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Offline NemelChelovek

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Re: Status of TSL
« Reply #40 on: May 21, 2007, 07:18:43 PM »
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I'm sure those THREE people who won loved their prizes. I hope that THREE people enjoy the game too.   Tongue

I'm not trying to be a jerk.  I just think some more updates are in order.  Not  one big update, but regular updates that keep us coming back to keep checking out whats new.  But this discussion has gone on way to long, I've got better things to do.  I'm sure I'll enjoy the game if/whenver it comes out.

PS: I think all the back talk that comes from moderators/team members whenever release dates are inquired about is dumb. You guys wanna put your selfs out like a quasi-"professional" group? Then expect professional standards from the community. If you wanna be seen like an amature group of volunteers, that's fine, we'll expect an amature product.  See how it goes?

I don't think the back talk is dumb; I think it's disrespectful. We're asking for a website dedicated to a product to give us a little more info about those products, and the only answer we get is that we're being inconsiderate to people with personal lives and that we should sign up for the newsletter. Besides the fact that I already AM signed up, and have been for about a year, I haven't gotten a single thing from said newsletter in 5 months. Before that, it was 4 months. What's the point of signing up for a newsletter if it's never used? I check the website pretty regularly, so I'd see any news there is anyway; signing up for the newsletter hasn't magically put more info into my inbox. I don't see why it's irrational for people interested in a product to expect information about that product.

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As for the release of screenshots...well, all I can say is you might want to start participating in the contests we are holding (last month was a Book Title contest, this month is a Smiley Contest). There are prizes involved, and I'm sure the three winners from last month's contest will say they liked the prize

Ok, say a person wins one contest and receives a screenshot. When that contest is over, a new one starts. At the end of the new contest, why not release the old contest's prize screenshot to the public? That way the winner of each contest can feel like they've gotten something special (being able to see a screenshot/progress a month or so before the public), and then a month or so later, the public gets to see a bit of progress as well. To summarize, in case the repetition of words got confusing:

Contest 1 ends
Winner of contest 1 receives screenshot 1
Contest 2 starts
Eventually, contest 2 ends
Winner of contest 2 receives screenshot 2
Public sees screenshot 1.
Contest 3 starts/ends
Winner of #3 gets screenshot 3
Public sees screenshot 2.

I think it sounds good and fair. Anyone else? Any reason why this wouldn't work?

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Dew, by asking repeatedly for a release date is NOT going to get you one...especially several times in different threads. In fact, instead of getting us to come up with a release date, it is annoying. When there is a release date that we are confident about, we will let the fans know.

That could have been phrased a lot more politely.

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Re: Status of TSL
« Reply #41 on: May 21, 2007, 07:28:28 PM »
Peace, peace. We are all friends here. Or should be, for my cynical laughter will be your only reward if you quarrel.  :suffer: You will win nothing through bitterness.

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 I said this once before, and I will repeat it again for the benefit of those who have not troubled to look at old threads before posting.  :)


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If you do not care about the community, checking the site frequently is a waste of time. You can get major updates directed to your email inbox, others here can tell you how.  Personally, I recommend you do so and then try to forget about TSL. The email will remind you at the proper time.

 That is my personal advice to you, not because I think it would be a bad thing if POS were to give more progress reports, but because I doubt you will get them no matter how you beg and plea, demand, threaten or whatever.  Thus, it will simply save you some angst and Say* some annoyance if you stop and forget about it until your email reminds you.   

 *Not to mention the rest of the team. :P
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Re: Status of TSL
« Reply #42 on: May 21, 2007, 11:17:14 PM »
I was really, really happy when this game got un-canceled and I found out it was going to actually happen again. This was over a year ago. In that time, we (the people who want to play it) have seen, game-wise a demo we were soon told was already out of date and two new screenshots. We've gotten very sporadic journal updates about progress, the most recent of which told us only that the developers have lives and that the team is really awesome. When someone asks if the team could release updates on progress, new screenshots, or some small tidbit, the only response I've seen is that the team all have personal lives and that we can't expect them to drop everything to please us. This approach has all but killed my interest in the project, and whenever I think about the project it's in a "what-might-have-been" way. I thought I was the only one, but looking around I'm starting to see there are more people who feel the same way.

I'm not trying to insult anyone. All I'm saying is that it doesn't make much sense for a company, even one not working for money, to advertise a product and then tell interested potential consumers to be more considerate of the staff's needs when they ask to know more about said product. If the public stays as in the dark as it has been about The Silver Lining, eventually there won't be much of a public willing to ask about it.

I feel the same way about it now.  Also, I hope you will consider being more polite Cat.  I take your reply as an insult and not replying to a message I sent you earlier is rude.
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Re: Status of TSL
« Reply #43 on: May 22, 2007, 07:02:32 AM »


Ok, say a person wins one contest and receives a screenshot. When that contest is over, a new one starts. At the end of the new contest, why not release the old contest's prize screenshot to the public? That way the winner of each contest can feel like they've gotten something special (being able to see a screenshot/progress a month or so before the public), and then a month or so later, the public gets to see a bit of progress as well.

Nemel, that is actually a really good idea. I will definitely bring it up with the team. I can give them my opinion, it's up to those higher-up to agree...but I'll definitely ask about it :)

And Dew, not all PMs require an answer. You gave me a list of suggestions that were unnecessary. And I wasn't meaning to be rude earlier, but in general, if the same question is asked of you repeatedly, wouldn't you also become annoyed with it?

Anyway, this thread is no longer productive and is only causing people become defensive. :) So, if anyone wants to continue this discussion, please do so via PMs. :)
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I noticed an error...
« Reply #44 on: July 07, 2007, 06:35:14 PM »
I noticed an error on the IGN website.  They state that TSL is unreleased.  They should say TBA under the release date.  I guess that either they haven't been contacted about the release status of the game or they have falsely assumed that it won't be released.  Either way, you guys say that you're going to release it and I believe you.

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Re: I noticed an error...
« Reply #45 on: July 07, 2007, 11:51:29 PM »
In the year 2100 -- the Silver Lining was released --- just kidding

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(I still expect it to be many years away but not that far)
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Re: I noticed an error...
« Reply #46 on: July 08, 2007, 06:16:36 AM »
In the year 2100 -- the Silver Lining was released
And the same team members will be working on the game because a new pill will have been developed to stop aging.

Wow! So many amazing things planned for release in 2100...
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Re: I noticed an error...
« Reply #47 on: July 08, 2007, 11:22:20 AM »
LOL
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Re: Status of TSL
« Reply #48 on: August 04, 2007, 04:03:21 PM »
As you may recall, this thread was started in response to Gamespot's TSL page labeling the game "Canceled". Though it was months ago that I contacted them about this (and I can understand that commercial titles would be a priority for them), they have now changed the status of the game on their website.
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Re: Status of TSL
« Reply #49 on: August 05, 2007, 08:32:10 AM »
Well I think this thread has served it's purpose! :D

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