Uber Communication

Discussion in 'Planetary Annihilation General Discussion' started by bombanater, November 10, 2014.

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Do you think Uber has lived up to there promises of greater communication with the fanbase?

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  2. No

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  1. Abaddon1

    Abaddon1 Active Member

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    Wait a minute, isn't Statera the word for a literal physical "balance" (i.e. scales), where "balance" in a figurative sense would be aequalitas?
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  2. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    I can't remember exactly, but I thought Statera sounded the best, personally. Nice and easy to remember; it roles off the tongue easy. :p
  3. mered4

    mered4 Post Master General

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    I keep trying to say Stratera or Stratego or something.
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  4. lokiCML

    lokiCML Post Master General

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    Which is the exact opposite of the experience I've had. When I was on PA's Steam discussions it was toxic and extremely brutal. This was around the time PA went into Early Access on steam. I was helping people but due to the volatile environment I had enough of it and left. It's good to see that steam discussions is not as bad as it once was.
  5. mered4

    mered4 Post Master General

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    I find this disturbing. There were tons of KS backers - where have they gone?

    (Slightly rhetorical)
  6. squishypon3

    squishypon3 Post Master General

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    Other buyers becoming the majority does not mean that the KS backers have left (necessarily). It only means that something completely expected (or at least hoped for) has come. You don't want the people who backed you on KS to be your majority, considering the KS ended and the outside buyers do not have that same limit on time. :p
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  7. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    You find it disturbing that KS backers became the minority? Were you hoping for a sales failure or something?
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  8. mered4

    mered4 Post Master General

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    I meant the opposite of what you are thinking, bro :D

    I don't think the KS backers being the minority is the problem - I think it's their scarcity that is the problem.
  9. lokiCML

    lokiCML Post Master General

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    Don't worry you have one right here.;)

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  10. Quitch

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    It was a pool of players that was only ever going to shrink, thus I don't think measuring it is helpful.
  11. DeadStretch

    DeadStretch Post Master General

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    I'll just point out these forums are the only place I see these types of threads. On Reddit, Steam, Youtube I don't see any threads asking for more communication from Uber.
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  12. Abaddon1

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    We haven't all disappeared from the forums. Anyway, its been a couple of years, which is a long time for a lot of people to follow a forum. Just because they aren't here doesn't mean they aren't still around in the game.
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  13. DeathByDenim

    DeathByDenim Post Master General

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    And that's why our badges from the armoury need to be shown in-game. :)
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  14. thetrophysystem

    thetrophysystem Post Master General

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    They are a quiet minority. In fact, some aren't that involved is all. Just another side-game to them. I remember 1 this month, asking if he should have a game key yet. They have had one for almost a year now...
  15. nateious

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    Another kickstarter here...

    I have enough time to occasionally browse the forms, but I don't have enough time to post every day and keep up with every single thread. I'll usually just skim a few of the newest threads like comments that seem interesting. I've only got so much time IRL to dedicate to PA, so most of it goes to trying to get my buddies to hop into a game and play.
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  16. lokiCML

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    If we're not there target demographic I truly don't understand. Why the don't spend 5 to 30 minutes disseminating announcements, status updates, roadmaps, etc. Through the multiple official channels at there disposal. It doesn't make marketing or public relations sense. You know?:confused:
    Those places do not have the same status as Uber's official PA forum does. There's people showing up here truly not understanding what's going on and they're just trying to find information. That they don't have and make decisions such as purchasing PA, returning to it, or backing a kickstarter campaign to see what is going on with PA.
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  17. SXX

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    This information is wrong. There is pretty much guys on Steam who wish more information about development state and I have no doubt guys on reddit also care about a lot. As someone who spend more time on Steam PA's forums than anyone else I pretty sure about that.

    Though about Youtube... first rule of youtube... don't read comment's on youtube... :D

    PS: To make it clear personally I think that Uber handled communication with community a lot better than most of developers from Kickstarter and this is only reason I'm here on this forum. Though there is always things can be done better and communication with wider audience could be better, but I totally understand there is serious trade off between spending money on development or communication.

    If someone seeing game development companies which looks more transparent and communicate with community more: it's never come for free and such communication is hard every day job in addition to work on project.
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  18. Remy561

    Remy561 Post Master General

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    Same here :confused:
  19. Quitch

    Quitch Post Master General

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    Clearly Stuart and Squishy have been spelling it wrong all this time.
  20. Raevn

    Raevn Moderator Alumni

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    Seconded.

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