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Title: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Slightly Live on September 09, 2012, 08:23:19 AM
... Šther is announced.

Get ready. (http://arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/0410001v2.pdf)

:)

(http://www.sinequanonthebook.com/images/crystal_1_.jpg)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 09, 2012, 01:26:34 PM
WHAAAA???

what is ze aether?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Capac Amaru on September 09, 2012, 01:58:44 PM
... Šther is announced.

Get ready. (http://arxiv.org/pdf/gr-qc/0410001v2.pdf)

:)

(http://www.sinequanonthebook.com/images/crystal_1_.jpg)

Interesting paper. Sounds a little far fetched to me.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 10, 2012, 01:27:19 AM
I totally farmed this out to people smarter than me on facebook and got this response:

Quote from: My friend, Callum Aldred
The article seems to be saying that there could in fact be an Šther, in other words that there is a certain state that would be considered at "rest" at each point in space time. The issue is that no one knows what state would be "rest" relative to the aether. In the end, it would seem that this would be just as good as defining your position and velocity from an arbitrary object as in relativity, but apparently according to the articale there is some advantage in some physics problems in having a fixed "Šther." Seems rather unlikely to me, but feel free to ask me again in 5 years when i have my degree. :) To me, it seems like someone has come across something unexplained and said, what if Einstein was wrong. Which i doubt.
^^ this doubles as my response to this thread.
Although i still dont understand why this is in the Lobby, and where you got the 4 weeks date from, and why you pinned this thread....

So let me ask this; what is the true purpose of this thread?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: DangerousDave on September 10, 2012, 02:15:18 AM
Festivities.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 10, 2012, 02:19:00 AM
We will be making an announcement in about four weeks.

The subject of the announcement is Halo related but doesn't fit in the other forum categories.

Šther is the working name we've given it. It may or may not be the final name and it may or may not offer a clue about what we're announcing.

Šther is the most ambitious thing we have ever or will ever (most likely) do.

Want to know more? Just wait. Speculate away though. You'll be rewarded if you get it right.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 10, 2012, 02:44:21 AM
A minecraft mod, on the same scale as the Aether mod... BUT FOR HALO
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 10, 2012, 03:04:12 AM
A minecraft mod, on the same scale as the Aether mod... BUT FOR HALO

It's not a game or a game mod.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 10, 2012, 03:08:58 AM
Hmmmm... Is it; giving the wonderful and loyal fans passage into your secret staff discussion forums?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 10, 2012, 03:16:26 AM
Hmmmm... Is it; giving the wonderful and loyal fans passage into your secret staff discussion forums?

Hell no. You might think you want to read unfinished and unedited articles and stupid stuff like that, but you don't.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 10, 2012, 04:13:09 AM
you say unfinished and unedited like its bad... Do you realize everything I post is unedited; and like 90% of the ideas discussed are unfinished, it is the community that finishes and edits posts... Keep that in mind

Ok so how about; you guys are going to finish the third datapad article? Only thats not that ambitious and crazy

Ok ok ok, seriously though; riddle me this: "does it involve the community"? Specifically the FUD community...
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 10, 2012, 07:19:39 AM
Ok so how about; you guys are going to finish the third datapad article? Only thats not that ambitious and crazy

The 3rd Datapad article will be up before Šther is revealed.

Ok ok ok, seriously though; riddle me this: "does it involve the community"? Specifically the FUD community...

Yes. Yes.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 10, 2012, 01:58:11 PM
well, I'm temporarily stumped.

Anybody else have any ideas? Six? Guns? Capac? Anyone else?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 10, 2012, 03:14:11 PM
Not a clue. Any time you all start talking about the technicalities of specific items, such as how the edges of a Halo installation would function to hold an atmosphere, I clock out. I am going to school for business, not science  :-[. When I searched Google and Wikipedia for aether, well, let's just say I knew I would be no help on speculating on this one for the reason listed above.

From Wikipedia: "According to ancient and medieval science aether also spelled Šther or ether, is the material that fills the region of the universe above the terrestrial sphere."

All I can say is that in reading Dani's extremely cryptic hints, I don't think this is going to be an article. The term ambitious leads me to believe that it will be some kind of new application or functionality on the website for us to use.

