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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by sigma » Tue Apr 07, 2015 3:49 pm

WOW. But for heaven's sake, do Pyro symmetrical!
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Ferno » Tue Apr 07, 2015 9:21 pm

Valin Halcyon wrote:To the community at large:
Please stop trying to make parallel contact attempts for me.
Please stop sending me messages with a conspiratorial tone.
JFC.. I knew there were some people in this community that were touched in the head, but seeing that? wow.

I can have a few 'words' with them if you'd like.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Sergeant Thorne » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:14 am

Hey, any day without death threats is a good day... ;)

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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by dunkelza » Wed Apr 08, 2015 12:05 pm

Funding is almost to $430,000 now!

That's a faster pace than yesterday and yesterday was way faster than the day before.

Also, they've redone some of the information on the KS page to make it clearer:

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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Pumo » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:23 pm

I also see you can win an AMD 295X video card if you participate through a Kickstarter referal contest! :D
http://descendentstudios.com/community/ ... l-contest/
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by sigma » Wed Apr 08, 2015 1:27 pm

dunkelza, if you can’t stand the heat get out of the kitchen. Now you have the chance to either make history, or to plunge into the story.
In addition Kickstarter there are many other ways to get huge money. For example, to publish a book "Tips for honeymooners". But there is another, quite different. Even if you do not get enough money, but you make a good game, you get more than money.You get the respect the community of Descent. It's a little different.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Top Gun » Wed Apr 08, 2015 3:20 pm

One doesn't put food on the table and pay the bills with respect.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by sigma » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:01 pm

I will only buy the finished product.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Top Gun » Wed Apr 08, 2015 4:25 pm

That's your prerogative, of course, but we need to make sure that we'll be getting a product in the first place in order to buy it.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Pumo » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:51 am

And so, any news about Descendent Studios and Valin's offer? Was he interested on the Tech Demo and he would like to invest or was not convinced?
(I ask this as we still need $120,000 for the campaign to succeed and there are only 32 hours left, and hope this post doesn't bothers Valin)
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by woodchip » Thu Apr 09, 2015 9:59 am

At this stage if the devs are not bright enough to take Valins offer then the game deserves to die.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Pumo » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:33 am

I think in this case is the other way around.
The developers are totally open to Valin's offer, but he (Valin) stated that he would only invest if he feels convinced enough.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by dunkelza » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:33 am

Oh, did you guys see the new trailer video they just released?

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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Lothar » Thu Apr 09, 2015 10:54 am

guys, Valin has asked us to stop making parallel contact attempts and sending conspiratorial PM's. I think that might also extend to speculating about whatever offer he has or hasn't agreed to with the devs behind the scenes. Let them do their thing, and they'll speak when they want to.

Let's focus on the kickstarter. It's on a really good trajectory right now, but there are still risks. It's up over 80%, and it's pretty rare for a KS to fail at above 80%. But let's not hold back -- if you're going to support the project, jump in. I don't care if you back for $25 or $2500... just come be a part of it.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by ReadyMan » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:14 pm

The new trailer is AMAZING!
Whether you are a backer, decided not to back it, or are on the fence, this trailer will DEFINITELY blow you away!

The reactor fight is GREAT!

$100k to go, and we're definitely going to hit the goal, and push toward the stretch goals.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Flatlander » Thu Apr 09, 2015 5:43 pm

ReadyMan wrote:The new trailer is AMAZING!
Whether you are a backer, decided not to back it, or are on the fence, this trailer will DEFINITELY blow you away!

The reactor fight is GREAT!

$100k to go, and we're definitely going to hit the goal, and push toward the stretch goals.
Yeah, I'm in; hope it reaches the goal.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by dunkelza » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:24 am

Only about $50,000 to go to reach the base funding goal!



Now's the time to get in!
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by sigma » Fri Apr 10, 2015 8:49 am

Okay, I'm willing to pay $ 50.
But only after I try the free version. Although playing on pirate servers, it's not the greatest pleasure... I see that this game is full of surprises and of course I would prefer to buy a licensed version.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Pumo » Fri Apr 10, 2015 9:05 am

Only 8% left on the campaign, we may have the chance to make it, so anyone here (that has not pledged before), pledge now to bring back Descent! :D
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Sedwick » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:09 am

It's 6.7% now! If the rate holds up we're gonna make it!
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Aggressor Prime » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:25 am

This is what the last 7 hours will be like:

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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by sigma » Fri Apr 10, 2015 10:39 am

:lol: :wink:
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by dunkelza » Sat Apr 11, 2015 11:59 am

Huge THANK YOU to all of the Descent BB folks who are joining us on the adventure!

If you haven't already, please make an account on our website to stay up to date with the latest news and be involved in the design discussions:
http://descendentstudios.com

If you missed out on the Kickstarter, we still have some pledge packages up on our web store:
http://descendentstudios.com/store


THANKS AGAIN!
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Valin Halcyon » Sat Apr 11, 2015 7:55 pm

I've been extremely ill for the last few days, but I have received no communication from Descendant Studios in response to the message I was invited to send. I'm glad my aid was not needed to complete the funding of this project, and having just watched the above trailer, I'm already feeling much more confident in the result. I am still disappointed that they did not give me the chance to help them in a much larger way.

