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    Thread: Instance debate in General Ember Discussion

  1. Ronyn

    Ronyn DEEPSTRYKER Community Manager

    I moved this line of discussion to it's own thread. Everybody chill out a bit.

    Being that those terms can be open to interpretation, I will help clarify the forum rules - we are not concerned with colorful metaphors or "bad words" in general, our rules about how people interact is largely focused on preventing direct insults and personal attacks between people.

    In other words - We are not going to moderate the congratulatory phrase of "Youre a fucking genius" but we will moderate the insulting phrase of "you are an idiot".

    Hopefully that helps clear up an uncertain about where our lines are.
     
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  2. Thread: Founder T-Shirts Available in General Ember Discussion

  3. Fillmore

    Fillmore Gatestrider - Frame Founder Forum Tech

    The TeeSpring campaign doesn't really end. It's on a continuous relaunch for now. Teespring prints out the current orders when the campaign ends, then relaunches the campaign for another few days. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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  4. Thread: Founder T-Shirts Available in General Ember Discussion

  5. Ronyn

    Ronyn DEEPSTRYKER Community Manager

  6. Thread: Founder T-Shirts Available in General Ember Discussion

  7. Fillmore

    Fillmore Gatestrider - Frame Founder Forum Tech

    Here they are! For a limited time only, Em-8ER Founder T-Shirts! There is zero profit to me on the sale of these shirts, so don't think I'm some kind of opportunistic pocket-lining Scrooge.

    Men's & Womens
    https://teespring.com/em8er

    Children
    https://teespring.com/em8er-kids

    IMPORTANT!!!
    The TeeSpring campaign doesn't really end. It's on a continuous relaunch for now. Teespring prints out the current orders when the campaign ends, then relaunches the campaign for another few days. Sorry for the confusion.
     
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  8. Thread: Em-8ER T-Shirts! (Grummz Approved! ...sort of) in General Ember Discussion

  9. Fillmore

    Fillmore Gatestrider - Frame Founder Forum Tech

    Good news everyone!

    Barring any unexpected situations, T-Shirts will be available on TeeSpring within in the 24 hours. There will be a separate thread for them. Why did it take me so long to get these available? 2 Reasons. First I had a lot of prior commitments I needed to take care of. Second, I'm just not the fastest with Illustrator. But the increase in quality on the lettering was easily worth the wait:

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    Also, the bullet cracks on the logo got simplified a little bit and some edges got slightly smoothed. These changes help make the design more screen printable. It still looks amazing, as far as I'm concerned.

    [​IMG]
     
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  10. Thread: Last Chance - FF Credit Program. Red 5 Studios Closing Firefall Tomorrow, July 7th in News & Announcements

  11. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Popular, unpopular no such thing here. As with many things it's simply matter of opinion and goes equally both ways. I fully understand your concern and opinion on the matter and don't feel like we need to convince each other to think otherwise. Everyone is free to voice their opinions and I consider healthy philosophical pluralism and ability to discuss it without offensive or demeaning overtone as beneficial to communication and relations.

    Benefits are clear with thousands of new members and crowdfunding going over the roof, but this also has a logical side to it. If you subscribe to email notifications on discussion platforms, you do so with knowledge that you'll most likely get plenty of irrelevant and unsolicited emails. By marking emails from generic senders like FF forums as spam, you are saying "I subscribed to this platforms, but I don't want to receive communication from it and others shouldn't either", that's how Gmail spam filter works. It's flawed logic, because you might have subscribed to it to receive it, but can't, because others decided for you instead of simply unsubscribing themselves. That's why you can see hundreds of people around saying they are glad they looked into spam folders. They wanted that email to land in inbox, but google denied their wishes on opinions of others.

    Taking down imgur images did nothing to lessen number of messages, it just replaced relevant images people clicked to see with broken images. This was nothing more than a spiteful action. Also saying that this was going on for over a year is a bit harsh. To my knowledge 2 PMs were sent, first PM was received by a very small fraction of users, second was more widespread and targeted specifically to offer reward to eligible accounts, not entirely irrelevant. You get 20 times more useless emails if you subscribe to popular thread, do you also mark those as spam if thread's responders aren't staying on topic? Or do you just unsubscribe from it?

