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Discuss: Second Chance at Two Weeks

You can read the original update here: https://cityoftitans.com/content/where-we-stand-second-chance-two-weeks

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I’m happy you made so much,

I’m happy you made so much, hopefully you will get even more now with the new payment option. :)

I upgraded big time myself. In the original Kickstarter I had just got a new job that paid all right. Since then I got married, had another child (who is 5 years old), got a better job, then received a promotion at the new job. I’m more settled financially so I’m so happy I can contribute more. This project is looking good and I’m glad our faith all these years not has been for nothing.

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Still hoping for some new

Still hoping for some new rewards or something. Then I'd donate.

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It's been fun and educational

It's been fun and educational to be a Second Chance Backer. I've gotten to make some cool characters. Ever since 2015 I've anticipated this game, but I always tried to maintain realistic expectations when it came to how long development would take. I have to say, Missing World's Media hasn't disappointed me yet, and I'm thankful for getting a small bite out of what to expect.
The Avatar Builder no doubt has much left to improve, but compared to other character creators I've experienced in other games this could easily become one of the best. My biggest concern was how slow it ran on my computer. Everything felt like a 1.5 sec delay in the AB and the Island. I was pretty sure I remember a post awhile back with one of the devs saying that the game will be able to run well even on less expensive computers. Other then that I thank the devs for your work so far and I anticipate the day I can Answer the Call and Enter Titan City.

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Brutum wrote:
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Still hoping for some new rewards or something. Then I'd donate.

Yeah I liked the add-ons you could get separate from the “tiers” first time around. Hopefully they’ll be able to add more.

I think we might get a positive feedback loop. People pledge money, then MWM uses that money to hire more people, upgrade their servers, buy new software, etc. With those new resources they feel confident about being able to offer more things and be able to fulfill the new content. Which leads to more people pledging, which is more money, and so on.

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Brutum wrote:
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Still hoping for some new rewards or something. Then I'd donate.

Working on it - they'd probably come as our first set of 'Stand-Alones' - can't call them Add-Ons anymore. We're going to add more downloadable stuff in time, and the mousepad is getting brand new art right now.

The thing is, we don't want to keep selling you starships. I mean, it works for other games, but we're just not set up that way. I mean that in a literal sense - what would we sell you, individual spandex patterns? That'd be nickle and diming. We'd rather be meaningful.
We want to get this game up and sustaining itself. So 'new things to sell' have not been a huge priority for us.
I hope you can understand.

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Hyperbolt - what's your specs

Hyperbolt - what's your specs?

Atama - Exactly! I really don't want to keep promising things we can't yet deliver.

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Hyperbolt - what's your specs?

Dell Inspiron 5559 Signature Edition
Intel(R) Core(TM) i5-6200U CPU

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Hm. Integrated video card,

Hm. Integrated video card, right? Intel HD 520? We're continuing to optimize, but laptops without 3D graphics cards are right on the edge for us.

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Congratulations on all the

Congratulations on all the success from Second Chance so far! I'm sure that as improvements are made and shown off, you'll capture the attention of more and more people. I can't wait to see what you have coming next for us.

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warcabbit wrote:
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Still hoping for some new rewards or something. Then I'd donate.

Working on it - they'd probably come as our first set of 'Stand-Alones' - can't call them Add-Ons anymore. We're going to add more downloadable stuff in time, and the mousepad is getting brand new art right now.

The thing is, we don't want to keep selling you starships. I mean, it works for other games, but we're just not set up that way. I mean that in a literal sense - what would we sell you, individual spandex patterns? That'd be nickle and diming. We'd rather be meaningful.
We want to get this game up and sustaining itself. So 'new things to sell' have not been a huge priority for us.
I hope you can understand.

Promising to hear. Still got my fingers crossed for that Mini-Mogul, heh.

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Thank you for the update and

Thank you for the update and the transparency. Much obliged, as always.

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You all noticed the free

You all noticed the free comic books, right?

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The Emptiness is very well

The Emptiness is very well pleased with MWM's progress and the Second Chance!

(Out of character: Now that i've purchased a Second Chance option, how do i claim the global name reservation and forum badges?)

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That's easy! I just... oh...

That's easy! I just... oh... heck.
Excuse me!
(dives into giant machine labeled 'forum software')
The global name reservation isn't a concern at this moment. The badge is a very good point that I clearly remember someone bringing up and us deciding 'oh we'll figure it out later'.

Well, it's later!

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Hehe! What a curious machine

Hehe! What a curious machine you have there. Go, Warcabbit! Go! (sung-spoken to the tune of Inspector Gadget)

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Good news, now I can finally

Good news, now I can finally get that Registered Lethal Weapon...

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How bad could I possibly be? Let's see...

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Curious about that first 10

Curious about that first 10,000 level of this second chance run

How were you planning on paying for all that stuff if no one else had bothered contributing?

Currently trapped inside the Speed Force...

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Zerohour wrote:
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Curious about that first 10,000 level of this second chance run

How were you planning on paying for all that stuff if no one else had bothered contributing?

Dont jump a gift shark in the mouth.

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Another way to phrase it is

Another way to phrase it is 'we need at least 10k before we feel safe enough to go hire someone' because, well, we're doing this for all of you (and us) and money is one way we can measure people's continuing interest. If we did this huge thing and we didn't make even 10k out of it, we'd really have to rethink our plans.

I want to thank you all for that show of interest. It's been a HUGE boost to internal morale.

Cleric, you've been an honest critic of us for a while. How are you feeling about all this?

Also, did you like the comic?

