I'm a huge nerd and the community manager for ISOTX. I like rainy days, Team Fortress 2, and chocolate chip cookies. Feel free to message me here if you have any questions about the Iron Grip: Warlord series. I am NOT a technical support person, by the by. I get a lot of emails and PMs on this site about MEC or MEC2. It's best to post on the MidEast Crisis community and they can help you directly; I can only advise with games I helped directly on, like the Iron Grip series.

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ashelia
ashelia Jan 19 2011 replied:

I gave you an upvote because that's something that seriously does need to be fixed. So annoying. >_>

+1 vote   news: Iron Grip: Marauders Has Launched
ashelia
ashelia May 17 2010 replied:

It's commercial in that you pay $7 for the rest of the game, but it was developed by a team of 3 people and is very much indie. We're not a commercial studio.

+2 votes   game: Iron Grip: Warlord
ashelia
ashelia May 14 2010 replied:

We got the professional license, but our team's put a lot of effort into editing it and adding features to it. They actually just finished taping a dev blog for next week which we'll post up here, that'll probably start to answer some of your questions about the graphics and more.

Thanks for the support :D

+1 vote   news: Introducing Iron Grip: Marauders
ashelia
ashelia May 14 2010 replied:

We have actually been looking for a programmer for IG:TO for over a year now. We have a very tiny budget for any fan who has the skills to pick it up. We can't devote our lead team to it anymore, as they got sucked into IG: Warlord and IG: Marauders, but IG:TO is our roots and we love it. It would be amazing to see someone pick it up. If you find anyone (or if anyone is reading this) PM me! We'd be thrilled!

+1 vote   news: Introducing Iron Grip: Marauders
ashelia
ashelia May 14 2010 replied:

@Shoelip
We don't plan to do extrene gameplay advantages via money. We plan on micro-payments to be for purely cosmetic things; like you could pay $1 and get an avatar with a goofy pair of glasses (totally off the wall example, do not quote me on this). We hope these sort of payments, which are optional rather than forcing everyone to pay, will help us get enough money to keep adding new maps and expand the game. Something we found with IG: Warlord was a lot of people played the demo, and kept playing it, but weren't willing to pay for it. We wanted to appeal to all our fans, broke or not; cheap or not.

I mean, nobody wants to play a game that's really biased towards money, why would you play for free if John Doe could plop down $10 and win every time over you? ;) That's definitely not what we're aiming for.

As for it being in a browser, that's why we're using the Unity engine. It feels a lot like it's not in a browser, you can take my word for it for now but we'll have a beta soon where people can play it!

+3 votes   news: Introducing Iron Grip: Marauders
ashelia
ashelia May 13 2010 says:

First comment on the wall ;) Aw, you know I had to.

+2 votes   game: Iron Grip: Marauders
ashelia
ashelia Jul 27 2009 replied:

It's the exact same one as the ModDB one - what problems have you had with it? :)

+1 vote   download: MidEast Crisis 1.9 Releases!
ashelia
ashelia Jul 25 2009 says:

If you cannot get the download from ModDB to work due to FileFront timing out, you are more than welcome to try: Isotx.com

+3 votes   download: MidEast Crisis 1.9 Releases!
ashelia
ashelia Feb 23 2009 replied:

We have a news post up and the download up, but unfortunately ModDB has not approved it yet :(!

This is Release Candidate #1, hence the smaller than expected size. We hope to have the UN as playable factions, and more options, in the near future.

+1 vote   mod: MidEast Crisis 2
ashelia
ashelia Feb 23 2009 replied:

We did not have a set time on Monday so all I could say was Monday, which is true. We have a set time now from the team lead and everyone, saying it's good to go in the evening PST - a counter wouldn't have worked in this case.

I really hope a few more hours isn't a big let down for people, it's not the world's worst news - we are releasing after all ;)

+2 votes   mod: MidEast Crisis 2
ashelia
ashelia Feb 23 2009 replied:

It's only been the 23rd for two hours here, so we haven't had all day :( It will be up tomorrow for you since your time zone is different, I'm sorry for any confusion.