    Let me just say many responded to those PMs and are grateful they were made aware of Em-8ER, given free credit and can take part in this project from the very beginning and everything comes at a cost, question is whether it's worth that cost and effort. Everyone can judge that themselves. Personally I think it was worth it and this project benefited from it while hurting no one.
     
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2017 at 8:40 AM
  12. Thread: Last Chance - FF Credit Program. Red 5 Studios Closing Firefall Tomorrow, July 7th in News & Announcements

  13. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    You can still claim the reward, as long as FF forums are running.

    As for the "spam". It's because many disgruntled users flagged emails from FF forums as spam, Gmail uses collective hate to blacklist particular senders for everybody. Some even went to imgur and reported images used in PMs so they were taken down as spam too. So much effort to prevent other people from claiming free credit ... :rolleyes:
     
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  14. Thread: KaosEater Returns, do I even art bro? in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  15. Ronyn

    Ronyn DEEPSTRYKER Community Manager

  16. Thread: Forum Titles and 3D Printer Files in News & Announcements

  17. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    By now backers at the Scout ($15) and above should have their email with the THMPR art demo and PDF Vision Book download links. If you searched spam for email from crixa.io and have not found anything, then contact me here @Grummz

    Forum Titles will take another week or so while we manually process pledge upgrades and gifts. Normally there is nothing you need to do. We simply look you up by e-mail address and find your forum account, then assign your title. If we cannot find your e-mail, we send an e-mail to the BILLING e-mail and request your forum name (or ask that you create one).

    3D Printer files will go out at around the same time. We want to make sure we have a clear master e-mail list of all backers first.

    Thank you!
     
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  18. Thread: New Warframe Trailer - What Em-8ER is and is not. in General Ember Discussion

  19. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Warframe released some great footage of their open world demo, which is a 4 player co-op instanced open world (with a central city hub that holds 50) with one zone that is 3km x 3km in size.

    Like Anthem, the update focuses on small squads going on missions and quests in an open with random encounters and giant boss fights thrown into the mix. Looks great, and Destiny 2, Anthem and now Warframe will be competing hotly for the instanced 4-player co-op, hub and instance, open world shooter.

    If Firefall were still around, I'm sure they would be in direct competition too.

    Em-8ER will not be joining that fray. The genre of 4 player co-op and questing is going to be well served by the above titles. Em-8ER stands apart. By focusing on large scale shooter battles with hundreds of players fighting at a time in MEKs and vehicles, against a shape-shifting invader armed with giant Kaiju, Em-8ER is much more like PvE Planetside 2 or a massively multiplayer and persistent version of Battlefield 1.

    Players will open their planetary map and find battles waging across entire zones, and be able to jump in and fight in a battle at any time. Players in MEKs will be going up against shape-shifting beasts that shred steel and bone. THUMPRs will be going up against Kaiju in hand to hand battles to the death. Bases will be built by Shifters and Humans alike, granting more vehicles, weapons and strategic advantages to use during the war. The same bases will be attacked by forces with giant Kaiju that rip apart structures bit by bit. Everywhere will be the chaos of open war, played out across huge zones.

    No other game offers that experience to date. A part of Firefall did once, during the beta, but they quickly shifted away from Chosen invasions to focus on multiple MMO tropes like daily, questing and raids. But if you remember Firefall when the servers rebooted, and war raged across ALL of New Eden to push back the Chosen, that's the feeling Em-8ER will capture and hone and refine.

    The goal since I helped make WoW was to do a massive planetary wargame, and Em-8ER is intended to deliver that goal.

    For reference, here is the gorgeous trailer from Warframe that does 4 player, open-world co-op:



    Here is Battlefield 1's gameplay trailer, which still does not convey what a PvE, persistent war would be like vs giant Kaiju, but is closer than the Warframe trailer to the experience that Em-8ER will be offering.



