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#21 ooda

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Posted 08 September 2002 - 06:23 AM

The question is, will emailing Firaxis make a difference?

Sid Meier is known to research on the topic that the game he is developing is revolved around. I'd say, if he's working on a game, emailling him won't make a difference.

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Posted 08 September 2002 - 08:42 AM

I think that someone would have to be blind to NOT see that there is interest. I mean, I'm still appalled that Alliance got canned with how much positive press it got (PC Gamer top games to look forward to 1999, 2000 / Article in PC Games / etc etc).

Fingers crossed people. Fingers crossed.  :)

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Posted 08 September 2002 - 11:43 PM

E-mailing Firaxis won't make much of a difference.  They do like getting positive e-mail though.  There were some people really upset with Civilization III who've sent some pretty nasy ones over the past few months.

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Posted 09 September 2002 - 07:54 AM

I don't understand why... Civ3 was a masterpiece.

Except for the Pikemen killing my tanks.  :)

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Posted 09 September 2002 - 08:55 AM

Apoc, on Sep 8 2002, 07:19 AM, said:

Well there is still a very real chance Firaxis is not making this game.  They do have the NetImmerse engine which means they are making some third person game with RPG elements.
Oh please don't let that be the X-Com game. ???

Argh Pete. :)

Anyway.

The fall-off-the-earth list excluded the Ultima games and Sys Shock 1. Why? :(

Anyway. Alliance is still not :officialy: officialy canned. Hey, ya never know.

Lastly, Sid makes games like X-Com. It's a golden oppertunity. We might finally get those Mechsuits and Jetpacks I've been talking about.  :)
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Posted 09 September 2002 - 05:00 PM

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The fall-off-the-earth list excluded the Ultima games and Sys Shock 1. Why?

what fall of the earth list? *confused*
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Posted 09 September 2002 - 11:57 PM

Cutedge: I enjoy Civ3 myself, but many people were extremely disappointed.  That is the problem when a game like that is rushed and very hyped.  The Limited Edition version was also lacking in promised goodies.

Bomb Bloke: They licensed the NetImmerse engine for mulitple games.  I do not expect them to create a new engine for this X-COM game when they have NetImmerse.

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 12:35 AM

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what fall of the earth list? *confused*

It means that when you play it, to others you seem to have 'fallen off the face of the earth' because you are playing videogames instead of talking to anyone, etc.

I suppose I could see how Civ3 was be dissapointing to some. I know that I have an article on MOO3 that says that Civ3 was somewhat of a rush-job in that it didn't really bring that much new to the table. However, I would rather have well-balanced gameplay than five thousand options and units. I mean, look at X-Com1. It really doesn't have that many items and alien types and such, but it's so well balanced that most people don't even notice. Cripes, once you get Heavy Plasma there's really no reason to use anything else.  :)

Funny thing about MOO3 is that I heard that it's being really 'dumbed-down' from what the article I read had said.

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Posted 10 September 2002 - 02:04 AM

Much of the anger over Civ3 also came over multiplayer.  It provides enough hours of single play to make up for it though.

MOO3 is being 'dumbed-down' for a number of reasons.  They've had some staff related development problems.  They also promised far more than they could deliver.

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Posted 14 October 2002 - 05:09 AM

Well, we are now two weeks into october.  When should the game be getting revealed?
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Posted 31 October 2002 - 10:05 AM

Heh. I just came back to this thread to see if I was mistaken and it was really November or something.

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Posted 31 October 2002 - 11:23 AM

Trust me mate, I've rechecked so many times. I must have visited the Firaxis site about ten to twenty times today, just seeing if there is any new news. The only update was the play the world patch.

As I see it, new game announcements tend to happen in November, although Sid Meier did say in an interview that he would announce a new game in October. Well, he does have a day or so of October left...  :)

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Posted 31 October 2002 - 11:39 PM

Heh, well, hey, if it's November, I wouldn't complain.  :)
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Posted 01 November 2002 - 01:43 AM

We're used to delays  :)




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