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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #40 on: September 29, 2010, 12:48:42 PM »
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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #41 on: September 29, 2010, 12:51:37 PM »
Alright I checked, technically it described as a "sandy bar". Not quite the same as a sand bar, but close enough.
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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #42 on: October 24, 2010, 08:50:58 PM »
Don't know if this has ever come up but there is something that has bothered me about the Ferry since KQ6.

If Hassan lives on the isle of the crown and is the ONLY means of transport (magic maps and genies aside) just HOW does a traveler on any of the other islands rent his ship? It's not like they can just give him a call and book passage with their touch tone phone....

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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #43 on: October 24, 2010, 08:55:38 PM »
Don't know if this has ever come up but there is something that has bothered me about the Ferry since KQ6.

If Hassan lives on the isle of the crown and is the ONLY means of transport (magic maps and genies aside) just HOW does a traveler on any of the other islands rent his ship? It's not like they can just give him a call and book passage with their touch tone phone....
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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #44 on: October 24, 2010, 09:02:00 PM »
Well, Sing-Sing seems to be able to carry messages...If you really wanted to stretch it, you might venture that the citizens of the LotGI use birds to carry messages...(which could be used to alert Hassan)

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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #45 on: October 24, 2010, 09:16:21 PM »
He has a regular trade route through the Isles, so regardless of passengers he's making regular stops at the other isles. And he'll obviously be found at the docks (or beach) of each isle, so all they really need to do is find out when he's scheduled to make a stop there and talk business then.

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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #46 on: October 24, 2010, 09:20:49 PM »
...Oh, right. Guess I over-thought that one.

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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2010, 08:37:04 AM »
I thought Activision just granted PO a license. I didn't know they owned it or anything...Was that part of the agreement?

Yeah, part of these fan licenses is that the IP owner assumes direct ownership (and therefore veto power) over any and all aspects of the production.
I don't recall seeing a "©2010 Activision Inc." or anything like those lines in the game... sounds like there should be.
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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2010, 08:46:34 AM »
As has been worked out with and agreed upon between Phoenix and Activision, the copyright is appearing as registered to Phoenix.

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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #49 on: November 11, 2010, 04:44:46 PM »
I thought Activision just granted PO a license. I didn't know they owned it or anything...Was that part of the agreement?

Yeah, part of these fan licenses is that the IP owner assumes direct ownership (and therefore veto power) over any and all aspects of the production.
I don't recall seeing a "©2010 Activision Inc." or anything like those lines in the game... sounds like there should be.


Ug...  Remember that Activision and other companies (Microsoft) are being very "Indie" game friendly, why would they really care? I hate the name Indie game, I bet that's a Microsoftism. Anyway, there's a certain... how to put this... NEED to protect your copyright or it's subject to public domain. That's why Activision and Vivendi would have been stubborn to the idea. I mean... who cares about a non-profit game anyhow unless it might mess with your decision to make profit on your copyright? Perhaps a mention of Activisions magnanimousnism, magniocraty.... magnacartaphile... ah GOOD WILLL in the credits would be appropriate. Who knows.

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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #50 on: November 11, 2010, 05:31:34 PM »
I hate the name Indie game, I bet that's a Microsoftism.
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"Indie" is short for "independent." In other words, it's a game developed without funding from a publisher (independently).
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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #51 on: November 11, 2010, 05:32:03 PM »
Yeah, but "Indie" has other connotations.

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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #52 on: November 12, 2010, 10:31:39 AM »
Activision is thanked in the credits, isn't it?
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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #53 on: November 12, 2010, 10:47:28 AM »
Yeah, but "Indie" has other connotations.
Perhaps, but they're all stereotypical aren't they? For example, indie products are sometimes expected to not be as "good" as mainstream products because of lower budgets, inexperienced teams, etc. But not only is "good" an incredibly subjective measurement, but it's also stereotypical to assume that all indie products are worthless because they're indie.
I was just saying that the fact-based definition of indie isn't derogatory at all.
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Re: The Ferryman Plot Holes
« Reply #54 on: November 12, 2010, 10:58:00 AM »
Activision is thanked in the credits, isn't it?

They are--if not the company by name (although I think they are), we do thank the individuals who are our contacts over there by name.

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