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Vault Dweller: Age of Decadence needs to sell 45,000 copies to be successful

Discussion in 'Iron Tower Studio' started by Infinitron, Sep 19, 2015.

  1. almondblightgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I know it was thrown around as a joke, but I actually would like to see VD do an AoD review.
     
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  2. Vault Dwellergender: ⚧ Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Pew-pew.

    There are plenty of things that bother me, things we should have done differently. I was thinking of writing an article summarizing my thoughts on the matter, but I was too busy with the update.
     
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  3. Stompagender: ⚧ Arcane

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    The date explains a lot, goddamn was playing a thief a hassle back then, too many different skills were necessary to progress and the gameplay was more of a save-load simulator. He's still a fucking retard for advocating difficulty through adjusting stats and dying in the first fight.
     
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  4. Make America Great Again Darth Roxorgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis, Hater of Eternity

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  5. Vault Dwellergender: ⚧ Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    My favorite part of that review is when he slagged them for describing the setting as low magic, post apocalyptic and said "By that definition Prague in 1918 would fall under the same category of ‘low magic, post-apocalyptic’ and I doubt many people would rush to play a game set then and there".

    Because post WWI Prague actually sounds like a pretty interesting setting which I would rush to play.
     
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  7. Shadenuatgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Could have added Throwing requirements in item and/or skill descriptions in 2 bloody years though.
     
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  8. Vault Dwellergender: ⚧ Commissar, Red Star Studio Developer

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    Our to-do list was endless, especially when it comes to the small things. In the last 2 years we felt the limits of having a very small team like never before. To say that we were overloaded is to say nothing at all.
     
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  9. Matt with a full stop at the endgender: ⚧ Arcane Patron

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    Do you and mindx2 really believe Iron Tower have the money and the resources to do physical distribution? You only need to see what has happened with indie devs over the past few years to see what a struggle it is. Even larger studios like InXile and Obsidian have to get large publishing companies to do it for them.

    If you are holding off buying the game because you want a physical copy, I think you are being a bit of a cunt to be honest. Just give them some fucking money and enjoy the game. We might actually get another RPG from them that way.
     
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    No, not really. Was hoping this would outsell Fallout 4 and I could order the Super Duper Deluxe Mega Enhanced Physical Edition (with cloth map of course) but alas I must settle for some bits and bytes on my hard drive.... :negative:
     
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  11. Make America Great Again Ninjerkgender: ⚧ Arcane

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  12. Invictusgender: ⚧ Arcane The Real Fanboy

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    Yo can always design a dvd cover and print it all nice and glossy
     
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  13. Make America Great Again Perkelgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Or get the concept art some photoshop skills and photographic paper.
     
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  14. Make America Great Again Mozggender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Just get VD to write "AoD physical copy serial # 000001" on a cardboard box with a sharpie and give it to mind for a thousand dollars
     
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  15. Make America Great Again The Brazilian Slaughtergender: ⚧ Arcane

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    1. Use your [Crafting][Lore] to forge physical "legitimate" copies of AoD
     
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  16. Make America Great Again Darth Roxorgender: ⚧ Prestigious Gentleman Wielder of the Huegpenis, Hater of Eternity

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    and then people tell me lorecrafting isnt the most important part of the game
     
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  17. Shadenuatgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    I understand about small things like item descriptions (although nets/bolas is not a small thing, it's crucial part of combat, main combat cheese and I personally had to say 3-4 times just on 'dex that you can use them without Throwing skill).

    But think about it - you wrote 10 lines of descriptions for every skill in the game just for lulz, yet you didn't think to actually make at least few of them useful and correlate with actual stuff happening in the game, making it clearer where and when they could be helpful ("5 Lore - you can use many of simplier ancient consoles" "4 Throwing - you can now use that awesome grappling hook").

    Remember how Shadowrun Returns did it, in comparison:

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    (Yes I know AoD doesn't have perks and such, I just wish in your future games you would make character screens more efficient and informative)
     
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  18. Make America Great Again The Brazilian Slaughtergender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Yeah, but you if you lack [Jewing][Trading] or [Persuasion], you have to share the profits with your nearest friendly Happy Merchant
     
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    We need an Age of Decadence CYOA, people
     
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  20. Make America Great Again Ninjerkgender: ⚧ Arcane

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  21. Make America Great Again Perkelgender: ⚧ Arcane

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    Age of Decadence back to top 20 on GOG despite fact that there isn't any -XX% on it and they have winter sale going on.
    This is what i meant by "don't lower price quickly"
     
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  22. Goralgender: ⚧ Arcane Patron The Real Fanboy

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    It's 65 now that a few hours of winter sale have kicked in. And it was -15% (on Steam) recently.
     
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  23. tgender: ⚧ Arcane Patron

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    191 now. Only goes to show how little gog actually sells compared to steam.
     
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  24. Old Onegender: ⚧ Magister

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    FWIW, I would certainly buy a substantive expansion for AoD. I'd like to visit the ruins of the imperial capital, and the other ruined imperial city (the one that starts with a C). I'd like to see a couple more underground dungeons and caves. I'd like a couple more big battles with around 20 combatants per side. It would be fine if this stuff was all side-quest.

    I would buy that.
     
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  25. Irenaeus IIgender: ⚧ Unwanted Dumbfuck Repressed Homosexual The Real Fanboy

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    Me too.
     
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