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Fall Further on Hiatus

Discussion in 'Fall Further' started by xienwolf, Sep 28, 2009.

  1. UNIT 666

    UNIT 666 One of Many

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    Thank you, FF Team, for all of your hard work. You've brought me and many others countless hours of fun!

    I, too, hope that the FF Team will reassemble and begin plugging away once more in the near future.
     
  2. Brokenbone

    Brokenbone Prince

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    The patch looks like great work, and no one can forget for a second that it is hard core WORK. I've done my own share of building, scripting, and bugfixing in a much different project (relating to Neverwinter Nights), and know anything of that nature is a grind that's best shared with a team, and as different time crunches and absences hit a team, you need to adjust your plans and ambitions.

    In any event, thanks FF team, for everything done to date! It's great fun, and designed to be so mod-modder friendly, that I'm sure lots of other interesting ideas and pet projects are still to be seen in the FF world.
     
  3. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Well, looks like my own Pedia Improvement is no longer needed. :lol:

    You actually implemented a working Traits page? You have no idea how badly I've wanted one. :eekdance:
     
  4. Vehem

    Vehem Modmod Monkey

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    *cough*

    Well, my timing appears to suck...

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    I've been away from Civ for a while - a combination of the factors listed above. Initially my computer needed replacing which the team knew about shortly after I did fix it - then a period of RL troubles that I didn't tell them about (was more concerned with dealing with them at the time, but I should have at least told someone). I'm not keen on discussing those publicly however, so I'll just apologize for the lack of communication and hope that will suffice.

    Xienwolf and WarKirby have both sent PMs over the past month to find out what was wrong, but having not logged onto the site since then, I received them today. Given the lack of commutation on my part, the decision here is fully understandable. The exact timing of the whole thing is just somewhat tragically amusing (my sense of humour may be a little off just now admittedly...)

    ===

    I'm actually going to say that the hiatus will be continuing a little longer whilst we sort out what exactly the next move is. I for one need to catch up with what has been done in the meantime (and reinstall Civ - never did get around to that) and I've posted a few thoughts to the team board about things we may need to do - which includes taking a few steps back and looking at what we've done right/wrong and how things can be cleaned up.

    For that reason, you may find that 060 is actually a cut-down of content with the aim of improving stability/speed, which can then be rebuilt either through the improved modular loading, or over time as things are better refined and readded.

    I'm waiting to hear back on whether that is thought to be the correct move.

    ===

    Sorry again - will try to make it up to people.
     
  5. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    WHOO! Vehem's back! :eekdance:

    :mischief: I mean... Good to have you back. ;)


    I think it's safe to say that people won't mind a hiatus, now that they can feel safe in knowing that it's only a hiatus. :goodjob:
     
  6. UNIT 666

    UNIT 666 One of Many

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    Welcome back! We've all missed you. I'm sure you can tell.

    I noticed you were on today, too. I almost called you out in this very thread. Luckily, I managed to hold myself back.

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    I'm glad Fall Further hasn't become the next The Last Days. (Ancientwanker, the Vehem of the group, has been missing for, like, half a year. The rest of the team is spending their days arguing with people asking "is this mod gonna be released?")
     
  7. Vehem

    Vehem Modmod Monkey

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    See that was the first mistake I made... I actually released something :D
     
  8. [to_xp]Gekko

    [to_xp]Gekko QCT junkie

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    welcome back Vehem, you were missed. it's great to hear that 060 will come someday :lol:
     
  9. Rickie_Rain

    Rickie_Rain Chieftain

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    This is good, hilariously comical although I'd expect the team to be a bit "WTF?". Real life issues can be messy at times so I dont think harsh judgement will be passed. Looking forward to news from the team.
     
  10. sylvain5477

    sylvain5477 Cerebrus father

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    OK, If you are looking for solme people, you may find some here to help you go on.
     
  11. UNIT 666

    UNIT 666 One of Many

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    This is the part where xienwolf will step in and say something cryptic, like...

     
  12. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Just wanted to say... The new Pedia is amazing. Looks extremely easy to add new sort options as well. :goodjob:
     
  13. WarKirby

    WarKirby Arty person

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  14. xienwolf

    xienwolf Deity

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    I tried to give examples of as many different ways to use it as possible. Units shows off one method of hardcoding, and how to add another, as well as how to dynamically change the visible list. Techs flaunt how to link both lists together so you sort by a value AND eliminate all non-contestants with a single selection. Plus with a self-posting and updating bulb list, people can now more easily adjust the bulb order to fit their tastes (just remeber BOTH sort options matter, XML order and calculated value)
     
  15. Neomega

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    Yeah! I was thinking this should apply to skeleton units months ago.



    That said, I really miss capturing elven slaves, and having them retain their elven traits, same with dwarven workers.

    Thanks for the hard work... I've done a full mod before, and it was TONS of work, much of it not fun at all.
     
  16. Iceciro

    Iceciro Special Ability: Decimate

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    Wooo Vehem!

    This means I don't have to make the next bit of Fall To Peices the final final version and then go start arguing with Valk! I can be patient, though.
    Cutting down features? Start with ranged attacks ;-)
     
  17. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Blasphemy!

    Don't cut ranged attacks. Rather, improve the code so it doesn't cause OOS. Most people play single player, so ranged causes no issues for them. ;)
     
  18. Iceciro

    Iceciro Special Ability: Decimate

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    I was joking, I know what a sticking point they are for a lot of people. The butchering them out of the code was a last resort I didn't even want to make (I like using archers to pelt things before my guys with pointy sticks get involved).
     
  19. Valkrionn

    Valkrionn The Hamster King

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    Yeah, I knew you were. ;)

    I believe that's a part of the code that Xienwolf didn't actually do anything with... So he should be able to fix it. ;)
     
  20. Opera

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    Hey Vehem!

    I hope you're all right :)
     

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