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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #40 on: May 25, 2011, 10:23:43 PM »
Eh. The fact that they wrecked Dresden so much doesn't help, but IMO the show was pretty piss poor all on its own either way.

Anyways, point is, if you're at all interested in the Dresden Files, just go read the books. :)

Okay, anyways, so, Episode 4! Still in progress :)

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #41 on: May 26, 2011, 03:17:01 PM »
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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #42 on: May 26, 2011, 07:35:46 PM »

Okay, anyways, so, Episode 4! Still in progress :)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilzuHdlKHPw

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #43 on: May 26, 2011, 08:33:04 PM »
I went on that ride! It was fun :)

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #44 on: June 01, 2011, 05:39:54 PM »
I Want My Fix! Where is it?  :snake:
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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #45 on: June 01, 2011, 08:06:21 PM »
I Want My Fix! Where is it?  :snake:

Somewhere in here, Halgroda. :)



(for those who don't get it, there's a character in that book, which we've both read, named Fix)

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #46 on: June 02, 2011, 09:51:31 AM »
I Want My Fix! Where is it?  :snake:

Somewhere in here, Halgroda. :)



(for those who don't get it, there's a character in that book, which we've both read, named Fix)

hehe nice :D
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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #47 on: June 06, 2011, 03:51:05 AM »
When was Episode 3 out and when can we expect a Trailer for Episode 4

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #48 on: June 06, 2011, 06:29:48 PM »
Episode 3 came out back in February. As for a trailer, I do not know that information.
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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #49 on: June 07, 2011, 01:09:38 AM »
Any idea why it takes this long to Release Ep4 or is it because they want to release Ep5 just as close since its made from scratch.

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #50 on: June 07, 2011, 02:03:30 AM »
More than likely, it's to make sure the release of epi4 is stable, which is extra difficult since what was to be episodes 4 and 5 is now compiled into epi4. That is, if I understand correctly. Either way, it's a LOT of loving labor to get each piece of this golden treasure made. This is a dream for all of us, so we all want it - big time! As long as the world doesn't end before this work is complete, I'll be ok.

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #51 on: June 07, 2011, 07:46:01 AM »
We are working on Episode 4, fear not, but we aren't ready to give a release date. We learned from Episode 3's release that we want to be absolutely sure the build is good and that we aren't rushing ourselves, both to avoid the bugginess and to avoid having to announce a date only to push that date back later.

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #52 on: June 07, 2011, 07:15:01 PM »
I'm with the chorus in favour of Phoenix taking its time.  Take all the time you need to make Episode 4 as good as possible.

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #53 on: June 12, 2011, 04:12:11 PM »
We are working on Episode 4, fear not, but we aren't ready to give a release date. We learned from Episode 3's release that we want to be absolutely sure the build is good and that we aren't rushing ourselves, both to avoid the bugginess and to avoid having to announce a date only to push that date back later.
This makes sense, and I'm sure we all want the game to be of a high standard, and are willing to wait.

All I - and I'm sure others - are asking for is, if possible, to get an approximate date, say a month perhaps, when you believe the release will be ready in. Now, no one is (or can) ask you to commit to a date, and if that month comes and you can't make it, just let everyone know and we'll be fine with it.

It's just the not knowing what to expect part that is driving people mental.

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #54 on: June 12, 2011, 05:18:49 PM »
The idea of not releasing a date was to not give up people's hopes if they can't make the date. If they give a month and dont' make it by then, will you ask again? I'm sure that they'll advertise the release date of part 4 as an accurate release date closer to the time. We wanted it to be released when it was ready- not by a set date. If we want that, then we can't get approx months.


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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #55 on: June 13, 2011, 12:12:49 AM »
The idea of not releasing a date was to not give up people's hopes if they can't make the date. If they give a month and dont' make it by then, will you ask again? I'm sure that they'll advertise the release date of part 4 as an accurate release date closer to the time. We wanted it to be released when it was ready- not by a set date. If we want that, then we can't get approx months.
The main issue here is not the specific date, it's communication. People need to know there's a set goal, something to look forward to. Afaik, originally, the release was set to May (at least that's what I believe I read here, and on Wikipedia). That came and went, and from the looks of it a release in June doesn't seem likely as well. With these semi official dates coming and going and the lack of any other set date, people may eventually despair and lose interest.

If you set an approximate date,  you actually give yourself more "quiet" time to develop the game without constant, annoying questions (kinda like this thread ;)). The way to mitigate slip ups in dates is, again, through communication: keep people constantly informed of the progress in high level, and of the difficulties involved. If people know you have a goal, and that you can't, objectively, finish the job in a satisfactory way by the original date, they'll be much more forgiving if you change it, because they'll feel they're part of the process.

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #56 on: June 13, 2011, 12:42:52 AM »
This is the first I hear of a May release date (of course, it's obviously way past).

I can only speak for myself, but the fact that three episodes have been already been released makes me confident that episodes 4 and 5 will come at some point.  Now, if a year goes by and there's no Episode 4 I might start wondering what's going on, but short of that, I am OK without a release date or approximate date.  And since episode 4 is going to be the original episode 4 and 5 combined, it makes sense to me that episode 4 will take more time to produce.

I'm not against progress updates - indeed, I would find updates interesting.  However, I am also OK with there being no progress updates until it's close to the actual release time.

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #57 on: June 13, 2011, 05:37:59 AM »
No one ever said anything about May. We haven't announced a release date, even a tentative, for Episode 4 at any time.

It is being worked on. But like I said, we learned our lesson with Episode 3--we announced a date that was too early, had to push back a month, and even then we rushed the episode out for downloading and didn't get to test it properly, resulting in a lot of critical bugs we didn't catch. If you're worried we aren't working on it and aren't being active, I encourage hanging around the forums--a number of team members post here regularly, even if not about the game directly, and we stay in communication with the fans.

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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #58 on: June 13, 2011, 07:12:42 AM »
What Katie said ;)


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Re: Episode 4?
« Reply #59 on: June 13, 2011, 11:40:20 AM »
No one ever said anything about May. We haven't announced a release date, even a tentative, for Episode 4 at any time.
Thanks for taking the time to reply, KatieHal.

Regarding the May date, as I said I've seen it both here (can't find the post at the moment, I think it was posted sometime near the release of episode 3) and on Wikipedia. Here's the relevant link:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Silver_Lining_%28video_game%29#Episodes

Obviously, anyone can write anything they wish on Wikipedia, however seeing as it is such a central source of information, perhaps it would be best if someone from the staff here would update the topic there?

It is being worked on. But like I said, we learned our lesson with Episode 3--we announced a date that was too early, had to push back a month, and even then we rushed the episode out for downloading and didn't get to test it properly, resulting in a lot of critical bugs we didn't catch. If you're worried we aren't working on it and aren't being active, I encourage hanging around the forums--a number of team members post here regularly, even if not about the game directly, and we stay in communication with the fans.
Just for the record, I wasn't worried you weren't working on the release, I was just looking for some time frame to look forward to. No pressure, though, I'll survive without it as well ;)

Thanks again for your hard work!