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  1. I love graphs! Would you mind linking your spreadsheet so we can see the raw data you used to make this. Very nice. Edit: I do think the OP makes some good points.
  2. I believe there was a certain threshold to qualify for beta 1. I don't recall what the threshold was ($70 maybe?) Not 100% sure where the beta 1 access starts. Edit: I'm looking at the current CF store and even the lowest package offers access so I'm not sure why it shows you at 9. Hmm. I would send an email to support@crowfall.com and see what they say.
  3. Your points are valid, but I'd like to offer a different twist here. First of all, the game has not had any NDA from the beginning. Videos have been posted, gameplay has been streamed with the game in a much more unfinished state than we have now. Summit may have noticed a video about Crowfall and looked at it and it's possible that the word "beta" got their attention, but it's not like things haven't out there the whole time. Had everything been hush hush and then suddenly "BOOM HERE IS CROWFALL FOR THE WORLD TO SEE" I would completely agree with you. Was beta marketing? Possibly. We've seen big pushes of players with every round of invites. This may have been the largest (not sure, I haven't checked) but the risk of bad first impressions has been there from the beginning. Whether it's a good idea or bad, this particular push fits with ACE's process all along. What it sounds like to me is that you're not sure the game should have had public access without being more polished. If that's the case, this is a fair argument. However, from the beginning ACE has made the decision to let the entire process be out there for folks to see.
  4. I'm going out on a limb here, but I'm wagering that it's the quickest/most efficient way for ACE to get us the client. Super small studio. I haven't run into any trouble with it, but I suppose if someone has issues extracting the files for some reason it could be annoying.
  5. Wishing you all the best and may the right door open for you when you're ready.
  6. Ok, getting my abacus and star charts out to decipher the hidden beta start date somewhere in that letter. *deciphering intensifies* IRL, exciting news. Has to be a relief knowing the funding is there to finish the game right.
  7. It's good to be liked (just got this in the mail @Noc.!)
  8. I plan on streaming this also at twitch.tv/arawulftv (assuming I get a spot)
  9. I'm so sorry to hear about this. My condolences to all of his friends and family.
  10. Important update to the original post added. Life doesn't get any better than this.
  11. Lyrics: You just finished posting seven paragraphs of your detailed thoughts and nobody responds. And when all seems lost, something special happens... V. 1 My dog just ran away My roof leaks in the rain My kids took all my money My wife won’t call me honey I post my thoughts online And I hear every time Cho 1: Nobody likes you Nobody likes you Nobody likes you No matter what V. 2: I know I’m usually wrong But I had to write this song Just give my post some time You’ll see that I ‘aint lyin You may be laughing now But look it’s there right now Cho. 2: James Goblin likes me James Goblin likes me James Goblin likes me No matter what He liked my poooooooost He really, really, liked my pooowooowoost He really, really, really liked my post Thank you The cover art for the Soundcloud image was from Noc's Crowfall merch store here . Update:
  12. This the greatest compliment I've ever been given. I shall cherish this always. They did play the greatest song in the world, after all. It didn't sound like this song though.
  13. I re-recorded this yesterday since the original link/audio was lost. Soundcloud has a download link.
  14. Monetization is such a powder keg these days. PTW is such an objective term since a "win" has countless definitions. Here's the thing: cosmetics only in Crowfall won't be enough to justify a VIP. There must be some convenience built in to justify the cost. Games w/ cosmetic only generally don't have a monthly cost, but rather a cash shop w/ a special currency. VIP in Crowfall has been described to borrow from the Eve Online PLEX system - where the item is a tradeable commodity in the game world. There will always be people that will call this PTW (whatever that means). People who demand cosmetics only - well, there are others that call that a cash grab too (see GW2)! As ACE has said from the beginning, there is only one thing that everybody believes about monetization - everybody hates it. The truth is that for ACE to be a sustainable company AND for Crowfall to be a sustainable game, they must develop a VIP that is fair enough to not significantly affect gameplay but attractive enough that a critical mass will buy it.
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