Let's just be patient. At least we have a short time-table on this one instead of "soon". If we don't have anything in a month from the original post, you and I will lead the mob against the staff (I'll bring the pitchforks and torches) ;D.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 10, 2012, 03:50:18 PM
I'm already sharpening the pitchforks. Although i doubt it has anything to do with the actual science; so much as the concept of the aether as the fabric of spacetime in the universe. Or as the article suggests; the aether as an objective state of rest for matter

Staff, is it some sort of app? Please say no... Unless the answer is yes

Also; is this a FUD project, or are you guys teaming up with other communities?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 10, 2012, 04:10:05 PM
Perhaps I am over-thinking it as usual. I believe it is fair to ask if it is an article or not.

If it is not, then maybe it has something to do with the Mantle? That is the only thing I can come up with at the moment.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: DangerousDave on September 10, 2012, 06:50:17 PM
Perhaps I am over-thinking it as usual. I believe it is fair to ask if it is an article or not.

If it is not, then maybe it has something to do with the Mantle? That is the only thing I can come up with at the moment.

Articles? Where we're going, we don't need articles.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 10, 2012, 07:19:09 PM
Articles? Where we're going, we don't need articles.

Ah, then my original deduction was correct. This better not be an excuse for not publishing the data pads part 3 we were promised by the end of the month by a certain someone  :P
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 10, 2012, 07:36:06 PM
I already asked that six :D  Slightly says that pt3 will be out before the aether hits
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 10, 2012, 07:42:12 PM
Yupp, it's also in the data pads part 3 thread in the Site Feedback section. As of september 5, slightly said less than 4 weeks, so by the end of the month. Gotta love public statements  :D

Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 10, 2012, 08:36:22 PM
It's not an article.

It has nothing to do with Datapads. (and yes, you'll be reading Part 3 before we make this announcement).

We're also not answering any more direct questions.

Better ramp up the speculation if you want to win.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 10, 2012, 09:22:35 PM
Oh if only you were able to see this from our perspective...

We are to guess on something that you are going to do, or implement, that is NOT an article, and presumably not a podcast which are the two products the staff generates, based on an abstract scientific theory that is not related to the Halo universe but yet you have found a way to tie it in. So even if we can correlate the theory to something in the Halo universe, we are then to figure out how we are going to see that correlation in a form other than an article or podcast.

Well, I hope one of the members of the community figures it out because I know it won't be me. Hell, I'll even give a *small* monetary prize to the member that figures it out via paypal if it can be done, cause it just seems impossible to me.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 10, 2012, 10:03:16 PM
Oh if only you were able to see this from our perspective...

We are to guess on something that you are going to do, or implement, that is NOT an article, and presumably not a podcast which are the two products the staff generates, based on an abstract scientific theory that is not related to the Halo universe but yet you have found a way to tie it in. So even if we can correlate the theory to something in the Halo universe, we are then to figure out how we are going to see that correlation in a form other than an article or podcast.

Well, I hope one of the members of the community figures it out because I know it won't be me. Hell, I'll even give a *small* monetary prize to the member that figures it out via paypal if it can be done, cause it just seems impossible to me.

Don't be too hung up. It's only for fun, not serious business (well the announcement IS serious business!).

If we wanted you guys to actually figure it out we'd have left more clues to solves and whatnot. :D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 10, 2012, 10:30:50 PM
If we wanted you guys to actually figure it out we'd have left more clues to solves and whatnot. :D

I get that, I just get the feeling that you think it is easier to do than it really is based on what little we have now.

My offer still stands if a community member thinks that can somehow figure it out before it is revealed.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 10, 2012, 10:55:03 PM
If we wanted you guys to actually figure it out we'd have left more clues to solves and whatnot. :D

I get that, I just get the feeling that you think it is easier to do than it really is based on what little we have now.

My offer still stands if a community member thinks that can somehow figure it out before it is revealed.

We're confident no one will guess. :D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 10, 2012, 11:14:42 PM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/teased.jpg)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 11, 2012, 12:42:02 PM
looks like some sort of database. This isnt some sort of new way of organizing theories and stuff or whatever?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 11, 2012, 07:29:16 PM
looks like some sort of database. This isnt some sort of new way of organizing theories and stuff or whatever?

Not quite a database.

And no..... wrong ballpark. :)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 12, 2012, 12:23:30 AM
Interesting developments today.

Even I am finding it hard to believe we're doing this.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 12, 2012, 12:38:51 AM
Interesting developments today.

Even I am finding it hard to believe we're doing this.

I don' t think I've met someone that embodies the term malice more so than you Slightly  :P
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 12, 2012, 05:51:30 AM
Interesting developments today.

Even I am finding it hard to believe we're doing this.

I don' t think I've met someone that embodies the term malice more so than you Slightly  :P

Hehe.

Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 12, 2012, 03:39:11 PM
whaaaa? What is going on?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 12, 2012, 04:08:16 PM
Dani is tripping balls and spewing whatever comes to his mind in his state of bring, which he is doing in a surpinsgly organized and coherent manner.  ;D His drug-induced ranting also seems to have ties to the Halo universe. Interesting...

Titles for the winners to a trivia type game the staff is creating? The blurred image we saw was perhaps a test bank of questions?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 12, 2012, 05:18:26 PM
trivia game; *vomits* goodness me I hope not. Also; i think that a trivia game would fall under the category exluded by "not a game or game mod"
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: DangerousDave on September 12, 2012, 05:34:04 PM
You have just given me ideas, Six :)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 12, 2012, 05:43:43 PM
You have just given me ideas, Six :)

Yay! my speculations aren't completely worthless!

I guess we can count Tar out of whatever comes from these ideas though  :P
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 12, 2012, 06:39:04 PM
hahaha, I guess I'll be sorry when the FUD trivia game makes it big and is rolling in the dough
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 12, 2012, 08:19:11 PM
Plenty of trivia. No game. :)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 12, 2012, 08:39:33 PM
? grrrrrr....
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 12, 2012, 09:15:52 PM
Plenty of trivia. No game. :)

Hah! I win! Prize please.  8)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 12, 2012, 09:43:30 PM
Plenty of trivia. No game. :)

Hah! I win! Prize please.  8)

But it's not a trivia game in any way shape or form.

Try again. :D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on September 13, 2012, 01:43:08 AM
The most Dani has ever posted in consecutive order, and this is when he chooses to do it. :P
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 13, 2012, 01:54:46 AM
The most Dani has ever posted in consecutive order, and this is when he chooses to do it. :P

Maybe that in itself is a clue.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 13, 2012, 03:23:16 AM
The aether is a Bot that SPAMS OTHER FORUMS WITH LINKS TO OUR SITE???????!!?!?!?!?!
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 13, 2012, 04:06:15 AM
The aether is a Bot that SPAMS OTHER FORUMS WITH LINKS TO OUR SITE???????!!?!?!?!?!

I hate bots. Hate spam.

Like hell would I combine the both of them into a hate sponge of awfulness.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 13, 2012, 01:49:05 PM
Slightly, I come to this with the preconception that you take revelry in the torturing of your loyal community members, that isnt the most sane thing to do... So i dont know
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 13, 2012, 10:50:17 PM
Some people say torture, I say fun happy times.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on September 13, 2012, 10:52:06 PM
Some people say torture, I say fun happy times.

ok Borat, I think we figured as much  ;D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 14, 2012, 03:43:09 PM
I like how this thread has 4 pages; Before the aether is even released into the wild
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 14, 2012, 09:19:08 PM
I like how this thread has 4 pages; Before the aether is even released into the wild

It's going to be a long time before it is "in the wild" so to speak.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 15, 2012, 03:53:36 AM
I like how this thread has 4 pages; Before the aether is even released into the wild

It's going to be a long time before it is "in the wild" so to speak.

*thinks about this statement*.... *opens a new tab*... *forgets about this statement*

At any rate; itll be less than four weeks till it is announced and the suspense will be over
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Capac Amaru on September 19, 2012, 01:56:48 AM
Forum Achievements?

Or have you guys just discovered the Domain and the forum will be exclusively available only by ancilla?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: DangerousDave on September 19, 2012, 02:03:24 AM
Naked blue lady will be provided to all members.

But no.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 20, 2012, 01:45:50 PM
Quote from: Post on his Blog
Easing in to PAX a little later in the day, we spent most of our time chatting with people from 343 Industries around the Halo booth. I took some down time to seek out individuals and get them involved with the upcoming Project AETHER (to be announced in T-minus 3 weeks)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on September 20, 2012, 09:06:12 PM
Oh shit, Post leaking like the Titanic.  ;D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on September 20, 2012, 09:19:51 PM
you know, Ive never seen Slightly in a mood like this before... Its a very odd thing :P
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 01, 2012, 03:02:14 AM
CE
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 05, 2012, 04:25:39 PM
One final week of push behind the scenes and aether C.E. will be revealed to the community.

