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FAQ: What happened on the day of release of MISERY 2?
NICOLAI: You remember this day (March 27)? We had planned for this day in such a long time.
Everything was perfectly set up and many MDT members had synchronized our clocks to monitor and support the publishing of the mod. Within the first minute 10,000 downloads were commenced and our servers broke down. Even the ModDB website could not fully support the huge amount of data traffic and our uploads got screwed again and again.

The comments section on ModDB went bananas and that whole day turned into a frustrating mess, because of the downloads that just kept piling up why the minute.
I even utilized my personal Microsoft Drive account to be able to distribute the heavy mod. However, this instantly in Microsoft locking all of my accounts, emails included, due to 'excessive and violating data traffic'. How's that for tying my hands on the day of release, right? We even posted a live feed of photos showing our rigs uploading the mod in different ways and on different servers. But enough about that. It all turned out fine the day after and our tertiary plans worked out in the end.

FAQ: How many people have downloaded the MISERY mod?
NICOLAI: Currently it's downloaded a little more than 600,000 times, but that's only the numbers that we can keep track off. This quantity of MISERY gamers result in a huge amount of emails, ideas and questions in our mail boxes almost daily. We read and appreciate every single comment, every email and every letter, but we fail at replying to them all. We've set up auto-replies to our main email to let everyone know that we got the messages. Unfortunately our mail servers are also attracting lots of spam mails, resulting in us having to disable the whole 'contact page' on the site.

FAQ: How was the year 2014 for the MISERY mod team?
NICOLAI: Like a giant roller coaster. Big things were accomplished, not only technically, but also personally. MDT grew into a large team with a good handful of people devoting many hours on a daily basis to expand and deepen the mod contents. Some of us have met and formed real life friendships. MISERY 2 got released for good and for worse. One thing I've learned is that a mod of these proportions will never satisfy anyone.

2014 is also the year where we rewarded our mod with its own official website.
We felt a need for this in order to present and deliver the mod exactly how we feel like. Some members got married, others had kids, while others quit their jobs to pursue a more focused effort to enter the gaming industry.

FAQ: Does it change anything to win an award?
NICOLAI: It does. It is hugely motivating to see a result of your efforts. We all do this in our spare time and for no financial perspectives whatsoever. There are so many perks beside building the game of our dreams for the sake of our own entertainment. It's the feedback, the critique and the sparring with our audience that keep our wheels spinning. That's why we are even here to begin with.
Having the mod rewarded with an award is a huge thing for a global team. It 'connects' the members and helps boosting the morale of a group, significantly.

FAQ: Do you receive many donations?
NICOLAI: No, none. Websites, Facebook, technical support, VK and the modding itself is all fueled by raw motivation and passion. Donations are against the ethics of STALKER modding, and violate the IP and license of GSC. We have much respect for these guys and consider ourselves guardians of the STALKER franchise.

There are some who consider it a 'donation to MDT' to be pre-ordering our newest game project, The Seed, and for that we are truly grateful. It's an honor to experience such mindset and we shall honor it by making a unique deep, and interesting game.

FAQ: Did you have plans for features that never went into the mod?
NICOLAI: Oh yes, many! People only see what we chose to include in the mod. We have a long list of features that was barely tested. There are so many things to do for this game and ultimately we had to choose some of them and leave the rest be. With the size of our team new ideas were generated daily and we knew that we had to stop at some point to actually wrap it up and share it with our community.

FAQ: How did your heated clash with West Games (AREAL) end?
NICOLAI: It didn't. They are doing their thing, and we are minding our own business.
What's said is said and we will see what the future holds.

FAQ: What is the current status of MDT?
NICOLAI: Some members are taking a well earned break, while others are polishing on the MISERY mod whenever their spare time allows. We stay in touch in our forum and discuss relevant news and topics on a frequent basis. Damjan and I went 'all in' on The Seed project, where we are passionately hard a work every single day to form a new gaming experience. We are all enjoying a very active community and motivating karma surrounding our team and projects in general. We are honored and humble to be able to take on these modding and game development endeavors.

FAQ: Will there ever be a MISERY 3 with new maps and quests?
NICOLAI: I cannot promise such a thing, neither can I rule out the idea.
MISERY grew from non-existent to what it is today in a few years and we are still a young team.
Our team got organized this year and the scale of the MSIERY 2 project really needed that. Now it is apparent who's in charge of translations, bug fixing, pr, and game balancing, so we have our resources well lined up like a small indie team.
You could say that we're an effective team, within the boundaries and framework of our adult spare time and real life obligations. Maybe some other modding team will suddenly contact us with an interest in bringing the MISERY mod further. We (MDT) will remain open and engaged within the community and I have a feeling that it will stay that way for many years to come.

