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.
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?
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.