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Ok, ok, ok, I know some of you are very disappointed with the advancement of the release date. I am one of those people. I am sorry it had to be pushed back. I feel I owe everyone a explanation of why and a detailed accounting of the status of the mod as of right now.

Posted by z3r0x on Dec 31st, 2010

Ok, ok, ok, I know some of you are very disappointed with the advancement of the release date. I am one of those people. I am sorry it had to be pushed back. I feel I owe everyone a explanation of why and a detailed accounting of the status of the mod as of right now.

First off I want to say that the mod is done. Yes, that is correct it is done. That being said, there are a few things that I want to put in the mod or that go with the mod that are not ready. I will explain further in a moment. First off, this flaming and bickering on here must STOP. Some of you are being vert mature about all this, and some of you are being downright petulant. Now, part of me understands the reason for this anger is frustration. Frustration at not being able to play the mod, and frustration at having anticipated having the mod today. As for the rumor mongering, it has to stop also. Stop trying to find some ulterior motives, behind the date change, and for gods sake stop the comments of "This mod will never come". That is the most hurtful of the comments. Do you really think I would do this much work on something as a joke? Really? Please stop those types of statements as they are not true.

Now, what is needed for the mod to be done? Well we have maybe 20-25 gameplay bugs. Meaning, something is wrong and needs to be changed. For example, there is a LOD issue with the Juggernaut, a couple of the Jedi's saber colors need to be adjusted, There is a HP error on the Republic Shipyards, and on the Bulwark. Those are just a handful of bugs on the list of things I need to fix. As for other bugs, there are maybe 20-30 text errors. Meaning there is text missing when you hover over something or its the wrong text. There is perhaps also 5-10 icon issues. Meaning missing icons or wrong icon display. Now, these bugs do not hamper the performance of the mod or make it unplayable, but it does take away from the quality of the mod.

I will never release a project that has issues like that. Ok, a overlooked text error is alright, but to have a list of bugs like this and still release, is totally irresponsible. Now, chasing down some of these items is not as easy as you think. So what else is left? Below is the list of items left to be done.

1. Finish Mods play/install manual
2. Re-do SFX for Crabdroid, OG9, and Snailtank
3. Re-code special abilities for Boss, Grievous Space/Land
4. Code in Deathclone for MTT
5. Code in Deathclone for Juggernaut
6. Re-do death lightsaber death animations for Battledroids
7. Tweak Space Skirmish settings
8. Check ALL unit build locations
9. Check ALL build times, costs for all units
10. Check all SFX for all units
11. Add missing units to pathfinders list
12. Re-code Hutt Fighters
13. Add AI code to Malevolence Ion Pulse
14. Check SFX mapping
15. Check Telekinesis deaths
16. Check Tech tree display
17. Check Skirmish AI code
18. Tweak AI aggression
19. Check AI build, tech, etc
20. Playtest skirmish structures
21. Playtest ALL skirmish new skirmish maps
22. Playtest all new GC maps
23. Add passability, markers and AI zones to the following maps (Boz Pity, Minntooine, Dantooine, Cato Neimodia, Naboo, Honoghr, Rhen Var)
24. Change map location for Cato Neimodia (currently land map - Bridge city map in progress)
25. Add in map preview images for all maps land and space
26. Add in campaign videos to "Fall of the Jedi Campaign"
27. Tweak Siege mortar projectiles and code
28. Check unit balance
29. Re-export Venator with engine glows
30. Fix all Bugs

So what does all this mean? Well it means the mod is done and this all polish work. Now because of the immense pressure I am under to release the mod some sacrifices have already been made. Maps take me between 10 and 20 hours each. So only a handful of maps were re-done.

Fondor
Tatooine
Naboo
Dantooine
Honoghr
Coruscant
Korriban
Geonosis

All the new planets have new maps
Mygeeto
Mechis
Foerost
Sluis Van
Rothana
Minntooine
Boz Pity
Cato Neimodia
Duros
Rhen Var
Raxus Prime
Ord Mantell
Ithor
Rattatak
Bakura
Rodia
Trandosha
Polis Massa
Rendili
The Wheel

Maps that will have to wait for the expansion: Aeten II, Bonadan, Carida, Eriadu, Ilum, Jabiim, Kashyyyk, Kuat, Mustafar, Felucia, Taris, Corulag. A couple of other things were removed and or wont be completed. The DSD1 was removed but most of you knew that already. It may be in the expansion it may not be. The reasons are I am not content with the animations, and dont have time to fix, Plus its a redundant unit. The Phase 2 clones do NOT have fancy death animations like the Phase 1 clones. There are far too many variants of the Phase 2 clones to do them doing them all will take a ungodly amount of time.

