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Status of this game? - 5/23/2012 10:54:52 PM   
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Is this game still alive? Is anyone playing it? Are the developers working on the added content, campaign, etc?

I had my eye on this one early on, but it looks like it's dying.
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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 11:45:02 AM   
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I still play it – absolutely. it is an awesome game with a lot of depth and ability to go in to the “what if” (i.e. the Force Builder).
It is very much alive as far as I’m concern.


Let me add this link to the Slitherine forum to answer the rest of your question

http://www.slitherine.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=135&t=34167

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 2:03:35 PM   
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So they stopped supporting it?!! I'll keep that in mind when they release other games.

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 2:35:12 PM   
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I kind of thought they gave up on TA to focus on the upcoming Paradox games. It nice to see Zeal so up front about it though.

I'll give them that.

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 2:41:00 PM   
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wow – not sure how you got that they stop supporting TA.
Nowhere does it say anything like that or close to that. It says basically you have to wait a bit longer until these other higher priorities are done first.

If one of your kids asks you for a snack and you say wait a minute doesn’t mean you’re not going to feed them again – just means you are doing something else first and they need to be a bit more patient for their food. But they will still get fed.
;)

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 3:08:02 PM   
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Hi guys. I'll repost myself from the Slitherine forums here too so that the facts remain straight:

(as reply to a post asking about ETA of the upcoming patch)

I apologize that the patch hasn't been released yet.

Apparently our tech resources in the patch production had been moved elsewhere (which I did not know) for the time being because, as you might have noticed, the game didn't sell as good as we were hoping for. We have to focus on out other current projects to secure our own future and they are currently using a lot of our time. We are sorry about this, and I personally am extra sorry for giving you guys false hope about the patch.

We are still aiming at getting the patch out at some point in time and when able do further patching after that as well, adding anything that we have got laying around. But not right now.

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 4:20:46 PM   
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@Xerkis
You can say things in different ways. The glass is half full or half empty.

Either way we'll see what happens with TA when Zeal gets time and resources. It's hard to predict the future.

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 4:26:48 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL:

If one of your kids asks you for a snack and you say wait a minute doesn’t mean you’re not going to feed them again – just means you are doing something else first and they need to be a bit more patient for their food. But they will still get fed.
;)


Using this analogy: It is like my kid having an uncooked meal on the dinner table, but the chef is to busy cooking new meals to heat it up.
Do what you gotta do Zeal, but first impressions are hard to correct. Good luck.

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 4:36:31 PM   
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You are 100% correct mbar.

And the half full part of it is that right now I can fire up TA and play as many skirmishes as I want to with zero issues coming up. So what “patch” do we truly need that players say that Zeal isn’t supposedly supporting the game over?

I would like the Map Editor back – that would be the only one I can think of without digging deep to come up with something. But other than that – I can’t see why all of a sudden “the sky is fallen” talk should start.

But like I said – you are right, let’s see what will happen.
And although you might not be able to “predict” the future, when you wake up and there isn’t a cloud anywhere to be seen you can get a good idea that the day will be sunny. So my point is we don’t need to start doom and gloom talk when there isn’t even a cloud on the horizon.
 

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/24/2012 11:43:11 PM   
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I think we got our money's worth for the state of the current game. I hope Xerkis gets us a few more teams to play with in the meantime (hint, hint).

As far as Zeal coming back to the game, we should not hold our collective breaths. If it didn't sell well, why would they devote precious resources to it in six months? Unless they do a major re-release/expansion sort of thing, which I hope is the case. Could be worse!

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/25/2012 12:53:39 AM   
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ORIGINAL: rosseau

I think we got our money's worth for the state of the current game. I hope Xerkis gets us a few more teams to play with in the meantime (hint, hint).

Hhmmmm…. Long weekend coming up
Maybe a new map too

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RE: Status of this game? - 5/26/2012 2:16:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Laxen

as you might have noticed, the game didn't sell as good as we were hoping for.


Somehow this doesnt surprise me.

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RE: Status of this game? - 6/4/2012 5:01:24 AM   
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Doesn't surprise me either. It was a major disappointment for me. Win some, lose some. I hope they learn and do better next time.

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RE: Status of this game? - 6/10/2012 5:48:55 PM   
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The game stinks,look at tghe screenshots,get APOS

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RE: Status of this game? - 6/11/2012 1:07:25 AM   
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APOS is a dream and an overlooked classic. TA was amateur. I was a beta tester and after my first go I never bothered again. If it hasn't sold they the developers can't keep supporting it, simple.

