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An Important Discussion On Soul Raver

May 12th, 2008 · 10 Comments · Game Design, Site News, Soul Raver, The Devs

In Soul Raver, things are happening. Let me just take the time to inform our loyal players and fans what is going on in right now.

As it looks right now, an LLC is likely being formed for legal purposes and later ease when we decide to start paying our most prominent developers. This will likely only happen if we make a profit from donations later on, but right now this is not a big concern.

I would just like to take a stance on income. In Jick’s words, it would be irresponsible not to consider the bottom line when it comes to this. Right now, our hosting fees are minimal, but eventually we will need to move to a server (with the exorbitant fees that join along), we may ask for donations. But I want to note, the only benefit this will have on the player end is that, like KOL, it will give a decent item if traded in, but it won’t open “donation only content” or start a “subscription service”. This will remain free, but only as long as we get support when we need it most. I understand it is a touchy topic and just want to make it clear that Qwerzog, LLC. is not exactly going to be a faceless corporation anytime soon.

I would also like to discuss the state of the game. One too many comparisons have been drawn to the Kingdom of Loathing, and while I must agree, at this point these comparisons are unimportant, mostly because you must consider the state of the game. We are in SUPER, SUPER early alpha. Almost everything you see today might not exist in 2 months. So anyone saying the game isn’t original or is a KOL clone is not on the dev team and does not know what the final game will be like. At all.

The game will be unique in a lot of ways. Not just time traveling, but overall in story progression and whatnot. And let me assure you that any “speed game” this game will have will be quite a challenge. Spades will love it, too. In general, we will not be KOL. We will not be it’s shadow. I don’t want to say bad about KOL – it’s great, and hell, we were inspired by the creators, for gods sakes. But we still don’t want to just make a game by KOL players for KOL players (although there is room for that).

I’d also like to say that again, we will not be wiping accounts in the future. Only items. And when we declare ourselves in Beta (when we have some… basics.. set down…), the wipes will stop. So please don’t make duplicate accounts. Oh, and if you’re not Bashy or Boozerbear, stop making accounts in the names of KOL celebrities. Unless you can claim you’re the real deal, you will be banned fast.

Right now in the game, we are working on our tools to make sure the development enviroment is ready for the large amount of content the game will receive as we work towards releasing in beta. The way we’re working right now, we’re offering content for the players but will work on finalizing things like the College Campus and some quests!

So please, enjoy the game, but take its content’s finality with a grain of salt. We’re not done yet; not even close.

-TAC

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10 responses so far ↓

  • 1 nitrous moxide // May 12, 2008 at 9:52 pm

    Way to go guys. The game is cool so far. I’m looking forward to the time travel stuff. Sounds like a cool concept. Now to go check out the new locations.
    NM

  • 2 Ravemaster // May 13, 2008 at 11:44 am

    Hey guys, your doing great! The game has a lot of potential!

    I can’t wait to see how it develops.

  • 3 Mr Happy Pants // May 13, 2008 at 12:29 pm

    I like it so far, and time travel is, indeed, intriguing! Keep up the good work, and I will be happy to donate whenever you implement it. 🙂

  • 4 warjunkie // May 14, 2008 at 4:04 am

    I think the dev team knows exactly what they are doing, and have their plan sorted out.

    Keep up the good work.

  • 5 MikeMar // May 14, 2008 at 12:28 pm

    Loving it so far, and I’m sure (including me) will be donating when the time comes.

  • 6 ultracowlord // May 20, 2008 at 8:00 am

    Great work guy; I can’t wait to see what comes down the pipes in the coming weeks.

  • 7 chris182 // May 26, 2008 at 10:17 am

    Love the game! I can’t believe I missed the qwerzogs! Looking foward to all the new content already!

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