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Camelot Unchained Forum » General Discussion » What to do for the next 2.5 years?

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  replicant

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"Be resolute, fear no sacrifice and surmount every
difficulty to win victory." - Mao

 
OP  2/27/13 10:13:23 AM#1

Given the current timeline for Camelot Unchained we're looking at Kickstarter next month and if successful a roughly September 2015 release date if memory serves me right. Now we all know that these dates are tentative and due to better than suspected pledges you could see development a bit ahead of schedule or even sliding in order to add stretch goals, but if they hit the 2 million right on the head then that is the current projected release I believe. I would imagine that those who pledge enough would make it into Alpha, Friends and Family Alpha/Beta, and Closed Beta Testing which would be at best a year off since to my knowledge a final engine has not been decided upon.

So, after we place our commitment to the game next month during the Kickstarter Campaign what do people have planned in order to pass the time?

What types of incentives would you like to see in order to help close the gap between the time of the project being funded and the inital testing phases leading to the title going Gold?

Bear "replicant" Powell
"I am Shaolin-Style!"

  meddyck

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2/27/13 11:06:55 AM#2
I would think that shortly after the kickstarter reaches $2 million and credit cards are charged, that they would open a private forum for donors to give feedback. Then those of us who contributed can spend the time until the game is ready to test giving our thoughts on various features in a more focused and detailed manner than the idle musing that goes on here. I wouldn't be surprised if they also shared screenshots and video of in house testing sessions with their donors to get feedback on how the game looks. Beyond that, you do what you do while waiting for any game: play other games that are already out.

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  Ashuma

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2/27/13 12:27:57 PM#3
Originally posted by meddyck
I would think that shortly after the kickstarter reaches $2 million and credit cards are charged, that they would open a private forum for donors to give feedback. Then those of us who contributed can spend the time until the game is ready to test giving our thoughts on various features in a more focused and detailed manner than the idle musing that goes on here. I wouldn't be surprised if they also shared screenshots and video of in house testing sessions with their donors to get feedback on how the game looks. Beyond that, you do what you do while waiting for any game: play other games that are already out.

+1

This would work for me. Specialy the private forum. Probably would have to be a non-disclosure agreement, but that's cool. It would give backers a place for some constuctive feedback, and morve dev interaction with know backers.

-Ash

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  Tadder

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Joined: 2/16/13
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2/27/13 2:45:55 PM#4
Originally posted by Ashuma
Originally posted by meddyck
I would think that shortly after the kickstarter reaches $2 million and credit cards are charged, that they would open a private forum for donors to give feedback. Then those of us who contributed can spend the time until the game is ready to test giving our thoughts on various features in a more focused and detailed manner than the idle musing that goes on here. I wouldn't be surprised if they also shared screenshots and video of in house testing sessions with their donors to get feedback on how the game looks. Beyond that, you do what you do while waiting for any game: play other games that are already out.

+1

This would work for me. Specialy the private forum. Probably would me non-disclosure agreement, but that's cool. It would give backers a place for some constuctive feedback, and morve dev interaction with know backers.

A good idea, should be a donation level on KS.
  Tierless

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2/27/13 2:52:15 PM#5

I play GW2 to get my MMO fix.

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  OgreRaper

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2/27/13 4:53:26 PM#6
I'm not currently playing anything. Though I wanna try TESO, hopefully that will be a decent timer killer for awhile.
  Storm_Fireblade

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2/27/13 4:56:43 PM#7
I thought about giving other games a try until CU comes out, but I decided against that. Instead I will focus on CU only and help building the community with our fanpage as well as enjoying the very exciting experience of being part of the developement process right from the start. I look forward to donate my money and discuss important and less important topics with the other backers and the team from CSE. You don´t always get the chance to come that close to the developers and affect the outcome.

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  OgreRaper

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2/27/13 5:11:59 PM#8
Originally posted by Storm_Fireblade
I thought about giving other games a try until CU comes out, but I decided against that. Instead I will focus on CU only and help building the community with our fanpage as well as enjoying the very exciting experience of being part of the developement process right from the start. I look forward to donate my money and discuss important and less important topics with the other backers and the team from CSE. You don´t always get the chance to come that close to the developers and affect the outcome.

 

Yeah, I think MJ's approach in wanting backers playing and giving feedback ASAP is awesome. It should help shape CU into something amazing.

  MarkJacobs

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Joined: 12/18/12
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2/27/13 5:23:45 PM#9

Originally posted by meddyck
I would think that shortly after the kickstarter reaches $2 million and credit cards are charged, that they would open a private forum for donors to give feedback. Then those of us who contributed can spend the time until the game is ready to test giving our thoughts on various features in a more focused and detailed manner than the idle musing that goes on here. I wouldn't be surprised if they also shared screenshots and video of in house testing sessions with their donors to get feedback on how the game looks. Beyond that, you do what you do while waiting for any game: play other games that are already out.

That and so much more. I want our backers, who also happen to be our core customers, to be more involved in the evolution of CU then they might expect. As long as we all (backers too) stay true to the FPs, it should be a lot of fun to hear what a tightly focused group of backers have to say/vote on during the game's development and evolution.

