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#1 iceman66

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 21:53

I think we could all benefit from some sort of development map.  The updates to FS are so few and far between, that it's starting to feel like our beloved FS is being abandoned.  I think the community (sorry if I'm speaking for everyone) deserves to know what the plans are.

 

1. Who are the coders? Who even works on FS anymore?

 

2. How often is the game updated?

 

3.  Is there an update schedule that is followed?

 

In the past, Hoof let us see what was happening in terms of development and it was awesome.  I hope it's not too much to ask that we see that side again.



#2 Pardoux

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 22:16

I think there's more chance of winning lotto than getting a proper response to those questions ...


Homer : Marge, don't discourage the boy. Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals .. except the weasel.

 

Eddie Izzard : The National Rifle Association say that guns don't kill people, people do. But I think the gun helps, you know ? I think it helps. I think just standing there going "BANG" - that's not going to kill too many people, is it ?

 

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#3 Corrupted

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 22:23

Starting to feel abandoned is generous. Simple fixes go and have gone unnoticed for weeks.

We the players have been grasping as straws and quite honestly it's been years coming. Thread will be closed in the morning with a one liner from Grim.

All I can say is... Speak with your wallets. If the cash flow doesn't dry or diminish, they won't (don't) see a need to change anything

It's harder to wake up every day than it is to "hunt" in this game.


#4 iceman66

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 22:38

Starting to feel abandoned is generous. Simple fixes go and have gone unnoticed for weeks.

We the players have been grasping as straws and quite honestly it's been years coming. Thread will be closed in the morning with a one liner from Grim.

All I can say is... Speak with your wallets. If the cash flow doesn't dry or diminish, they won't (don't) see a need to change anything

 

Why support HCS when the support from HCS for FS has basically stopped? It's hard...but I digress.  I still think it'd be a nice gesture for some clarity.



#5 duktayp

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 23:40

1. Who are the coders? Who even works on FS anymore?

 

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#6 iceman66

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Posted 02 October 2019 - 23:59

 

1. Who are the coders? Who even works on FS anymore?

 

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I meant the coders that get paid to code :P



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Posted 03 October 2019 - 00:19

The conversation below is part of a conversation just had with Hoof - and, as you can see, posted with his consent..

 

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(Edit - there are 3 programmers working on the game, but the impression I got was that they were all totally focussed on the app, nothing more)


Edited by Pardoux, 03 October 2019 - 00:42.

Homer : Marge, don't discourage the boy. Weaseling out of things is important to learn. It's what separates us from the animals .. except the weasel.

 

Eddie Izzard : The National Rifle Association say that guns don't kill people, people do. But I think the gun helps, you know ? I think it helps. I think just standing there going "BANG" - that's not going to kill too many people, is it ?

 

I don't mean to sound pessimistic, but it seems that everything I eat lately turns to poo ...


#8 iceman66

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Posted 03 October 2019 - 18:59

The conversation below is part of a conversation just had with Hoof - and, as you can see, posted with his consent..

 

Capture.gif

 

(Edit - there are 3 programmers working on the game, but the impression I got was that they were all totally focussed on the app, nothing more)

 

Thank you for the reply :)  At Least there is a way to contact Hoof.



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Posted 04 October 2019 - 18:14

I think we could all benefit from some sort of development map.  The updates to FS are so few and far between, that it's starting to feel like our beloved FS is being abandoned.  I think the community (sorry if I'm speaking for everyone) deserves to know what the plans are.

 

1. Who are the coders? Who even works on FS anymore?

 

2. How often is the game updated?

 

3.  Is there an update schedule that is followed?

 

In the past, Hoof let us see what was happening in terms of development and it was awesome.  I hope it's not too much to ask that we see that side again.

 

So, to answer your questions as best I can:
 
1. Fallen Sword technically has four coders, two of which are dedicated to the development of the app (JustConix & Kamikazer). Hoofmaster and Moltenkore work on multiple projects (and are kept very busy as a result). Hoof is almost always making behind-the-scenes tweaks, most of which lately have been to facilitate functions of the app.
BigGrim works support, and handles content generation/admin whilst a variety of artists (myself among them) contribute to making things look shiny.
 
2. The game is updated as often as possible, which is not to say that it is updated as often as we would like.Getting Fallen Sword to cooperate with the App has not been a smooth ride but we're making good progress. Unfortunately that progress has also lead to the game misbehaving in ways we couldn't anticipate, and it's easy to break stuff, not quite so much to fix it afterwards.
 
3. We're using a Trello Board to plot our roadmap but it's focusing on the App development at present. Once the app is up, running and polished, our efforts can return to Fallen Sword in general.
We're focusing on the app at the moment, as Hoof has mentioned, but the app is nothing without Fallen Sword so rest assured it's not abandoned. You've all been wonderfully patient with us, we really appreciate it, and we understand your concerns! With a little luck this helps ease some of them, but we're unable to provide a roadmap simply because our objectives shift so frequently. We like to think this helps us keep up with what's most in-demand!
 
Kind regards,
The FS Team


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Posted 04 October 2019 - 19:03

 

So, to answer your questions as best I can:
 
1. Fallen Sword technically has four coders, two of which are dedicated to the development of the app (JustConix & Kamikazer). Hoofmaster and Moltenkore work on multiple projects (and are kept very busy as a result). Hoof is almost always making behind-the-scenes tweaks, most of which lately have been to facilitate functions of the app.
BigGrim works support, and handles content generation/admin whilst a variety of artists (myself among them) contribute to making things look shiny.
 
2. The game is updated as often as possible, which is not to say that it is updated as often as we would like.Getting Fallen Sword to cooperate with the App has not been a smooth ride but we're making good progress. Unfortunately that progress has also lead to the game misbehaving in ways we couldn't anticipate, and it's easy to break stuff, not quite so much to fix it afterwards.
 
3. We're using a Trello Board to plot our roadmap but it's focusing on the App development at present. Once the app is up, running and polished, our efforts can return to Fallen Sword in general.
We're focusing on the app at the moment, as Hoof has mentioned, but the app is nothing without Fallen Sword so rest assured it's not abandoned. You've all been wonderfully patient with us, we really appreciate it, and we understand your concerns! With a little luck this helps ease some of them, but we're unable to provide a roadmap simply because our objectives shift so frequently. We like to think this helps us keep up with what's most in-demand!
 
Kind regards,
The FS Team

 

 

Thank you!  I really do appriciate the response.  It might be a good idea to do regular updates like this to keep us in the know, but I also understand time constraints.




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