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WinterJedi
10-24-2001, 12:27 PM
Greetings!

It's now been 20 days since the last update. Is it JediknightII.net's fault? No, we're just information starved. Blizzard updates their page now and again, so does Bioware... so, LucasArts? Throw us a bone here, please? 20 days without even a word from the developers or no new information(screenshots, texts) whatsoever can shake even the firmest foundation of fans!

*takes out his LEC banner* Go, LEC, go! :)

Darth Lunatic
10-24-2001, 01:07 PM
Yes, it certainly has been awhile.

Try and get used to this. Lucasarts are the biggest tightasses when it comes to releasing NEW info on new games.

[ October 24, 2001: Message edited by: Darth Lunatic ]

CaptainRAVE
10-24-2001, 05:11 PM
At this rate they'll loose most of the fans that are waiting for the game. There is a rumor though that this side of christmas there will be alot of info released. Also a couple of months and PC magazines should start giving more information aswell.

ps2maddenman
10-24-2001, 05:14 PM
I too hate waiting, but usually when LucasArts is tight lipped about a game, the game is good, the trend is that if they reveal too much info the game usually sucks.

Wilhuf
10-24-2001, 05:19 PM
On the positive side, at least the information flow for Jedi Outcast has been, in general, better than for Obi-Wan. Although some news about editing capabilities would be nice... JORadiant?

wardz
10-24-2001, 07:01 PM
At this rate they'll loose most of the fans that are waiting for the game.

Dont think so Rave. In comparison to OB1 we have been flooded with info. I think some of us have been a little spoiled with info perhaps of we cant manage 3 weeks?

wardz

SlowbieOne
10-24-2001, 07:40 PM
. Lucasarts are the biggest tightasses when it comes to releasing NEW info on new games.

LOL, how true.

In my opinion the world has changed drastically over the past few years in terms of info on the web. I don't see what would be so hard about updating their page AT LEAST once a week if not more.

It only takes 5 minutes to upload some new info or a screenshot or 2.

I can understand them not releasing A LOT of info all the time, because it would spoil the game, but a few screens and some new info every week would only help things.

The world is rapidly changing and our friends at LA should be no exception.

Look at the Star Wars Galaxies website, they are constantly chatting with the Forum members and are constantly updating.

SEND SOME OF THOSE GUYS OVER HERE TO CHAT WITH US! :)

[ October 24, 2001: Message edited by: SlowbieOne ]

[ October 24, 2001: Message edited by: SlowbieOne ]

StormHammer
10-24-2001, 09:21 PM
Originally posted by WinterJedi:
Greetings!

It's now been 20 days since the last update. Is it JediknightII.net's fault? No, we're just information starved. Blizzard updates their page now and again, so does Bioware... so, LucasArts? Throw us a bone here, please? 20 days without even a word from the developers or no new information(screenshots, texts) whatsoever can shake even the firmest foundation of fans!

Well...last time I checked, BioWare didn't even have anything on their site regarding Knights Of the Old Republic, except the official announcement. That's not exactly keeping the gaming community up-to-date either. :rolleyes:

Also, we did have the recent PC Gamer stuff (we've only just had the JK2 special in the UK).

I've followed the development of several games via the Net over the years, and some managed to get the info release right, while others got it totally wrong. The problem is trying to find the right balance - you want to keep the fans updated, but you don't want to give away everything in the game.

Personally, I don't think there should be weekly releases of screenshots and new information - because there is probably 6 months or more of development time left.

Perhaps they should release a few screenshots a month, with a few more titbits of information, and then start doing a shot of the week over the last couple of months of development time. I think that would be enough for me...as long as the screenshots are from current builds of the game. ;)

Denise
10-24-2001, 10:04 PM
Uhhhhmmm, twenty days? You're complaining at twenty days?

Pardon me, I just find that a mite shocking given the amount of time it can take to get any real noteworthy news out of developers.

Umm... all I can say is, if this is your idea of a long wait, folks, get used to it while you can. I'm sorry I can't put that any more politely, but... :)

WinterJedi
10-24-2001, 10:55 PM
No offence taken, Denise. But I am kinda used to more frequent updates.. Oh well, as the big day draws near, the more info we'll get.

SlowbieOne
10-24-2001, 11:12 PM
The only reason I'm slightly impatient waiting for this game is because JK2 should've come out 2 years ago instead of fumbling around with Obi-Wan for the PC...
:( :o

[ October 24, 2001: Message edited by: SlowbieOne ]

GonkH8er
10-25-2001, 09:14 AM
soon...... trust me

Darth Lunatic
10-25-2001, 12:50 PM
Damnit !! The h8ter of gonks up to his tricks again!

