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Orin Doomhammer Jan 16, 2013 @ 3:27pm
Towns. not a complete failure
I like the idea its a great start for the game looking forward to some updates, Its not really playable at the moment for long periods of time but when the updates flow again i look forward to picking up the title again and progressing, the problem with the guys wife is understandable completely my mother died of cancer when i was a kid so i understand the problems facing this guys family and look forward to hearing more good news on her recovery and more patches for the game.

Good luck.
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Solo Solitaire (Banned) Jan 16, 2013 @ 3:35pm 
Failure? Hell no, the guy has made bank!
BayneRav Jan 16, 2013 @ 3:37pm 
Originally posted by Evecque:
Failure? Hell no, the guy has made bank!
so he supports the current state or expects improvements? either way, not gonna assume that it will be worked on with definite lack of any conversation with developer. Like to say its a lost cause to be enthusiastic
Solo Solitaire (Banned) Jan 16, 2013 @ 3:52pm 
It depends how you define failure. If you define it purely financially, it is a success. The guy is being paid for his work so far and has no real obligation to do any more than this.

If you define it by the quality of the final product, despite it's full release status now, it would most likely take years to see if he succeeds or not in that regard so I don't see how you could call it a failure yet. There are sure a lot of other unkind things you can say right now, but the devs have stated themselves it will take years to include all they intend and until they are done, it's up in the air.
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Mumboejumboh Jan 16, 2013 @ 4:07pm 
Originally posted by Evecque:
It depends how you define failure. If you define it purely financially, it is a success. The guy is being paid for his work so far and has no real obligation to do any more than this.

If you define it by the quality of the final product, despite it's full release status now, it would most likely take years to see if he succeeds or not in that regard so I don't see how you could call it a failure yet. There are sure a lot of other unkind things you can say right now, but the devs have stated themselves it will take years to include all they intend and until they are done, it's up in the air.

Well, on the bright side it seems that Xavi will likely be able to return to fully working on Towns...or at least as much as he had been before all the cancer with his wife. If things are still slow or even stopped past that point...well, it won't be good for us.
Lupo-Rex extraordinaire Jan 17, 2013 @ 7:51am 
Originally posted by Evecque:
It depends how you define failure. If you define it purely financially, it is a success. The guy is being paid for his work so far and has no real obligation to do any more than this.

Except for the fact that when most people purchased this game on sale during the winter sale event the game was explicitly listed as still being under development. So many of us bought in to support an idea we liked, with the promise that we would see further work made on the game.

How they managed to get Steam to remove the 'still in development' notice on the store page without any actual updates being released for the game is beyond me. But as the general sentiment goes, this is a blunder. The devs could have opted to defer the Steam launch because they were well aware of several adverse conditions.

They chose to launch so they could be included in the Winter Sale Event, and now it's exploding in their face.

All the feels for the cancer problems, but launching a pre-beta game to get in on a sale event when 50% of your team is going on a long vacation in the immediate future, dumb idea.

Hopefully they actually deliver instead of pulling a Terraria, but if this sort of thing becomes more common, Steam is going to rot from the inside out. Steam succeeds for the same reason the Apple AppStore succeeds, it is a curated and well maintained mostly closed garden. Impulsive 'indie' devs that make dumb decisions are proverbial weeds.
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muzzy (Banned) Jan 17, 2013 @ 8:58am 
Originally posted by }SCAF{ Sarcastic Double D Cups:
How they managed to get Steam to remove the 'still in development' notice on the store page without any actual updates being released for the game is beyond me.

What? I don't think there ever was such a notice there whatsoever... must be your mind playing tricks on you. :O
Cyborgt Jan 17, 2013 @ 12:27pm 
Originally posted by muzzy:
Originally posted by }SCAF{ Sarcastic Double D Cups:
How they managed to get Steam to remove the 'still in development' notice on the store page without any actual updates being released for the game is beyond me.

What? I don't think there ever was such a notice there whatsoever... must be your mind playing tricks on you. :O

Yeah, the only "still in development" notice I've ever seen on the Towns store page is this one "Towns is continually being developed and updated to bring you the best experience possible!" which is still there and isn't technically saying it's still in development. I'm not sure what that guy is talking about.
Squirrel4life Jan 17, 2013 @ 1:35pm 
I dont know how much potential the game has, I've already stopped playing the demo due to the horrid tutorial they have in it, which makes directions towards completing tasks very vague without a fair amount of trial and error to understand what directions they are trying to explain to you, a simple improvement to this would be to add screen pictures to help guide new people, which would make use of the other 2/3 of the mission objective screen that is blank in the tutorials, it would greatly reduce the frustration and annoyance when first trying to access the game, beyond this, I'm not sure I will try this game again until the developers progress the game further and give it a more fluid and easy to understand introduction to the game world
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Fletch Jan 17, 2013 @ 10:46pm 
In before nalidus, he must be asleep.

Realistically now the surgery is done the guy should get some updates out, even if they are very minor fixes, just to show willing to the community and customers. People want to see the updating bar moving for towns. He doesn't have to fix the whole thing in 10 mins, but he should fix SOMETHING so people know he hasnt given up.
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muzzy (Banned) Jan 18, 2013 @ 1:21am 
Originally posted by Fletch:
the guy should get some updates out, even if they are very minor fixes, just to show willing to the community and customers. People want to see the updating bar moving for towns.

The problem is, when he does that, the saved games will be wiped. The save game format is only backwards compatible starting from the next version... That's a pretty big blunder, yeah, but I think that's the only reason he hasn't released the update just yet.
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