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#1 2009-10-29 14:46:02

corvis777
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From: los angeles, CA
Registered: 2001-11-26
Posts: 225
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What's the latest on this?

Really looking forward to it, the last I've seen is amazing.

Cheers,

-Ian


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#2 2009-10-30 00:35:58

Wolfshade
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From: Warwick, RI
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Posts: 3468
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Re: What's the latest on this?

Haven't heard much since the initial announcement.  Hope this is an indication that they're hard at work and on schedule.


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#3 2009-10-30 08:43:28

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Re: What's the latest on this?

I don't have many details still, but will try to find out more. Early (?) 2011 is latest I'd seen, and Tad and Deb said yesterday that they believe that is still a good date.

 

#4 2010-06-24 03:30:38

Cho Cho
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Registered: 2008-05-17
Posts: 18

Re: What's the latest on this?

It's a bit annoying that the game-site doesn't contain any new information or newer screenshots on anything about the game.
Would be nice to have anything to ease that thirst for information I have :\

 

#5 2010-07-05 04:40:01

Cho Cho
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Registered: 2008-05-17
Posts: 18

Re: What's the latest on this?

I forgot to ask if there is yet any information about if there will be a player-involved beta or not. Please let us know as soon as possible and if, under which circumstances it would be.

Some people already said they'd love to join a beta, but that's a bit ago and now it seems to get closer to it.

 

#6 2010-07-14 17:11:39

Serena
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Registered: 2010-07-14
Posts: 3

Re: What's the latest on this?

I would totally love to beta this!!  Now I need to go do research!  >.>

 

#7 2010-07-15 04:04:05

ViciousBadWon-Ton
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From: United Kingdom
Registered: 2010-04-20
Posts: 5

Re: What's the latest on this?

I'd love to beta test this too! Tell us what you find in your research!

Last edited by ViciousBadWon-Ton (2010-07-15 04:04:21)

 

#8 2010-07-23 14:10:06

Lunar
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From: Germany
Registered: 2006-03-29
Posts: 4358

Re: What's the latest on this?

It´s a bit strange that there are still no real news.
I mean if they really want to release the game 2011 they should start making some promotion to get the players attention and keep them intressted.
There are a lot MMO´s out there and GuildWars2 is coming 2011 too...
I hope they dont f** up and ruin the game *sends prayers to the gaming gods* .
Plus I hope they will get enough attention a great game without enough players will die fast

I allready said it before but BETA Keys for smarchers pretty please!
I also would be willing to moderate or take care about Content&news if there will be a Otherland MMO Forum. As far as I know gamers it will need a lot more moderation than this place XD.
Started to "work" for a german GuildWars Page/forum earlier this year and found it to be a lot of fun.


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#9 2010-08-01 10:42:06

Ergoh
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From: Germany
Registered: 2005-04-07
Posts: 7

Re: What's the latest on this?

I´m afraid they don´t have any chance on the market if they try to establish Otherland as a
pay per month modell....the release of Otherland happend years ago now and I think its totaly
out of focus for most people. Only massively advertisement campaigns (even the big players doing so with their future projects) could change that.
Perhaps it can conquer a small piece of the market with a ftp/Itemshop model.
But I fear, there´s not enough money around the Otherland project to have success in the market....
I wish I could be more optimistic with the Otherland MMORPG, but I´m in the market for decades now and
I´ve seen too many ambitious projects go down the drain.


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#10 2010-11-09 14:31:42

Cho Cho
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Registered: 2008-05-17
Posts: 18

Re: What's the latest on this?

So it's been a while now and im curious what happened with this. It seemed pretty ambitious in the start but nothing new anymore for a long time.
Was the project put down?

 

#11 2011-02-08 16:12:14

Valandur
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From: The Swamps of Louisiana
Registered: 2008-12-04
Posts: 6

Re: What's the latest on this?

No official word on how things are progressing?  The title was drawing some buzz, but no work in such a long time doesn't bode well for the Otherland fans.

I was so looking forward to playing in the Middle Kingdoms, especially if the rules remained the same as those in the books!


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Hypocrisy-the only evil that walks invisible....
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#12 2011-02-20 15:22:27

Calvin
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Registered: 2010-01-31
Posts: 10

Re: What's the latest on this?

I'd love the game to launch early this year, but it's just not going to survive if it launches without improving the marketing.

I can't see it launching in Q1.

 

#13 2011-04-15 01:03:14

Aza
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Registered: 2011-04-15
Posts: 8

Re: What's the latest on this?

It would be nice if there would be any official statement?

 

#14 2011-05-19 20:36:39

Calvin
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Registered: 2010-01-31
Posts: 10

Re: What's the latest on this?

Well, the deadline has been missed, there's no information about Otherland MMORPG being displayed at this year's E3, there has been no marketing or PR since the initial Eurogamer review way back when, and dtp refuse to comment about the project altogether.

Real U are still advertising jobs, but maybe they just haven't updated their website much since 2008 (http://www.realu.com.sg/jobs.html).

I really hope this MMO sees the light of day, but the signs aren't looking good.

 

#15 2011-06-09 08:57:39

Aza
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Registered: 2011-04-15
Posts: 8

Re: What's the latest on this?

Now the website is "Under construction" - positive or negative sign? :(

Deeplinks are still working, content is the same.

 

#16 2011-08-17 01:31:33

mnj520
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Registered: 2011-08-17
Posts: 1

Re: What's the latest on this?

It's a bit annoying that the game-site doesn't contain any new information or newer screenshots on anything about the game.

 

#17 2011-08-17 06:29:12

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Re: What's the latest on this?

mnj520 wrote:

It's a bit annoying that the game-site doesn't contain any new information or newer screenshots on anything about the game.

You've missed this topic, then: http://www.tadwilliams.com/forum/viewtopic.php?id=10772

And please delete the link-spam from your sig or your account will be banned. Thank you. (Link spam and other kinds of spam are not tolerated on these boards.)

 

#18 2011-08-17 06:32:39

strangeshe
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From: Texas
Registered: 2001-06-04
Posts: 11555

Re: What's the latest on this?

Actually, mnj, I deleted your sig for you. If it comes back or if other spam appears, the account will be banned. (I'm quite sure your sunglasses are terrific, but they have absolutely zero to do with anything here.)

 

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