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Sorry to ask, ...so no xmas video? Or this is a different video you are talking about, maybe an "happy new year" 2014 video? Or a development video like "lost alpha behind the scens" or a new "alpha format"?
If they continue in this way they will loose the last fans they have. Evrey year pass are more fan who left you, I have see it for my self, I usually check LA italian forum and in the last year i have sea every month pass more fan loose their hope and left because they don't think it came out anymore or because they are tired of the delay. In my case i have lost faith when they start do stupid thing like replace tree or try to create a new render... I haven't lef yet but if you finish or set a end-line i think after max 6 months i will left too. For my LA is alredy like a sickness and if i can find a way out i will take it no mettar what. Now, be serius: who do you tink will buy LA? And i say buy, not like many "child" of 14-15 years old who pirate it only for try it and even if the like it they never buy it. Many old true fan after all this time have forgot stalker or left it behind for play new game... when LA cam out not so many people will play it, plus more time you waste whit superfluos thing more fan yuo will loose. Think about it, whe will bay it even if it is a alf-made proyect becuase we love stalker but if you ontinue in this way in the end you will loose evreything.
I think its difficult find help not because you cant give them money but bacause stalker its an old game. Most player (not real fan of the stalker saga) don't play it anymore at this time, and new player maybe dont are interested or have the skill for help you. The old's modder for wath i can see are on other game's\mod right now or they are not interested anymore in stalker so they don't want waste time whit LA. If you have ask for help (like you do now with facebook, twitter ecc) 1-2 years ago probably you will have find 100 peoples who want help. Of this 100 peoples maybe only 50 are real skilled and of this only 10-15 in the end are serious and good worker... right now if you find 1 or 2 of that people you have made a miracle. The mayor problem with LA is alway time: time for work on it, time to wait for play it...More times pass more team menber you can lost (for any type of problem, real life stuff or other) and more fan you will risk to lose. Now i speak only for myself. I have a lot of free time right now, and i gladly help you but i have zero skill... i can't create a texture, modified script, create 3c models... i can't more o less do nothing but if i can i will gladly help you. The only things i can do is wish you good lack.
Look at the MISERY mod. They post update often and regular. They dont spoiler too much but they show us\say us something. Something important. Something interesting. Something new.
@ Atroxyph: Impatience? You call it impatience if after 5 years now im angry? In 5 years i have always trust them, have faith, ecc. In 2011 the said they are at good point; in 2012 the made a big post where they said they are at (more or less) 90% percentage of completion. Now (2013) they said they have to reach a certain standard for release it as a geme. Right now for what we know they are upgrading engine. Replaces old tree models ecc. After all this time we at last deserve the truth. What do you have left to do? How many times do you tink you need?
@ boredgunner: You must have some problems, not me. For 5 year i have waiting, for 5 years in the italian community i have help translate news about LA, help whit the game translation, post evrey piece of news, even single post made by dezowave team. I have want to said this things for quite long time, but i always restrein myself, always have patientence however right now i have reach my limit. Now i have cross the line where love became hate and i hate LA. I hate LA more than anything in the world. But like argo who wait odysseus till death, i cant stop waithing because i am A TRUE FAN.
We think it the same way. We have wait 5 years and right now we have nothing. No big update, no news, no release date. Nothing. The last big update was more or less 1 years ago. Evrey screen they post it show nothing new... most always the same landscape, 2-3 house, some trees ecc. Why don't show some anomalies, mutantant in action, artefact, NPC, part of mission? It's really boring. Right now i remenber only a few screen really interesting, the other are always so similar and they looks only taken from different angles.
@ boredgunner: Yes, its understandeble it take 5 years (maybe it take more? I hope not) but for what we know rigth now they are upgrading the engine so they are wasting times with somethings not so important. Forget superfluous things, give us somthing after all this years. It's impossible made something perfect. Especially when you arent a pro dev team and havent all the free times you really need. Right now i have to say something you will not like. After all this years half my brain have start hate stalker and want see you fail because you tease us for too long , the other half still love stalker but at this time i cant whish you good luck and right now i want only see you fail. This is wrhite from a fan who for the last 5 years check you site 3-5 times a day but have lost faith and now dont trust you no more.
