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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #100 on: September 07, 2014, 06:34:15 PM »
I think it's been made abundantly clear that no, it's not coming out this year.
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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #101 on: September 08, 2014, 12:31:07 PM »
Shalkar - the final episode IS coming out.

This year?  Probably not.  But I have absolutely zero doubts that the team will deliver.  Even if they didn't, the fact that they managed to release one episode, let alone FOUR, of this game, is an incredible achievement.  I've followed the project for over 11 years now and seeing the team evolve from a small band of fans without a direction to a company producing fully-fledged commercial games as well as continuing with The Silver Lining has been amazing.

The passion behind the project is still there as it was back in the early 2000s.  But the thing to keep in mind is that this is a game for fans, by fans.  It's a voluntary effort from everyone - this means that people are working on this project in their spare time - a lot of them doing full-time jobs which may be on the commercial games the company is releasing, or other things.

What you also need to remember is that these people have lives outside of the project - some people have families, some people have other circumstances to deal with.  All being said and done, people can only put what time they can to this project, but I know that they want to see it come to completion as much as you or I or anyone else does.

If you're keen to see the project reach its conclusion sooner, why not apply online for one of the vacancies available on the Jobs Page?  There's plenty of areas that need more volunteers.  In the meantime, have faith in the team and be mindful that they have lives outside of work, be it paying or voluntary :)
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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #102 on: September 08, 2014, 03:14:52 PM »
Thank you.

Now if only people would stop asking and complaining that it isn't out yet, that would be great. But I doubt anybody will listen. They never do. They just can't get it through their thick skulls.

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #103 on: September 08, 2014, 07:39:41 PM »
The problem isn't so much the apparent lack of progress as it is the lack of communications. That's what my biggest issue was--not that the team hasn't been working, but that they haven't been communicating anything to us.

I'm sure Shalkar appreciates being referred to as thick-skulled, by the way.
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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #104 on: September 10, 2014, 09:28:51 PM »
What can they say other than production is slow? If it's slow that means that not many updates will becoming because there may not be any.

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #105 on: September 11, 2014, 07:28:52 AM »
No news is no news.

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #106 on: September 12, 2014, 08:26:18 PM »
Exactly.

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #107 on: September 12, 2014, 09:46:41 PM »
I wish I had any needed skills I could contribute. But I don't, so I will continue to cheer from the sidelines. Can't wait to see the finished product! :)
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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #108 on: September 13, 2014, 02:28:12 AM »
I also think that, in a way, no news is GOOD news - after all, someone could update that the project is cancelled, or that we've got a third C&D and no amount of negotiation is lifting it, or that the whole project has been lost and cannot be recovered...  There are plenty of news items that you WOULDN'T want to get, so whilst we're not getting any news, I'm happy to be reassured that this means people are continuing to work on the game.
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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #109 on: September 14, 2014, 02:00:13 PM »
It can't be commercialized because someone else owes the IP. They have permission to make it but only if it's free. It's taking so long because the team is making it in their spare time You are a wizard slave because of the number of post you have made.

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #110 on: September 14, 2014, 02:25:11 PM »
*blinks twice and nods at Numbers's second statement*

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #111 on: September 14, 2014, 05:38:39 PM »
I can understand people being impatient considering the unfair delay this build has had, but calling people names and just being rude is going to accomplish absolutely nothing but getting yourself banned.

I am keeping this thread open for the time being, but that behaviour won't be tolerated. So please, be respectful to each other.

A whole blog arc of update was completed by July 2014, yet it got postponed due to development delays. There is an impressive +80 pages booklet, plenty screenshots and other goodies to be shared for EP5 which is still on hold - all assets entirely free, just as the game. Nothing to comment regarding updates, team continues to work on their pace: it is not an excuse, but it is a fact the volunteer crew do their own time schedule to contribute. Also, nothing to add on any legal situation with the IP considering a new KQ by Odd Gentlemen is coming for 2015. Activision has been nothing but supportive and kind to all the indie studios they have opened up to.

TSL will be finished, apologies on the unfair time this has taken, and you may continue to be excited about everything that's coming from http://www.sierra.com/ in the meantime.



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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #112 on: September 14, 2014, 05:40:39 PM »
What Say said.

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #113 on: September 14, 2014, 06:48:15 PM »
I'm not saying Gwydion wasn't cool, but seriously why the heck does it say wizard's slave by my name and how do I change that? Not everyone may know the story you know. You're a Wizard's Slave, Not Me!
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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #114 on: September 15, 2014, 08:37:18 AM »
I'm not really sure why the forums are so dead. I know I tend not to come here often *because* there is so little activity. I think a lot of the fans are communicating via Twitter and Facebook these days.

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #115 on: September 15, 2014, 11:23:52 AM »
I hate to be that guy...who am I kidding, I love to be that guy, when would you estimate the release date for said blog arc? If it was completed in July, it shouldn't be too far off.
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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #116 on: September 15, 2014, 11:51:07 AM »
I'm guessing the blog arc schedule is tied to the production schedule.

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #117 on: September 16, 2014, 08:04:02 AM »
What Snabbot said  ;D

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #118 on: September 16, 2014, 01:12:09 PM »
Hey everybody,

been following TSL for a few years now and this forum for about the same time but just made the account to be a part of things.

Really love the project, POS, and I hope everything is moving in terms of releasing the 5th episode.

Even if it doesn't, however, some of the best games, tv shows, etc. "end" on cliffhangers. It becomes a bit of a legend and opens up doors for creativity on the side of the fans (e.g., fan fiction).

It is always a good thing to look on the bright side ;D  :suffer: :D

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Re: Enough is enough
« Reply #119 on: September 16, 2014, 01:20:01 PM »
Welcome, Jim! Thank you for awesome support! :D