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Novakiller
02-01-2013, 12:58 PM
Dunno how long this takes to get on there, but wasn't this game green-lit in November? 2 months and still not available on steam yet? just wondering what the time frame for this is? can we expect it this month? or next month?

buddhist23
02-02-2013, 08:18 AM
All their estimated dates r actually 2+ months more than what's said. I call it reverie time.

Brian Shingles
02-02-2013, 08:51 AM
All their estimated dates r actually 2+ months more than what's said. I call it reverie time.
Too true. We've got to get Kon to stop giving dates :)

We've integrated the Steam API, added in Steam Achievements, plus a few other things.

There are just a few things to sort out - integration testing by Valve, distributing Steam keys for existing players, etc., but Dawn of Fantasy should be on Steam soon and by soon I mean within weeks.

If it's not on by the end of the month, I will slap Kon :p

Konstantin Fomenko
02-02-2013, 02:37 PM
One thing I keep on repeating to myself, and others - Steam is the last chance for DoF to become popular. And majority of new player traffic and player impression will be formed during the first two weeks on Steam... so we need to make sure things go as smoothly as possible. So we are doing all we can with testing and polishing Steam integration, and trying to fix and improve DoF in any way possible.

We do absolutely need to release by the end of February - as March will be terrible with huge releases like Starcraft II.

Novakiller
02-02-2013, 09:10 PM
February has a couple as well though, like Aliens : colonial marines and skyrim dragonborn... I liek to thank you guys for the detailed reply and as I suspected really, had completely no idea how much is involved in getting a game greenlit to steam... I was just really curious as to what was going on... thanks again guys

Sunleader
02-03-2013, 04:45 AM
February has a couple as well though, like Aliens : colonial marines and skyrim dragonborn... I liek to thank you guys for the detailed reply and as I suspected really, had completely no idea how much is involved in getting a game greenlit to steam... I was just really curious as to what was going on... thanks again guys

DoF is Fantasy/Strategy Genre
So those Games are not an direct competitor to them.

Starcraft however is an different matter as it falls partly into the same category.

Still the main point still is the State of the Game
DoF has an high latent potential on many aspects especially in the Online Kingdom Mode
but while the Game itself offers alot of possibilitys and options an an player the Interaction and Individualization is currently very limited which is greatly dampening the effect for the Online Community.
This ranges from the low priority issues like your lvl 60 Hero still looking the same as any other lvl 1 Hero on the Field and your Keep even after being surrounded by layers Stonewalls still being a small run down millhouse.
over some mediocre issues like Alliance System and the Ability to choose an certain Race you want to Attack.
Towards the really high priority issues like the inability to fight more than 1vs1 or fighting over an actual Ingame Location instead of just Randomly attacking each other.
Another high priority issue is the Trading of Units and Ressources between Players.


Honestly said I for my part currently think that DoF also needs to increase its moneymaking
I can only recommend to fastly adapt to Steam and offer some DLCs soon.

While this is of course Wishful Thinking I hope to see either Dwarfs as Playable Race
or at least the Introduction of Naval Units together with an new World Map Area covered in Snow in the Northwest inhabitatet by some Nordics with Battle Axes and Two Handed Swords ^^ by the end of the Year.

Miamigoon
02-10-2013, 09:55 AM
Yea its very disappointing for me waiting all this time......

Main reason is because they kept giving dates and failed 4 times now to meet the date they told me for steam.

I held off because as you see they added in things that make the gameplay experience better from the start now with the added in buildings and more things to make it fun like achievements, etc.

However, over 2 months since I bought the game and have not played waiting for my steam key is still a long time for a game they said would be on steam very soon back then.

Brian Shingles
02-10-2013, 10:56 AM
Miamigoon, you can play Dawn of Fantasy now. Your cities, armies, units, quest progression, achievements, etc will all carry over to Steam. I'm not sure what you're waiting for exactly.

We regret the delays, but several unforeseen circumstances have meant we've had to wait longer for certain key things to be done and so we've adjusted the release date accordingly. However, we haven't been idle in that time, instead of just waiting we've been busy working to add in as many bug fixes and features as we can to improve the game.

Trust me, we're more eager than anyone to get Dawn of Fantasy released on Steam. As soon as it can be released, it will be.

