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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #20 on: December 01, 2003, 12:03:22 PM »
Wooo!  Katie's on a rampage! :D

Heheh, I know exactly what you're feeling though Katie.  When I saw his post back in the summer I felt the same way!  Being pessimistic is one thing, but the manner in which he expresses it is another.  

It's interesting that he decided to post in Peasant_Girl's thead -- we have one fan truly optimistic about the game and is able to see our progress, just from the few updates we post.  Then there's beernutts that is truly pessimistic about the game and does not see any progress, but just sees how far away we are from the end result.   ::)

I say it's interesting because we literally have the two extremes!  If you're outside the team, the fact is you can't see any progress until it is mentioned or talked about.  Even then, the "seeing is believing" thing seems to outweigh any other kind of feedback from the team.  On the other hand, those of us inside the team literally see all the work being done, but obviously can't show it outside.   ;D

Even trying to make a progress report is difficult since the game is being developed in so many different departments in different stages.  However, the directors know the game's progress better than anyone, so it's probably best to just keep checking for updates from them.  8)
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #21 on: December 01, 2003, 04:47:00 PM »
*prods Cesar* ;)
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #22 on: December 05, 2003, 05:08:54 PM »
Although I've seen projects into which a lot of effort was put, being scrubbed off IRL, that's only because I work in a government company where profit is not the company goal. In normal companies, if you do that, you get fired. Ofcourse, the KQ IX-team can't get fired, but they have devoted so much of their free time into this project, why would they stop now, when preparations for the voice auditions are in full swing? If we can't rely on the information posted by the team members in these forums, what can we rely on? I have complete confidence in the KQ IX-team that they will deliver as promised. ;)
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #23 on: December 05, 2003, 07:28:26 PM »
hahaha, omg, in KQ9 team... you can get fired actually.

In fact, the whole process to get in its sort of the same, the interview, evaluation skills, as if to promote/demote (not sure if thats the word, I hope it is :P), work schedule, directive staff calls, as well as to even fire ppl, I do know that myself I had to deal with some of those myself (I wont name the cases of course).

so IMO, this all works as a regular company, just we dont get paid at all :D


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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #24 on: December 07, 2003, 12:52:31 PM »
Thanks for the words, Say :)

I blushed!

But Say is right, the last week of next january will be our second year since we took off. In the process, we've learned lots, especially from our own mistakes, found shortcuts, learned how to manage an enormous team, etc, etc, etc. There is so much experience I've gained from this that I could write a book about it.

But, beernutts, if you are saying you'll only believe a bit more when the voices are recorded, come back next year in march. I'll tell you exactly how many hours (including minutes and seconds) we have on dialogues.

If you care to stop by by the End of December/early January, I'll give you a final pages count of the script (Which is about 2000)

If I could show you our Pre-Alpha demo, I would, but hey, I don't want to spoil the fun for you ;)

But, if you are expecting us to post the whole script, voices and demos so you can believe that we are indeed making progress, I don't know exactly what part of Utopia you live on ;)

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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #25 on: December 07, 2003, 03:42:45 PM »
I = teh Roberta Williams, adn I say that this'll get finished, darnit!
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2003, 09:12:48 AM »
Thanks for the words, Say :)
I blushed!

after 2 years you kinda start to get attached with ppl without even knowing it :D *hugz*


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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #27 on: December 11, 2003, 03:56:59 PM »
Go team!  ;D Ignore all doomsayers, we all know you're going to make a wikid game. Just keep churning out the sketches to keep us all happy. Some new music wouldn't go amiss either, can't wait to see what the music teams come up with recently!
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #28 on: December 12, 2003, 03:52:52 PM »
hahaha, omg, in KQ9 team... you can get fired actually.
Yes, but who can fire the complete KQ IX-team?
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #29 on: December 12, 2003, 04:12:40 PM »
LOL!!

why would we fire the entire team?! OMG I FIRE MYSELF... hhahaha, that makes no sense at all :D

well we've have had bad moments, really, those are really ackward and really horrible for me, I had to deal myself with some of my own old friends resign, as well as to some get fired, it was.. ugh, horrible, being so long in this project you do get attached with people and when this happen its like  you just, wow, cant seem to believe it at first :(


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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2003, 07:35:00 PM »
What does it take for someone to be kicked off the team?  :o
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #31 on: December 13, 2003, 02:10:32 PM »
well, it is not as easy to get in as to maintain yourself in the team, for example one of the things Im most strict with its the report, if you dont report to me you have issues, I try to be also try to stay real and I know not everyone has the same amount of time to commit than others so, not only I get to be flexible with deadlines but also I we help out a lot, sort of like to make it easier, thats why I say team work its a must, its not just for only good stuff but also for everything. So I havent directly fired anyone, in my case I've handled resignments, I once had to fire some ppl but from another department :S

And I may say that I think thats been the reason in another departments as well, the fact people just "get lost" and wont even reply a freaking email in over 3 months its like, the fact you are busy or having issues its not for you to run and hide, you should at least inform your director telling whats the situation and we are all people with real lifes we would understand for sure, and give us time to move your assignment to someone else that way you can be away and we wont get stuck, thats why its so important, also we have this sort of check up of staff to know what each is doing and to reassign work on each and stuff.

So, to close this, the main reason why you would get fired is if you just quit us first and get lost :/, because thats the key of good work here, this is a non-profit project so either you want to do it or not :/, you know? oh well, whats sad its for me to see so many people I got attached from the beggining just go because of that... it sucks :/





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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #32 on: December 13, 2003, 04:13:23 PM »
Well, I finally finished the first assignment after some long talks with Mike, we worked out a deal for the coloring. So now I'm a lot more comfortable with what my job is on the team. ;D Next assignment will be finished 5 hours after I receive it.
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #33 on: December 19, 2003, 05:03:38 PM »
Bushie speaking of it, what are you up to lately?
I havent even seen you online lately :/
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« Reply #34 on: December 20, 2003, 07:58:31 PM »
Sorry, trying to get one last paper done before the holidays to get rid of my incomplete. :P Almost there...
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #35 on: December 28, 2003, 10:53:29 AM »
I wanted to thank you all for the support and for being there :)
Those thanks go right back at you and everyone else on these forums.  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
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« Reply #36 on: December 28, 2003, 12:01:28 PM »
Those thanks go right back at you and everyone else on these forums.  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)

Yes! Thank you for making my days a little brighter and more entertaining, giving me an excuse to go to NYC, giving me lots of nice sketches to drool over, getting to see pics of all the cute forum guys (and pretty ladies!), and proving that there are actually fangirls out there more hormonal than I am! :suffer: ;D

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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #37 on: December 30, 2003, 07:30:31 AM »
Yes! Thank you for making my days a little brighter and more entertaining, giving me an excuse to go to NYC, giving me lots of nice sketches to drool over, getting to see pics of all the cute forum guys (and pretty ladies!), and proving that there are actually fangirls out there more hormonal than I am! :suffer: ;D

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« Reply #38 on: January 02, 2004, 02:29:25 PM »
Yay!!!! :D
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Re:Wow what progress!!!!!!!
« Reply #39 on: January 07, 2004, 04:09:55 AM »
Those thanks go right back at you and everyone else on these forums.  ;) ;) ;) ;) ;)
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