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    Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  1. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    No I don't think the THMPR busts will be available again since I try to keep backer rewards special to those who bought into them. But there might be a Patreon we'll set up later that is loot-crate-ish....but on a tiny scale. Like we send you a very small token of appreciation every month and use most of the Patreon funds towards the game.
     
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  2. Thread: Alien Naming Contest! in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  3. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Round 1 ends September 7th, round 2 will begin a few days after that.
     
  4. Thread: Alien Naming Contest! in Contests, Events & Giveaways!

  5. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    There are some very cool ideas here.
    Remember guys, only 3 submissions total.
     
  6. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  7. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    I'm buying a bus...a $2 toy bus....declaring this for transparency reasons...
     
  8. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  9. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    We just broke 10,000!
     
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  10. Thread: Avoid Over-Balancing in General Ember Discussion

  11. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Maybe, maybe not. It largely depends on how different the loadouts for pvp and pve really are.

    There are different schools of thought on this issue. Grummz stance on it is that trying to balance for both pvp and pve on the same character for this type of game is too problematic.
     
  12. Thread: Avoid Over-Balancing in General Ember Discussion

  13. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Hi guys.
    Digging into this would be a long subject but to keep it short let me just say...
    Balance is a key component to just about any game regardless of whether it is pve or pvp.
    Though it is important to note that pve and pvp have some very heavy difference in how you approach that balance.

    Ember is being developed as a pve only game. So the balance will be based on that design directive.
    If and when Grummz ever decides to build a pvp component for Ember it will be well after the pve aspect is alive and kicking.
    Moreover it will be a very separate mode, with it's own style of balance.
     
  14. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  15. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    62? Yes! That's awesome! Keep on gaming.
     
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  16. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  17. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    We did NPC naming last milestone. I forgot to add an option this milestone. Did you back either?
     
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  18. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  19. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Hi, we lay out the full plan here:

    http://crixa.io/2016/08/the-path-to-playable-mockup/
     
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  20. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  21. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Hi,, if a milestone doesn't fund, we can't go to the next step of the playable prototype. It would show the demand just isn't there and that also makes it hard, at that point, to get an investor to back it. Just harsh reality of supply and demand. I also, personally, would be out several grand, as I tend to pre-fund each milestone so we can start production before going live with the fundraiser, because I'm confident of the demand.

    You would, however, receive all the rewards of the milestone to which you pledged. In this case it would be the THMPR finished model in unreal and the softcover design book, and 3D printed rewards if you selected that tier.

    Once we have the playable prototype, we will go to a general Kickstarter to jump start full-time work on Ember. We will (and are now), of course, be running VERY lean. No physical offices, no marketing, just everything going towards the game itself.

     
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  22. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  23. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Yes we can. Pls message me on the forums.
     
  24. Thread: T.H.M.P.R. art is up in Ember Art & Design Updates

  25. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Okay, so we've got @Tommaso Renieri on the new drill arm and other arm to do a tune up and render it with something else we are working on :)

    For the claw hand, I wanted something more expressive, so I'm going to give him a regular mech hand there, but like, Hellboy big. That way we can animate hand gestures for him and give him more personality.
     
  26. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  27. Grummz

    Grummz Administrator Ember Dev

    Sorry I've been quiet. I'm reading all this and will be preparing an update for tomorrow. :)
     
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  28. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  29. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Rest assured the Ember team has not forgotten him. If it is reasonable in development at some point something will be done to honor him.
     
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  30. Thread: Poll: How much do you think this round be overfunded by? in General Ember Discussion

  31. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I'd hold off on guessing until you see the stretch goals. :)
     
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  32. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  33. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Yes...yes you would. ;-)
     
  34. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  35. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    We have more than doubled the amount we earned in the last milestone!
    This community is unstoppable.
     
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  36. Thread: Ronyn is now Ember's Community Manager. Congrats! in News & Announcements

  37. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    uh oh....
     
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  38. Thread: Milestone 2 is NOW LIVE! in News & Announcements

  39. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I hear ya. Though there can be some pretty creative things folks do with skulls.
     
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