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by xion5139
Fri Feb 16, 2018 5:22 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

legitalltheponies wrote:
Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:31 pm
Physical rewards aren't going to ship out and depending on how much you pledged, there might well not be enough for a refund.
Where has it been said anywhere that physical rewards aren't going to be shipped out?
by xion5139
Mon Feb 12, 2018 6:27 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

cidjen ok well keep defending Fred. Some of his backers don't have the luxury to wait indefinitely for this game to come out.
by xion5139
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:28 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

The extra money was, counter-intuitively, a big part of the problem. Fred felt like he needed to produce a game that was good enough to justify that kind of funding, and that kind of support. That was a big driver behind the massive feature creep that set in, with the "slow animation" and other thi...
by xion5139
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:20 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Yes but we don't know that for sure and how much was used - I saw somewhere a construct like 'supported himself and family' when he had little time to do comic and art for sale - does not mean he used ALL of it. TLI and negative bias, hello ? Well considering nothing much with the game has been pro...
by xion5139
Mon Feb 12, 2018 4:54 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Fred mentioned financial concerns from what I saw on the rants, a total of one time. You are trying to give it more meaning than it deserves - he was sick, then he got better, and then he wanted to make up for the lost value by embarking on something new - that is what I see as an outsider. Wanted ...
by xion5139
Sun Feb 11, 2018 10:18 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Nope. All it says is that Fred had health problems before this started. I don't think there was a deliberate anything that happened here- no one could have expected the amount of money that came in and I think a lot of the promises came with overexcitement and the belief that they'd have the resour...
by xion5139
Sun Feb 11, 2018 9:15 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Does this timeline still look like a 'deliberate overpromise occured' to you ? Yes because it clearly indicates there was health problems before the kickstarter ever started. After nearly five years they are not even close to completing the base game of two characters 4 - 6 hours each per character...
by xion5139
Sun Feb 11, 2018 6:07 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

I passed your question about the money to Fred. He said a lot of it has gone into production, into paying for tools and software and for music production, and also that taxes were not insignificant, not to mention some money held aside for the rewards. He didn't mention it, but I'd expect that some...
by xion5139
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:26 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

I'm even willing to wait longer for the actual game. I've waited 5 years, I can wait a few more months for a COMPLETE part 1. That said, I refuse to continue to patiently await my pledge's physical products much longer. Those should have been shipped out years ago. Hell, the calendar was pictured f...
by xion5139
Sat Feb 10, 2018 4:35 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Actually if you read the kickstarter terms of service backers are promised the rewards for the tier that they backed and can subject to legal action if they do not receive said rewards. This is not an investment or playing the lottery. Fred owes people! This... As much as I hate it. And as much as ...
by xion5139
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:29 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Nobody owes anything to anyone here. For those of you who contributed expecting that something will get done, it would appear that you forget the first rule of investments: Nothing is guaranteed. It's always a crap shoot. I won't shout at God if I put in $30 for some lottery tickets and all I get b...
by xion5139
Sat Feb 10, 2018 3:25 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Edit to add: I passed your question about the money to Fred. He said a lot of it has gone into production, into paying for tools and software and for music production, and also that taxes were not insignificant, not to mention some money held aside for the rewards. He didn't mention it, but I'd exp...
by xion5139
Wed Feb 07, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

@cidjen When I heard that they only had an hour of gameplay done after nearly five years of development I got upset. I am wondering what they are doing with their time. I seen many other new indie game companies produce visual novel games in less time and even with voice acting. I do agree that hear...
by xion5139
Tue Feb 06, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Only that given what is known, digging into them for not disclosing the health issues, and even worse, connecting that to any money movement, is a misguided move, some would even call that mean. (And it's not like it wasn't disclosed really, numerous times) My question is how much are the health is...
by xion5139
Tue Feb 06, 2018 7:27 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Because health issues like that, they don't usually simply 'go away' otherwise than the 'terminal' way ? They are persistent till they die ? I did not mean the heart disease. I see you don't know what you're talking about. Go read and search, come back when you do know what you are talking about. T...
by xion5139
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:24 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Because health issues like that, they don't usually simply 'go away' otherwise than the 'terminal' way ? They are persistent till they die ? Speaking from experience seeing, living with one till the end. No experience with the heart issues (lucky me) and my SO is healthy (double lucky), but living ...
by xion5139
Tue Feb 06, 2018 4:38 am
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

There isn't an hour of gameplay. Here's what Paarfi was saying at the end of September: The whole visual novel project has not gone as anyone had hoped, and I can tell you for sure that no one feels worse about that than Fred. We're close to having something that we can release to backers. It's onl...
by xion5139
Mon Feb 05, 2018 1:42 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

Your cynicism is misguided . Not misguided. For nearly five years the backers of this kickstarter have waited for something anything to show for the money that has been given to Fred. For nearly five years we heard a lot of excuses. After five years I find it troubling that there is only about an h...
by xion5139
Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:19 pm
Forum: MegaTokyo Visual Novel
Topic: The Visual Novel
Replies: 71
Views: 2520

Re: The Visual Novel

As for what happened, well, it just didn't go well. Inexperience with game development; Fred learning to delegate and work with a team; major feature creep; a big underestimation of the quantity of artwork required; the realization that only Fred could draw stuff that looked "Megatokyo"; and lots m...