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Is this game dead? - 8/16/2009 8:55:22 PM   
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I keep reading this forum, but nothing seems to be happening......at all? Could we at least get a monthly update?
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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/16/2009 9:54:29 PM   
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I, for one, am very interested in the game. Hope it's still an ongoing project.

I knew and gamed a bit with Mark Walker a few years back when he was first getting started and I expect he's still either a "Lone Ranger" or has a small staff. So it probably falls to him to do most, if not all of, the work. I know he does quality work though, so I imagine it'll be great when it is eventually released.

I love Matrix for giving Mark, and guys like him, a chance to get their product out there, but I'm as impatient as the next fellow that has been spoiled by EA and the other software mega-houses and their (relatively) short development cycles.

I just have to remember the best things take time...

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/18/2009 1:03:47 AM   
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I think Matrix should remove this forum all together as this looks like vaporware to me. I think the developer had a great idea but probably is too busy on board games and has no time. It's a shame as this game had lots of potential but no updates at all for how long now?? It's a dis-service to the potential customers I mean look at WIF forum that game has been in development for a while but at least the developer rocks and provided constant updates so you know where the project is at all the time.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/18/2009 1:42:37 PM   
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I agree that there should be more updates. But on the LnL site forums the developer gives a little more frequent info.
Last we heard there was they were finishing up the last three Soviet scenarios (not sure what that entails) all the German side being done already. That was about 2 months ago.
Yes they are more involved getting board games printed etc but that's their bread and butter so who can blame them.

The game is still coming....

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/18/2009 7:31:45 PM   
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Bread and butter indeed, but I think the sales of the PC game will taste like steak

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/19/2009 5:13:35 AM   
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Count me as another waiting for this game.

On my list of games in development that I am waiting for:

War in the East
Battles from the Bulge
Hero's of Stalingrad

Make it, I'll buy it

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/24/2009 6:47:35 PM   
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I'm afraid this one is going to become vapor nevermadeware like Combat Leader and Black Powder Wars. Shame as I was really looking forward to this one also since it reminded me of Squad Leader.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/25/2009 2:58:07 AM   
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The waiting I can live with, the lack of at least a once a month update is intolerable!

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/25/2009 3:58:58 AM   
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I was hoping for a simpler type of Squad Battles that will be downloadable.

I liked the looks of the old LnL Vietnam games but wanted a computer game.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/26/2009 1:38:49 AM   
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For what it's worth Mark Walker appeared on a podcast up today at www.flashofsteel.com. It was a somewhat combative interview, but does reveal some of the details of the game, details of Walker's design philosophy, and makes it clear he still views it as a current project.


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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/26/2009 7:05:49 AM   
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Fun to hear gamers badger a game designer.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/30/2009 5:39:33 PM   
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After listening to that interview, I wouldn't doubt if this game doesn't come out for another couple of years.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 8/31/2009 5:25:09 PM   
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Yep game is vaporware

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RE: Is this game dead? - 9/2/2009 9:47:47 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: killroyishere

Yep game is vaporware


I've posted a few times on the Lock 'N Load site suggesting that it's time for the developers to at least give us a target *year*, but no dice. Oh yeah...one guy, not from the staff I assume, said that I should quit griping and that they "did not owe us anything since we didn't pay anything toward the development" and that if I didn't like it that I should "move on". And that's all she wrote.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 9/3/2009 1:19:08 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Gunhawk


quote:

ORIGINAL: killroyishere

Yep game is vaporware


I've posted a few times on the Lock 'N Load site suggesting that it's time for the developers to at least give us a target *year*, but no dice. Oh yeah...one guy, not from the staff I assume, said that I should quit griping and that they "did not owe us anything since we didn't pay anything toward the development" and that if I didn't like it that I should "move on". And that's all she wrote.


That was me, I'm not staff, and I never said "if you don't like it move on". What I said was " Check the front page of the web site and if there's no game for sale, move on" meaning go to your next gaming site and come back another day and chceck again since it only takes like 2 seconds to read the front page.

I did suggest that griping was pointless.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 9/3/2009 3:48:19 AM   
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I posted this message at he Lock 'N Load site today.

I listened to a "Three Moves Ahead" podcast that was recorded this week with Walker at the "Flash Of Steel" web site and here's the deal. Walker says that internet play should be ready in about 6 weeks. The game is scheduled to come out *this* year, but Walker says: "Will it be out? I don't know". However, he says that "the team is very serious about "Heroes of Stalingrad". What we can obviously gather from this is that the game won't be out for at *least* a couple of months and I didn't hear anything like a push for Christmas '09. So there ya go. No need to ask about the game until November, but don't even expect a target date then. So reading between the lines? Target 2010.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 9/5/2009 7:02:51 PM   
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That's the most I've heard in awhile.  Someone crack the whip.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 9/11/2009 4:18:17 PM   
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Posted - September 11 2009 : 07:12:30
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Okay, we will do our best. I'll post new screens, make comments, try to keep a developer diary going. You have my word...but then I ask you this...go out into the INternet world...go to Matrix...go to BGG...go to Three Moves Ahead...Quarter till Three...point everyone here. I simply don't have the time to monitor, post and update a half-dozen forums.


FYI
This was posted on the LnL forum page. And, yes the forum is open for new members.

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RE: Is this game dead? - 9/16/2009 9:25:22 PM   
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True to his word he has a new screen shot up at his company's website.

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