Mysterious uptick in sales since Nov 2nd...

I had a feeling, but I appreciate the response!
The trouble maker in me is disappointed, but the empathetic adult in me knows you made the right decision. At least I can have morally irresponsible developers in my imaginaaaation. :stuck_out_tongue:

Well, it might have flown under your radar. :wink: Yes, he was referring to the town builder. Medierra’s just a bit out in his dates. :smiley:

Wow, nice reviews there. I’m happy about it.

As for the D disaster. Idk if most people cover up their sadness with cynicism and detached attitude but it;s really sad to see this childhood game turned into something that looks like it’s taken from a bubblegum sticker

Yeah I was surprised when I first noticed a couple and then I realized there was a whole bunch more and I was just like hmm… that’s interesting.

And it is sad. I’ve been sad about it since 2012. I’m not expecting 4 to change it really. If anything it’ll just double down on the direction they’ve begun. The mobile game tho I dont really care about and it doesn’t bother me… hell, if Crate really did make GD mobile and they somehow made it enjoyable to play I wouldn’t even bat an eye and I might even give it a whirl from time to time. Just don’t announce it at Cratecon when you know what everyone really wants to hear about is GD2 I guess :slight_smile:

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For whatever reason D2 producer’s tweats made me feel better and understand why D2 was good

It’s cause they were all hardcore gamers, and held themselves to a very high standard. Not some suit with a chart in front of him.

Anyway. Back on topic. I hope the trend lasts as long as possible. It’s the perfect storm leading up to FG release!

Oh haha he’s really taking some hard pokes at 'em with those tweets. Nice. I do agree very much that they should have known that it wasn’t going to go good. I mean they knew but they obviously thought it wasn’t going to be quite so bad as it got. Which is slightly delusional.

I bet if they would have even brought out at least a decent presentation of what they did have going on for D4 they could have smoothed out the worst of it just by doing that alone.

Absolutely. It’s good that people that hadn’t bought and played GD did as a direct result of this. Hopefully the ones who end up liking it alot tell others and so on. The timing of all this could totally be in their favor at FG release and maybe we’ll get those killer numbers they need for expac number 3 to be a thing :smiley:

Sounds pretty much as Crate is now.:slight_smile:

Ya know, I wish Crate success… they’ve worked hard for it but honestly I kinda hope they always keep themselves purposefully “small-ish”. Their foots in the door and they are basically established now. Resist the temptation to sell out and grow yourselves into some bloated corporation. 1 yachts enough Zantai.

That and better because there is communication with the players which is necessary nowadays cause games are more complex

I have also thought about this. All the $ to them but keep the ship tight. I was thinking that if they ever went too big, communication would not be as good with the player base.

Yeah, I was including the D2 producer’s comment about being in communication with the fan base. I for one hope Crate will continue this with their other games. We haven’t heard much about the new town builder and I can understand the team wanting to concentrate on that and not be issuing updates all the time, but I would love it if for another project Crate would consider letting us in on the early development as we’ve had with GD. For me, following the game as it’s been developed has been as much fun as playing the game itself.

anyone know how many copies are sold now?


Well, since we got medierra actually in thread and somewhat talking I wanna ask something that’s been noodling in me brain for a while now.

Are you the sole Big Cheese of Crate or is it actually you and a silent partner? I know Rhis has been in it with you from the start (or at least that’s the impression I got from some old, old forum comments by him) so it just seemed odd to me if he didn’t have a bit more sway.

Been curious about that for awhile and I suppose I could always ask Rhis on Steam chat but was hoping you’d answer :slight_smile:

Rhis always gets 20 thumbs up from me for… reasons. Well 2 specific reasons. 1 way back reason and one midway back reason. He knows why :smiley:

Also, can you comment on when we are going to see the downloadable “Crate Story” pdf for Loyalist/KS backers? I’m guessing at some point after FG, personally, but hopefully you can clear the air on it.

ROLF @powbam :smiley: Is this now the Ask-medierra-a-question thread?

At the moment, yes, eis, yes it is :cool: How ya doing? :smiley: <-- see, I can ask you one too.

Please choose: either I roll-on-laughing-floors or I am in food coma.

Well, personally I have never seen “laughing-floors” so I choose that. Roll all you want! As long as you keep them floors laughing :rolleyes:

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…nuff said.

While I do feel sorry for Diablo fans, heck I’m a Diablo and Diablo 2 fan myself, a part of me was hoping that this situation Blizzard has put itself into might be an opportunity for Crate.

Obviously, it depends on whether the Diablo effect on sales continues, but I’m thinking in the sense of ‘‘Yeah, we might have thought of FG as our last grand addition to the game, but we might reconsider that thought in the light of current events’’.

I guess a lot will depend on just how interesting the Shattered Realm will be, because it might scratch an itch with D3 fans.

For one, I’d like to see some more roguelike dungeons. Why not give every faction we can be enemies with a roguelike, with tidbits of lore and impressive areas?

Well, I can understand people are disappointed, so if that counts as a form of upset…

And I think the number one fear in the Diablo community is that there is no Diablo 4 in the works, or even worse - that it will be in the style of Diablo Immortal, dumbed down further from D3 and lacking gore and blood to be admissible on the Chinese market.

Because we’ll have the challenge areas in many parts of the world once FG is released. And don’t forget they’re going into the rogues as well to make them even more challenging. :eek: