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SilverLeaf
11-06-2010, 02:17 AM
According to FAQ release is slated for 2010. 2010 is gona be over real soon. So I was just wondering are they still going to stick by the 2010 release, seeing open beta hasn't even started yet? Wanted a key so bad, didn't get one in 3rd wave, so hoping open beta starts soon. Any idea when?

With just a few more months to go, and having just started beta 3 with 2 more waves, not sure how this is going to work out.

Henry Martin
11-06-2010, 08:30 AM
Well from what I'm getting on the forums, sounds like the publisher is starting, if not already taking over (like they did with the media, no more FF). If this is true then it's not up to reverie anymore, It's up to the publisher on when they want the game to be release (but there might be some negotiations between the two).

If you look at when the betas have lasted, most have lasted between a month to a month and a half. Which means the 4th beta hopefully should be starting the end of this month or the beginning of december.

SilverLeaf
11-06-2010, 08:52 AM
So... lemme get this straight. The publisher is not reverie. 2 completely separate entities. IE Reverie sold out? Or are they still the devs and are they even still checking this forums?

So chances of a 2010 release is growing slim, but will the next wave be open beta? I seriously want to get a hands on before release, as my previous nation managing MMORTS is kinda stagnant and I'm hoping for a more popular, less niche game to run a guild in.

Animicantus
11-06-2010, 11:15 AM
So... lemme get this straight. The publisher is not reverie. 2 completely separate entities. IE Reverie sold out? Or are they still the devs and are they even still checking this forums?

So chances of a 2010 release is growing slim, but will the next wave be open beta? I seriously want to get a hands on before release, as my previous nation managing MMORTS is kinda stagnant and I'm hoping for a more popular, less niche game to run a guild in.

You have publisher confused with developer. Reverie are still the developers, the publisher (who is still unknown at this point) takes care of funding, marketing, release date etc. I'm sure Reverie has some say, but the final word comes from the publisher. And the devs are quite active on the forums.

Henry Martin
11-06-2010, 02:21 PM
So... lemme get this straight. The publisher is not reverie. 2 completely separate entities. IE Reverie sold out? Or are they still the devs and are they even still checking this forums?

So chances of a 2010 release is growing slim, but will the next wave be open beta? I seriously want to get a hands on before release, as my previous nation managing MMORTS is kinda stagnant and I'm hoping for a more popular, less niche game to run a guild in.

Animicantus said everything.

Yes, the next beta should be the the first open beta, but until a dev says it is, don't quote me.

Espadachim
11-06-2010, 04:30 PM
The next beta is the open one, well, at least WAS, but not so sure now. Anyway, hopefully it'll start in a few weeks. ;)

SilverLeaf
11-06-2010, 11:58 PM
Hopefully before xmas :D

nickson104
11-07-2010, 03:42 PM
So... lemme get this straight. The publisher is not reverie. 2 completely separate entities. IE Reverie sold out? Or are they still the devs and are they even still checking this forums?

So chances of a 2010 release is growing slim, but will the next wave be open beta? I seriously want to get a hands on before release, as my previous nation managing MMORTS is kinda stagnant and I'm hoping for a more popular, less niche game to run a guild in.

They said a while back early 2011 release is most likely. I assume all betas will be started by 2011 though.

Also, yeah you hve publisher and developer seriously mixed.
As developers go, Reverie are GREAT, they know what their doing, they are enthusiastic and I have always had the impression they are great guys, they always seem to make time to keep us up to date and have informal chats on occasion, unlike most developers out there.
But they cant work for free for so long now can they? And neither can they fund the release of the game and its publicity, that is why a publisher is needed, they pay the finances and reap most of the rewards.

SilverLeaf
11-07-2010, 07:58 PM
So chances are it will release *soon* anyways cos soon they will run out of money and be forced to make a move?

GPS51
11-07-2010, 08:11 PM
Well as I can see it we just have to sit tight until they announce the name of their publisher. Not much else to do before then.

