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Elicas

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  1. I heard the AoE1 remaster was going to be a Windows 10 Store exclusive, anyone heard if it's coming out on Steam or is that W10 still a thing?
  2. This sort of thing is one of the reasons I'm such a fan of Kronos cash shop. Have it out in the open and above board.
  3. With the greatest respect to everyone in the thread, don't use my name/reputation to score political points. I've strictly adhered to the NDA since leaving and have no interest in getting involved in mud slinging, for or against either side. Asura and Dark know why I left and no one else needs to outside of those two, and attempting to use what I might have as a personal opinion as leverage is dishonest at best.
  4. RIP Zul'Darians, what a community we could of been. Not saying that Elysium won't open a second PvE server on the PTE branch in the future (who knows at this point) but it seems unlikely since they already operate one. I know many of us were here particularly because it wasn't Elysium, so this news pretty much skewers any chance of a fresh PvE server for us any time soon, especially a PTE one. I for one have no intention of playing, contributing towards the testing of or even joining the forum over at Elysium. I'm going to take a break from the P-server scene entirely for a few years and recharge the batteries, see where things are further down the line. Will simply chalk this one down as yet another disappointing end to a promising project. See you all on reddit I guess.
  5. I still check in weekly, there just hasn't been much to post about. There still isn't really. Long term community members said the LGN was a mistake and were ignored. We said LGN 2.0 was a mistake and were ignored. Maybe they'll listen before a third disaster? Doubtful. Asura is an excellent dev, he's not very good with people though and really doesn't want the pressure of running things. Expect to see the project offloaded onto another sketchy sysadmin in the background or another merge with someone with dubious history. I'd be more than willing to help out again, but I doubt I'd be welcomed back in any circumstances tbh.
  6. It's almost like long term members of the community can predict this stuff happening and should be listened to before making major policy changes without consultation...
  7. IIRC this is the 4th time Pottu has done this to a guild. And he is regarded as the best GM on Elysium.
  8. Their next 2 moves will have literally no impact on the project. The Elysium merger is a done deal, they have access to more population there than 99% of all other projects, without having to compete for it. The future of this realm/community is done and dusted, it's already moved on and the forum is barely treading water. After release the majority of our population would have come from Elysium anyway, so this has merely accelerated the process. This community here is essentially RIP and there is nothing to be done to "rebuild" the community here. These forums will be going away in the not too distant future and absorbed into Elysiums fully.
  9. They're likely transitioning over to the Elysium forums entirely, I wouldn't expect any major posts or dev interaction here outside of Darkrasp's blog. I wouldn't expect to see any interaction from Asura again tbh, unless it's another major announcement that only he can make, and Nikko is an unknown quantity with no previous communication so it is impossible to judge where he will come in. Since he has made no attempt to create a dialogue since he came on to the project, it's reasonable to infer that he has no desire to change the way the devs here communicate to what is left of the fanbase here. However, the fanbase left checking in here is now the minority. Elysium is now the CF fanbase, the Elysium boards are now the CF boards, and what is left here is just keeping the light on until the boards go dead, which will most likely happen sooner rather than later. There is no reason for them to keep this expense when it is now basically irrelevant. TL:DR - Check Elysium forums, these are now deserted.
  10. Removed in protest of the LGN 2.0
  11. It's an accurate statement. A large bunch of people have either given up on CF entirely or stopped posting while they wait to see what happens with the Elysium release (it's impossible to say which), either way, they're not on here any more. A small group of CF posters have created accounts on Elysium forums and moved on. There has been a (relatively) large influx of new accounts from Elysium fans who are happy that they "won" and are coming here to essentially gloat.
  12. There is no all encompassing vanilla community. Never has been never will be. It's divided by server, by server style choice (PvP vs PvE), time zone, etc. Neither is there some mythical buddy group of Druids across all servers. Funnily enough, there's no responsibility for me to share what I know or what I write either. This popped up today, literary knowledge belongs to no one but the author, and there is no responsibility on said author to share said work beyond which he deems permissible. The word you are looking for is astounding.
  13. Well, yeah? Why would I have any considerations for communities i'm not a part of? It's like expecting me to be concerned about Arsenals transfer window issues as a West Ham fan. Not my team, don't care. Seen this bandied around a lot over the years. First with people hoping devs would leave the scene so we could finally get the "server we deserve". Most of the old devs are gone, funnily enough we're all still waiting on that one server. Then it was complaining and wishing that the 'leet' raiders would leave, people bitching about Vanguard on Feenix and Kronos, or whining about Nope on Nostalrius/Elysium. When those elite level players leave, it then cheapens the entire raiding race for the whole server. Every time an elite level player leaves the scene, it is knowledge lost that is harder and harder to find or replace nowadays, especially with so little of the old stuff being archived. There aren't that many of us who are willing to share their knowledge, or to give the time to create these kinds of posts to the community any more. You don't own my time, nor do you have any right to it.