+1 vote   mod: MidEast Crisis 2
ashelia
ashelia Feb 23 2009 replied:

Sorry you've waited so long, but we were told by the team lead to wait until tonight to get it up :) I'm sure you'll find it was worth the wait, and we are keeping our promise of the 23rd as I said ;)

+1 vote   mod: MidEast Crisis 2
ashelia
ashelia Feb 23 2009 says:

I see tons of comments here - the fans are awesome, but we meant American time and it may be later in the evening for every site to update :) So if you're in GMT, it will be Tuesday for y'all, and if you're Aussie, it'll be even later, and we're sorry 'bout that. But don't fret, no huge delays in sight, it's just not a midnight launch.

Also, some perspective, right now it's 2AM here where the MEC2 staff is posting from on Monday... so we have a good 22 hours to keep you in suspense!

+1 vote   mod: MidEast Crisis 2
ashelia
ashelia Feb 20 2009 replied:

It will work with either, so you don't have worry about the xpac:)

+2 votes   news: Official Release Date
ashelia
ashelia Nov 16 2008 replied:

This isn't a mod, it's a standalone game. :)

+1 vote   news: War is Here - Warlord Releases
ashelia
ashelia Nov 14 2008 replied:

Yes, that's USD - sorry I didn't specify!

+1 vote   news: War is Here - Warlord Releases
ashelia
ashelia Nov 12 2008 replied:

The actual server where our domain is completely failed :( We have backups and it's online now - nothing to do with the game itself (that's fine, servers are up, etc.), so much as our internal websites - but we're waiting to make sure everything's fine before we do any huge posts.

+2 votes   news: Warlords Attacked Our Servers
ashelia
ashelia Nov 10 2008 says:

This is really incredible for a video. I loved it.

+2 votes   news: Official ZPS Trailer
ashelia
ashelia Oct 23 2008 replied:

Like Viper said, it's a website for indie games and mods!
Also, this is actually a stand alone upgrade and continuation of a mod we made last year (IG:TO) :)

+2 votes   news: Guns and Warlords
ashelia
ashelia Oct 7 2008 replied:

Currently you can't, it's multiplayer co-op against the Confeds!

+1 vote   news: You're Gonna Want a Rocket Launcher
ashelia
ashelia Oct 7 2008 replied:

You shouldn't have, do you know the mod? Iron Grip: The Oppression had a similar motif, but not these renders :)

+1 vote   news: You're Gonna Want a Rocket Launcher
ashelia
ashelia Oct 4 2008 says:

This dinosaur is so cute. In a scary, I want to eat your face way. Well done.

+1 vote   media: Raptor Render
ashelia
ashelia Oct 3 2008 says:

I'm downloading it!

+1 vote   news: Age of Chivalry 1.2 Now Available on Steam!
ashelia
ashelia Oct 2 2008 replied:

Yeah, I wish it were a joke.

+1 vote   feature: Mods Get Steam'd
ashelia
ashelia Oct 2 2008 replied:

It just got delayed until tomorrow!

+1 vote   feature: Mods Get Steam'd
ashelia
ashelia Oct 2 2008 replied:

I laughed. Freaking Crysis and its system requirements.

+1 vote   feature: Mod Video Spotlight - September 2008
ashelia
ashelia Oct 2 2008 replied:

You got scalloped, bitch.

+2 votes   member: ashelia
ashelia
ashelia Oct 2 2008 says:

SCALLOPS !!!

+1 vote   member: Henley
ashelia
ashelia Oct 2 2008 says:

This is definitely going to make me finally play a few of these mods. Grats to all the teams and their accomplishments!

+2 votes   feature: Mods Get Steam'd
ashelia
ashelia Sep 30 2008 replied:

Aussie stamp of approval means it's bad.

+1 vote   feature: A Tale of Hard Knocks
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