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Offline dhavalmistry

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #150 on: January 04, 2008, 02:51:51 AM »
I was so excited!....DAMN IT!

I gotta break something in my house...or I will go crazy!!... >:(
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Offline otakar

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #151 on: January 04, 2008, 04:58:03 AM »
If the final release gets delayed, will the pre-release pricing also get extended?

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #152 on: January 04, 2008, 05:35:53 AM »
Keep plugging, Matt et al.

 ;)

A very personal perspective, of course, which I completely understand that others may not share... but personally, I was bumming because I knew I wasn't going to have a chance to work with it for another 3 weeks anyway. Too busy on other stuff.

Like I said, a very personal perspective.

 :)

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #153 on: January 04, 2008, 05:36:23 AM »
The pre-release pricing will continue until the final release is available.

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #154 on: January 04, 2008, 06:46:38 AM »
What a p1sser :(

But at the end of the day it's for the best - hope you can sort out all the probs, team!

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #155 on: January 04, 2008, 07:18:11 AM »
Hello.

I was sorry to hear about this delay.

You just make it work the way it's supposed to and I will wait.

Best regards,

JF

Offline Kevin F

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #156 on: January 04, 2008, 09:10:06 AM »
This is really disappointing yet predictable news! It's also very poor PR. Planetside must realise by now that giving deadlines is a flawed policy unless you can guarantee to meet them, and you obviously don't have the resources and backing to support your predictions.
I'm also annoyed that you left it 'till the very day of release to announce the latest delay. This is so unprofessional.
No doubt some of the sycophants on this forum will not agree and say that they would rather wait for a full working version. So would I and have been for most of the last decade!

Offline zionner

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #157 on: January 04, 2008, 09:13:42 AM »
Ah, dam!


I thought I was going to be using Transparency today :(


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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #158 on: January 04, 2008, 09:20:55 AM »
Bollocks !  Well we have been here before !
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #159 on: January 04, 2008, 10:12:51 AM »
ah well, back to The Witcher...
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #160 on: January 04, 2008, 10:34:30 AM »
Oh god this was dissapointing  :( And also extremely unprofessional to promise a release and less than one month later on the exact day of the release say that it wont be here, and even worse not even have a new secure date ready.

Offline zionner

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #161 on: January 04, 2008, 10:54:18 AM »
Question: I understand the reason why Planetside has chosen to delay the release of beta, as this stage of development can be very unpredictable, but if you are releasing a BETA build, why would It matter about this bug/issue, since it will be a beta, and the whole point of beta if to test the software and fish out bugs before release.

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Offline reck

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #162 on: January 04, 2008, 11:12:32 AM »
if you are releasing a BETA build, why would It matter about this bug/issue, since it will be a beta, and the whole point of beta if to test the software and fish out bugs before release.

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If the problem is with the actual renderer itself then they really need to get that fixed before any beta release is made. There is no point in beta testing something that is broken, especially when it's the core component. Much better for Planetside to fix the problem and then release to beta users to ensure that the fix has not broken anything else and that it's stable for final release.

As for timing, I assume the problem was only discovered in the last day or so which explains why we only found now. Due to this I can also understand why they are hesitant in promising another firm release date at this time.

It was very disappointing though. I got out of bed this morning and excitidly checked my email, got even more excited when I saw i'd received an email from Planetside and then suddenly felt very disappointed when I read the word delayed.

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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #163 on: January 04, 2008, 11:21:51 AM »
If it doesn't work then it doesn't work. Move on, we'll live, and I'm just happy they found the rendering problem before releasing it or it would have been VERY VERY BAD.  ;)
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Re: Terragen 2 Release Announcement Discussion
« Reply #164 on: January 04, 2008, 11:22:52 AM »
This is really disappointing yet predictable news! It's also very poor PR. Planetside must realise by now that giving deadlines is a flawed policy unless you can guarantee to meet them, and you obviously don't have the resources and backing to support your predictions.
I'm also annoyed that you left it 'till the very day of release to announce the latest delay. This is so unprofessional.
No doubt some of the sycophants on this forum will not agree and say that they would rather wait for a full working version. So would I and have been for most of the last decade!
To be fair, all the previous releases (of TG 1.x) have been met. Even those that have not been officially announced in a separate thread, but where only mentioned somewhere in the forums.

Still, it's disappointing...