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Patreon - October Article
« on: November 09, 2019, 16:49 »
Hello! The October article is out! Check it out!
https://www.patreon.com/posts/october-article-31438434

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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2019, 17:01 »
nice update, I am glad to see things are moving forward and improving
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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2019, 19:31 »
Appears to be coming along nicely. It's so awesome that you guys are still working on this project.

5 years of this current season? Kudos to the people who have continued to play non-stop. You guys are awesome.

P.s. I really miss this game and the people here. Will definitely see ya'll in the near future.

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« Reply #3 on: November 10, 2019, 09:53 »

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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #4 on: December 07, 2019, 10:27 »
SO EXCITED!!! WHEN IS NEXT ARTICLE? <3
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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #5 on: January 03, 2020, 13:02 »
SO EXCITED!!! WHEN IS NEXT ARTICLE? <3
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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #6 on: January 03, 2020, 16:44 »
Things are busy, we won't be always able to create an article but you don't have to worry about the state of the project.

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« Reply #7 on: January 11, 2020, 22:41 »
Things are busy, we won't be always able to create an article but you don't have to worry about the state of the project.
well at least talk every week. Patreons might not know what they paying for. When approx this project gonna be finished? 2021?

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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #8 on: January 12, 2020, 13:35 »
They promised full 1.0 version in year 2238
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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #9 on: January 12, 2020, 13:50 »
but you don't have to worry about the state of the project.
classic  ;D
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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #10 on: January 12, 2020, 21:51 »
but you don't have to worry about the state of the project.
classic  ;D
but don't worry :D
Probably it will start "SOON" :D
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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #11 on: January 18, 2020, 11:00 »
To sum things up,
We do not like the speed. And we're sorry to disappoint you too. But we do not feel guilty we missed two articles mid-Christmas season.


And patrons are not paying for the finished product. The patrons are supporting our work. The patreon was launched so we can afford to continue running the server, we did not expect such great feedback.

Don't get me wrong. Patreon is an outlet for our S4 progress. But it's neither demand or requirement to become a patron to have access to articles. If someone's willing to support us, it's his personal choice, and we appreciate it. But as a side hobby project, we are quite inexperienced in PR. When there is something new and interesting to show, we're putting it there. But when it's tweaking an in-game model to not clip through armor, or updating every item/map because of new default positions, or that my free time was fully reallocated to S3 - that's not something I can make a full article about.

There is no S4 release date because there are too many variables that we do not know about, we are doing quite the pioneering work and only our research and experience can push us further, but it also takes time to understand how the new things tick. Fonline engine isn't a well-documented thing with snippets and examples, you cannot ask google "Why my model animation breaks when X" or when we find an engine critical bug, we won't have it reported and fixed within a week. Sometimes we don't know if we're doing something wrong or engine is not working as intended.

And that's why we're made no promises. We never said there always is going to be an article per month. We just managed to push it out. We don't know when S4 is done, all we know is that we're doing something that we enjoy, that we love. And be it 1 or 10 years, this is going to stay in development until is polished and we're proud of it.

Would you prefer me spending my whole Saturday writing an article, piling up the updates, making screens and videos, photoshop work, write the whole article, go through it ten times to correct things or I should spend free time working on the game and pushing out more content per month?

We're just people, like you, working on weekdays, spending time with our families and friends after, we're not some huge corporation and putting pressure and demands won't achieve anything except increased stress on both sides.

Once again. We're sorry to disappoint you. But due to the chaotic nature of things, we can't promise it won't happen anymore.

We do not mind if any of the patrons will cancel their subscription due to how things are.

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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #12 on: January 23, 2020, 15:09 »
Hey Wesan, just like to say a Big thanks to you and the team I will be supporting as soon as I can.
Fonline 2 has been one of the biggest influences in my life when it comes to pvp gaming the work you guys are doing is above and beyond and has for years If there was 2 year seasons at this point, the game would be still booming I would still be in game myself if it wasn't for the low players in my timezone now.
We are all eager to get back into game there is nothing on the market right now that is a skill based 2d pvp game with crafting and open world, well there is but nothing that comes close to fonline2 at this point in time.

All I can say is you guys have been doing great work from adding content like the sierra caves, random events ect to banning and getting rid of burst 1-hex cheats, and even just how the whole games mechanics work in fonline2 it was genius And I just cant wait for the next release.

anyway hope your enjoying working on the game as much as we love playing it!


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Re: Patreon - October Article
« Reply #13 on: January 25, 2020, 19:11 »
Hey Wesan, just like to say a Big thanks to you and the team I will be supporting as soon as I can.
Fonline 2 has been one of the biggest influences in my life when it comes to pvp gaming the work you guys are doing is above and beyond and has for years If there was 2 year seasons at this point, the game would be still booming I would still be in game myself if it wasn't for the low players in my timezone now.
We are all eager to get back into game there is nothing on the market right now that is a skill based 2d pvp game with crafting and open world, well there is but nothing that comes close to fonline2 at this point in time.

All I can say is you guys have been doing great work from adding content like the sierra caves, random events ect to banning and getting rid of burst 1-hex cheats, and even just how the whole games mechanics work in fonline2 it was genius And I just cant wait for the next release.

anyway hope your enjoying working on the game as much as we love playing it!
Agreed. Great memories with this game and even though I suck at pvp, I will always come back. Keep up the good work everyone! <3.

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