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Novella comming? Any word on progress?


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If it turned out that Mr. Avellone were being negligent or vindictive in delaying the fulfillment of his obligations, that would disappointing. Not because I'm personally invested. I'm new around here, but whatever happened you'd hope for better comportment.
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Weird that there still hasn't been an official response :(



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I guess, besides the short-stories, there won't be any novella by MCA. I doesn't make me sad, 'cause POE itself is like a novella, but some official response would be nice.


Edited by Eisenheinrich, 18 February 2016 - 08:03 AM.


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I know its the silence on the matter that is under some folks skin, but I will say that the published short stories were really enjoyable. If your waiting on the novella but have not checked out the short stories, they are all worth the read. 


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Some official word on this would certainly be appreciated.

 

I remember responding to another thread on this way way back, the day MCA tweeted about having submitted it to the editors. No word since then?

 

Backers deserve an answer on whether it's coming or not.



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CA ran out on PoE and W2 novels. I don't see what is so confusing about this. "Fool me once, shame on you. Fool me twice, shame on me"

 

I doubt he will be able to make any more of these shady deals. He should be sued.



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I certainly do not want Chris sued over it, that would be a tad overly litigious. I wish the man well in is future endeavors. It would have been a bit classier to complete an obligation he had made during his employment, but recent events have lead me to the conclusion that I like my favorite game developers happy with their projects and their studios.

 

Quite a few talented developers have been moving to nostalgia based studios like Beamdog, Obsidian, and inXile. Warren Spector is making new System Shock and Ultima Underworld games while David Gaider and Chris Avelone gets to try their hands at a smaller dev cycle again. Sorry off topic but I do think its exciting.


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We haven't been on topic for a while anyway, so what the hell? I liked Bioshock quite a bit, and that was supposed to be kind of a spiritual likening (can't say spiritual successor anymore since it's become a contentious word), but there's plenty of spirit left to create another game, whether they call it System Shock or not. I recently bought the Ultima pack, and it hasn't held up as well as the SSI Dungeons and Dragons games for me. I finished Eye of the Beholder and I started on 2, but I haven't had time to play for the past few days.

I guess, to throw a bone at the topic, the thing to keep in mind regarding these things, and I'll keep this in mind if I ever have enough money to back a project, that you aren't assured of anything. You should reasonably expect to get what's offered at the pledge level, but I think the structure of the tier system, as I understand it, is that you're taking a gamble when you throw in your money.
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It's coming soon. The audio book is recorded, and all that's left is the cover illustration. 


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Sweet. Thanks a lot for the information!

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Look, we got an answer... the Engwithans were wrong. Apparently, the gods do exist. Not that I'll have access to the novella, but it's cool to see some movement for the people who pledged for it.
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Thanks for the update!



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Thank you, Adam!

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Thank you, Adam. I am looking forward to have a listen.



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But, novella is not written?? Uff.... my english level is low and I can't understand audio.

 

I decided playing PoE on english instead of spanish, and I was using google translator all the time :geek:


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Oh so the delay was to record the audio? Well that's not very exciting, I was anticipating some juicy drama, clashes of Herculean wit and pistols at dawn on a cold misty morn. Really now i'm quite upset at such a mundane explanation, and the stifling of my fevered imaginations workings. Have you no feelings for those who weave together pathetic far reaching conspiracy theories on no evidence and utterly baseless conjecture?

 

Harumph, harumph and thrice harumph I say to thee Sirs.


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Oh so the delay was to record the audio? Well that's not very exciting, I was anticipating some juicy drama, clashes of Herculean wit and pistols at dawn on a cold misty morn. Really now i'm quite upset at such a mundane explanation, and the stifling of my fevered imaginations workings. Have you no feelings for those who weave together pathetic far reaching conspiracy theories on no evidence and utterly baseless conjecture?
 
Harumph, harumph and thrice harumph I say to thee Sirs.

Yeah, it's like Mr. Brennecke came in and threw water on all our fun. Can we at least conjecture that Mr. Avellone gave the cover illustrator a cold in a last ditch vindictive act meant to delay the release?
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Oh so the delay was to record the audio? Well that's not very exciting, I was anticipating some juicy drama, clashes of Herculean wit and pistols at dawn on a cold misty morn. Really now i'm quite upset at such a mundane explanation, and the stifling of my fevered imaginations workings. Have you no feelings for those who weave together pathetic far reaching conspiracy theories on no evidence and utterly baseless conjecture?

Harumph, harumph and thrice harumph I say to thee Sirs.

That would be a long delay just to record some audio. They recorded VA for both expansions since the novella was supposed to have come out.

Probably still something else going on, but I don't think we'll ever know.

Edited by Nosey and Opinionated, 19 February 2016 - 03:07 PM.


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Well blow me down, this is good news.



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After that amount of effort will they be selling it or is it just for a backer reward?




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