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games with potential die...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 15, 2016 4:25 pm
by xenogears
Well, I think we all saw this coming at some point...
Lack of updated content for extended periods of time, lack of posts about future updates, cash grab maneuvers, etc.
But what was it all for?

The base game had so much promise, but fell very short after 2 additional title releases.
I like many others had much hope for this game (series), but we were let down by stupid development choices...
What was the point of even creating Xenominer in the first place is a huge question I have.

I figured the game wouldn't outsell, or beat Starmade on the PC, but it was a space version of MC we had on the Xbox, with a lot more to do than MC.
The original Xenominer game had so much going for it, and the fans were giving quite a bit of ideas and feedback back to the studio, yet we hardly saw any of that, untill...

Downgate Deathmatch, and Xenominer Swarm...

Just what in the hell are these "Spawns"?
Well one is kind of just like a deathmatch game similar to Quake... and the other is basically base defense with mining involved...
Plus they both come with Animated avatars!
Something fans wanted in the base game for a long time, how bout that shiet...!?

I had much desire to continue playing Xenominer, and had no problem buying the other games for some few extra items and starting gear...
But you completely locked out Biomes and extra content!?
Excuse me, but when did EA/Activision get here?
I thought this was an indie game! (minus Dark Reign...).

I am sorry but your decisions have basically just effectively killed your own game, and I wish that wasn't so.

I don't want to sound like I am just completely hating the game, because I really do want it to do well.
I loved the idea of Xenominer, and Downgate and Swarm produced gleams of hope in my eyes, and were quickly crushed by poor decisions.
Just give us the biomes and stuff for free, but make special gear blocks and enemies inaccessible unless we by the other games.
Promote your own games, not destroy them.

I hope you stayed till the end, I love Xenominer, and it's quite fun, but it needs much work, and two separate games really didn't need to be made honestly.
Enjoy your day.

~Ultris07
~Xenogears

Re: games with potential die...

PostPosted: Tue Feb 16, 2016 3:46 am
by still crosshair
I quite enjoy xenominer as well, along with the occasional hour on swarm every now and then. From what I remember they wrote several times about xenominer having "bad" coding making it hard to keep adding to it. Swarm was made to give everyone the alien fighting experience they wanted in xenominer but never got. Since after all they said 5 was the most mobs you would see on xenominer. At the time I THINK they said it was cleaner and possibly easier to just make a new game then trying to make xenominer in swarm. Like I said I think they said that, to lazy to go back and look at the posts. Last I know of was the putting of Xenominer on steam greenlight and the possibility of xenominer being redone on unity. They said sales alone were not enough to keep them going on Xbox and PC was kinda the same. But they must of thought steam could solve this since they went on greenlight. From the looks of it downgate was like you describe it, being its downfall thanks to it being in the indie section. Giving us the PVP we did not have in Xenominer. I definitely agree that locking the biomes was a bad move. Hopefully they will come back with some bug fixes and maybe more content updates. Modding the game helps keep it fresh for me.

Re: games with potential die...

PostPosted: Wed Feb 17, 2016 9:52 am
by xenogears

Re: games with potential die...

PostPosted: Thu Feb 18, 2016 12:37 am
by still crosshair

Re: games with potential die...

PostPosted: Fri Feb 19, 2016 3:24 pm
by QWERQY
yes I know I'm a little late. bbbuuuuuuuut i agree on almost every point made in here. if you look back at some of my older posts (shield your eyes from the grammar and spelling) you will see i was quite hyped for Swarm. it was every thing i liked about xenominer AND every other thing i thought would be cool additions. so naturally i bought the game as soon as i could, and played it more than id like to admit. though the updates were far and few between, every time it seemed the forums had hope of being brought back to life everybody just died, and don't get me started on down gate (poor down gate survived about as long as a miner with no oxygen left.) all in all Xenominer and Xenominer Swarm are both great games with so much potential it hurts, and the community isn't THAT dead. but it seems that the devs either left the game, are working secretly on something big, or they're plotting to take over xenos.

oh and i scour the forums every few days

love-QWERQY
(shield your eyes from the spelling and grammar!!!)

Re: games with potential die...

PostPosted: Mon Feb 22, 2016 11:39 am
by xenogears