  14. Advocating for people to be banned because they support the staffs recent change of direction is unbelievably stupid. The other guy was banned for being abusive, not for the side he supported. It's an important distinction. Blindly following me or Outstanding is also unbelievably stupid. You're not sheep, you're people, make up your own minds from the evidence and facts as they stand. My feelings on the matter and where I choose to play, or if I choose to never play another private server again, shouldn't influence what you all do with your free time.
  15. I'm not sure exactly. It was related to the the argument between Theloras and Killerduki and Imbaslap. I have no idea what I typed as the messages were deleted, but I made a grand total of 3 posts presenting Paladin stats/research in the same way I do here and was permabanned for it. The note states "Note for member Creating troll accounts to target forum members indicates that you lack the maturity to continue posting here. " If presenting factual evidence constitutes trolling Elysiums playerbase, than no, it isn't a community I have any desire to be part of. It isn't something people should advocate for either, changing or invalidating the rules for one person sets a dangerous precedent, even though said precedent has already been set with Alex.
  16. On a personal level, I'm not. I was permanently banned from Elysium by Hudson during the LGN fallout. I couldn't play there even if I agreed with the decision and decided to. All my testing and CM work was done for Crestfall, not for Elysium.
  17. I haven't demanded a thing. I'm entitled to the devs respect for the amount of work I put into the project. Even having been inactive and on holiday recently, I still account for just over 40% of all bug reports on the internal Mantis tracker. It's likely by the time the server is in a position to release my contribution will probably still be some 5-10% of everything reported/fixed. In their personal conversations with me, Dark and Asura continue to treat me with respect. As far as I'm concerned, they have and continue to treat me with everything I'm entitled to.
  18. Finding it amusing that Darks last post in locking the main thread about this is essentially to tell the core of the community here to go fuck themselves.
  19. It's one of the many good parts of this community now lost for good. You are at the mercy of Elysiums forum mods, under Elysiums forum rules. Just one of those 'minor' things the admins here have surrendered.
  20. The community doesn't own my work, not do I owe it to you. In much the same way Asura doesn't owe us a server actually.
  21. It's also available on the Elysium forums, posted by someone without my consent. /shrug. Nothing I can do about it, though it's pretty disrespectful. My guides were all written specifically with this community in mind, not for Elysiums.
  22. Par for the course for that community. They have people stealing class guides etc. from here as well to repost there. Can't even complain or report it, since I was permabanned from Elysium forums for daring to defend Asura and Crestfall...
  23. A huge amount of faith is required to see this as a positive.
  24. It's a private server, there are no guarantees. Zero, zip, nada. You play here on the risk that; Asura might get a C&D and shut down the whole project. Crestfall might be the greatest project of all time and last the next 10 years, with multiple servers and destroy the rest of the pserver scene. Asura might get hit by a bus and the project falls apart without ever releasing. Asura gets bored of the hassle and shuts it all down with no notice and we never hear another thing about CF ever again. etc. Variations of these have happened and are happening today throughout the p-server scene. Northcraft being a current prime example, with a solid years worth of hype building on a project currently crumbling before our eyes in its release month. The 10+ year history of p-servers, is servers shutting down and players being disappointed. CF will shut down at some point, if you're still an active player you will be disappointed by that shut down. Nature of the beast. Crogge did keep Croggeserver running for night on 10 years even with it having next to no players however, so there is a possibility that things might be left in limbo rather than going full RIP whenever the team decides they have had enough. Most people don't have the passion in them to run fan projects for more than 12-18 months when live, it's a lot of stress and work for a bunch of entitled people who will whine that issue #8918 is 6% wrong and that makes the server unplayable until one of the devs quits their day job and focuses on the server 24/7 unpaid. Since this is PTE and Asura has indicated he wants to see at least Cataclysm, we're already talking about a 4-5 year commitment at minimum. Who the hell knows what they'll be doing in 5 years?
  25. Just a small message to say I will be leaving my Crestfall Staff and Beta Tester positions. This week I am leaving the UK for a month long holiday to the states and will be essentially MIA for the duration. Due to the expansion of communication alluded to in Darkrasps recent update here, Crestfall is now taking applications for Moderators and more Community Managers. As I was always intending to step down once we were on the road to release and was essentially filling in for the absent Inari, it seems right that this is as good as time as any to make the transition permanent. I'll continue to stick to the NDA I agreed to when I entered the beta way back in January despite the fact I'm no longer participating here. I continue to support the guys and expect them to make a success of CF when it releases.