Or should I say, communities.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 05, 2012, 04:39:54 PM
aether, CE?... UUUUUGHGHHSHHSHAHADFJHAS DFJASDHF
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 05, 2012, 10:58:36 PM
OK, so give me this one, does the C in "C.E." stand for Community? Or some variation of that word
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 05, 2012, 11:47:56 PM
OK, so give me this one, does the C in "C.E." stand for Community? Or some variation of that word

Maybe. Maybe not.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 05, 2012, 11:49:29 PM
OH! COME ON! SERIOUSLY!!??!?! You arent even gonna give me that much?

how bout "Communities"?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on October 05, 2012, 11:51:41 PM
You might as well just wait for the next week; I doubt you'll get anything out of him/them. Plus, we have official Halo content to keep us contempt for now with Halo 4: FUD and Glass Harder.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 05, 2012, 11:54:18 PM
My brain never stops... Its never satisfied... And I dont see why he wouldnt give me that :D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: DangerousDave on October 06, 2012, 12:21:59 AM
You might as well just wait for the next week; I doubt you'll get anything out of him/them. Plus, we have official Halo content to keep us contempt for now with Halo 4: FUD and Glass Harder.
I really hope that was intentional. :D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on October 06, 2012, 12:25:04 AM
You might as well just wait for the next week; I doubt you'll get anything out of him/them. Plus, we have official Halo content to keep us contempt for now with Halo 4: FUD and Glass Harder.
I really hope that was intentional. :D

I thought the same thing. :P
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on October 06, 2012, 12:43:16 AM
You might as well just wait for the next week; I doubt you'll get anything out of him/them. Plus, we have official Halo content to keep us contempt for now with Halo 4: FUD and Glass Harder.
I really hope that was intentional. :D

I thought the same thing. :P

As you can tell, I am horrible at spelling.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 06, 2012, 01:34:16 AM
OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH OH! CONTEMPT IS THE 'C'! CONTEMPT IS THE 'C"!!!!

................Processing...............

...That gets me no where.... :(
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 07, 2012, 05:00:45 AM
Lights.

Camera.

Action.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 08, 2012, 01:34:21 AM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/ttease.png)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 08, 2012, 01:49:15 AM
Geez slightly. You are evil...
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on October 08, 2012, 04:26:11 AM
(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/3407/teasel.jpg)

Not too long now...
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 08, 2012, 03:06:57 PM
you're evil too, Post.

You know what would be cool, if every day, slightly edited that other post and put a picture up that was just slightly less pixelated, so as it draws closer to launch, we have a better chance at guessing what it is
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: DangerousDave on October 08, 2012, 03:53:40 PM
you're evil too, Post.

You know what would be cool, if every day, slightly edited that other post and put a picture up that was just slightly less pixelated, so as it draws closer to launch, we have a better chance at guessing what it is

I don't have the links to the neoGAF speculation, but Dani does. There's some gems of CSI level enhancement going on over there.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 08, 2012, 05:06:44 PM
hahaha, I just combed through like 20 pages of halo gaf to try and find it, didnt find nothin though :(

Nvm, wrong OT, that was some pretty great speculation... I have to say, I can totally see the halo that they were talking about in the extra blurry image
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on October 08, 2012, 06:37:19 PM
The Frankie's head reveal is brilliant.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 09, 2012, 03:17:30 AM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/ttease3.jpg)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 09, 2012, 03:24:08 AM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/ttease7.png)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 09, 2012, 03:43:06 AM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/tteasebar.jpg)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on October 09, 2012, 03:55:26 AM
Oh hell, you weren't kidding about posting this one.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 09, 2012, 03:56:15 AM
Oh hell, you weren't kidding about posting this one.

LOLOL.

Nope. :D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on October 09, 2012, 07:18:12 PM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/ttease.png)

(http://i.imgur.com/8IFex.gif)

(http://i.minus.com/if64WVxLN5f3E.gif)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 09, 2012, 10:49:49 PM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/ttease9.jpg)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 09, 2012, 10:50:05 PM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/ttease2356.jpg)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 10, 2012, 03:24:27 PM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/ttease9.jpg)

So it looks like MC and some clouds and a halo and then an obscured title... You really are having fun with this slightly, aren't you?
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on October 10, 2012, 04:07:42 PM
You really are having fun with this slightly, aren't you?

Because you are encouraging him :p
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 10, 2012, 05:05:10 PM
Because you are encouraging him :p

:P yeah, what else do I have to do
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 10, 2012, 08:49:01 PM
This weekend.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 14, 2012, 08:07:32 AM
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/lastttease1.png)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/lastteast2.png)
(http://i19.photobucket.com/albums/b177/iamnotevilness/lastttease3.png)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on October 15, 2012, 12:56:46 AM
This weekend.

Six months ago
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 15, 2012, 02:45:59 AM
There's been a short delay.