So that's it.. that's what needs to be done. The list seems long but many of the items can be fixed and are being fixed rapidly. Other items take a bit more time. The date of the 10th is a estimate. I hope to be done sooner, but if something happens where time is running out it will be pushed ahead again. How long? Not long but I assure you if there is another change of dates it will not be a 10 day push, but perhaps a 1-2 day push. Now if you all want to help me.. you can.

1. Stop PMing me.. I literally have 99 unread PMs right now. I normally get about 15 a day. I try to answer many of them but allot of them are questions that have been answered a million times. Please read our features page to answer your questions. Or ask a fellow fan as many of them seem to know my mod better than I do.

2. Stop emailing me. I get about 20 emails a day from people asking for help on their projects from EAW and other games. I would love to help you all but I have to finish this first.

3. Stop flaming me. Every time I have to post here takes away time to work on the mod.

4. Please support the mod. I am making this for free with no request or hope for any compensation. The least you can do is support me. Not scream at me, or send me vulgar, and threatening PMs.

Thank you everyone.

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Lesser
Lesser Jan 1 2011, 5:32am says:

dude this mod is going 2 be good take your time we have waited with you for a long time i'm sure ppl won't mind waiting a little longer for it.and stop flaming him gezz you think you guys can do better go and do it yourself i bet you can't do anything so just go away no one cares about you and all you look like is a fool.

z3r0x.i sent you a massage on this but don't worry you just told me than cheers

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Anubis120
Anubis120 Jan 1 2011, 5:39am says:

thanks for the info z
good luck

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Big_All
Big_All Jan 1 2011, 5:58am says:

There are literally thousands of us that support you z!!!
We understand that is quite difficult to build a new mod of this size!
You are our hero because you take an average game like eaw and transform it to one of the best star war games ever.
Relax and take a break we have being waiting for 3 years and we definitely can wait more!
May the force be with you!

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CommanderTian
CommanderTian Jan 27 2011, 12:29pm replied:

"one of?" "ONE OF!?"

THIS MOD IS THE BEST. Z, U HAVE PWNED LucasArts in the FACE!

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Keromalas
Keromalas Jan 1 2011, 6:04am says:

It is pointless to provide a written explanation. You have your reasons to delay the release, that's good enough for me.

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Acilius
Acilius Jan 1 2011, 6:11am says:

Regardless of what any ungrateful ******* says, this mod is going to own!

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Lockdown224
Lockdown224 Jan 1 2011, 6:22am says:

hey Z sry for acting like that befor idk the english term because im CRO but if u need any help at all just ask me ill find a site learn what to do and help any way I can

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Katy_x
Katy_x Jan 1 2011, 6:47am says:

Awwww bless. It's disgraceful that you even felt the need to update, due to stupid ungratefulness! cheers for the info, take your time.. good luck :D xxx

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nerdenstein
nerdenstein Jan 1 2011, 7:01am says:

Thank you for the info.
Take you time to get this mod at a level of quality you're happy with.
It looks like a great mod so I'm looking forward too it, and so are many others by the sounds of it.
Also, Happy New Year!

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james340
james340 Jan 1 2011, 7:21am says:

a very professional approach, and this mod looks amazing - if it takes a bit longer, i'm more than happy to wait : )

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Mathijs91
Mathijs91 Jan 1 2011, 7:39am says:

I have no problem with the mod being pushed back at all; if it needs work, it needs work.

But to be clear: the mod is NOT done.

If it was done, it would be ready for release, which it is not...
Even polishing is part of production ;)

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Sillydeath4you
Sillydeath4you Jan 1 2011, 9:29am says:

Hey Z we have a byword in Germany:" all good things need time!" So don't get ****** of by all these annoying and moaning idiots which blame you... Just punch them in the face and do your thing. If the mod needs some more days to be ready then it is so... We're all waiting for this mod so long that 10 days more or less don't make any difference! So Z just do your thing I'm sure you're doing your best to get your baby ready as soon as possible!
So good luck and keep up the good work you're close to the finish line man ;)

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freezer1993
freezer1993 Jan 1 2011, 10:43am says:

I hope the AI will build more infantry and will be more offensive.