This time, tell us what you know! Are we getting a demo soon? Gameplay footage!! TELL ME DAMN YOU !!!

WinterJedi
10-25-2001, 05:08 PM
*Moves his hand infront of GonkH8er's face* You -will- tell us.

:)

[ October 25, 2001: Message edited by: WinterJedi ]

StephenG
10-25-2001, 05:40 PM
gonk8her, were both aussies. u can trust me...
o look i've giving my email away... ste_hawkeye@hotmail.com i hope u dont send me any info (getting any clues gonk?)

CaptainRAVE
10-25-2001, 06:00 PM
Noone has any new information yet. But what he means is there will be some soon. Rumor is that it will be this side of christmas.

X-Vector
10-25-2001, 09:50 PM
Originally posted by Darth Lunatic:
<STRONG>Try and get used to this. Lucasarts are the biggest tightasses when it comes to releasing NEW info on new games.
</STRONG>

I don't think so, compared to id, Valve and 3D Realms Raven/Lucasarts have been flooding us with new info on their upcoming game.

I think some of you are just a bit too spoiled to be satisfied with anything less than information overkill.
Trust me, you will get all the screenshots, videos and news when the game is closer to release (meaning well into 2002).

[ October 25, 2001: Message edited by: X-Vector ]

OnlyOneCanoli
10-25-2001, 11:30 PM
At OWK.net we went a month or two at a time without news, and that's including some half-assed previews that just told us info we already knew. This is nothing.

I personally think they should release a screenshot every week or two, just to keep the people interested. But that's just me.

Darth Lunatic
10-26-2001, 01:10 PM
I remember those dark days....

It makes me shudder just thinking about obi-wan :( . Trying to get info on that game was like trying to get blood out of a stone, which would probably be easier .

Averron
10-28-2001, 03:47 AM
God... Don't remind me.

GonkH8er
10-28-2001, 06:55 AM
Originally posted by CaptainRAVE:
<STRONG>Rumor is that it will be this side of christmas.</STRONG>

That rumour is false. :)

and at no point did i ever say i knew something.....

Darth Lunatic
10-28-2001, 07:04 AM
Hmmm.

Are you trying to tell us something with that little smiley face?

CaptainRAVE
10-28-2001, 08:47 AM
It'll be near christmas anyway. OK, it is just a rumor, but that would be the time information would be released anyway. Lucasarts are very annoying though. They released lots more information for JK. I just hope we'll have a demo to play before the game comes out, or have some kind of trailer.

Darth Lunatic
10-28-2001, 09:17 AM
A demo before the game comes out?

Now that would be a shock, especially coming from Lucasarts.

A trailer maybe, but a demo, i dont think so. In fact...any information about the game in the next few months....would be a shock.

GonkH8er
10-28-2001, 10:55 AM
I'm guessing we'll get a demo before the release. This is not LEC we're talking about. Perhaps with JK1, they were so busy that they just took a level from the full version and made it a demo, just before release.... or after...... whatever it was.

I think Raven will have had time to make a demo, and LEC will have harnessed this opportunity.

Darth Lunatic
10-28-2001, 11:09 AM
I hope so for your sake Gonk, LEC are not as forgiving as i am.

CaptainRAVE
10-28-2001, 03:42 PM
Originally posted by Darth Lunatic:
<STRONG>A demo before the game comes out?

Now that would be a shock, especially coming from Lucasarts.

A trailer maybe, but a demo, i dont think so. In fact...any information about the game in the next few months....would be a shock.</STRONG>

In the UK we had a demo for JK about 2 months before the game actually came out.

If it is up to Raven they will release a demo before the game comes out, they have done with most of their games. With Elite Force they brought the demo out, but then the game was delayed. So in fact, we had it about 4 months before the game actually came out...lol.

Jedi Howell
10-28-2001, 09:17 PM
Well, I've discovered some news: new screenies(/methinks) in Dec PCG. JKII's also listed as one of the top ten games for 02.

jh

Darth Lunatic
11-01-2001, 11:51 AM
Still no news.

Well Episode 2 teaser should be out soon!

Kurgan
11-01-2001, 01:52 PM
Less than 48 hours..

TherosB
11-01-2001, 03:03 PM
Ah yes, I heard a wonderful rumor that there will be an EP2 trailer tomorrow with Monsters Inc. I was already going to see the movie tomorrow...but that is definetly a bonus!

General Theros