My offer for QA support and management yet stands, free of charge, though for reasons unknown I do not expect to hear from them.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Sergeant Thorne » Sun Apr 12, 2015 10:55 am

Valin Halcyon wrote:... though for reasons unknown I do not expect to hear from them.
:roll:

Try considering a few possibilities which do not speak well of your approach...
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by ReadyMan » Sun Apr 12, 2015 11:09 am

After such a hectic few weeks, I doubt they have done anything since Friday.
In fact, WM said they were going to take the weekend off and then hit the ground running.
So no word yet is very understandable.

It's very generous of you to offer your abilities and expertise! Looking forward to your contributions to the game!
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by LightWolf » Wed Jul 29, 2015 12:11 pm

I have 3 questions:

Q1: Is there any way I could try a free demo alpha or something? :lol:
TBH I'm getting a bid bored of the first three Descents, and I need something new, like DU.

Q2: How does the mining thing work? :P (top-right corner of the weapons thingy)

Q3: Am I just gonna have to wait for the answers to the questions above? :lol: ( :cry: if no ( :lol: ))

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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Lothar » Wed Jul 29, 2015 2:08 pm

LightWolf wrote:Q1: Is there any way I could try a free demo alpha or something?
There has been talk of putting out a demo/shareware version, but not until late beta at least. Right now, very few people outside of the studio have flown it.
Q2: How does the mining thing work?
At present, there are destructible blocks and a short-range mining beam you use to disintegrate them. There's talk of potentially replacing it with something akin to a short-range fusion cannon that you can charge up and fire, so as to not spend a lot of time facing a wall (which is boring!) It's still very much a work in progress.

As for its value in the game, some game modes will depend heavily on resource collection and therefore mining, while other game modes won't use it at all.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Sergeant Thorne » Thu Jul 30, 2015 7:37 pm

Destructible blocks are cool... in lego land. :P
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Xfing » Thu Aug 06, 2015 6:30 am

Ok guys, some questions off the top of my head. I haven't read up much on the project yet so please bear with me.

- Is it the official, sanctioned sequel to D3? I mean you do have the approval of the intellectual property owners? I'm asking about this since you know how Sol Contingency was shot down by Interplay and all...
- Will the plot touch on the source of the alien virus?
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Post by Lothar » Thu Aug 06, 2015 11:00 am

Xfing wrote:Is it the official, sanctioned sequel to D3?
It's the official prequel. They have the rights from Interplay for the Descent name (but not the rights from Parallax for the pyro-GX or PTMC, which is why they made it a prequel.)
Will the plot touch on the source of the alien virus?
I don't think we know that yet.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Xfing » Fri Aug 07, 2015 8:19 am

Lothar wrote:
Xfing wrote:Is it the official, sanctioned sequel to D3?
It's the official prequel. They have the rights from Interplay for the Descent name (but not the rights from Parallax for the pyro-GX or PTMC, which is why they made it a prequel.)
Will the plot touch on the source of the alien virus?
I don't think we know that yet.
Fair enough, thanks!
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Alter-Fox » Fri Aug 07, 2015 9:24 am

They've been hinting that the plot will involve the start of the alien virus but only vaguely, I don't think they've decided themselves how or whether to approach it yet.
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Post by Ktulu » Wed Aug 26, 2015 6:39 pm

Lothar wrote:
Xfing wrote:Is it the official, sanctioned sequel to D3?
It's the official prequel. They have the rights from Interplay for the Descent name (but not the rights from Parallax for the pyro-GX or PTMC, which is why they made it a prequel.)
Will the plot touch on the source of the alien virus?
I don't think we know that yet.
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Post by Lothar » Wed Aug 26, 2015 7:24 pm

Ktulu wrote:after getting Wingman's attention with a rather "salty" response to what turned out to be a glitch on the Descendant Studious website
Yeah, I heard about that. We'd tested the gifting system, but nobody went through the registration system. He was pretty upset that some people might have been turned away.
I'm guessing that there can be no Dravis as well? He did work for the PTMC after all. No Pyro GX, or PTMC?
Those can't be key features of the game, because they all belong to Parallax. But there can be references to them.

The game will probably be set enough years in the past that, at best, we'd meet Dravis' grandfather or something.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Avder » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:43 pm

How come they can't get access to that original IP? The current rights holder just wont play ball?
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Post by Lothar » Wed Aug 26, 2015 9:50 pm

Avder wrote:How come they can't get access to that original IP? The current rights holder just wont play ball?
Parallax and Interplay went through what I describe as "a messy divorce". There's a lot of interpersonal drama and distrust to overcome.

But WingMan's superpower is his ability to get multiple parties with divergent interests to work together. He might eventually get Mike and Matt to buy in (particularly given the hard line he took with Interplay -- they have no creative control.) We're just not to that point yet.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Avder » Wed Aug 26, 2015 10:30 pm

Well it's good that there's a long way to go before release for them to get this stuff figured out.

Maybe I should register on their bulletin boards. With all the games I've been playing lately I've got a few ideas for control configuration I sort of feel like sharing.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Sirius » Sun Aug 30, 2015 11:32 pm

Control systems have been a hot topic - probably a good time to do it.
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Re: Questions about Descent: Underground?

Post by Nightshade » Thu Sep 24, 2015 9:01 pm

Has anyone followed this game lately? Nothing new here since late August.
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