Xhodan
02-10-2013, 10:57 PM
question about the steam release

once DoF hits steam do we acctualy have to use steam in order to play the game? i dont use steam and im not planning on using steam. so i dont exactly know how this works hopefully you can still play it with out using steam like it is right now. i really would hate having to give up on this game

Brian Shingles
02-11-2013, 04:17 AM
Steam will be optional.

You can either play the game through Steam or run it from the updater as you do now.

Twilia
02-17-2013, 09:08 AM
Steam will be optional.

You can either play the game through Steam or run it from the updater as you do now.

Thought I'd ask; if you've have Dof downloaded already on your computer and you decided to use Dof on steam; would you have to re-downlaod the whole game again?

Brian Shingles
02-17-2013, 11:01 AM
Yes, the plan is to provide Steam keys for all existing owners of Dawn of Fantasy.

buddhist23
02-18-2013, 04:22 PM
As each day passes. I drown in a bit of my own tears.....waiting for that steam release..ALSO ARMY LAG FIX!

Sunleader
02-22-2013, 04:25 AM
Hmm
Did Buddhist **** someone off again ???

Gongora
02-26-2013, 06:57 AM
My guess is between this Friday ~ Sunday, just days away I can feel it!

Konstantin Fomenko
02-26-2013, 09:11 AM
Looks like there is no way we`ll make the weekend release this week guys. Let see what the next week brings:)

GenAshnak
02-26-2013, 10:21 AM
Keep at it guys and thank you for the update!

Brian Shingles
02-27-2013, 04:45 AM
Looks like there is no way we`ll make the weekend release this week guys. Let see what the next week brings:)
If it's not on by the end of the month, I will slap Kon :p

Konstantin Fomenko

And we're so close to having everything ready too!

Ok, back to work.

Gongora
02-27-2013, 10:36 AM
So I am wondering, aside from DoF going on steam, which is awesome, what will be added/fixed on the steam release update may I ask?

Konstantin Fomenko
02-27-2013, 11:06 AM
We are working on a last huge patch right now that`ll be part of the Steam release. Nothing completely groundbreaking - but some badly needed missing features and lots of fixes. My favorite new feature is homelands remembering all the player activity - rally points, unit formations, closed gates and garrisoned units.

Looks like we`ll have this patch out this weekend.

Sunleader
02-27-2013, 02:53 PM
some badly needed missing features and lots of fixes.

My favorite new feature is homelands remembering all the player activity - rally points, unit formations, closed gates and garrisoned units.




SIGNED!!!!!!!!

Novakiller
02-27-2013, 02:59 PM
awesome, cant wait for that one :D

Blaine
02-28-2013, 01:12 PM
Sweet! I assume it will also fix the annoying bug where you place Archers on towers, then when you come back later, almost all of them are on the wall below so you have to put them on the towers again?

buddhist23
03-01-2013, 09:44 AM
its march now. someone give kon a smack.

Brian Shingles
03-01-2013, 10:02 AM
its march now. someone give kon a smack.

Konstantin Fomenko

And we're so close to having everything ready too!

Ok, back to work.

Already done

:p

Gongora
03-01-2013, 10:08 AM
I want DoF it live on and expand, be the best MMO/RTS ever....kinda is already but so that everyone else knows it as well. For that its critical that DoF releases on Steam as smooth can be, so we have to be patient and supporting for the DoF team.

We need people to kill, I mean share this great experience with!

Konstantin Fomenko
03-01-2013, 11:53 PM
its critical that DoF releases on Steam as smooth can be

That`s exactly what we were thinking... DoF could have been out on Steam in December - as Steam API integration, and even achievements - took us only 3 weeks to add. But we only get one shot at a smooth Steam release, and I think that the past two months have been well spent.

buddhist23
03-03-2013, 02:11 PM
WarZ did just fine with like 1k-2k+ players every day.....

Brian Shingles
03-03-2013, 04:10 PM
WarZ did just fine with like 1k-2k+ players every day.....
If we have 1k-2k+ players playing per day I will be very happy :)

If we get the same number of people playing as Empire: Total War or even Stronghold Kingdoms, I will be ecstatic :D

buddhist23
03-05-2013, 07:39 PM
have ye tried contacting totalbiscuit for a wtf is?

