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Old Oct 12, 2010, 04:55 PM   #1
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"Stardock Hires Fall From Heaven Creator After 'Challenging' Elemental Launch"


Like noted by our forum member ShaqFu, there is an article at Gamasutra: "Stardock Hires Fall From Heaven Creator After 'Challenging' Elemental Launch":

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But the new producer, Derek "Kael" Paxton, is not entirely new to video game development. He's the creator of the massive fantasy-themed Civilization IV mod series Fall from Heaven. He's also credited for his work on Civilization IV: Beyond the Sword and was a contributor on Civilization V.

"This is the opportunity to marry my professional project manager career with my passion for game design," Paxton said in a statement. He will officially join the Elemental: War of Magic and Galactic Civilizations developer in November.
Read the full article here and talk with the other civfanatics in this thread.

Let's say "Congratulations, Kael" , the CivFanatics are happy for and proud of you.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:30 PM   #2
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Way to go Kael!

I might have to use my refund store credit to re-purchase Elemental now that they have you on the team.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:39 PM   #3
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i saw Wardell talking about a new producer and i wondered if it might be something like this... grats Kael, Elemental has a lot of potential!

Elemental is actually a pretty decent game now that they have patched up the majority of the bugs, really looking forward to the 1.1 patch to update some of the mechanics and gameplay stuff.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:41 PM   #4
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The biggest problem with Elemental? Didn't listen to the negative feedback, too many "yes men" in the company and the forums.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:46 PM   #5
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"Congratulations, Kael"

No, seriously!
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:46 PM   #6
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The biggest problem with Elemental? Didn't listen to the negative feedback, too many "yes men" in the company and the forums.
yeah, got to close to their project and no one bothered to step back and say "wow, what a pile of crap. we should fix this."

I'm just happy they have been working so hard to fix it since release, doing a lot of good work on it.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 05:52 PM   #7
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Wow. Congratz, Kael.

Wonder what this means for the next iteration of Fall From Heaven being worked on under 2K games.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 08:13 PM   #8
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What I like is the mention of GalCiv... My drool factor just pegged a 10.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 08:14 PM   #9
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grats kael... but I wish valve hired you... but they don't do RTS's... yet.
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Old Oct 12, 2010, 09:18 PM   #10
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Congratulations Kael! Stardock desperately needs someone like you.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 01:29 AM   #11
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Awesome, grats Kael!

Still haven't bought Elemental and probably won't till closer to December, but I'll have it eventually.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 02:01 AM   #12
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Thats great news Kael. Congrats
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 02:09 AM   #13
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Grats Kael , just hope this is not a goodbye to a FFH mod for Civ 5
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 02:13 AM   #14
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Glad to see he was hired, but the timing of this is odd considering they just laid off a bunch of people.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 04:20 AM   #15
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Congrats, Kael.

If you'll do for Elemental anything like you did for Civ4, it might still turn out as promised.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 06:22 AM   #16
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 10:06 AM   #17
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Wow, congratulations Kael. You totally deserve this. I can't wait to see what you do with a full team behind you.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 03:17 PM   #18
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i saw Wardell talking about a new producer and i wondered if it might be something like this... grats Kael, Elemental has a lot of potential!

Elemental is actually a pretty decent game now that they have patched up the majority of the bugs, really looking forward to the 1.1 patch to update some of the mechanics and gameplay stuff.
Yeah, it looks very promising. The game actually is kind of fun and its only going to get better.

Perfect situation for Kael because Brad wants to step back from game design and focus more on other things. Bodes very well for the future of Elemental.

We could finally have a true successor to Master of Magic.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 03:18 PM   #19
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The biggest problem with Elemental? Didn't listen to the negative feedback, too many "yes men" in the company and the forums.
Sounds familiar to another recently released game sadly.
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Old Oct 13, 2010, 11:44 PM   #20
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WOOOOOOOOOOOOOT KAEL BRAVO BUDDY!!!! YOU DESERVE it!

stardock needs you bad
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