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 Post subject: July 21, 2009
PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 7:56 am 
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Big news in the announcements forum.

Do feel free to discuss it here.

http://skyrates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=7163


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 21, 2009 8:06 am 

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Congrats on becoming a company!

Personally, I've been wanting a reset for months, so this is fantastic news. I can't wait to see what you guys have in store for us.


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Will there be a Crew Reunion Service this time around?

Sorry for the double post, but there wasn't an option to edit my previous one.


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congratulations on the incorporation!



As for the reset... well.... I'm a bit skeptical.

"We hope to tweak plane stats a bit" I suppose variety is fine. Though I have visions of all the problems it will inevitably cause.

"add Tommy Chong's Barashiki" pretty sweet! (does this need a reset?)

"potentially editing the map" See tweak the planes/problems bit.

"Beyond this, many possible things are in the works" If I'm reading yall correctly, the game will shut down in nine days.

New art/new characters? If you mean a new kind of crew, sweeeettt! If you mean resetting so people can now be a wolf or dolphin or something... meh.

"hints of something else" possibly justifying a reset instead of throwing together a bunch of little things as an excuse because resets should happen every so often? Yeah, I'm grumpy about the reset. Sorry, but aside from the first burst of fun, I REALLY don't want to grind back up to a top tier plane. Especially since none of those hints of something else are going to be Endgame content.

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This is simply wonderful news. My most sincere and heartfelt congratulations to the Devs, who I am now convinced are highly advanced aliens who never require sleep. I think detailed bantering about planned or wished-for changes will probably have its own thread(s) over the next few months, but I just want to say how excited I am at the prospect of the Devs having their own company. They've done an insanely great job and a Herculean amount of work for us players and its great to know that there is a bright future planned for Skyrates (and with luck and time, other Airship productions).

Here's to Airship Studios LLC. Fly Right.


-Fex

PS) Can't resist putting in my 2 g-squiggles about the reset: I respectfully but strongly disagree with Ellington on that matter. I think resets are far and away the most exciting part of the game. Exploring new maps, learning to use new versions of plane and new features. Good times all round.

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Great news about the new company! Good to know that Skyrates has a bright future now that its the centerpiece of your newly formed company.

Also, I agree with Fex about resets. They are exciting, fun and reinvigorate the players in many ways. I'm looking forward to all the good stuff that appears poised to be added or improved upon from the current game system.

Major kudos to you developers! Viva Airship Studios!

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I for one am welcoming a reset. This is a symptom of being stuck in the endgame of waiting for an endgame, and I really do enjoy working my way up through the tiers. I hope the reset brings in some more end content by the time we reach the final tier, like more valid plane choices than two, more toys to spend our Gs on, and some interesting game-affecting mechanics for the influence metagame.

I still feel there aren't enough planes in each tier to suit the game. Bulking up each tier will make the game up to max tier more fun, and give the past tiers some replayability. My wishes for next round haven't really changed: http://skyrates.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=6256. But I think we all want to see our favorite planes moved up in tier.

Hopefully there's a new map, too. I'm seconding Fex's love of exploration. Might there be an easy way to delete our alts in the future? I may want to try one of the new characters, but my slots are full up.

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Congrats to all the Devs for work well done and the birth of Airship Studios LLC. Do let us know when your IPO is nigh. I also look forward to a restart and to upgradeable craft in the next session.

Best wishes for a bright future,

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Okay see this is the sort of thing that you say to make me reappear.


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Okay see this is the sort of thing that you say to make me reappear.


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Ellington wrote:
"Beyond this, many possible things are in the works" If I'm reading yall correctly, the game will shut down in nine days.
http://skyrates.wikia.com/wiki/Dev_Time

Also, for the curious...
http://skyrates.wikia.com/wiki/Reset


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Okay see this is the sort of thing that you say to make me reappear.


And then go Bloo? :remywicked:

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Yay this is my first reset. I can't wait to see the new map.

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I'm definitely looking forward to this reset! The rankings could definitely use some refreshing (and I say that even though I'm high on the charts!).

Congrats on the company, too; I'm sure that was a lot of work, but I can definitely understand why it was well worth it.

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Will there be a Crew Reunion Service this time around?


I'd like to know this as well. If there's a way to keep my beloved, improbably-named friend Moon Moon, I would definitely like to know.


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Airship Studios still reminds me of Airship Entertainment.

...Does incorporation mean the TOS will be able to get less baroque on the subject of unsolicited sumbissions?


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I don't think its very obtuse.

Don't submit anything you are not giving them free and clear license to use, without expectation of renumeration.


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There likely will be a CRS, but this time we'll probably make a web form for it.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 28, 2009 6:55 am 
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Lord Gilbert wrote:
There likely will be a CRS, but this time we'll probably make a web form for it.

SWEET!! You guys are the bestest! :love: :remygrin:


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Lord Gilbert wrote:
There likely will be a CRS, but this time we'll probably make a web form for it.
Excellent plan.


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