Originally Posted by OddjobAbe
(last thing I saw was the Lorne talk where during the Q&A nobody seemed to want to ask about the brand new game)
lol yeah i think i saw that too. glad i'm not the only one that wondered why the fuck they weren't talking about the actual game.
Originally Posted by meech121
Soulstorm was announced over 2 years ago, and the fact that there's STILL jack shit in terms of information or screenshots/trailers about the game is ludicrous. In one thread, people had to press you for a straight answer on whether Soulstorm is a 2.5D remake or a different game entirely. Is your marketing department staffed by a chimp with a typewriter?
oh man, i can tell you're new to OWI or just want to make a big noise. there have been much longer episodes of 'nothing going on' than a couple of years, believe me, and you can't really say that anyway because the ARG counts as something. i'm talking proper 'nothing going on'. like, desert wasteland style 'nothing going on'. the ARG is a god-send in regards to 'something going on' lol.
do you realize how many years there were of absolutely nothing new in terms of game development between Stranger's Wrath and New n Tasty? i've been hanging around here since 2007 and honestly during most of that time there was nothing new coming from OWI. it was just accepted as the norm so we kept ourselves entertained. some people got bored and wondered away from the forums, and some people just didn't like the way we acted here and left, leaving the few of us that bothered to stick around to poke and prod each other until they gave us another snippet of info.
there were little things that happened that people forget, like how at one point there was a brief stint where everyone thought they were going to make a movie based on AO called Citizen Siege and we got a bunch of concept art for it, but then that disappeared. then in much later years they teamed up with JAW, New n Tasty came out and Soulstorm began development, but all that happened right near the very end. i still consider NnT to be recent compared to how long things have been dormant previously.
NOT THAT I'M COMPLAINING, for the record. OWI will always be special to me and hold nostalgia, and i honestly wasn't bothered about the long periods of nothing new happening back then because at the time the Off Topic subforum was active daily so you could just drop in there and talk about any old shit, or Fan Corner if you wanted a dose of Oddworld. the reason i stuck around was because of the forum community, not actually the games. but these days life in general gets in the way, which i suppose is a good thing.
nowadays though because the forums are a lot less active than they used to be some of us tend to hibernate. for weeks, months, years we'll wait, saying nothing, just watching. waiting. masturbating quite a lot. then some randomer pops in and says "look at these pretty pictures" and the ones of us that haven't been eaten by the others come out of hibernation to make comments like "cool", "couldn't we have less pictures of Munch?" and "it's the wrong green". we're good at that.
tl;dr STOP WHINING YOU DON'T REALIZE HOW LUCKY YOU GOT IT
I'VE BEEN HERE OVER TEN YEARS
TEN FUCKING YEARS DUDE
AND NNT IS THE ONLY GAME TO COME OUT IN THAT TIME
you don't know you're born, man. you don't know you're fucking born.