Discussion in 'NOTD Discussion' started by Akuma, Aug 11, 2012.
Its always easy to say "Fix this! Update This!" when you're not the one doing the work.
On Eu we are losing players left and right, a lot of people are fed up with how things are run. Some random messages from the notd channel (just the first three i found on the channel after looking, each from a different person):
"ability doesnt want/sint able to fix notd i guess."
"u just don't get why map is so fucking overloaded with stuff if he can't handle running it"
"this map will fallif not fixed soodloses to many xp players"
Noone said fix it now you have 1hour. People have been waiting for updates even before 1.5. Now after 1.5 there are even more bugs and several of them are in your face bugs breaking parts of the game(L3, Engi...) or are just constantly present (Models, medic effects...) but still ... nothing. How long is the fo being worked on? In which state is he today? I just cant emphasize it enough that people have been waiting, but they dont see any progres and if it continues like this we will lose even more players.
Surely breathing down Ability's neck and making the situation even more dire helps him work faster and better.
I'm pretty sure all the pressure everyone pushing onto him isn't helping NOTD.
Before 1.5, there weren't any serious issues in terms of bugs affecting Ability's and Weapons that I can recall.
NOTD updates on Sundays though, because having a life isn't easy.
This is his life, dont blueberry or whatever it is pay him?. Maybe thia is just some bogus operation running here .................
He has a life outside of a computer screen
I wonder where Blueberry came from...
I'm hoping everyone here does, sometimes I question it thou
You kids should really do your research more before mouthing of things like these.
But hey, if you're too slow to understand what Arturia was implying
Then here you go.
Realize that Ability at one point quit his job at Proctor and Gamble in order to further pursue and concentrate on developing his own game(s).
This means that he had a stable income (though through a very stressful and cutthroat competitive company) and gave it up in order to keep providing us with updates and bug fixes on NOTD.
Among the things he did after quitting his job is to become one of the FOUNDERS Blueberry Entertainment. A step towards his goal of entering the game industry.
[align=center]Introduction to Blueberry
Blueberry is a digital games company founded in Singapore by Daren Yoong and Tan Yik Boon. Blueberry’s key channels are mobile apps and pc mods.
A team of 3 Malaysians originally began planning for the development of a StarCraft 2 mod in anticipation of the Mod Marketplace launch during the announcement of StarCraft 2. We decided to build a cooperative mod as the market would already have its fair share of DOTA-style mod and there wasn’t any definitive cooperative mod around. We decided on Night of the Dead (NOTD) for its simple and visceral style that connected with most StarCraft 2 players.
Over the next 18 months, the team worked tireless on NOTD – investing nearly 2500+ hours to date – and brought the game to the Top 20 across most servers we were published on. NOTD has gained a following of up to 500,000 players during StarCraft 2’s peak and received positive recognition from PC Gamer, Blizzard, the Malaysian press and also the international community.
While NOTD continues to grow, the team decided to form a formal company to realize our goal of creating a lasting institution and aspiring to be the Pixar of digital games. Blueberry Entertainment Pte Ltd was founded on 15 Jul 2011. We have started to move into iPhone games because that format is the future of digital gaming (mobile games now have more players and revenue than the traditional PC/console formats). It will prove to be a steep learning curve as we build our expertise from the ground up.
Who Do We Want to Be?
The Pixar of digital games
How Will We Do It?
Develop polished games for the mainstream market. A simple idea, yet hard to execute. We will focus on the fundamentals of good games and put a big focus on community feedback.
NOTD – Our flagship product and it will be released in the Mod Marketplace in Summer 2012
Night Runner – Our 1st iPhone app targeted at casual gamers
Match It – Our 2nd iPhone app for young kids that may have an educational element
Archmage – Our planned flagship iPhone app for players who love RPGs
Riot Wars – A new app to capture on recent popular sentiments around the world
Pandora’s Box – An indie style app that’s a puzzle game with a classic detective-noir look[/align]
So not only is he employed by Blueberry, but he's the one PAYING the people working in it. Among these people I think is Kithrixx.
I suppose you could consider NOTD right now as a non-profit project of Blueberry given that the company is technically an extension of Ability. Meaning he's NOT getting payed to work on NOTD.
It's a fledgling company. There are a lot of challenges that goes with that. There is also of course this issue to consider
http://www.notdstarcraft.com/forum/show ... 8#pid16258
So if you think he's not working on it and slacking off even when he's being PAYED to do this, then by jove, do you need to get your facts straight.
I say take your time Ability.
We get NOTD for free, out of the goodness of Ability's heart. And you know what? Even now, it's less buggy than a lot of high production titles. I personally would say to be thankful that we've got what we've got and wait patiently for when the devs get the time to update.
Thread Closed. QxAgent. Do not fucking insult Ability's work ethic again or I will ban you. You have no idea what goes on behind the scenes and I will be damned if you insult the man and the countless hours he's sacrificed for you and the rest of the community.
As his friend and moderator of this forum. Fucking try it, come at me bro.
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