    And, while older, here is a Planetside 2 cinematic trailer that more closely resembles the FEELING of what Em-8ER is targeting:

     
  20. Thread: Last Chance - FF Credit Program. Red 5 Studios Closing Firefall Tomorrow, July 7th in News & Announcements

  21. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    He can't get the credit, players who started on steam are most certainly not owners of founder packs and if they create account now, their join date won't permit them to claim veteran reward because forum join date ≠ game join date. It's technical difficulty we couldn't overcome.
     
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  22. Thread: Last Chance - FF Credit Program. Red 5 Studios Closing Firefall Tomorrow, July 7th in News & Announcements

  23. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Yes, saw that. The whole site is down. Just the Red 5 page is up.
     
  24. Thread: Scout and Above Backers: Your PDF and EXE are ready in News & Announcements

  25. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Yes, we did a simple pass and did not add up contributions yet. Next I need to process them and add contributions to find people's actual perk levels. PM me your email address and I'll look you up by hand, Matt and send it along.
     
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  26. Thread: Chief Chat Winners! in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  27. Ronyn

    Ronyn DEEPSTRYKER Community Manager

    Greetings Reapers,

    Here are the winners from the final Chief Chat Weekend. Grummz and I had so much fun during these chief chats. We might just have to bring them back in some form or another, just so we can keep the good times going. Stay tuned, we will be talking to you more about it soon.

    Here are Friday's winners!

    RANDOM DRAWING #1 (1st giveaway)
    Prize: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    Winner: Aurora#4607


    TRIVIA QUESTION #1 (2nd giveaway)
    Q: Why did we ask for $500 on first IndieGoGo fundraiser?
    A: It is the minimum IndieGoGo will allow.
    PRIZE: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: Ironside#7183

    TRIVIA QUESTION #2 (3rd giveaway)
    Q: Q: What type of structure did the Enshigi build for their homeworld?
    A: Dyson Ring
    PRIZE: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: rebel_ink#0806


    RANDOM DRAWING #2 (4th giveaway)
    Prize: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    Winner: Miuna#6078

    TRIVIA QUESTION #3 (5th giveaway)
    Q: Ember is a planet which is a combo of ice and what?
    A: Lava.
    PRIZE: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: Willthefluteboy#1962


    RANDOM DRAWING #3 (6th giveaway)
    PRIZE: $75 Terraformer pack
    WINNER: TalDrakkan#4661


    TRIVIA QUESTION #4 (7th giveaway)
    Q: How many human colonies were initially founded?
    A: 28
    PRIZE: $75 Terraformer Pack
    WINNER: Schmuky#5494


    RANDOM DRAWING #4 (8th giveaway)
    PRIZE: $150 Firstclaimer Pack
    WINNER: ZaekLeaf#1392


    TRIVIA QUESTION #5 (9th giveaway)
    Q: Not including critical damage, what are the 4 damage types in Em-8ER?
    A: Melee, Kinetic, Energy, and Splash Damage.
    PRIZE: $150 Firstclaimer Pack
    WINNER: Hexwall#2563


    RANDOM DRAWING #5 (10th giveaway)
    PRIZE: $250 Base Commander Pack
    WINNER: Grrizz#2105


    TRIVIA QUESTION #6 (11th Giveaway)
    Q: What type of ore do you need to add secondary affects to your omniframe?
    A: Phased ore
    PRIZE: $250 Base Commander Pack
    WINNER: Crimson


    TRIVIA QUESTION#7 (12th giveaway)
    Q: What is the name of the company we used when we couldn't buy the Firefall IP?
    A: Crixa
    PRIZE: $499 Omni-Ace Pack
    WINNER: Terib.Shadow#0562


    RANDOM DRAWING #6 (13th giveaway)
    PRIZE: $499 Omni-Ace Pack
    WINNER: CyberTech#9157


    RANDOM DRAWING #7 (14th giveaway + Grrizz's gift)
    PRIZE: $75 Terraformer Pack
    WINNER: Jansin3#0821


    RANDOM DRAWING #8 (15th giveaway + Crimson's gift)
    PRIZE: $150 Firstclaimer Pack
    WINNER: McGuy#6568


    RANDOM DRAWING #9 (16th giveaway + McGuy's gift)
    PRIZE: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: Snorlax#4237


    RANDOM DRAWING #10 (17th giveaway + Jansin3's gift)
    PRIZE: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: Chaos#4933

    Here are Saturday's winners!