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Commissar_Delta
Commissar_Delta Jan 1 2011, 10:46am says:

about a few weeks ago i offered my map making skills. with my lack of a life i coulda got that done for ya asap. but what evs

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Adrien_Victus
Adrien_Victus Jan 1 2011, 11:31am says:

z3r0x there are many people that support you and this mod dont lisen to those people that dont know how much youve put into this mod youve done a great job

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Ghostlord83
Ghostlord83 Jan 1 2011, 11:32am says:

Take your time man. People need to realize that this mod is pretty much the equivalent of an expansion and when those are done the company can throw a staff as big as they want behind its completion. those guys job is to do just that. you have your own job, your own family and your time to work on this is limited. When this is realeased its gonna be a gem so make sure you are happy with it. Cheers and happy new year Z

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Starkiller2356
Starkiller2356 Jan 1 2011, 11:47am says:

Like I said before I can be of extra help to you to fix some of those bugs. If you need it you can just reply to this post and I will gladly help the best mod that EAW has ever seen.

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Niner Skirata
Niner Skirata Jan 1 2011, 11:55am says:

Will you do an uptate in january before the release ?

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jark007
jark007 Jan 1 2011, 12:10pm replied:

why would he do that???

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Niner Skirata
Niner Skirata Apr 30 2012, 2:47pm replied:

He did that. "We are gold" I had reason.

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antillies
antillies Jan 1 2011, 12:46pm says:

We appreciate your immense effort in getting this mod ready, z3r0x. I think the majority of us would rather have a ready game with a slight delay than a not ready game. Thanks for your work.

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DarkTrooper9847
DarkTrooper9847 Jan 1 2011, 12:56pm says:

z were sorry you had to make a post like this, really though, we strongly appreciate all the hard work and time you put into this mod, and now more than ever is the best time to not rush (u probably know that more than i do), so best of luck, keep up the good work, and happy new year!

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shortandpoor
shortandpoor Jan 1 2011, 1:03pm says:

I agree 230% with Antillies, this mod looks amazing and you have done a great job sticking with it and staying true to the community. I'm immensely impressed. Keep up the great work and don't kill yourself over this. :D

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gen4321
gen4321 Jan 1 2011, 1:33pm says:

I was wondering.. WTF IS THE WHEEL!!!!!!!

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z3r0x Author
z3r0x Jan 1 2011, 1:39pm replied:

Wookiepedia is your friend ;)

I have gotten death threats.. would you guys believe that?
Read some of the posts and you would not believe some of the PMs I have gotten..

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-Defender0-
-Defender0- Jan 1 2011, 2:10pm replied:

dude, take your time on this thing, this mod is worth the wait

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RepublicatWar
RepublicatWar Jan 1 2011, 3:49pm replied:

death threats? thats a little over the top... do you need a bodyguard, i can do that.

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-Defender0-
-Defender0- Jan 1 2011, 5:17pm replied:

he should hire jango fett :P

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jangofett890
jangofett890 Jan 15 2011, 5:32pm replied:

lol thats me

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ponyus
ponyus Jan 1 2011, 5:20pm replied:

what he needs is a squad of forum ninjas to eliminate all infidels!

i volunteer :D

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lord_X
lord_X Jan 1 2011, 8:15pm replied:

i have read some of them... there quit colorful to say the least.

and i'm sure they have gotten even more so in the last few days

take your time z i can have no issue waiting... just make it as perfect as you can for the 1st release as it will save on massive post release patches

X

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guffepuffe
guffepuffe Jan 1 2011, 8:16pm replied:

Why in gods name would people threaten you at all? Just because you have pushed the release date abit mroe then you wanted to?
In that case I think the threatener should either get a life outside of the world of computers or see a psycologist for being mentally retarded =)

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Adrien_Victus
Adrien_Victus Jan 1 2011, 8:38pm replied:

i spent yesterday telling people to shut up and stop all the unnesisary hate while i can understand people being angry there is no need for threats of any kind

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TheExile1
TheExile1 Jan 1 2011, 10:06pm replied:

Wow what ********. No nice way of saying it. Who gives a death threat over a mod, albeit a really great mod but still.

