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#345666 22/04/07 01:02 AM
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Which would you prefer? They work asiduously on the game, or spend time here answering questions. We ALL want news, and they know it, so when there is some, they will release it!! <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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#345667 22/04/07 04:54 AM
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Spending all their time answering questions here is one thing, but giving us a bit of evidence that they are still alive and working on the project is another. For all we know, they haven't worked on the new game for months.

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As long as the forums are still here, I'm thinking we can assume no serious problems exist with Larian. Because if the forum is still here, someone is still paying the bills <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

...nice one <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

But i think that paying for a forum would be much easier than paying the artists and developers.


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#345669 22/04/07 05:55 AM
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As long as the forums are still here, I'm thinking we can assume no serious problems exist with Larian. Because if the forum is still here, someone is still paying the bills <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

...nice one <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />

But i think that paying for a forum would be much easier than paying the artists and developers.


Absolutely true. But which would you ditch first? The guys who are earning you the money at some point down the line, or the (Currently very inactive) forum?

I figure if they ever really hit the skids, this is the first thing that will go. They can always create a new forum, after all.

So I figure they're fine - just very, very, busy <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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#345670 22/04/07 07:52 AM
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Maybe they payed in advance <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" />

But seriously, they have other products that are moneycows, they may not be the most glorious ones, but it pays the bills. The projects of ketnet kick and the uk variant bring money in the bank. I don't know the exact figures but I believe the ketnet kick product is very popular here in Belgium. So no need to worry about the financial health of the company. My guess is that we are in a dark room and they are waiting behind the curtains and furniture to shout out surprise when we least suspect it.



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#345671 22/04/07 05:35 PM
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To host a forum u'd normally pay 1 year up front.

Fact is, normaly the Larians always come through with their promises. But you can't denie that the promise that they'll inform us in the coming months is long past due. Also, Larian Studios is a small studio, and they recently announced that they sold ketnet kick too some tv-station in the UK. And that probably consumes alot of time, leaving no time(?) for Divinity 2.
Also the inactivity in this forum is mainly because no content is being released.
I really hope they don't release the game after only a short time of releasing content, a game needs to build up a hype to sell well.

#345672 22/04/07 08:18 PM
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From what I heard there are always people working on the game. And if they had money growing on trees it's would prolly go a lot faster. But try to understand why they downplay it a bit. First maybe they don't even know when it is done. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/beyond.gif" alt="" /> had a bit of a hype, but when you look at it it lacked a bit of polish since they had to release the game. I believe a good pr campaign needs to start 6 months in advance and I would be surprised if it is released in 2007. Please understand that this is not an EA-type company. While EA is like general motors , Larian is like a Koenigsegg company. Small number of employees and a few cars , but the cars they do make are supercharged and deliver top performance. Divinity 2 is the flag ship of larian so it is handled with love and is not some fast cash grab. May the current PC's are not powerful enough to run the game <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />


That being said it would be a good time to release it since I don't know many RPG that are in the works, so they wouldn't have much competition. The problem I have is that th devcycle might be so long that they can't make a profit on it? Then again the engine could prolly be used on an other project too.



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#345673 22/04/07 10:26 PM
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[color:"orange"]But you can't denie that the promise that they'll inform us in the coming months is long past due.[/color]

Estimates of progress on software development (some aspects of which are very hard to estimate or are out of the developer's control) are predictions, not promises.

Lar gave a fair bit of general information about the game around the end of last year and beginning of this one, 3 months after Lynn's 'silence before the storm' announcement. Even now, 7 months later, it is still within the 'coming months' time frame.

The phrase 'start to talk about' does not necessarily mean start talking and continuously release information on a regular basis.

#345674 23/04/07 03:03 AM
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I agree with Morbo & Raze. Don't forget the Larians told us they were working on DD2 really early in the dev cycle, and most games take several years from first vision to final copy.

When there is stuff to tell, I'm sure they'll tell us <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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#345675 23/04/07 01:49 PM
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At this point, I don't care if they release info on the game itself. I just want to know that they are still working on it.

#345676 23/04/07 02:44 PM
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I think we have questioned there progress enough (and in the process... maybe demoralized them a little bit too)... so let's just show more patience for now.

I heard somewhere that fruits of patience are sweet... they would better be very-very sweet (like warm brown sugarcane juice or something ) <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/silly.gif" alt="" /> this time.


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#345677 24/04/07 12:56 AM
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Larians will come through alright. not sure how i know, but i have that feeling. maybe they're giving me time to get that new PC. <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/biggrin.gif" alt="" />



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Well Wazz did say the graphics of Oblivion were not that special <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />


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#345679 25/04/07 08:42 AM
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Well Wazz did say the graphics of Oblivion were not that special <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

At the time Oblivion was released the graphics were phenomenal. Full stop. But if they can beat them, good luck to the Larians!


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#345680 25/04/07 08:47 AM
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Well Wazz did say the graphics of Oblivion were not that special <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

At the time Oblivion was released the graphics were phenomenal. Full stop. But if they can beat them, good luck to the Larians!


Do they NEED good luck calls if they can beat those graphics? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

By the way, the only thing I found good about Oblivion was the graphics. And, IMO, they weren't THAT good...

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#345681 25/04/07 05:21 PM
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Well Wazz did say the graphics of Oblivion were not that special <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

At the time Oblivion was released the graphics were phenomenal. Full stop. But if they can beat them, good luck to the Larians!


Do they NEED good luck calls if they can beat those graphics? <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/winkwink.gif" alt="" />

By the way, the only thing I found good about Oblivion was the graphics. And, IMO, they weren't THAT good...

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I agree, Oblivion wasn't that good.

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The opinions about Oblivion are very mixed. At least that's what I've learned over there at RPGWatch.

I think this might be the origin of the already famous saying "Bethesda will disappoint Fallout fans and please everyone else."


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#345683 25/04/07 06:11 PM
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I did not say I liked oblivion. But imagine a <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/div.gif" alt="" /> with Oblivion graphics. The gamplay + nice graphics -> me wants. For me the graphics don't have to be great. nice will do for me, just make it fun <img src="/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" />


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#345684 25/04/07 06:46 PM
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I didn't really like the graphics in oblivion. (The view could be quite nice at times but the people were ugly imo.)


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#345685 25/04/07 07:36 PM
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From what I have seen in the pc gamer the people look good (at the back) and that troll :o


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