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#1 rocket

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:44 AM

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Why so quiet, Rocket?

Kju (ArmA legend and DayZ team member) made a good point that I should really say something, linking me to the points made in http://dayzmod.com/f...-under-the-tree - So here I'm going to just sort of give a literal off the cuff not-announcement.

I'd taken a deliberate step away from the spotlight, particularly given the scandals that have gone on with things with the WarZ. I won't dwell on this issue, only to say that while gamers can tell the difference between the two products - many people can't and it became quite unpleasant for me when I became approached both in real-life and through the internet associating me with the War Z.

Meanwhile, development continued at an even greater pace with the entire project beginning to gel even more than before. I won't give any specifics here, I think the specifics should come with something that you can actually see/play and that will make much more sense. I'm currently in an airport lounge in Sydney, on the long journey back to the Czech Republic.

The year 2012

I can't really even begin to summarize what that year has been for Bohemia, the project, or for me - so I won't try. What I will do is thank everyone for being involved, for making something really amazing out of the idea I started with. There are thousands of people who have and are now directly involved in developing the mod, and it's really amazing for us all to see the wonderful user created content etc coming out. So thank you, to everyone. Because of everyone's support we're now "living the dream" and turning this basic idea into its own game. In fact, we've gone even further than I could ever have hoped... we're not only making the game, we're redoing the engine specifically for the game

Where is the game? Where is the Tumblr post?

Obviously they aren't there yet and I promised that. I also promised more contact, and then I disappeared off the face of the Earth. Now isn't really the time to get into all that, so all I am going to do is say that on all those account I failed and I'll deal to those in good time.

I'm really sorry that on those three counts I've failed, hopefully in time the reasons will all make some sense and the end product will justify all the madness of this year. Now is not the time for me to rush out a tumblr update, nor rush out a build. Both of those will, for the moment, need to wait - and both mean I didn't do what I said I would.

So... 2013?

Let me just say this:

Every progressive day during December, I have gotten more and more excited about the Standalone and it's potential. Each day the whole team is seeing the strength of the development and we're very pleased with how it has been progressing.

Thank you everyone for your support, and particularly, for your patience. Also a big thank you and shout out to the forum mods for their hard work.
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#2 Fraggle

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:45 AM

Nice one Rocket, don't stress about it. I read the forums a lot and for the most part people are happy to wait and they understand it's for the better of the game. Even the people that haven't been particularly happy still understand that patience is key to a project like this.

To everyone else, cheers for your patience and understanding (and being nice to us mods) that it's the long-term goal that is the most important thing here.

Edited by Fraggle, 04 January 2013 - 09:19 AM.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:47 AM

Toast to the forum admins (except Fraggle) who in the past have had to read CandyLOL's posts,

Let the finished product be something of quality, and not be rushed, the majority of people want quality instead of it being here quickly :P

Edit: DAMN YOU FRAGGLE!

Edited by HooWoo, 04 January 2013 - 07:48 AM.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:48 AM

Thanks for this-- It's reassuring to get news! :P

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:50 AM

The day the standalone is released, if the day I fall off the face of the earth. Take your time. We shall all be rewarded in the end.
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#6 belesis

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:51 AM

Happy trails all the way to the Czech Republic.

Edited by matty4118, 04 January 2013 - 07:51 AM.


#7 SmashT

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:53 AM

Hopefully this puts an end to the rumours you died on your practice climb.

Edited by smasht_AU, 04 January 2013 - 08:40 AM.

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#8 Hardtek69

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

Thank rocket for the news, i think we are all very impatient to start the standalone adventure, but dont worry, the biggest part of the comunity understand also that it's more important for us to wait you judge the things are ready before release it.

Ps,this link doens't work for me:
http://dayzmod.com/f...-under-the-tree

Edited by Hardtek69, 04 January 2013 - 09:17 AM.


#9 John69

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:54 AM

Thanks for the info Rocket :)

"Patience is a virtue"

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:56 AM


hopefully in time the reasons will all make some sense and the end product will justify all the madness of this year.


This particular part got me excited. :D NO MORE CLUNKINESS!
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:57 AM

This link doens't work for me:
http://dayzmod.com/f...-under-the-tree


Ignore that mate, it's a link to the to a discussion we were having in the mod section where we all spat our dummies out about the lack of info ;)

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 07:58 AM

This link doens't work for me:
http://dayzmod.com/f...-under-the-tree

Me either.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:00 AM

Thanks for the post Rocket, it's good to hear from you. So excited for the Standalone dude, you have no idea.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:02 AM

We(or at least the majority of us) understand why it's better that you take your time.
I believe the apology is unnecessary, though not entirely pointless.

You simply have a large player-base that is very anxious to get their hands on the standalone, which, I'd say is rather justified.

Edited by Dancing.Russian.Man, 04 January 2013 - 08:04 AM.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:04 AM

Hey welcome back to the forums you have been missed. Thanks for the update. Even though it isn't really about the game your thoughts are just as important. One thing I have to say is at least I don't get a head ache trying to read your posts unlike a certain someone in another zombie game who is supposed to be the lead developer lol. Opening up the mod for community updates really went a long way to keep people calm about the SA due to it adding new things for people to try. Hope to see more from you here on the forums. Have a safe trip.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:14 AM

LoL im near Sydney Airport .... Here I come to steal your beans haha

Thanks for the update big guy and happy trails I hope you enjoyed time with your family back in NZ over the holidays
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:15 AM

Good to hear from you mate.

I hope to god BI is launching a hefty lawsuit against those stealing WarZ wankers.
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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Hello stranger! Happy new year to you too! Hope you had a wonderful time back home with your closest friends and family, and that you health, both physical and psychological has improved over the brake. Please stop feeling bad or somehow responsible for shit you have no control over. (read warz). Try to keep focus only on your stuff, for which you have a terrific community that believes into it as well and supports you fully. Hopefully one day you will be able to realize your project. We are still here and not going anywhere.

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:18 AM

Good to hear from you mate.

I hope to god BI is launching a hefty lawsuit against those stealing WarZ wankers.

Lawsuit? for what?

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Posted 04 January 2013 - 08:20 AM

Really appreciate the update Rocket, will talk about it on the podcast.