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Article: Important Announcement - Launch is delayed

Discussion in 'vBCms Comments' started by David | Arkadia, May 23, 2011.

  1. DoubleZero

    DoubleZero Member

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    Gutted but I'm sure it's for the best, fingers crossed for wednesday I'm a hunter so who cares about bp's :D
     
  2. Puck

    Puck Adviser Pro Users Arkadia Adviser

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    Ahh... too bad, David and team.

    I bet you're learning some good Thai curse words!

    Good luck with the pending release.
     
  3. Colbey Kal

    Colbey Kal Member

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    Delays in projects happen... Thanks for not BSing us.
     
  4. MindStar9

    MindStar9 Deactivated User

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    Thank you Dave, for continuing to respect the community enough to be straightforward with us, and for continuing your unprecented path of professionalism in a universe where many would say that lip service was the order of the day.

    I have to agree with those who have already said that it was the only decision you could have made. I know how much you wanted this launch to happen on the 24th, and how hard you and the A-Team have worked so far to give us a quality product. Now is not the time to stop that mindset, so I also agree that you should wait until the 31st to launch so that the blueprint system is in place.

    Another very good point was made as well, and that is, we just can't afford to have yet another planet launch incomplete. I agree with you also, that with the major marketing plans that you have in place, the first impression must absolutely be the best possible. I know how excited you were about building the associations, so now it's crucial to follow through and knock their socks off.

    I have a feeling that most people will understand, and would support your decision to pull the plug. You and the A-Team have certainly earned our respect for how you have conducted yourselves so far, and quite frankly, we are spoiled rotten, but that's the way I think we would love it to continue.

    Do what's needed, don't stress, and give us your best, because we've already had a taste of it, and we want more. :)
     
  5. dr_udi

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    Good call. We aint going nowhere don't worry ;)
     
  6. Pol

    Pol New Member

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    No worries Ozi, I'm with Mindstar and the rest you're doing the right thing I can wait a week, your new planet looks great. Looking for a pilot on launch day, as I assume MA will use your launch to launch space.
     
  7. Raven V

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    *crys* *sniffle...* *wipes tears* somehow this decision is best thing for me.... with real life events, now i have time to help neighbors clean up the damage from the tornado yesterday.

    Thanks again dave for being straightforward with us, as for me as well i want to see a complete planet, not incomplete and if it takes you another week, i WILL wait another week, ill wait longer if needed, *prays to lootius that is doesnt* but a finished product is very important.

    Please, dont launch without the blueprints, we need the full economy at launch, i know it was a tough decision but u did the right thing. my patiences is in check and i will wait, do what you u need to do, i am here and am still standing beside you =) Good Luck and i await further news =)
     
  8. RAZER

    RAZER Active Member Pro Users

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    One thing that really strikes me here is that EVERYONE has no problem at all with waiting for a new planet a few days more because we were told what was going on. I remember a planet and a forum where even one hour delay was the reason for crap and complaints because we did not know what the hell was going on. This again is proof that the A-team knows what they are doing and that communicating with your paying customers works.

    On one hand I think it might be smarter to wait for the BP's to be finished, but on the other you had a point in your +rep message to me that a few days for miners and hunters to build up a supply of stuff to sell to crafters might not be to bad either. The first few days crafter will not be able to craft much anyway without supplies (presuming we will need different supplies than on Calypso to craft of course).

    Anyway the choice to postpone the launch was the only one you could make, the choice when to launch now is a lot harder.
     
  9. Chrome

    Chrome Active Member Pro Users

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    This is very, very true...

    Maybe launch without BP's for a week, but also hold off the Alienware loots for a week until crafters have a chance to craft new BP's? (That is, assuming the Alienware will be looted and not found via Archeology mining only)
     
  10. Lezardine

    Lezardine Active Member

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    aaahhhh... the delays.... ;)
    I was prepared for such a thing, but it's ok.
    Better complete and smooth than badly bugged Arkadia.

    Just watched the trailer! :dribble: Armours :dribble::dribble::dribble::dribble::dribble:

    Now I can't wait!!!

    GL guys, do your best! :hail::hail::hail: GO A-TEAM!!!!
     
  11. Teiwaz

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    Dave et al., I suppose you really want to be online before 28th, so all the people on this expo will actually register and come to Arkadia, instead registering and having option to go to Calypso or RT and NI. I'm not sure tho if it makes any difference for your income really, aside that later they would need to pay to go to Arkadia and that might be loosing factor.


    According to Dave Alienware will be lootable in any of 3 main proffesions.
     
  12. Jenny ferr

    Jenny ferr Well-Known Member Pro Users

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    love the news about UnL weapons in loot from mobs :hail:

    And first I thought maybe 31st would be best but then this about building up the supply and some expo might be reason to try and get it up earlier, but thats up to you to launch a product you are happy with that we will enjoy :)

    Anyway I love the delay until the 25th tho as then I'll have more peds then the tp fee hehe
     
  13. RexDameon

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    btw to the guy who took the day off work I blame YOU!
     
  14. sherpa

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    thanks for letting us know, hope you can get it done for wensday though as i wont be able to play next week :-(
     
  15. capt.dex

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    im so rdy for Arkadia - no matter when it starts :p
     
  16. Calin

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    I did take the day off, as others did, but I'll not take the blame though since I can easily change which day is off. Must be the fault of someone who has a strict schedule. :)
     
  17. XeroX

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    hmm my journey home went way too well... not a single train delay and I have been in them all day... well I guess SOMETHING had to go wrong now. Well if its delayed one day that won't be a real problem for me since I have somee stuff to do here anyway. However a whole week delay would really suck. At that time my mother would be back home aswell and whilst I look forward to that it would mean that I have not much time to play at launch. Thanks for sharing the informations and please keep us updated on how the tests go. Oh and the most important thing... tyvm for the rare UL stuff in loot. :dribble:
     
  18. mobydick

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    Will we be able to use Calypso bp's in Arkadia day one?
     
  19. Telgard

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    Good thing I didn't take the day off. :D See you all planet-side on launch. ;p I'd rather it was a Wednesday launch anyways, have work tuesday night. LoL
     
  20. Admin

    Admin Forum Administrator Staff Member PAF Administrator

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    I've merged both threads about this (one was front page, the other inside the forums), so there may be some weirdness with the order of replies.

    Apologies if this is the case.