Alex Walz
11-07-2010, 08:57 PM
Please bear with me here - I can't answer all of your questions but will try to address them enough so that you can separate fact from rumour.

So I was just wondering are they still going to stick by the 2010 release
I'm not authorized to answer this, but this question will be addressed shortly pending the publisher's official announcement of Dawn of Fantasy.

IE Reverie sold out?
We didn't sell out, we just worked out a deal with an established publisher to benefit both parties (as well as the players) - something very standard in game design. We may not have 100% jurisdiction over the game's development, but we signed this away in the best interest of the game - allowing us to outsource professional QA and Voice Acting, localize the game, and market the game. Reverie is a fantastic studio, but there's no way we could have done those things without financial and professional support from a publisher.

Yes, the next beta should be the the first open beta, but until a dev says it is, don't quote me.
Technically, it's another Closed Beta. But, I think it's safe to expect all of you to be in it as it we will open up sign-ups, and let in all active (past or present) forumers. The Open Beta will commence later on and will be mostly people from other sites - you guys will probably all be in by then.

SilverLeaf
11-07-2010, 11:16 PM
Lol hope your publisher isn't crap then :P

Technically, it's another Closed Beta. But, I think it's safe to expect all of you to be in it as it we will open up sign-ups, and let in all active (past or present) forumers. The Open Beta will commence later on and will be mostly people from other sites - you guys will probably all be in by then.
I sure hope so, though my post count isn't exactly spectacular. Not sure if my name is even still on the list, registered a year ago and been inactive till now.

Thanks for the official reply, sure clears up some stuff.

On a side note, so are we going to see the game soon as in the beta phase you speak of which all forumers will be in, will it be before 2011, or not for another few years? Not asking for a date, just asking if I should GTFO for another year.

Espadachim
11-08-2010, 04:49 AM
The Open Beta will commence later on and will be mostly people from other sites - you guys will probably all be in by then.I look forward into seeing more HGers here. :D

SilverLeaf
11-08-2010, 05:23 AM
the way I see it, they must have a really few, hand picked testing team right now. We've been around like forever, and have yet to get an invite. These people must have signed up since like... 2005?

nickson104
11-08-2010, 09:17 AM
the way I see it, they must have a really few, hand picked testing team right now. We've been around like forever, and have yet to get an invite. These people must have signed up since like... 2005?

Just because someone has followed for years, doesnt mean they got in. Those who won competitions or are highly thought of in the forums got in first. Mostly it is due to who they think will contribute positively and not just joyride the experience, playing the game free and not giving feedback (Many do).
Also, beta has been going quite a while, there are probably a number of testers, although my guess is that while there have been a number of testers, many would have grown bored or moved on a bit and so the testing is probably as you said, few but determined.
However, from what I know of the forums, there are some good guys here and testing will be done well.

GPS51
11-08-2010, 09:44 AM
The beta is excellent and I assume the game will set a new standard for the rts fantasy genre. I can't wait for the next round of beta testing to start. :)

Aothane
11-08-2010, 10:22 AM
that is good to hear, among others I have been waiting patiently :) It would be a very good thing for a fantasy rts of this sort to be enjoyable to play and successful at that. A seemingly disparate combination at times -_-

Alex Walz
11-08-2010, 11:22 AM
On a side note, so are we going to see the game soon as in the beta phase you speak of which all forumers will be in, will it be before 2011, or not for another few years? Not asking for a date, just asking if I should GTFO for another year.
We are tentatively looking at a Dec. 1st launch for the next beta. I say tentatively because we haven't formally announced it yet, but I see very little reason for possible delay. And then this mode will include a finalized Kingdom Wars and an introduction to MMORTS/Kingdom building.

