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What can change the nature of a man?
OP 8/21/13 4:21:57 PM#1
We mailed a bunch of FAQs to Ethan, about how the Indiegogo perks are updated according the new Kickstarter perks, and about the Kickstarter perks themselves.
Here´s the link to the relevant thread on the D:O forums.
Here´s the list of FAQs as of now; (perhaps the most important is that Ethan has confirmed that Indiegogo supporters have access to the Alpha right now). I´ll try my best to keep this thread updated, but If you have any questions, better post them in the link above.
Those wanting to chat with those already in the Alpha, feel free to hop into teamspeak: T325.DARKSTARLLC.COM:10545. There´s no fixed schedule right now, but most testers and Ethan himself can usually be found around 1-2am UTC.
ABOUT THE INDIEGOGO PERKS, AND HOW THEY ARE "TRANSLATED" TO KICKSTARTER PERKS
I like this planet, YOU get off!
8/25/13 1:40:29 AM#2
What about the rest of the frequently asked questions like "Why are you asking for money, yet telling people not to pledge small amounts because it drags your average down and makes it harder to market the game?" or "why are you asking people to pledge hundreds or thousands of dollars to meet your Kickstarter goal and then claiming you will give it right back because you are afraid you won't meet the stupidly low sum you met?". How about where is that beta access that was supposed to be around last month?
Y U NO FLIP TABLE?!?!?!
8/25/13 7:43:40 AM#3
If you contribute the enough for the gold level perk, you get alpha access. The game is up in an alpha state already. If you're truly interested, it's not hard to find this information. I believe Ethan personally emails people who donate enough to gain access.
How much money have you spent on steam games that you played once and never touched again because it's all the same as every other fps/mmo in the genre? How much have you spent on BS pay to win scams or games where you must continually pay for power just to keep up or enjoy the game? Well, here's a game that's not going to collect dust on your list of games made by EA, nor will it tax your wallet with weekly microtransactions. Ethan is a cool, hardworking gamer guy who wants to make a game that he would enjoy playing (HE WANTS TO SHARE HIS IDEAL GAME WITH YOU). You don't have to help him, but his game sure looks cool. Just give the Divergence forum a look, a lot of the concepts are there already, and decide for yourself how much money it might be worth to make a game like this a reality.
The species available in the game are quite amaing, the environment will be nearly entirely destructable, and it will be the first sandbox survival mmorpg of it's kind. http://www.divergence-online.com/phpbb3/viewforum.php?f=8
The Skill system resembles SWG. Crafting will be deep. There is already block construction and some terrain manipulation tools. Player combat is on the way after the current kickstarter. There's a very limited number of animated assets so far, but Ethan is hinting at creatures getting thrown into the mix soon.
Casner intends for players to work with his development team to lead the main factions and world events of the game. That way players drive the world entirely. Ethan is highly influenced by his time participating in the player-run story of Anarchy Online, and he will bring that element into Divergence. You can find out more about this on his wikipedia page.
Bash games with million dollar budgets for not coming through with what they should have. Ethan does alright with what he's got, and he'll keep chuggling along until the work is done. I look forward to meeting a few more mmorpg folks soon. Just give him a chance and be open minded. Indy games can only happen with the support of the gaming community.
Thanks for taking the time to read all that if you did. I'm very stoked for the game and the progress that has been made, and I want more people to be too.