    RANDOM DRAWING #1 (1st giveaway)
    Prize: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: StreaMeX#1080

    TRIVIA QUESTION #1 (2nd giveaway)
    Q: Which community member contributed the starting point of the model of the Tsi-Hu Beastl?
    A: Heinesnow
    PRIZE: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: Nubilus#7334

    RANDOM DRAWING #2 (3rd giveaway)
    Prize: $75 Terraformer Pack
    WINNER: StreaMeX#1080

    TRIVIA QUESTION #2 (4th giveaway)
    Q: What was the method the Germans used to deliver nuclear devices to the beaches?
    A: V2 rocket
    PRIZE: $75 Terraformer Pack
    WINNER: EvilKitten#6812

    RANDOM DRAWING #3 (5th giveaway)
    Prize: $100 Tsi-Hu Hunter Pack
    WINNER: Mr. Figgles#5608

    TRIVIA QUESTION #3 (6th giveaway)
    Q: What was the name of the Japanese biological warfare group that helped create the virus to wipe out the Reich and put the Enshigi into power?
    A: Unit 731
    PRIZE: $100 Tsi-Hu Hunter Pack
    WINNERS: Thunderstrike#1978 / AccessAccess#6753 / Miuna#6078

    RANDOM DRAWING #4 (7th giveaway)
    Prize: $150 Firstclaimer Pack
    WINNER: Arcamage#0650

    TRIVIA QUESTION #4 (8th giveaway)
    Q: What was the original name of the Gatestriders?
    A: The Omega Frontier
    PRIZE: $150 Firstclaimer Pack
    WINNER: Access#6753

    RANDOM DRAWING #5 (9th giveaway)
    Prize: $250 Base Commander
    WINNER: Thunderstrike#1978

    TRIVIA QUESTION #5 (10th giveaway)
    Q: What is the total amount of planets in the solar system in which EM-8ER is located? What number planet was it?
    A: 8
    PRIZE: $250 Base Commander
    WINNER: Draco -The DeepStrike Dragon#3846

    RANDOM DRAWING #6 (11th giveaway)
    Prize: $499 Omni-Ace Pack
    WINNER: Skrunken#1269

    TRIVIA QUESTION #6 (12th giveaway)
    Q: In Ember, there are tiers, and crafting is done in tiers. The way you get tiers is you start researching your tech tree. Research what building type?
    A: Research Lab
    PRIZE: $499 Omni-Ace Pack
    WINNER: Lomgren (Lommella Istiny#3415)

    RANDOM DRAWING #7 (13th giveaway + Lomgren’s gift)
    Prize: $35 Deepscanner
    WINNER: Zurion (Razmtoh#9864)

    RANDOM DRAWING #7 (14th giveaway + Lomgren’s gift)
    Prize: $150 Firstclaimer
    WINNER: meta#3429

    Here are Sunday's winners!

    RANDOM DRAWING #1 (1st giveaway)
    Prize: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: TheConqueror#5652

    TRIVIA QUESTION #1 (2nd giveaway)
    Q: What were the gates used to travel through the galaxy at near light speed called?
    A: D Shift Gates.
    PRIZE: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: Fillmore#9383 / Sik San#3163

    RANDOM DRAWING #2 (3rd giveaway)
    Prize: $75 Terraformer Pack
    WINNER: SilverLomme#2256

    TRIVIA QUESTION #2 (4th giveaway)
    Q: The Enshigi took their name from the Japanese word for sandpiper, “Shigi”, who’s singing was said to spread happiness. What is the english meaning of the japanese word "Shigi"?
    A: Sandpiper
    PRIZE: $75 Terraformer Pack
    WINNER: Terib.Shadow

    RANDOM DRAWING #3 (5th giveaway)
    Prize: $100 Tsi-Hu Hunter Pack
    WINNER: freakbyte#1447