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gen4321
gen4321 Jan 2 2011, 2:40pm replied:

lol

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saso3454
saso3454 Jan 2 2011, 10:22pm replied:

are you serious? how can someone act like that? I guess you know you are delivering high quality work if people are threatening to kill you if you dont deliver xD, but another question how can u be expected to deliver something if ur dead? doesn't sound very well thought out......lol

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mangosofdoom
mangosofdoom Jan 4 2011, 5:15am replied:

These ppl are threating him for pushing back a release date. Does it sound like they have the ability to form coherant thought

Also they arnt much threat if everyone acted on threats because of pushed back release dates everyone in Valve would be dead O_o

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BIGLEEMIN666
BIGLEEMIN666 Jan 13 2011, 2:54am replied:

2 the nobheads sending death threats this mod is a work of art you dont rush art

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The-Dark-Lord-Link
The-Dark-Lord-Link Mar 3 2011, 2:12pm replied:

I'd love to see those idiots try to take those threats to reality. I'd rob a bank to see that. I j- ,What the hell, are they thinking?! Threatening you wont solve nary a damn thing. Flames do need to stop, fools. If they can't wait, they should just go home and fondle themselves, about as good as they are worth anyway...idiots.

Moral of this comment, threatening is USELESS. USELESS I say. it only proves what an a-hole you really are, shows how much you're throwing your time away, and it is potentially stressing Z3r0x even MORE than he already is. Enough is ENOUGH.

Take a break Z, us REAL fans want you to take your time, kick back and relax, and enjoy the little things to throw the hell on your shoulders.

Take it easy and good fortunes too you. :)

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(LONEWOLF)
(LONEWOLF) Jan 1 2011, 2:18pm says:

I'm not complaining. Every one is going to play this before me any way. It takes me a 40 minute drive to get to the Internet. So take your time z3r0x

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venator_fleet
venator_fleet Jan 1 2011, 2:44pm says:

i wont be able to play it for the next 12-13 days so just take your time ill be happy when it comes but ive waited longer for this mod then i waited for starcraft 2.

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Loganw1
Loganw1 Jan 1 2011, 3:14pm says:

I myself have no problem with a longer delay. I am glad to see the mod isn't being released before it is ready.
I do think you made a mistake z3r0x, that mistake was to say that the end of December release date was the latest possible. Claims like this just end up getting people excited and then disappointed when it turns out the release date is further still.

I look forward to the mod, I'm sure it will be great. :)

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Velancious
Velancious Jan 1 2011, 6:06pm says:

You didn't have to send us an explanation for your mod, but I guess concerning the situation, you had to. 20% of ModDb are ungrateful idiots who respect nothing and think every Mod is suddenly theirs if they want it.

Take your time, you have more fans than these pricks put together anyway. We all look forward to your Mod though, and would be heartbroken if you ever decided to not release it to the general public. It's just some people on here don't respect you, they just want to play what you worked so hard to create! I feel so bad you had to go through with this and deal with these impatient people.

I just want you to know you have my full support and thanks. I respect a good Modder when I see one.

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The-Dark-Lord-Link
The-Dark-Lord-Link Mar 3 2011, 2:14pm replied:

I couldn't of said it better. Amen to that!

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Sloosecannon
Sloosecannon Jan 1 2011, 8:51pm says:

*Applause*

Z, the fact that you had to post that is just annoying... I wonder, where are these ungrateful people now?

Jeez people, just wait... what is it? like a week? A week... when I've been waiting like 2 years...

I give my support to the entire RaW mod team (or maker lol) and wait hopefully for news of release

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timothylau123
timothylau123 Jan 2 2011, 2:29am says:

so is this for FoC or for EAW

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verdprudii
verdprudii Jan 2 2011, 3:09am replied:

Go sit in the corner....

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jark007
jark007 Jan 2 2011, 8:30pm replied:

lol... go read the previous update

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GeneralTantor
GeneralTantor Jan 2 2011, 1:20pm says:

Take all the time you need z we have no reason to complain and be mad because we get this mod for free and you and your team have done a good job and i rather have a completed mod then a mod full of bugs....lol if you would have released it people probably still would have complained because of all the bugs in the mod.

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[GOTIS]Katze
[GOTIS]Katze Jan 2 2011, 6:53pm says:

42nd comment :D

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