I admire Xerkis enthusiasm for the game, infact for awhile I thought he was something todo with the developers ;).However it's really a pretty mediocre title and a budget release at best. Budget releases that don't sell well don't get long term support. It isn't viable for a small developer at all.

It could have been so much more but I have a feeling what they wanted to make was abit beyond their abilities. Still as long as they have learnt things along the way thats what matters.

Didn't realise they were making the dwarf game. Once that hits the shelves support for TA will be finished. The dwarf game looks alot more polished on the graphic front, miles ahead. I hope it's a success though many will expect a DF type game and I think thats where the battle will be again, high expectations of what they think the game should be like outweighing actual game.

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RE: Status of this game? - 6/11/2012 8:40:28 AM   
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Same here. I bought it and after 10 minutes I put it aside. I gave it another shoot a couple of days later but again I put it aside after a couple of turns. I thought this would be something in the league of CMBN or APOS as it was advertised as being realistic. But as I saw the crappy graphics and the bad animations I knew there went my hard earned money down the drain.

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RE: Status of this game? - 6/12/2012 1:39:29 AM   
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At least you didn't buy Gettysburg: Armored Warfare. I didn't either, but TA is a good diversion.

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RE: Status of this game? - 6/19/2012 12:33:54 AM   
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Another issue with TA being supported is that they are now under Paradox's wing. I really doubt Paradox will want them making patches for a game thats not in their stable but a rivals. Also check out the quality of the dwarf game, obviously Paradox are putting a fair amount of effort and help to the development team so again it's very unlikely they will want to rock the boat.

I think they will let TA fade away into obscurity. Xerkis one day will loose his sunny optimistic disposition and smell the coffee as they say;)

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RE: Status of this game? - 6/19/2012 7:25:09 PM   
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I continue to play it.

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RE: Status of this game? - 7/14/2012 5:35:04 AM   
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I think TA is an excellent game and I enjoy playing it quite a bit. There are a few things suggested in the Slitherine forum plus the map editor and I think that will be it once they get here. There really won't be anything to add after that. But we're still waiting and still waiting.

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RE: Status of this game? - 7/16/2012 5:50:58 AM   
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It sucks balls

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RE: Status of this game? - 7/17/2012 1:31:10 AM   
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OK, I'll bite, what's APOS? (Besides A piece of sh_t?) :D

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RE: Status of this game? - 7/17/2012 3:39:52 AM   
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Achtung Panzer Operation Star

One thread down

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RE: Status of this game? - 7/28/2012 12:27:38 AM   
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Oh look, a patch is out for Team Assault – just like I said all along there would be.
I guess all those “nay-sayers” that were talking about Zeal dropping the game were. . . . what’s the word . . . .  Oh yeah . . . . . “Wrong”


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RE: Status of this game? - 7/28/2012 2:59:56 PM   
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Well la dee da. Game still crashes when viewing tutorials. It's a nice start but has a way to go.

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RE: Status of this game? - 8/19/2012 7:28:25 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: rosseau

At least you didn't buy Gettysburg: Armored Warfare. I didn't either, but TA is a good diversion.


LOL.

When I first saw that title I rubbed my eyes, looked again, then rubbed my eyes once more and closed my browser...

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RE: Status of this game? - 8/19/2012 7:30:43 PM   
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ORIGINAL: gunnergoz

OK, I'll bite, what's APOS? (Besides A piece of sh_t?) :D


Are you kidding me? Best East Front 3D game ever built. If you don't have it in your stable (right alongside Decisive Campaigns Case Blue), then you are missing out big time.

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RE: Status of this game? - 11/27/2012 12:43:30 AM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Xerkis

Oh look, a patch is out for Team Assault – just like I said all along there would be.
I guess all those “nay-sayers” that were talking about Zeal dropping the game were. . . . what’s the word . . . .  Oh yeah . . . . . “Wrong”





Have they done anything since though..no..reason they are with paradox and have Game of Dwarfs..TA was a minor failure and as I said it's very unlikely to get long term support. I'm pleased you get a patch or if your lucky two to fix the odd bug..but nothing groundbreaking. I expect they will feel obligated to do any quick fixes as they want people to buy future Zeal games. I admire your obvious love for the game..but sadly to me and I'm sure others it just isn't good enough and I wonder about certain game design decisions. I'm not really a graphics man as long as the game has great gameplay and comes across like the developers pushed the boat out as far as ambition and gameplay goes, to me TA neither looks that good nor does it shine enough in it's ambition or design. It could have been something great..but it isn't.

The new "Legends..." game looks similar but at least looks good, though it's only for consoles..

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