    TRIVIA QUESTION #3 (6th giveaway)
    Q: When the Enshigi were probing for a new homeworld, what were the probes accelerated by?
    A: Particle Accelerators
    PRIZE: $100 Tsi-Hu Hunter Pack
    WINNERS: Day#2612

    RANDOM DRAWING #4 (7th giveaway)
    Prize: $150 Firstclaimer Pack
    WINNER: Sayan#2674

    TRIVIA QUESTION #4 (8th giveaway)
    Q: What does MEK stand for?
    A: Mechanically Enhanced Kinetics
    PRIZE: $150 Firstclaimer Pack
    WINNER: Terib.Shadow#0562

    TRIVIA QUESTION #5 (9th giveaway)
    Q: Why did Mark choose the letters MEK?
    A: Because they're his initials: Mark Edward Kern
    PRIZE: $150 Firstclaimer Pack
    WINNER: Errort#7663

    RANDOM DRAWING #5 (10th giveaway)
    Prize: $250 Base Commander
    WINNER: Oden#5230

    TRIVIA QUESTION #6 (11th giveaway)
    Q: What do they use to make these pockets warm?
    A: Optical Mirrors
    PRIZE: $250 Base Commander
    WINNER: Schmuky#5494

    RANDOM DRAWING #6 (12th giveaway)
    Prize: $250 Base Commander
    WINNER: Smug Lank#5812

    TRIVIA QUESTION #7 (13th giveaway)
    Q: What is the equivalent of the Scan Hammer in Em8ER?
    A: Locator Spike
    PRIZE: $499 Omni-Ace Pack
    WINNER: jak#1885

    RANDOM DRAWING #7 (14th giveaway)
    Prize: $499 Omni-Ace Pack
    WINNER: Meranera#5270

    RANDOM DRAWING #8 (15th giveaway + gift from Day)
    Prize: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: Access#6753

    RANDOM DRAWING #9 (16th giveaway + gift from SallySeven)
    Prize: $35 Deepscanner Pack
    WINNER: Thunderstrike#1978



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    I'd like to extend a very special thank you to our official Greeters, Faeryl and Terib.Shadow for collecting this data so I could focus on our listeners through the contest. I give you a mighty salute!

    To all of you who listened, participated, and got involved during these events.....I just have one thing to say.
    DEEPSTRIKE!
     
  28. Thread: Last Chance - FF Credit Program. Red 5 Studios Closing Firefall Tomorrow, July 7th in News & Announcements

  29. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Did they even take the servers down today?
     
  30. Thread: Scout and Above Backers: Your PDF and EXE are ready in News & Announcements

  31. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Hello, I went ahead and removed the password. Pls try it again and let me know.
     
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  32. Thread: Scout and Above Backers: Your PDF and EXE are ready in News & Announcements

  33. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    We email you for your forum name, then assign the tag to it f we can't find your email.
     
  34. Thread: Scout and Above Backers: Your PDF and EXE are ready in News & Announcements

  35. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Has anyone successfully grabbed the download? Is the password incorrect for everyone?
     
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  36. Thread: If You Dont Like The Unreal 4 Engine........ in Ember & The Unreal Engine

  37. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    You can't per say go wrong with mainstream engines like UE4 or Unity or Lumberyard or (...). Choice of engine depends on many factors, what kind of game, what middleware you want to use, target platforms, how much you want to use various asset stores etc. Unity is great for indies, it's great for C# developers used to Visual Studio IDE, it's great for multiplatform development, you can achieve comparable results as with any other engine as long as you have muscle to pull it off, but how much of it is relevant for Em-8ER? Not that much. Similar can be said about other engines. I'm Unity guy, but completely understand Grummz's decision to go with UE4 for Em-8ER.
     
    Last edited: Jul 7, 2017
  38. Thread: Scout and Above Backers: Your PDF and EXE are ready in News & Announcements

  39. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Hello, if you backed our latest milestone at the $15 Scout level or above, please check your email. We have sent out the Vision Book PDF and THMPR Art Demo exe just now. Please check your spam folders!

    Thank you!

    P.S. Forum tag and ribbon processing will take 1-2 weeks. TY for your patience as we manually collate over 2000 backer pledges!