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GabeTheKid
GabeTheKid Aug 15 2013, 10:17am says:

in zaton everything was fine and dandy, i hoarded 300kg expensive stuff to the skadowsk stash, carefully picked ~120kg what i need in yanov but in a blink of an eye everything went to sh*t! i dont even know when but sudenly my resources dryed out and now im scavenging to get 6 grand to go back to zaton but its just not hapening.. every rubel i find, i have to spend it on ammo to protect myself while im out, to get more stuff..

i guess i thought i was somekind of badass.. and i ruined all ive worked for sofar..

but no giving up! i just need the 6 grand and everything will be fine! i hope..

(P.S. Love your work guys!!!)

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sergiopappalardo78
sergiopappalardo78 Aug 15 2013, 12:32pm replied:

Can't you go back to a savegame where you had all your stuff, than sell it to Beard/Howl? They can't steal your money!
However, never trust the people living in the zone.

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GabeTheKid
GabeTheKid Aug 15 2013, 12:51pm replied:

i caused the problem now i have to face it. whats the point of decisions of you run away from the consequences? :)

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sergiopappalardo78
sergiopappalardo78 Aug 15 2013, 1:20pm replied:

This is the way to do it! Good stalker!

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Beeeerbaron
Beeeerbaron Aug 15 2013, 11:45am replied:

:D Great comment! ...... How the hell did you managed to loose all that???? Stopped thinking economic? Getting kind of arrogant, with all that valuable stuff? Stopped comparing where you get the most money, for an item? WHAT THE HELL HAPPENED?????????? :D :D :D :D

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GabeTheKid
GabeTheKid Aug 15 2013, 12:49pm replied:

confidence lead to carelessness and in carelessness i started to make mistakes. long story about the blind fool.. :)

(the huge overdose of the feel of success after beating the monster swarm at stingray 2 clouded my mind i think)

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grazegrabber
grazegrabber Aug 15 2013, 12:39pm replied:

@darthg64
Yes a great comment indeed, seems kind of harsh but it keeps the game alive. Badass ehh? This is MISERY and MISERY is the only badass around here. :)
Happy hunting S.T.A.L.K.E.R.

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GabeTheKid
GabeTheKid Aug 15 2013, 12:52pm replied:

i might take notes as i progress in the game and if it shapes up to be somewhat entertaining i might make a theard in the forum of my misery :)

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bnovr
bnovr Aug 15 2013, 8:57am says:

What's with the massive psy-field at Jupiter when going around the building towards the back? Even with a maxed out helmet and drugs I'm getting destroyed in a matter of seconds. Am I missing something?

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freshlysquized
freshlysquized Aug 15 2013, 9:36am replied:

wait as far away as you can from the from door to enter the jupiter plant !and pick them off when they walk by the opening i had to do this for over 30 minutes 3 controllers and 3 polterguists!

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bnovr
bnovr Aug 15 2013, 9:44am replied:

So they are inside? I can get about to where you exit the plant where that little one-way passage is before I hit the psy field and start dying, where are they in relation to that? I've looked around and can't see anything but snorks so far...

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VikingGlory18
VikingGlory18 Aug 15 2013, 8:50am says:

I have spent so long F9ing infront of all the traders to reset their inventories trying to get a modern stechkin. Could one of the devs please tell me if you actually put a modern/custom stechkin in the game, or am i wasting my time?

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Karpola
Karpola Aug 15 2013, 9:09am replied:

There's some weapons that don't have modern / custom version and Stechkin is one of them. There is a upgrade tree fix for those weapons so you can upgrade them as if they were.

Moddb.com

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VikingGlory18
VikingGlory18 Aug 15 2013, 9:33am replied:

Nifty! Thanks lass.

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Survivor horror at it's finest, although slightly flawed. Once all the kinks are ironed out, this will be the definite Stalker: Call Of Pripyat mod.

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With the intention of being realistic, it ends up feeling like its "overly" realistic, while some aspects make sense, others do not. The idea that a trained military sniper gets too tired to even move after WALKING about 100 yards, only carrying 10 pounds of equipment, seems silly to me. A normal person might get tired, but military personnel are trained to run for miles with much heavier equipment. The ai could still use work, their detection system is most certainly unrealistic and can be very…

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