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    Thread: Worries about gameplay... in General Ember Discussion

  1. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    For those hoping to get their suggestions read by the devs...
    It's worth noting that the more peaceful the discussion/disagreements a thread has, the higher chance of a dev actually reading it all the way through. While the opposite is also true. ;)
     
  2. Thread: Founder T-Shirts Available in General Ember Discussion

  3. Fillmore

    Fillmore test_title Forum Tech

    It's currently set to do a continuous relaunch. However, if I can't resolve the issue of some people getting their orders refunded for no reason, I may be switching to a different custom shirt/fulfillment house. Not sure yet. Probably at least one more round of the campaign though. :)
     
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  4. Thread: The Omniframe Revealed in Ember Art & Design Updates

  5. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Luckily this was explained by the artist -
    Oh click on "view attachment" to see where the arms are.

    @WatsonDynamite was essentially correct
     
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  6. Thread: Last Chance - FF Credit Program. Red 5 Studios Closing Firefall Tomorrow, July 7th in News & Announcements

  7. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Everyone, this program is closed. Due to Firefalls forums being taken down, we no longer have access to what we need to verify peoples accounts.
     
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  8. Thread: Firefall Credit Program - Em-8ER to offer full credit for founder packs in News & Announcements

  9. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Everyone, this program is now closed. Due to Firefalls forums being taken down, we no longer have access to what we need to verify peoples accounts.
     
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  10. Thread: Founder T-Shirts Available in General Ember Discussion

  11. Fillmore

    Fillmore test_title Forum Tech

    I'm contacting TeeSpring to see what gives.
     
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  12. Thread: Backer Titles coming Online! in News & Announcements

  13. Fillmore

    Fillmore test_title Forum Tech

    PM me your email.
     
  14. Thread: Backer Titles coming Online! in News & Announcements

  15. Fillmore

    Fillmore test_title Forum Tech

    There is a character limit to the custom titles. The limitation how many can fit within that in that field.

    I stored all your old titles in the db, so there shouldn't be any problem verifying what they were.
     
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  16. Thread: Backer Titles coming Online! in News & Announcements

  17. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    Greetings Reapers,

    By now, most of you have received an email with a link to get your titles. All you have to do is click on it, and the appropriate titles will be applied to your account. Special thanks to our man @Fillmore for making an awesome script that made it possible!

    There are still some folks out there who didn't get any emails with Links. This means we still have a question or two to ask you, so expect an email from me tomorrow.

    Note: As of yet the new ribbons have not been color coded, they will be soon. Also, if anyone would like some of the their additional titles put back into their name, let me know here! Also, expect things to need a few manual adjustments here and there.

    That's it for now Reapers. Stay with us, things are ramping up!
    - Ronyn

    Update: Ribbons received their color, Email to verify the remaining accounts have been sent out this morning! 7/27/17.

    Note: Everyone, please remember that only scout level and above are eligible for forum titles. https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/em-8er-mech-vs-kaiju-wargame-m3-milestone#/
     
  18. Thread: Instance debate in General Ember Discussion

  19. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I have seen plenty of debates from opposing views that don't have this level negativity bubbling up.
    Calm it down, or this gets moved to the flamewars section.
     
  20. Thread: Instance debate in General Ember Discussion

  21. 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.
     
  22. Thread: Founder T-Shirts Available in General Ember Discussion

  23. Fillmore

    Fillmore test_title 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.
     
  24. Thread: Founder T-Shirts Available in General Ember Discussion

  25. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

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

  27. Fillmore

    Fillmore test_title 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.


    Sad Update:
    I can't get a solid answer from TeeSpring about what's going on. I've canceled the campaigns for now, and will find a different service to print and fulfill the T-Shirts. Congratulations to everybody who managed to get a T-Shirt from TeeSpring. Everybody else, I ask for your patience while I work this out.
     
    Last edited: Jul 28, 2017
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  28. Thread: Em-8ER T-Shirts! (Grummz Approved! ...sort of) in General Ember Discussion

  29. Fillmore

    Fillmore test_title 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:

    [​IMG]

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

  31. 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
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  32. Thread: Last Chance - FF Credit Program. Red 5 Studios Closing Firefall Tomorrow, July 7th in News & Announcements

  33. 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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  34. Thread: KaosEater Returns, do I even art bro? in Fan art, Fanfic, and other Fan creations!

  35. Ronyn

    Ronyn Deepstryker Community Manager

    I dig it!
     
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  36. Thread: Forum Titles and 3D Printer Files in News & Announcements

  37. 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!
     
  38. Thread: New Warframe Trailer - What Em-8ER is and is not. in General Ember Discussion

  39. 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: