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Discuss: Fall 2018 release date

So - according to the Facebook page banner, CoT is looking at a *tentative* fall 2018 release date. I know the devs have been rather shy about nailing it down (for good reason), so I guess it looks like the internal development milestones are being met consistently enough to take the plunge. This is fantastic news. I'd like to thank everyone involved for their hard work over the last three years, and the work that is yet to come. Sure, there might still be some setbacks on the road ahead but at least that light at the end of the tunnel keeps getting brighter if only a little bit.

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I'm placing my bet on Nov

I'm placing my bet on Nov 30th.

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Welcome to a Facebook goof.

Welcome to a Facebook goof. It was scheduled for November 30th, to go up with the next update. Somehow, they flipped it on early. We're still scratching our heads over it, but, what is done is done.

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Doctor Tyche wrote:
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Welcome to a Facebook goof. It was scheduled for November 30th, to go up with the next update. Somehow, they flipped it on early. We're still scratching our heads over it, but, what is done is done.

I figured as much ha ha. Seemed odd that it just appeared with no accompanying announcement or pomp. Oh well - 5 days off isn't too bad.

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Fall 2018 is closer than fall

Fall 2018 is closer than fall 2019.

Thank you devs. I look forward to playing and contributing as a community member.

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Good Luck. God speed. May the Force be with you. We're here to help.

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Omg I keep having dreams of

Omg I keep having dreams of playing cox again and while this is not the same game, I know its the closest we are gonna get to it and it could even surpass it.

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Huh, this actually fits

Huh, this actually fits pretty well with my projected timetable. I feel like we should see the character creator beta with the next year, and then the full game beta around 6 months after that, with a full release around another 6 months later.

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I'm with you Halae. Knowing

I'm with you Halae. Knowing something about game making that's what I expected for a development time.

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Yep. Agreed with Hal and

Yep. Agreed with Hal and Rott.

I'm kind of the "family liaison" when it comes to City of Titans. My wife and son are both "is it done yet? is it done yet?", and I let them know about updates and try to keep their expectations in check. Having watched from almost (missed the Kickstarer, dammit) the beginning, and armed with layman-google-researched game development knowledge (I've watched and read sooooooooooooo much Unreal 4 vs CryEngine/Unity 5 info), I feel like this timeline is... practical. Realistic. And the switch to UE4 was genius and the right move.

It could well go over that timeline, and that wouldn't be exactly surprising, but it's a good, practical educated guess. I just... we all miss a game that allows us to both explore our own creativity within the genre and also interact with a rich universe of Superhero lore.

A Superhero MMORPG version of the PnP DnD at it's best. That's what CoH was and that's what we want.

No small order, and much respect to those making it possible for that to happen again.

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Great news.

Great news.

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YAY! Official date!

YAY! Approximate Semi-Official date-ish!

Also, BOOO! That's so far away! *wahwahwah* (I say this only kiddingly (half kiddingly) I know game development takes time, and would rather you take the time you need than rush out a buggy, unfinished, poorly refined product. But I want it nowwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwwww.) =P

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Sweeeeeeeeeeeetneeeeeessss

Sweeeeeeeeeeeetneeeeeessss

What we have here is a rare opportunity for me to cut loose.. and show you... just how powerful I really am..

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So is "roughly two years from

So is "roughly two years from now" MWM's new official definition of Soon™? I'm synchronizing my watch as we speak. ;)

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Lothic wrote:
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...new official definition of Soon™?

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Darth Fez wrote:
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Is there nothing Spaceballs can't teach us?

Anyway I asked the question about a new working definition for Soon™ because as you might recall Paragon Studios' definition of that time unit was "anytime between next Tuesday and the heat death of the universe". ;)

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I think this is good news, it

I think this is good news, it shows progress is coming along. I'm excited!

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Patiently waiting... :)

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I am both excited and

I am both excited and disappointed. I thought two years was a long time to wait three years ago. lol

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Wolfgang8565 wrote:
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Omg I keep having dreams of playing cox again and while this is not the same game, I know its the closest we are gonna get to it and it could even surpass it.

I've been getting my fix in Paragon Chat lately. Really missing the powers, though. Badge hunting is still fun!

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I thought the current

I thought the current estimate was ambitious until I saw the Builder video they posted today. Now I just want them to make my Mogul building so I can get started playing.

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what about getting the game

what about getting the game ready for release around dec/25/2018

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Personally, I'd go with

Personally, I'd go with bringing CoT online Nov. 30th, as a nice jab at NCSoft. :P More so is because Nov. 30th, 2018 also falls on a Friday, the exact day City of Heroes was shut down.

You can also say something along the lines of, "It was a sad day for all of us when City of Heroes shut down. But now, EXACTLY 6 years later, a spiritual successor arises from the ashes. A new sun, a new path, a new future! City of Titans is NOW LIVE!".

I'm no writer (obviously), but a writer should easily spin that up a whole hell of a lot better than me. :)

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I am looking forward to

I am looking forward to playing City of Tabbies exclusively!

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Hope he's fine ! :)

Hope he's fine ! :)

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The last vid on his Facebook

The last vid on his Facebook page is from 18 hours ago. At that time, he was resting in his room and was heavily drugged. His parents and sister were in the room with him. I am sure I am not the only person who has him in their prayers.

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And, as of about three hours

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Sorry who is that?

Sorry who is that?

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Wolfgang8565 wrote:
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Sorry who is that?

John Barrowman played Captain Jack Harkness on both Doctor Who and its spinoff, Torchwood.

He also played Malcolm Merlyn during Seasons 1-5 of Arrow.