Usually i check mod db and the official site at last 4-5 times a day. Now i check 2-3 times at week. Dezowave team has disappoint me too many times and i ve start lose my faith whith all the dalay and lack of significant information. Not to mention that damned TDD date... Evry time i see is like a punch in the balls.
leave alone GSC and all the related problem. We want news about LA: any date for the happy new years video? any news on the devolopment? ecc. Please, people all wait for any little pice of information.
I think this depends on the quality achieved so far. If the beta is mora or less the same level of the final version with just a few more bug then you will not ruin anything, but rather have the opportunity to play before the others.
Because you are like me. And i don't check the page only everyday but 4-5 times a day. I can't live without stalker and i can't check LA less than that.
I follow you from the beginning, and although i have not post so many times in this forum this doesn't mean that i don't like your work. But, after all the various delays and postponements, I no longer have a blind faith like that of many fans who follow only by a few years. It 's easier to stay calm and relaxed when you expect something recently. Since 2008 I have been waiting five years for LA and now with each passing day i've strat to be more and more impatient. This is not to accuse anyone, nor to hurry you, but i would like the team understand the mood of the fans most experienced and long-standing. However, for LA i will wait another 5 years if necessary, and that as soon as it come out ill buy it and will gladly send a donation because you really deserve it. Thanks and good luck.
I understand how you feel xzsd. The last video was posted a year ago. A whole year with just one video. As for the screen these are posted each month but they show alwayse the same things. Why not show part of the X-Lab or the other underground levels like mine in darkscape or dead city's catacombs? (ok, some are already there but they are very few). Why not show some new mutant or anomaly? More screen of story line or sidequest? Something different from the usual landscapes ... I personally prefer the screen those involving stalkers (ie: the last where you can see the bandits camped in a warehouse with all the confort). The updates should have came every 2 weeks instead of post 7-8 screen per month. Is better see less bat with more frequency. This would help to keep quiet fans and increase the hype.
I don't know english very well so sorry for may poor writing.
So, all the story abaut no side quest and delayed release is all fake? I dont want be rude bat id like to know.
I think i vote against LA. You people have trick us too many times. I can never trust you again.
15 days ago I had a refill on my poste pay/paypal to buy LA (there was still talk of selling it via Steam) and to make a danation to the team that I respect and admire. I waited two days to write this post to calm down and not to blaspheme or offend anyone. 2 days ago I was ****** like a ******* bear. Now it's a little better but it is not possible and absolutely unacceptable that after 5 years that the date was set back to TDB. I understand that everyone has its own problems and its very own commitments but now I feel taken for a ride. You have at least put a date to late October, late November ... even December. When I read I wanted to gouge my eyes so i can no longer see. There have been so bad that I wanted to smash the computer and burn my copies of stalkers. Even today I read everything that was written on the Lost Alpha status reportes and the various motivations, but I can not swallow the bitter pill. Know that this is not write by a 15 year old kid who feels the need to play at least 10 different games a month and that has a lot of claims without understanding the problems or the needs of others. This was writes by a stalker standing after years of silence feels the need to communicate his point of view and relate his situation to that which for him are his "heroes." Thanks for the 'attention and sorry for my poor english.
The Doctor / Il Dottore.
I follow this mod since 2008 now. When he was still a project in its infancy. It is now more than 5 years and i still continue to follow even if i am not active in this forum. Every day I check 3 to 4 times all the main site on LA:
Moddb.com Dezowave.com Dezowave.com Every day, 7 days a week and at every hour . For years now, I continue to keep ready the pc only for stalkers and LA. In fact, I still keep a PC exclusively to play LA. for other games i use the PS3 then you can understend how I feel. Just 4 months ago I did an upgrade to play LA as good as possible, without having to reduce graphics or other problems like lack of RAM.