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Cymelion

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  1. Ok so I checked the store page and it has achievements I clicked on the store page achievements which gave me the global results and selected compare to my own - none were active and on my Library page I am missing the achievements bar. Is there a fix for this? I'm not sure what I did wrong - I collected my steam key from the backer portal and installed it fine - the game runs fine - just seem to have achievements disabled and no way to re-enable them. Image of page included. Actually it seems that you need to restart Steam for them to show up - I guess I will leave this h
  2. I am not necessarily saying the backers all playing this may not have been a good idea and generated some positive buzz a day or two before release. Just saying I am not terribly upset they did not. In my experience once a game has been out for a few days everybody generally only remembers the game and not so much how the release went, unless it was a particularly massive debacle. Depends on the game - I can tell you now Double Fine isn't in anyones trust books - regardless how great Broken Age part 2 is I don't see DF getting another successful Kickstarter - same with Peter Molyneux.
  3. I lack the information to say. I suppose there might be logistical issues there being 77K+ of us and 2K or whatever of them. But frankly that is not my business. But I am not interested in being treated the same as a member of the media. I am not a member of the media nor do I have any desire to be so. So in other words - there is no net loss for all backers to have gotten their access at the same time as the media. Since Obsidian is already trusting backers with DRM free GOG copies I fail to see the importance of releasing it at the same time as the media or after. People
  4. As I said - Obsidian are now a developer I am cautious of - I have that right as a consumer and I have the right to warn/advise people of my reasons for being cautious - I'll still play the game I'm getting my $140 worth. But in the future I will always remember this moment when I think of Obsidian and I don't doubt others will too. Of course you have a right as a consumer to do what you want. Where did anybody say anything about removing your rights? I just do not get where anybody has been wronged or why we were entitled to anything in a KS beyond making sure the game we wanted to pl
  5. As I said - Obsidian are now a developer I am cautious of - I have that right as a consumer and I have the right to warn/advise people of my reasons for being cautious - I'll still play the game I'm getting my $140 worth. But in the future I will always remember this moment when I think of Obsidian and I don't doubt others will too.
  6. The only part of the operation of their KS I care about is the quality of the final product. Where as I value their actions along with the product I can excuse a bad product if the actions are respectful and engaging. I can play and enjoy a good product but be turned off the developer if they're disrespectful and distant. I'll damn near preach the game to everyone I know and buy it for people who can't afford it for a great product with engaging passionate respectful developers. It says it all when I have bought 6 copies of Star Citizen for friends - but I am considering t
  7. Obsidian values their backers, so they didn't want them to play the game without the first day patch. The media however, was subjected to bugs. Thank you Obsidian, for your considerate actions. Well I would have appreciated being given that choice, Knowing there was a patch coming later I could have held off - installed it created a character and got a feel for the game. It's not like even with this Day 1 Patch all the bugs are gone - there are still bugs and we'll be seeing them posted everywhere and in compilation youtube videos about Glitches in gaming.
  8. I guess I do not understand the beef. So far Obsidian has done everything they promised. I never got the idea that because I backed them they were required to make me some sort of priority, or at least above and beyond what they said they were going to do. And I acknowledge that - again when other Kickstarters put their fans and backers at a higher priority (even Broken Age had early access) it strikes me as very poor form for someone as well respected as Obsidian to not show a little gratitude to their backers. Again giving access to the exact same copy the Media had would have cost t
  9. And here is the thing I don't mind you feeling like that and you're not wrong to have that opinion. I don't think less of you or feel like calling you out - fans are not who I have my beef with here. I'm upset at Obsidian and their decisions and I'm voicing that in the hopes it makes their future events better. I personally wont be backing them or encouraging friends to if they do another KS unless I see some statements or questions answered about the priority of backers. I would have asked this in the beginning but hindsight is 20/20 and honestly back then we had very little to go on with
  10. The review copy sent to media is already on torrent sites - so that's a false statement. I think you are wrong about reviewers version on torrents, but I think it should not be discussed on forums here. Other people are bringing it up - they may as well be factual in their claims - claiming it wasn't given to backers because there would be torrents is clearly false. In fact one could say it would have been less likely people who paid in early would release their copies for torrenting as opposed to someone with 28 subscribers on youtube getting thrown a free key and told to
  11. The only reason to attack the person is when you can't attack their arguments. Obsidian could have allowed all backers to have access to the media review copy - they chose not to - the media is more important than backers to them By their actions. You don't seem capable of refuting that point and by their actions people are justified in reviewing Obsidian badly to their friends and family. It's part and parcel of being a consumer, its also a big part of capitalism - the consumer gets to judge a company on their actions as well as their product. That's what is happening here.
  12. The review copy sent to media is already on torrent sites - so that's a false statement.
  13. Your base assumption is imho incorrect that nowadays press is the most important marketing channel for games of that kind. I'd say for PC exclusive games of some niche appeal word of mouth from enthusiastic fans is an even more powerful marketing tool. That's why streamers on youtube get more and more important as well. I don't see how giving copies to backers earlier should result in lower sales. You might elaborate on that? But you just missed the point and your whole rant is useless anyway because nobody here criticizes Obsidian for giving out review copies to the press before relea
  14. Are there games that require both Steam and Origin? As far as I'm aware, when EA decided not to offer their new stuff from Steam, they required Origin (Mass Effect 3, Dragon Age:Inquisition), but I wasn't aware that there were games requiring both. Anyway, it's neither here nor there. I was just curious. Like I said, I find Origin an overall better experience than Steam (marginally, mind you, as no client is a great experience to me). Your concerns about security are noted though. Not sure on EA games - but either way I've never missed them enough to get an Origin account. Uplay howev
  15. I'll never understand how customers can actually demand a monopoly... It's like punching yourself in the face. I don't mind them being there I don't like them being mandatory - I have a GOG account why because it's not mandatory and they worked hard to put their customers first - EA and Ubisoft have yet to show that level of dedication.
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