Konstantin Fomenko
03-06-2013, 10:40 AM
Tried to get in touch with him several times, but can never get a reply. I guess he`s just too busy these days...

buddhist23
03-09-2013, 09:45 AM
things might change when is on steam. speaking of which, still waiting for over a year+ for steam......i think i forgot my pass and stuff...

Konstantin Fomenko
03-09-2013, 10:30 AM
We can reset your pass, look up your username, cd key e.t.c - just drop a line to support@reverieworld.com with whatever info you remember - account name, or email.

And well - our steam release is up to Steam now:) Build is under evaluation and I think we`ll hear back from them early next week with a final release date.

buddhist23
03-09-2013, 05:05 PM
Reverie time + Steam time = sometime in 3 years.

Sunleader
03-09-2013, 10:00 PM
Reverie time + Steam time = sometime in 3 years.

Your Positive as usual ^^

Konstantin Fomenko
03-10-2013, 11:43 AM
Just played DoF on Steam myself for the first time:) All works like a charm - and the Steam page is beautiful as well - can`t wait to release this.

From this point on we are waiting for an official reply from Steam - "You have been confirmed for release, on X of March". We can receive this message tomorrow, or could be in a week...

We`ll keep you guys posted, but we are finally there...well at least on our end we are finally done delaying.

buddhist23
03-12-2013, 04:29 PM
"You have been confirmed for release, on X of March, 2016"

Sunleader
03-12-2013, 04:34 PM
And your Confirmed to be an Pessimist....

buddhist23
03-12-2013, 05:48 PM
I gave the earliest date... if only you saw the REAL date/ When i actually see the steam page, think i might have a moment of pure happiness. Too bad my PC is breaking down now. AHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA

Sunleader
03-12-2013, 11:51 PM
I correct myself.
Your not Pessimistic but plainly an hopeless case.....

buddhist23
03-15-2013, 09:42 AM
still waiting...

Konstantin Fomenko
03-15-2013, 01:25 PM
Good news guys - we got official release date from Steam - and good news - it`s in 2013 and not 2016:) Better yet - it`s soon - it`s a number of days you can count on on your hands...plus one of your feet...:) We`ll do a full formal announcement later today, and from this point this date will be set in stone, as it`s already on Steam release schedule.

Brian Shingles
03-15-2013, 02:18 PM
it`s a number of days you can count on on your hands...

I can count to over a thousand on my hands using binary :p

GPS51
03-15-2013, 06:02 PM
I can count to over a thousand on my hands using binary :p

Never ask a geek a simple question :P

buddhist23
03-16-2013, 01:04 PM
I wanna see the steam page

Shocker
03-16-2013, 05:12 PM
Oh MAN! Can't wait!:D

Gruber12
03-17-2013, 03:16 AM
Better yet - it`s soon - it`s a number of days you can count on on your hands...plus one of your feet...

On mutant hands and feet or normal ones?

Sunleader
03-17-2013, 08:25 AM
Never ask a geek a simple question :P

11 11 11 11 11

1
3
7
15
31
63
127
255
511
1023

+ your big uncle :P

= 2047


And why a Geek ?
Its something any Electrician learns nowdays lol
Any Digital Watch works with it ^^

buddhist23
03-18-2013, 09:44 AM
Is it here yet? Yawn

Sunleader
03-18-2013, 10:17 AM
Is it here yet? Yawn

Release Date is 1st April
And now shut up your annoying for heavens sake .....

buddhist23
03-19-2013, 01:42 PM
moar waiting.

axal011
03-22-2013, 03:42 AM
moar waiting.

Your very annoying.

buddhist23
03-22-2013, 08:33 AM
two words is enough to emotionally disturb you? Something is wrong with you if something as little as "moar waiting" is enough to tick you off. Idk man, take a break off the internet. From what I can see, you're a viable target for trolls the way you are atm.

Sunleader
03-22-2013, 11:04 AM
Your very annoying.

Indeed. He IS very very Annoying.

buddhist23
03-22-2013, 12:56 PM
Just block me if you find me annoying. The internet has provided too many an outlet for their..pointless views..and the internet has provided tools to remedy that.. such as ignoring or blocking. Which I will be using against the two of you since you guys seem to offer little worthwhile comments or insights on anything. toodles.

Novakiller
03-25-2013, 09:34 AM
your fine buddhist.... jus dont take things to heart... as far as the steam release goes though, the wife mentioned something about April 1st? lol.. any truth to this?