Kyzarin
11-08-2010, 12:08 PM
I only recently came across this game since I saw something about it on BFME2 heaven and realized that I'll probably enjoy playing it. Does "all forumers" include newcomers like myself, or only people who've been here for years?

nickson104
11-08-2010, 12:35 PM
We are tentatively looking at a Dec. 1st launch for the next beta. I say tentatively because we haven't formally announced it yet, but I see very little reason for possible delay. And then this mode will include a finalized Kingdom Wars and an introduction to MMORTS/Kingdom building.
Stop making me feel worse about lack of graphics card!!! This REALLY sucks ya know?! I hate seeing these updates, even if it does keep me informed, it also rubs it in >.<

I only recently came across this game since I saw something about it on BFME2 heaven and realized that I'll probably enjoy playing it. Does "all forumers" include newcomers like myself, or only people who've been here for years?
It says all 'active' forumers, as long as you stick around and make some sort of contribution to the community then definitely, if as I assume, you signed up and posted just this then you may not. But you probably will, or will at least have priority over the flood of newcomers that will come following publisher announcement

SilverLeaf
11-08-2010, 05:07 PM
Ah well, so that would be the 4th beta innit? And 5th would be truly open?

Any idea when this mysterious new publisher will be unveiled? I miss FF.

Espadachim
11-08-2010, 05:29 PM
Kyzarin, are you Kyr Nelenar?

Kyzarin
11-08-2010, 08:35 PM
No, that's not me. I don't go by that name anywhere, although I can see where you came up with the possibility. I'm not actually an active member at HG, I just go there to DL mods and maps.

Espadachim
11-09-2010, 03:51 AM
But you should. :cool:

Nermal
11-10-2010, 06:23 AM
Would be a perfect pre x-mas gift, if open beta indeed show Dec 1. ;)

szebus
11-12-2010, 10:27 AM
It could be a great xmass present , indeed.

Alzeranox
11-18-2010, 12:07 PM
If a game of this magnitude was short on funds and funding, I'd donate a little, I don't know about everyone else, but something this interesting better not be discontinued this late in production.

Evil_morfar
11-18-2010, 01:51 PM
If a game of this magnitude was short on funds and funding, I'd donate a little, I don't know about everyone else, but something this interesting better not be discontinued this late in production.

I would as well, it just seem too good at this point :D

N3V312M0123
11-26-2010, 08:07 PM
Well, now that they have unveiled their plans for CB4, open beta has to wait that much longer.

Sirstroud
12-02-2010, 10:31 PM
[QUOTE=szebus;35715]It could be a great xmass present , indeed.[/QUOTEMy thoughts exactly :).

Corcscrew
12-03-2010, 03:13 PM
Well, I'm excited to see who the publisher turns out to be.

SilverLeaf
12-03-2010, 11:31 PM
Lets just hope they know what they are doing :P

Boomshaker
12-04-2010, 01:19 PM
I hope it lasts so long that I've decided to buy the game

Tenebrion
12-04-2010, 01:21 PM
Lets just hope they know what they are doing :P

Heh, no kidding.

theangel04
12-04-2010, 10:14 PM
to be fair it's getting close to 2011 and we are still in closed beta.....so open beta will most likely come after february 2011

ZuluDawn
12-04-2010, 10:59 PM
Open Beta will be a Christmas present to us all from the lovely devs

Avatarn11
12-04-2010, 11:26 PM
That would be great I for one would set aside some time to play in the open beta

ryuujin
12-05-2010, 03:12 AM
cant wait for the open beta >.<

bamato
12-05-2010, 04:15 AM
Just have some patience and we can play a wonderfull game

Benighted
12-05-2010, 04:56 AM
for me, it's no problem waiting some more time for the open beta

DanishViking
12-05-2010, 05:07 AM
im curious as to who their publisher is.
it couldnt be a large entity such as EA or Acti/Blizzard because they are very vocal about their acquisitions.
so who could it be?:confused:

Polan
12-05-2010, 05:15 AM
im curious as to who their publisher is.
it couldnt be a large entity such as EA or Acti/Blizzard because they are very vocal about their acquisitions.
so who could it be?:confused:

Does it really matter who will publish it? As long as you can get game by paying online and downloading it shouldn't matter. And actually it's good it's not EA or other large company, they seems to often ruin games they publish by rushing devs.