There are lots of vids by and about him on YouTube.

He is quite beloved by folks in the science fiction/genre communities.

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Amerikatt wrote:
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Wolfgang8565 wrote:
Sorry who is that?
John Barrowman played Captain Jack Harkness on both Doctor Who and its spinoff, Torchwood.
He also played Malcolm Merlyn during Seasons 1-5 of Arrow.
There are lots of vids by and about him on YouTube.
He is quite beloved by folks in the science fiction/genre communities.

Oh, i've never seen any of those shows. I tried watching Doctor Who and it was entertaining but not my thing. Either way glad to hear he is doing good!

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I am *VERY* excited at the

I am *VERY* excited at the prospect of spending the next decade+ in Tabby City!

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So is this still looking like

So is this still looking like the goal? How close are we to see the character builder (last I heard, that would be released separately long before the game), or a beta build?

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Ahem...

Ahem...

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Yes, I saw that reply on

Yes, I saw that reply on YouTube and I was all, "waaaaaaaaa??" lol

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Isn't that great news about

Isn't that great news about City of Tabbies being in Alpha later this year?

It further encourages me that I have chosen CoT as the sole recipient of my collection of Shiny Brass Nemmie Buttons!

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Amerikatt wrote:
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Isn't that great news about City of Tabbies being in Alpha later this year?
It further encourages me that I have chosen CoT as the sole recipient of my collection of Shiny Brass Nemmie Buttons!

OH Amerikatt, aren't you a cutie. If you were a dog id kiss you. :p

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Thanks, Wolfie!

Thanks, Wolfie!

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Kid Rad wrote:
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Ahem...

Gosh I hope so. I'm not the "make a melodramatic post with an ultimatum and them stomp off with bad things to say, and then come back a couple weeks later when you've calmed down" type; but I am getting impatient. I must admit I thought I'd have *something* in my hands by now.

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Volron wrote:
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Personally, I'd go with bringing CoT online Nov. 30th, as a nice jab at NCSoft. :P More so is because Nov. 30th, 2018 also falls on a Friday, the exact day City of Heroes was shut down.
You can also say something along the lines of, "It was a sad day for all of us when City of Heroes shut down. But now, EXACTLY 6 years later, a spiritual successor arises from the ashes. A new sun, a new path, a new future! City of Titans is NOW LIVE!".
I'm no writer (obviously), but a writer should easily spin that up a whole hell of a lot better than me. :)

With no particular knowledge, I recall that CoH put exactly one release live on a Friday. After they had to drag a load of people in over the weekend to fix it, they never did it again, with good reason.

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And that is why you typically

And that is why you typically see releases or content updates happen in the Tuesday to Thursday window. There will be butts in seats at work at least a day before and a day after to handle 'issues'.

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The whole "don't release new

The whole "don't release new updates to a game on Friday" guideline makes perfect sense for a game that's been running for a while and you're simply updating a currently active game. The main reason for this is as everyone said - it can be hard to make sure the right Devs are available on a relatively typical weekend to cover things if there are problems.

But actually LAUNCHING a new game on a Friday probably wouldn't be a problem for that typical reason because more than likely pretty much ALL the Devs/support people are going to be available during the first few days after a game's launch because, well, why wouldn't they be? After 4 or 5 years of working on a game it's probably fairly safe to say that EVERYBODY that's involved in launching it would be available in those first days if needed. Again why wouldn't they be regardless of the day of the week?

So while I'd agree with the working theory that Fridays usually aren't good for routine updates I would think that almost ANY day of the week would be workable for a launch. Any given Friday should be fine for that if for no other reason more players usually have more time to start playing new games on weekends. *shrugs*

This being said I don't really care if they launch exactly on November 30, 2018 or not. It would be a funny irony if it happens that way, but I don't need to see that unless MWM is coincidentally ready to launch on that very date.

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If this is true I can't wait

If this is true I can't wait to play it, if you guys ever need beta testers let us know so we can kill all the bugs before it goes live.

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Benson wrote:
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If this is true I can't wait to play it, if you guys ever need beta testers let us know so we can kill all the bugs before it goes live.

There is a significant difference between 'playing it' and 'testing it'. If you want CoT to be successful and you happen to get in on Beta/Alpha/Whatever testing, I hope people actually put the work into it.

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Lothic wrote:
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more than likely pretty much ALL the Devs/support people are going to be available during the first few days after a game's launch because, well, why wouldn't they be?

Because some of us will be checking in to the asylum?

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There is a significant difference between 'playing it' and 'testing it'. If you want CoT to be successful and you happen to get in on Beta/Alpha/Whatever testing, I hope people actually put the work into it.

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Lothic wrote:
more than likely pretty much ALL the Devs/support people are going to be available during the first few days after a game's launch because, well, why wouldn't they be?
Because some of us will be checking in to the asylum?

I already run said asylum, so.... :D

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Lin Chiao Feng wrote:
Lin Chiao Feng wrote:
Lothic wrote:

more than likely pretty much ALL the Devs/support people are going to be available during the first few days after a game's launch because, well, why wouldn't they be?

Because some of us will be checking in to the asylum?

So are you implying there are going to be people at MWM saying things like this during launch week?

;)

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Lothic wrote:
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So are you implying there are going to be people at MWM saying things like this during launch week?

Who told you my plans?!

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I already run said asylum, so.... :D

Cool! Dibs on the basement.

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When is the gofundme for the

When is the gofundme for the MWM padded rooms for "retired" devs?

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Grimfox wrote:
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When is the gofundme for the MWM padded rooms for "retired" devs?

It cannot come soon enough, MilkShakes!

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