Brian Shingles
03-25-2013, 09:43 AM
Yes, April 1st is the release date for Dawn of Fantasy on Steam, and, no, it's not a joke :D

When Valve first suggested the date to us, we were like "you're kidding, right?" and thought about changing it, but it fits in with their release schedule and let's us get in maybe one more patch before release, so it's probably the best date on offer.

Anyway, it's not long now. We'll be sending out another newsletter to remind people when it releases, hopefully enticing a few players back.

Novakiller
03-26-2013, 01:08 PM
thanks for the confirmation Brian

buddhist23
03-29-2013, 10:06 AM
wait is so long

Konstantin Fomenko
03-29-2013, 10:27 AM
We have the time now - 1pm EST this Monday. Join us as our staff welcomes the new players online

Sunleader
03-29-2013, 01:21 PM
Wont see it then :(
Got to Work on Monday.
Well its about 200 Dollars more in my Pocket for working that Day ^^
So I can hardly deny right *gg*

buddhist23
03-29-2013, 05:39 PM
Really odd DOF isn't on "Coming soon" ;\.

Sunleader
03-29-2013, 07:36 PM
Really odd DOF isn't on "Coming soon" ;\.

Just a Question.
But how many times a day do people tell you that your annoying?
(I wont ask about the total number knowing you cant count that far anyways)

buddhist23
03-29-2013, 11:26 PM
Like, if it was on "coming soon", it would be #1 on the coming soon list.

Konstantin Fomenko
03-30-2013, 08:48 AM
Could all this be an elaborately planned April 1st joke? Buddhist might be the only one to see the light...

GPS51
03-30-2013, 09:47 AM
Could all this be an elaborately planned April 1st joke? Buddhist might be the only one to see the light...

I'll bury you in so many bug reports it'll take years to dig you out if it's a joke :p

Sunleader
03-30-2013, 10:13 AM
Your walking an dangerously fine borderline with that statement there Kon -.^

Konstantin Fomenko
03-30-2013, 11:28 AM
Well I`m just saying... can the timing be just a coincidence? From 365 days in a year we had to pick April 1st? Or is the Buddhist onto something here?:)

buddhist23
03-30-2013, 04:29 PM
I sense a polka dot jester dragon on April 1st.

Mark Ashton
03-31-2013, 04:49 AM
http://meyitzo.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/polka.jpg

Sunleader
03-31-2013, 11:29 AM
http://data.motor-talk.de/data/galleries/0/143/1963/48397644/dont-feed-the-troll-1316286463763399354.jpeg

buddhist23
03-31-2013, 04:20 PM
http://meyitzo.pwp.blueyonder.co.uk/polka.jpg

The REAL april fools is that we don't get a polka dot dragon. Ashton knew this ahead of time and decided to bait us all anyway. Conspiracy unraveled.

I love rev worlds...

sabre909
04-01-2013, 08:40 AM
Well perhaps im just a sneaky bugger but i went to steam put in my key and steam said it activated dawn of fantasy and it goes to download tells me file size i click next and i get error not yet released so ... i dont think april fools just steam usually releases thier games in about 3 hours from now my time . like 10am pacific on release dates for any steam release ^^ see you all soon

\edit" did i mention im a run on sentence master? ^^

Brian Shingles
04-01-2013, 09:34 AM
Technically it's available to activate, but you can't install it yet.

Not long now though. The time for release according to Steam/Valve is 1pm EST.

heyhellowhatsnew
04-01-2013, 11:13 AM
My CD key from Desura isn't work on Steam.

Brian Shingles
04-01-2013, 11:17 AM
@heyhellowhatsnew

Email us at support@reverieworld.com with the key and we'll check to make sure it's ok.

You might need to try putting the key in without the -'s

heyhellowhatsnew
04-01-2013, 11:20 AM
It worked. I had to take out the -'s ._. thanks!

sabre909
04-01-2013, 02:19 PM
Yep steam is downloading it FASTER dam it faster steam

alexander88
04-01-2013, 02:29 PM
don't work : Unable to find a matching name/email.

Please check the spelling and try again.

Note: Usernames are case sensitive.
why?

Sunleader
04-01-2013, 09:27 PM
Oh ^^
Not only on Steam but on the Gallery Offers of the Store Page with 25% off ^^
That should give Sales a good start :)