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    Thread: If you want to see it grow.. in General Ember Discussion

  1. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

  2. Thread: If you want to see it grow.. in General Ember Discussion

  3. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    The next milestone will feature 3D modeling of the the THMPR and also a "vision book." The vision book will be in PDF and printed formats (for higher end backers...if I can get the price to work). Short 15-25 page book that will outline high level vision of the game. PDF can be shared. Website will also be updated.
     
  4. Thread: First Milestone Shipped and Completed! in Ember Art & Design Updates

  5. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Thank you for understanding. I have an idea for a frame look and some gameplay for you. It won't be getting rid of the Omniframe, but it might go a ways towards making you like the way its set up. I hope.

     
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  6. Thread: First Milestone Shipped and Completed! in Ember Art & Design Updates

  7. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    You're way off base here.

    First off, I've been closely following the posts on the art and designs and nobody who was an actual backer is upset. I do see you (a non-backer who never donated) complaining over and over about the design of the Omniframe. I hear you. I have some ideas I'm working on. Meanwhile, I've heard nothing but support from them.

    Also, we delivered all our goals in record time compared to other fundraisers. We exceeded the goals and met them all. The quality of what we delivered for forums (which was the MAIN goal of the fundraiser) is better than 95% of other game companies many times larger than our part-time group.

    1) The crowdfunding was for a website and forums. The art were stretch goals. All design are subject to change this early in any game development. No backer has been upset enough about this. They can reach me at any time through the private e-mail that serves them or by posting or messaging me here. (for backers, check your e-mails, you can reply to that to reach me, or msg me here or post and I will see your backer tag).

    2) People paid for their own shipping (separate from their pledge, its part of IndieGoGo's checkout process) and their tier covered the costs of printing, which I sourced to multiple vendors to keep very low without compromising on quality. Before that I spent 1 week and broke my back (literally, could not walk for a day, in severe pain for 10 days) to fix my own professional grade printer (200 pound printer) to try to keep costs lower. When that failed I went to commercial sources with equal quality pro printers. Backer rewards are always priced into the fundraising, btw, its part of the process. Backers WANT physical and virtual rewards. They pay for it.

    3) People knew what poster they were getting when they backed it. It was right there. The other posters were stretch goals announce after we completed funding and were unknown to everyone. Backers love them or are fine enough they've never contacted me with issues.

    3) I've put my own money into this to prepare everything we need for the second fundraiser to the tune of a couple grand. Money I may never see back. I'm committed to this game and we've already started work on the 2nd goal out of my own pocket.

    if that's "bad business" to you, then don't buy in. Don't participate in the next round. Nobody is forcing you too. But I break my back (again, literally) trying to satisfy people who put money towards this project.

     
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  8. Thread: Melding in General Ember Discussion

  9. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Hi guys.
    I moved the personal debate portion of this thread to its proper section of the forums. Please get back to the subject expressed in the titles heading. Note that moving posts may have resulted in certain points about this topic being missing from the thread. Please restate your viewpoints of this topic here while continuing the personal debate in that other thread.
    Thank you.
     
  10. Thread: First Milestone Shipped and Completed! in Ember Art & Design Updates

  11. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Next fundraiser will be announced pretty soon. Expect to see some good options for loyal supporter such as yourself. :D

    BTW I've been meaning to tell you how glad I am to see you here Smitty.
     
  12. Thread: First Milestone Shipped and Completed! in Ember Art & Design Updates

  13. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I can't wait till mine gets here!
     
  14. Thread: First Milestone Shipped and Completed! in Ember Art & Design Updates

  15. Thread: Aliens Revealed - The Tsihu in Ember Art & Design Updates

  16. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Once seen it cannot be unseen!
     
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  17. Thread: Aliens Revealed - The Tsihu in Ember Art & Design Updates

  18. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I'll never tell, and you'll never be sure...
     
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  19. Thread: How many weapons can we have at once? in General Ember Discussion

  20. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

     
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  21. Thread: Alternate frame/suit types? in General Ember Discussion

  22. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I didn't promise multiple frames on any occasion, even with tiers. In fact, I've specifically said that tiers would be customization options but not different frame styles because of budget. A single omniframe with replaceable inner components and weapons for different roles is for sure. Visual upgrades on on the omniframe will be possible with the way its built, but maybe not implementable because of budget. We just have to see how far we cab get.

    Also, while I've said I'm leaning towards tiers, we just don't know yet how the system will play out.
     
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  23. Thread: Alternate frame/suit types? in General Ember Discussion

  24. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    We are still a ways away from Grummz deciding exactly which roles and capabilities we will see in Ember but I can at least assure you that roles like turret laying engineer or support focused medic are not inherently off limits just because of the design of the omniframe. There is nothing stopping a mech from throwing down turrets, and in mech games like Hawken you'll find the medic equivalent called the technician. It even has a repair beam (read: heal beam for mechs). If Grummz wants engineers and "medics" in the game there is nothing preventing it.

    In the short term the focus is on the one omnimech. Teirs and potentially more visual indicators have not been ruled out for the future. I want to stress that we want to avoid inflating expectations so for now it is just the one omnimech on deck.
     
  25. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  26. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    1. Enable them for everybody server-side
    2. If you can get user scripts working on your favorite mobile browser then it would be possible to enable them with 1 line of code
     
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  27. Thread: How many weapons can we have at once? in General Ember Discussion

  28. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    The Omniframe has hands, and will hold its weapons. Things being contemplated but not decided:

    1) How many weapons can you switch between (yes, pocket dimension hand-wave. yes, at least two weapons)
    2) Will there be melee weapons?
    3) Will the two shoulder mount canisters be weapon hardpoints on the frame for frame specific alt-fire or even abilities?

    So, all I know for sure is that the Omniframe acts like a battleframe, in that it holds its weapons. Omniframe also has a clear shoulder mount system in the concept that we may or may not use for permanent shoulder mount accessories (could be weapons, could be abilities, etc.) Controls and the rest will be figured out later. :)
     
  29. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  30. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Update 1.3
    • Added translucent option to background color
    • Fixed fade effect on default background
    • Fixed config dialog not loading properly when closed/reopened without reload
     
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  31. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  32. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Fixed, just hit "check for userscript updates" and it should work
     
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  33. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  34. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    The thing is, more you customize something, the more work it is to update it. Both XenForo and theme are being updated regularly by their respective creators and we can get those updates for free* and with no time invested. If we were to start making changes to them, then every update would need to be merged in manually (so edits aren't overwritten). This becomes hard to maintain as theme needs to be updated to work with recent versions of XenForo and many edits eventually lead to deadlock (being stuck at certain version because upgrade path is too complex and prone to errors).

    As far as functionality is concerned, Ember forums are fine the way they are. This is really just cosmetic stuff and this is what user scripts were designed for, give every user full power to make all the changes he wants. You can change any style on these forums with 1 line of code. Any server-side implementation would be incredibly limited in comparison.
     
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  35. Thread: [2.2.1] Change how forums look with Em-8ER Forums Dashboard™ addon! in General Ember Discussion

  36. Xeevis

    Xeevis Well-Known Member Max Kahuna Forum Tech

    Update 1.2
    • Improved signature collapsing, will now display 3 rows with rest gradually faded to hidden. Clicking the faded area will reveal the entire signature. Short signatures are exempted from collapsing.
     
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  37. Thread: T.H.M.P.R. art is up in Ember Art & Design Updates

  38. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    It's a catastrophe!