The issue with the beta release and the live release was that the beta release was done on a different server on a different OS. We upgraded for the new server, and everything was running fine, then for no reason we could figure out the mySQL application decided that it wanted a few more days to itself. So we're reloading the entire server from the ground up to best match the beta system. We went to a newer system for better security in the live.AuroranDragon said:And I am well aware of the differences between DA and FA. I am also well aware of the complexity of making all of the coding things work and the amount of time it takes to accomplish such a task and the respective costs of it. But when I make a video game and it has bugs, put it to beta and address the issues, and then finish it off for a full release generally it gets better with each step since things that are not broken are not adjusted. It's a very very very slim chance that something crippling happens and is not addressed by the program or already checked out once it hits that final stage (in fact, it's never happened so far). If EA releases a video game in beta for retail purchase (BF2) and then breaks it with a patch I'm going to be mad at them so obviously the same would hold true against the FA beta and FA release. Fortunately, the game kinda still works rather than deleting itself out.
Well, bare with us. We're making a lot more progress behind the scenes than we're showing, and we've got longterm plans.AuroranDragon said:As for the cost, I used to harp on how things need to be looked at from a business point of view, but that was ignored enough times I have stopped wanting to go down the route of explaining what I mean.
So, basically, you haven't been around to see all the posts I made in the past. While I do appreciate the service and gave my good luck wishes, I do un-attach myself from things after they fail to work for extended periods of time for no obivious reason despite tons of appearant work put into something.
As for money, well, we'll announce how we're going to work out funding in the near future. Rest assured, FA does NOT want to go the route of sites like Sheezy and Deviant. Banner ads are annoying and frustrating, and restricting usability just plain sucks. So we're trying to work out a middleground.