City of Titans development finally ‘on track’

    
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“The shadow of doubt has passed, and the state of the game is strong,” City of Titans President Nathaniel Downes trumpets in his newest letter to the community.

Downes said that for the first time since City of Titans’ Kickstarter campaign concluded, development for the title is firmly “on track” and moving in the right direction. “We have a live internal test server that fully qualifies as being an MMO,” Downes said, going on to thank the team and volunteers for the progress made so far.

Unfortunately, delays have forced the game’s beta to slip to 2016, although the costume builder should be available for testing by the end of this year. Downes mentioned that the team has focused on organizing better to meet deadlines and push the spiritual successor to City of Heroes forward. A second crowdfunding campaign for City of Titans is being planned for August, followed by a “more standardized model of revenue.”

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TjWells
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TjWells

This is getting good staff answers so I’ll just say that I thank you guys for all the work you are doing, please pass that on for me.

RogerChristie1
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RogerChristie1

Armsman ZNSinger Well, yeah, but to be fair, they suck.

syberghost
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ProfessionalNoob
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ProfessionalNoob

I’m looking forward to the second round as I didn’t contrib the first time. Had fatigue then, little more hyped now for it and willing to fund.

Armsman
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ZNSingerYeah, good luck with that as with Marvel Heroes, DCUO and Champions Online already out there and not seeing huge upswings in population (although Marvel Heroes appears to be doing better than DCUO or CO); I’d say your crowd is forner CoH players who miss the specific game mechanics that game offered. Hell, you even have to contend with another group of fans making valiance Online, and they’ve snagged a former CoH Dev to their team.
I do wish you guys luck, but I’d say polish that second Kickstarter as much as you can, and don’t expect outside market forces to ‘push’ anything. Hell, second Kickstarters often face some blowback after the first one was successful as some people then question if the project is properly/realistically budgeted.

ZNSinger
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Zo5o We’re kinda counting on the huge new level of interest in superheroes generated by the Marvel Cinematic Universe to change that. As for the rest, perfectly reasonable stance. The crowdsourcing thing is just an open door for all our supporters who found us after the last one and have been asking for a second chance. Nothing is going to not happen if people don’t donate.

-Shadow Elusive, MWM Community Manager

ZNSinger
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wolfyseyes Very understandable. The honeymoon stage of crowdfunding and KS is over – people have figured out that it’s easy to get burned. Or perhaps it’s really just that they now, for the first can, have been able to personally experience the risks of investment, and just how hard it is to tell what’s going to succeed at such an early stage.

We made our funding goals. We’re prepared to prove ourselves with an actual product to anyone who needs that kind of evidence. And on a personal level, I’m not even slightly bothered. It’s a very reasonable stance.

-Shadow Elusive

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ZNSinger Deadborder You have to be careful with satire and jokes in particular when people are emotionally invested in something as well as expecting to see something for the money they have given to your project.
I wish you well but the fact you are having to point out that the tone was a parody or joke tells me you all may have missed the mark somewhat or misjudged your audience to a degree.
Good luck with your project and I hope you are able to deliver on your promises.

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I’m very interested in this but I think I’ll wait until the projected model of revenue is available. I’ve no objections to dropping cash then for, say, EA or beta access.
This is no reflection on the people developing CoT, more a general kickstarter fatigue.
My personal reservations are more about whether the market can sustain two super hero MMOs. I do have my doubts there. CoH was never a big, big, hitter, population wise. Split that number in half and either CoT or VO will fail. Or, even worse, both.

BritoBruno
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RicharddeLeonIII BritoBruno ManastuUtakata omedon666 Meh, i just miss her because i bursted out laughing whenever i’ve got to read something she wrote.