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Yes, we need an artist to

Yes, we need an artist to work on faces as well. More than just costumes.

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Cyclops wrote:
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Yes, we need an artist to work on faces as well. More than just costumes.

Faces need work but we’re not missing noses or ears. Costumes have entire categories that are empty.

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Atama wrote:
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Yes, we need an artist to work on faces as well. More than just costumes.

Faces need work but we’re not missing noses or ears. Costumes have entire categories that are empty.

Just so long as we get around to faces before we go live.

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Cyclops wrote:
Cyclops wrote:
Atama wrote:
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Yes, we need an artist to work on faces as well. More than just costumes.

Faces need work but we’re not missing noses or ears. Costumes have entire categories that are empty.

Just so long as we get around to faces before we go live.

What’s the worst that can happen? Do you think it really matters?

Mass Effect: Andromeda's Facial Animations Are Flat Out Terrible (Forbes)

Mass Effect: Andromeda's super-odd faces explained by a former BioWare animator (Digital Spy)

Mass Effect Andromeda’s Facial Animations Were Reportedly Outsourced (Geek.com)

People Are Trashing Mass Effect: Andromeda’s Animation (Kotaku)

The internet is brutally mocking Mass Effect: Andromeda's animations (PC Gamer)

Nobody will notice or care.

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We'd notice.

We'd notice.

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Not to be a downer, but I am

Not to be a downer, but I am concerned about the long-term viability of the project. The Avatar Builder is obviously far from finished, but the project has been maintained on a volunteer basis up to this point, as I understand it. Presumably it will continue to be maintained on a volunteer basis until and unless enough funding can be secured to develop the game full-time. The original Kickstarter was 6 years ago, correct? But total funding hasn't even broken $1 million yet. It seems like the level of funding necessary to even begin full-time production on the game is just not there, and the amount of work done so far is not enough to attract that kind of investment now.

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I know a guy.

I know a guy.

Anyway I have been messing with the AB off an on for a few weeks and I love it. Obviously needs a lot of tweaking and working out bugs and stuff. I have messed with a few costumes, messing with textures and such. Such depth of different things you can do with the AB right now. Even in it's alpha stage. With that said, i really want me Knowing a guy to pan out and not be money flushed down the virtual toilet. And while the AB is awesome to tinker with, i am eagerly awaiting the MMO features to be added to what we currently can mess with. I don't have any costumes to share right now, but I hope to have some later. In the meantime, I am making the Rogue Isles my hunting ground.

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Captain Citadel wrote:
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Not to be a downer, but I am concerned about the long-term viability of the project. The Avatar Builder is obviously far from finished, but the project has been maintained on a volunteer basis up to this point, as I understand it. Presumably it will continue to be maintained on a volunteer basis until and unless enough funding can be secured to develop the game full-time. The original Kickstarter was 6 years ago, correct? But total funding hasn't even broken $1 million yet. It seems like the level of funding necessary to even begin full-time production on the game is just not there, and the amount of work done so far is not enough to attract that kind of investment now.

Up until now the only funding they have had is the original KS, whatever they get from Patreon, and then selling stuff in the shop like t-shirts and coffee cups. You shouldn’t expect their funding to increase when they aren’t selling anything.

Second Chance just started, so they are finally getting some income again. It’s way too early to be worried about money.

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Atama][quote=Captain Citadel
Atama][quote=Captain Citadel wrote:

Not to be a downer, but I am concerned about the long-term viability of the project. The Avatar Builder is obviously far from finished, but the project has been maintained on a volunteer basis up to this point, as I understand it. Presumably it will continue to be maintained on a volunteer basis until and unless enough funding can be secured to develop the game full-time. The original Kickstarter was 6 years ago, correct? But total funding hasn't even broken $1 million yet. It seems like the level of funding necessary to even begin full-time production on the game is just not there, and the amount of work done so far is not enough to attract that kind of investment now.

Up until now the only funding they have had is the original KS, whatever they get from Patreon, and then selling stuff in the shop like t-shirts and coffee cups. You shouldn’t expect their funding to increase when they aren’t selling anything.

Second Chance just started, so they are finally getting some income again. It’s way too early to be worried about money.[/quote

Wel, consider, some of us have been here from the start, before the KS. That’s nearly 7 years of part-time work without pay. If we haven’t given up yet because of pay, we likely aren’t going anywhere either.

Also, don’t forget we work on the game in separate modules, work gets done on other parts of th game not fully shown yet either.


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warcabbit wrote:
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Cleric, you've been an honest critic of us for a while. How are you feeling about all this?

Also, did you like the comic?

To be frank..I am more optimistic than I was a month ago. Despite the complaints about lack of options, so many people have shown exceptional flexibility in creating 'work-arounds' to things they want. Some look terrible, but more look great. I've been convinced to donate when I was planning on waiting longer to see how more of the project unfolds but I feel better about the project overall.

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Well! Thank you.

Well! Thank you.

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While I understand the

While I understand the Dynamic Duo level only provides access to Issue 0 is there any progress on arranging keys for second Dynamic Duo access to the character builder?

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Dynamic Duo will be fully

Dynamic Duo will be fully implemented when we have a keygen to unlock bonuses and other giftcard items. It's coming, but add-ons are hitting the store first.

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Any chance we'll have

Any chance we'll have customizable weapon options that we can see in the AB? Also, what power animations with be customizable?

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You can see Power

You can see Power Customization options planned for here :) Also under "characters" at the top of the page


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DesViper wrote:
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You can see Power Customization options planned for here :) Also under "characters" at the top of the page

Wow the graphics in the client are so much better now than what you see in that post. The game has come so far already.