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The Road Ahead - Ask away!

Discussion in 'General' started by UncleSpun, Oct 31, 2014.

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  1. interceptor_maxx

    interceptor_maxx Mad Max

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    I don't see that as a problem. The vast majority of users will not have been backers. For example, this forum has over 540 members, but the KS only got 220 backers. That tells me that many people are interested, want the place to happen, but just won't pony up any money in advance....but would buy inside the game. Returning the money to backers is basically what would happen if Mad Munki went to bank for a loan anyway. But if it is a concern....maybe not a 100% return on investment, but some other system......something....50%?
     
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  2. Shadow-Runner

    Shadow-Runner Squatter

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    I agree with most people, here. Get a financial backer to help fund development. Get other developers on board to help share R&D and development costs. Supplement that with another kickstarter, maybe with a lower...smaller goal. $400,000 was just too unrealistic in one month. I dont think we even reached 1/4th of that, during the kickstarter. LOL.

    Spend some time seeding interest. Advertise and promote whenever and wherever possible. Keep doing the Q&A's. And keep releasing Neotopia content on Home. Use those sales to help funding.

    And lastly...start working on some stuff to show off. Avatars, environments, apartments, the UI and so on. Let's get something besides benchmarks, like something near prototype development. Not many people were too impressed with the benchmark avatars.

    When you need something to show people....think more like what Sony did before Home launched. Look at their promo video trailer, from 7 years ago...and you'll get an idea of what people wanna see from a Neotopia video. Take a look:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kyquAXKeEI0
     
  3. sweetheart-Amy

    sweetheart-Amy New In Town

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    Please say You have a plan b
     
  4. Seminole

    Seminole Resigned

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    Thanks for the update and Happy Halloween! I hope you enjoy yourself at the pub. You deserve a time to relax after all the hard work you pulled off. I am so thrilled and excited for this journey ahead. I will always be in your corner and I'm eager to see what the future holds. So I "cheers" to you "to the future of neotopia" :)
     
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  5. TSUNADE1224

    TSUNADE1224 New In Town

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    I agree with interceptor, Its like a pre-order KS whereas you get your initial investment back and honestly there was no real incentive for me to go past Socialite since Im not doubling my pledge for an apartment, a bench or a statue.
     
  6. GreyNeo

    GreyNeo Neotopia Community Manager Staff Member Administrator

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    OMG @JasonReso! That was hilarious! I concur! DX is adorable and one of the best supporters we have. I vote YES for DX to be named mascot/head cheerleader! =^)

    @dxkills16 Love your enthusiasm, Sweety! You always bring a smile to my face! =^) Keep it up! We're lucky to have you!
     
  7. TSUNADE1224

    TSUNADE1224 New In Town

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    Oh wow shadow I have never seen that video, there is stuff there that never made it to Home apparently like dances and that trophy room was pretty impressive. Too bad those never made it into Home
     
  8. PYAWAKITT

    PYAWAKITT New In Town

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    Dave and team;
    Sorry that the kick-starter did not work, but I am looking forward to what you have planned now.
    You have such a great outlook and feel of community, and I will be there to support your next idea, and am eager to "embrace tomorrow".
    Enjoy yourself at the pub, and wish I could buy a round for you...........
    Happy Halloween and be safe!
     
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  9. Steven1230

    Steven1230 Imaginative

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    Thank you for the post :). I can not wait to see what the future holds for Neotopia and its loving community. You will always have a pledge from me when the next backer request comes our way, as well as purchase in home.
     
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  10. tallsloguy

    tallsloguy NeoKnight

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    Looking forward, and glad to be a part of this. Much appreciate what you and the team are doing for us Dave. Happy Halloween to everybody and the spooks standing behind them.
     
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  11. Arwen

    Arwen Resident

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    Great to know this is not the end of the journey towards Neotopia and looking forward to the apartment, it will be money well spent.
     
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  12. Roxy Jezabella

    Roxy Jezabella New In Town

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    Hi Dave, good to hear we are not dead yet! :).....Could in-game advertising in neotopia be an option?, like advertising up-coming ps4 titles etc.....I also think the promotion flags, tshirts, and banner are a must in EU home if SCEE will let you publish them now?....The neotopia appartmant in home is a great idea too! :)....Mabe you could do some neotopia locomotion items and sell them as well?
     
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  13. Shadow-Runner

    Shadow-Runner Squatter

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    Yeah, that was before the closed Beta. Before my time. It was probably an Alpha build that got scrapped, before the first closed Beta went live. To be fair tho, Sony already had most of that developed and had a prototype pre-Beta to show off, in that video. I dont think the Neo devs are anywhere close to that, yet. I was just sayin...I'd like to see something from them kinda like that video....when they get it that far. Show us what they can really do with that Unreal 4 Engine. That would sell a lot of people more than that benchmark vid.
     
  14. VickyYoshikawa

    VickyYoshikawa Plebian

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    Still empessing (spell wrong) tomorrow. What never the plan is count me in as long not illegal XD
     
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  15. Whetsit Tuya

    Whetsit Tuya New In Town

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    Obviously the brisk kickstarter wasn't gonna work in the slightest, you were hoping that some random wealthy guy would throw money at it and have it funded. You waited 3 weeks to make half a model and didn't advertise until 2 weeks went by. You were asking pledges from kids and hackers on Home, they either replied with "idc if home ending, i wont worry til it happens" or "WAT!? HOMES ENDING!? IDC WAT NEOTOPIA IS R WE GETTING REFUNDED?", the only way you could realistically get this working is to actually do some work on it then find a sponsor, people are sorely unimpressed by the tech demo WIP we saw, we expect much more from the world's most advanced engine. If you need a precedent (one of the 3 core components of innovation) watch the 2007 Sony tech demo for Home.
     
  16. Greenshade

    Greenshade Neotopian

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    Glad to see you guys aren't giving up on your dream Dave. I'm not going anywhere either. Looking forward to the things to come.

    Dave would you consider starting another crowdfunding campaign after Home has closed? Obviously get a load more finished media up together to show everyone before you start a new campaign.

    Best of luck! Keep us posted.
     
  17. Pokemon_Mew_24

    Pokemon_Mew_24 PrinceSnivy24

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    This is great news! Great to see a Plan B and looking forward to Neotopia Hub on Home! :-D
     
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  18. Lianara

    Lianara Citizen

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    Oooh ouchie, my head kinda hurts. Dam, beer and sparkling wine... oO ... I should have known better xD
    Dave, i hope your trip to the pub didnt backfire as mine did :)

    Anyways, thanks for the update and i am looking forward for that hub appartment. I hope this time it will be in EU, too, so I can buy it for both of my accounts.

    Finally a big thanks to all neotopians for continuing. You guys at madmunki had me from day one with that neotopia idea abd now you will have to deal with the fact that i am going to stay until the end.

    Cheers
     
  19. Kusanagi Motoko

    Kusanagi Motoko New In Town

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    I won't give up\(*⌒0⌒)bがんばっ♪
     
  20. Seminole

    Seminole Resigned

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    Thx for posting this. To add I also waited for the ability to be able to play your own music that was stored on your ps3 into home but that too never happened. Would have been kewl to be able to stream the videos from your ps3 on those big screen TVs in home as well.
     
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