Originally posted by Storm_Fireblade
I thought about giving other games a try until CU comes out, but I decided against that. Instead I will focus on CU only and help building the community with our fanpage as well as enjoying the very exciting experience of being part of the developement process right from the start. I look forward to donate my money and discuss important and less important topics with the other backers and the team from CSE. You don´t always get the chance to come that close to the developers and affect the outcome.

One of the things that people have already noticed and commented on is how some of the things I'm saying (like the last FP) were in part similar to what somebody may have said. Well, as I've said many times, I do want and at times, really need feedback on various aspects of my vision/plan for CU. 

Originally posted by OgreRaper

Originally posted by Storm_Fireblade
I thought about giving other games a try until CU comes out, but I decided against that. Instead I will focus on CU only and help building the community with our fanpage as well as enjoying the very exciting experience of being part of the developement process right from the start. I look forward to donate my money and discuss important and less important topics with the other backers and the team from CSE. You don´t always get the chance to come that close to the developers and affect the outcome.

 

Yeah, I think MJ's approach in wanting backers playing and giving feedback ASAP is awesome. It should help shape CU into something amazing.

Thank you, I appreciate that. However, we have a difficult road ahead of us with the Kickstarter (as many people have commented on).  While we are getting a great response, newsletter signups, etc. until we hit our goal, I'm not getting the least bit excited yet.

Sorry I've been a bit absent the last week but with the family issues and getting V1.2 out the door, I've been quite preoccupied. 

Mark Jacobs
CEO, City State Entertainment

  replicant

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OP  2/28/13 4:09:56 AM#10

Was hoping to see more incentive ideas from people rather than just more copy pasta.

Playing other games during the non-testing phase is a given for most of us gamers.

The backer forums is something we're expecting along with developer transparency (somewhat) within the private community. However, what other ideas do you have to keep interest up once it's been successfully backed and help to draw more people into the fold?

Mark is going to surprise us which is a given, but your ideas here might surprise him as well.

 

For example: I think it would be interesting to see a small app given to us that helps to plot out the environment and we can work toward placement of various battlefield objectives and unknown objectives (such as craftable dwellings, barricades, etc) could be placed. This would give us ideas for showing how WE would place the items in the most strategic way possible. If shown as a basic map with simple graph style overlay we could imagine it in the same way we'd approach our own tabletop games or strategy games. Devs could look through our ideas or run a basic program looking at correlations to how we think when approaching various obstacles.

Just an idea.

Bear "replicant" Powell
"I am Shaolin-Style!"

  Squeak69

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2/28/13 4:48:09 AM#11

nothing more then what i normally do, i stopped going oh i want this game and ill just have to find a way to get by till then.

sorry but until i play a game i no longer have faith it will be the solution to all my troubles, so i just moniter them but dont get myself to hyped pointlessly.

oh and kickstarter is a auto warning light for me with games so meh.

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  cura

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2/28/13 4:52:27 AM#12
I plan to forget about the game and prepare for another fail. I was disappointed to many times
  fanglo

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2/28/13 11:02:37 AM#13
I will re-read all the military strategy guides like art of war and Vegetius. I will make it a goal from day 1 to strike the heart of the Arthurians and never let up until they beg for forgiveness for all the zerging they did in DAOC. I need to contact all the greats to help, TNO, Free RPS, KoS, Devils of Camelot, Eastern Wind, Ruins etc... It shall be a glorious whooping.

I healed Mistwraith and all I got was this stupid tee-shirt!

  Tuktz

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3/01/13 3:16:20 PM#14

Game wise?

Tried GW2 for a few months and really enjoyed the PVE, but it got boring after a while. The WVW wasn't what I'd hoped it would be.

 

That inspired me to try EVE for the first time, and I'm LOVING it right now. Been playing 3 or 4 months I think.

It fulfills some of my gaming needs, but still something's missing. I don't quite get the same RPG feel from a spaceship as a character.

 

This actually inspired me to fire back up DAOC. I've been tinkering around with new characters on it for a month or so. I'm actually leveling up a valewalker right now, because Hib was the one realm I never got super far in. It's fun, and nostalgic, and kind of old and new at the same time. I played hardcore 2001-2004, but not much since then, and only then a couple battleground characters.

 

Gaming wise, hopefully the above will tide me over until alpha of camelot unchained, because I'll definitely be a kickstarter.

 

Until then, I'll browse all the forums, websites, youtube videos, facebook pages, etc... posting comments and trying to be involved here and there. At some point the "backers private forum" will be a good place to chime in.


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  User Deleted
3/02/13 4:42:37 AM#15
I hope I'm still alive when this game comes out and have a job !!!! if I loose the job then I have more time to game =)I 
  CyborWolfTK

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3/02/13 12:09:27 PM#16

 

ArcheAge.

Bless.

Black Deserts.

 

 

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Oh yeah, and DaoC, cuz it's still a lot of fun.

Rolled a New toon yesterday, and am having a blast running through the Bg's.

Lots of players on ^-^

 

P.S. Sorry to all those albs we rolled in Killa,

You guys put up a  good fight!