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  1. A missing texture does not fall under a feature. A feature means the tech has been built for a system. So think of it more as big picture stuff. Chat system, fealty system, siege mechanics, etc. For different reasons there might not be a feature that has been completed during the pre alpha phase. Let's say they had one system where they had to go back to the drawing board on. You wouldn't hold back the rest of game development because of that one system unless it was critical. Sometimes features also get cut later in the process for whatever reason and you have to scramble to patch the hole. There are always caveats, especially with the advent of crowdfunded games. But strictly from and academic point of view we are very much in pre alpha. Not sure if I can talk about voxels. They had some info in the dev partner forums about it and I don't know if we are allowed to share.
  2. Why did you exclude me from taking a look?
  3. Yeah you are looking at the wrong wiki. Go look at the game development cycle.
  4. Yeah and Star Citizen has all kinds of problems. One example of a company that does it different does not make it the norm. It does not make your statement correct because its obvious ACE considers us still in pre-alpha and they are following the more academic process to building a video game. EA, Bioware, Blizzard - All feature complete by the end of pre-alpha. These are giants in the industry and I can rattle of 20 more if I need to.
  5. A game in alpha is feature complete, that is, game is playable and contains all the major features. - Bethke, Erik (2003). Game development and production. Go here... https://personanonymous.wordpress.com/2013/01/06/game-development-lifecycle/ Which number are we at? Hint: Have you ever heard Todd say the word "milestone?" - Now go here and look at phase 4 http://www.ign.com/articles/2006/03/16/the-game-production-pipeline-concept-to-completion?page=2 We don't even have a fully functioning communication system yet. I played SWTOR in very early alpha and it was feature complete. Chat systems were working. Quests were working. Leveling experience finished. Voice acting done. Music done. Art done. The game was done, and the only thing left was to work out the bugs and smooth out the rough spots. Now go ahead and do what I know you are going to do and tell me I'm wrong.
  6. I'm not worried about being banned. I'm not worried about my 32 accounts. I'm just not worried. Also the equation hasn't really change in terms of spying and one guild per account. They aren't going to do anything about multiple accounts from a CS point of view.
  7. Todd is pay2win. Need another account for spying confirmed!
  8. Then you don't know anything about the video game development cycle. This is not a feature complete game and until you are feature complete you are still in the pre-alpha stage. A first playable state (pre-alpha) can be anywhere between 1 or 2 years BEFORE code release. There are studios that spend several years in the pre-alpha stage, and some of them have 10 to 15 times the budget. This was also a crowdfunded game, which means you get to play the game well before you would ever normally see anything other than screen shots and small segmented game play video's from the studio. Why come here and make a fool of yourself with false statements?
  9. This has all been rehashed over and over again since the kickstarter. It has been addressed multiple times since kickstarter. I dont want to spend hours going over videos and posts just to appease you. These scenario's are human ingenuity. No matter how much you plan for it, they will find a way to exploit the game to their advantage. We've been doing it for thousands of years and we will continue to do it no matter what type of constraints they put on us. As in life, multiplayer games are not fair. Living the illusion that they are only constrains your ability to come up with your own solution to overcome. Just to be clear. I'm talking about exploits within the rules of the game.
  10. Uncle Rico is that you?
  11. Well a screen cap of Pann saying its not an issue should really be enough for anybody. If they wan't they can go look for the videos. I'm not going to waste my weekend going through months of video's to try and find a quote. Anybody that really wants to know can just ask Gordon directly and he will shoot straight with you. This has been a non issue for a long time. We just have a couple of knuckleheads who insist making it an issue because they are bored and have nothing better to do. Kinda like what you did.
  12. I don't need to prove anything to you. They've addressed it multiple times. If you don't know anything about it then maybe get a clue before you come in here and comment.
  13. If you propose something stupid I will answer with something as equally as stupid. But again, mine has basis in reality because there will be people who will do it.
  14. I don't know how you got the idea that I do any illegal activities. There was a very well known account seller who got in huge trouble for doing it and ended up owing a lot of people money. He also got in trouble with the law for forging many fake documents. Mr. Krakken pulled a wild scenario out of his butt, I responded with an equally wild work around that has actually happened.
  15. Yeah cause its totally impossible to get around that. Just like it was impossible in WoW to get fake ID's to get access to accounts and forge documents to get a name change on an account. Yeah that stuff never happened. You are trying to win by technicality, and you cant even do that.