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jondifool

Member Since 02 May 2010
Offline Last Active May 07 2013 10:26 AM

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In Topic: This is a shark-new game in the making

26 April 2013 - 03:49 PM

And now we have entered a stage we call beta. There is a 48 hours trial -  After that  players need to buy the game to play and participate in the beta.
http://www.buildaworld.net/

In Topic: This is a shark-new game in the making

26 March 2013 - 08:28 AM

View PostFiretruck, on 26 March 2013 - 02:45 AM, said:

Interesting, but is there any specific reason that you've chosen to use a subscription rather than a simple box fee? What are the costs/services you'll be offering to players?

We hope that we can provide an easy accessible and more safe online playing experience , with less cheating and with that more real gameplay for a community by hosting the servers our self.  The main service beside that is the use of the online model library, where you can upload your best buildings and download other players buildings and put them into your world for free (well you will have to mine the blocks if playing survival, but...). Not to mention that we will use the library in the random generation of the worlds cities, wonders etc. With that and other content added to game over the years (like more zones, animals, game mechanics,  blocks and constructions with functions etc.) , we hopefully have a living and growing gaming world that players don't mind much the subscription each half year or so.

You can always play offline/lan without the subscription anyways.

We could have gone with regular expansions instead, but the problem is that we then differentiate the players in those that have, and those that don't have them Those not buying them, will have to do a much bigger investment to catch up (think guild wars 1 here). In the end a cheap subscription is  what we vision as the best solution. But lets see what happends, it was not an easy decision to make!

In Topic: This is a shark-new game in the making

24 March 2013 - 10:49 AM

View PostEon Lilu, on 23 March 2013 - 01:25 PM, said:

Thats pretty cheap.

Well there is 2 thing to that, it is really a long time since that the price of a subscribtion has related to what it it actual cost to offer the service. And second and really important-  No one really wants to pay a subscribtion- so it has to be low enough that you don't chase players away, don't annoy parents in the case of kids playing, and let players feel fine with paying to come back if the have left the game.

In Topic: This is a shark-new game in the making

23 March 2013 - 08:59 AM

View PostEon Lilu, on 22 March 2013 - 11:59 AM, said:

Looks pretty awesome, from the pledges im guessing it's some kind of subscription model? 6 months / 12 months etc.

thx  - yes a subscribtion model for online play- right now we are thinking to have 6 month for around or less that we pay for a month in MMOs.

In Topic: This is a shark-new game in the making

22 March 2013 - 11:49 AM

The projekt is trying to get kickstarted. See the kickstarter page.
http://www.kickstart...5/build-a-world