approach until we get the level of investment we need to push on like crazy people again.
    This week I have been trying hard to join the dots up to guarantee the console versions and the box versions and to set an ETA and I have made quite a bit of progress – it’s too early to let you know the details but I am hoping for more news early/mid next week. Making sure these products are secure means we can focus more on the core PC product. No one wants to develop hand to mouth and I am hoping that next week I will also have news to guarantee the full product in time with our plan for early Q2 next year. I can tell you that as part of the PC side we are also looking to deliver a MAC version – this will also be confirmed.
    Kickstarter lit the fire and as I always said the journey at times may be hard. But for the £71k or so that we got from that campaign we should soon be able to give you a secure full product road map with all the things we had planned including the stretch goals.
    Please have a little patience – we will get there..
    Best,
    Andrew.

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    It's all very well releasing this statement on Facebook, but they haven't even bothered to mention any of this at their own FF forum [14 hours after Facebook post], which makes me think that basically that forum will not be moderated any more or queries answered [due to financial constraints / lack of personnel], and that no feeback to people still suffering technical problems will be dealt with any time soon.

    If that is the case, it makes the FF forum defunct, and people will stop posting at it.......which logically will stem any feedback, which defeats the purpose of the TPP.

    A catch 22 situation if ever there was one.

    Maybe they should ask for a volunteer to work as moderator, they would have to be UK based obviously and have the trust of the R8 team.

    Leaving things as they are now at the FF forum is like leaving a pristine blank wall to a bunch of graffiti vandals, it's going to get filled with unsightly OT posts as nobody will know the answers, that's if anybody continues to bother to post at it.....rather pointless if there is no feeback from R8, as everything posted would be pure conjecture
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    I've noticed a massive drop in members visiting the FF forum since this hiccup.

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    Yup, well why would people visit if nobody is there to answer their questions? Seems odd that they posted their update everywhere but the forum. I might send them a message to see what's happening and if they need a hand. I've got a lot of spare time lol.

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    They've always kind of neglected everything but facebook, they NEED a community manager to cover all the most important social media, but especially, as mentioned, your own freaking forum, you've asked all pilots to sign up there and now you're ignoring them?? What??
    They need a better manager.

    Cipher

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    I've lost confidence in R8 games... its a good thing I didnt back the KS programme. If management is this bad now... well, forget it.
    Last edited by terra-wrists; 14th September 2015 at 08:52 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cipher View Post
    They've always kind of neglected everything but facebook
    I called them out on that on twitter in April, they stated they were going to improve but everything on there is still just facebook links

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    I did that too lol, but yeah i saw it as well, it's funny because some of the facebook exported ones are messed up

    @Mosh i'm just going to give it time and see where it goes for now

    Cipher

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