The good news is that it has nothing to do with the FUD staff, so you can't blame any of us. :)

We don't know exactly how long it's going to take, looks like a few days.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Sixftunder on October 15, 2012, 02:54:38 AM
Admitting there is a delay on something that was promised? Is this real life?   :o

I'm more surprised you didn't pull the "we didn't promise it would be revealed this weekend. All we said was 'this weekend'"  ;D
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 15, 2012, 03:02:38 AM
Admitting there is a delay on something that was promised? Is this real life?   :o

I'm more surprised you didn't pull the "we didn't promise it would be revealed this weekend. All we said was 'this weekend'"  ;D

Like I said, it is out of our hands now. If it was up to the FUD staff, we'd be showing it all off today, right now.

On the bright side, it be worth the wait.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on October 15, 2012, 03:26:40 AM
Our work is done for the time being, and I think we're all pretty proud of it. We'll have to wait and see what you guys think.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Slightly Live on October 15, 2012, 03:40:43 AM
Our work is done for the time being, and I think we're all pretty proud of it. We'll have to wait and see what you guys think.

Then... the real work begins. :)
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on October 16, 2012, 01:18:21 AM
Within the next two days. For realz.
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 16, 2012, 02:02:18 AM
Within the next two days. For realz.
Ugh... "For realz"... I'm so disappointed in you...
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: DangerousDave on October 16, 2012, 11:25:21 AM
Within the next two days. For realz.
Ugh... "For realz"... I'm so disappointed in you...

Would you prefer "fo' shizzle?" :P
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 16, 2012, 03:34:12 PM
Within the next two days. For realz.
Ugh... "For realz"... I'm so disappointed in you...

Would you prefer "fo' shizzle?" :P
dawg, you be trippin
Title: Re: Four Weeks Until...
Post by: Postmortem on October 16, 2012, 05:52:53 PM
We're live:

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ifrankel/community-evolved-a-look-at-the-last-decade-of-hal
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 16, 2012, 06:18:08 PM
OH MY GORSH!! DAVE!!! You look so normal!

This is such a cool idea guys!
I'll back it the next time I get a paycheck :D

also, you mention Rooster Teeth in the video, but then in the "featuring" section, there is nothing about them. So is no one from RT officially involved?

EDIT: also, I like how Dani is playing with the grunt toy for like the whole thing

Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Slightly Live on October 16, 2012, 07:02:43 PM
No more teases!
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Sixftunder on October 16, 2012, 10:06:10 PM
Awesome initiative!

I have two questions though:

1. For the t shirt with you multiplayer emblem and gamertag; from which game will the emblem be taken from? H3, ODST, Reach, H4? Do we get to choose? I ask because I love my snake emblem from H3, but it wasn't available in Reach, and I haven't seen it from any of the H4 news.

2. Will the special thanks in the credits be our real name, gamertag, FUD username, or our Kickstarter username? Can it be a combination of both? (Real name and Gamertag/FUD username?)  ;D
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Postmortem on October 16, 2012, 10:58:52 PM
Awesome initiative!

I have two questions though:

1. For the t shirt with you multiplayer emblem and gamertag; from which game will the emblem be taken from? H3, ODST, Reach, H4? Do we get to choose? I ask because I love my snake emblem from H3, but it wasn't available in Reach, and I haven't seen it from any of the H4 news.

2. Will the special thanks in the credits be our real name, gamertag, FUD username, or our Kickstarter username? Can it be a combination of both? (Real name and Gamertag/FUD username?)  ;D

We've been getting these two questions quite a bit already. Any emblem from any game will be available, and the special thanks information will be gathered towards the end of the project. You can be represented however you wish. :)

We'll update the FAQ on Kickstarter accordingly.
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Bryan on October 16, 2012, 11:32:06 PM
If everything works out fine, I'll be backing my first Kickstarter project! But why no PayPal? It's the only way I'd be able to pay :(
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: DangerousDave on October 17, 2012, 03:51:00 AM
If everything works out fine, I'll be backing my first Kickstarter project! But why no PayPal? It's the only way I'd be able to pay :(

I think that the nature of how Kickstarters work (namely, that you aren't charged until/if the project is funded and it reaches its completion date) preclude the use of Paypal (which is an instant payment option.)
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Slightly Live on October 17, 2012, 04:59:09 AM
If everything works out fine, I'll be backing my first Kickstarter project! But why no PayPal? It's the only way I'd be able to pay :(

The payment specifics are out of out of control.

And thank you, everyone, for your support!
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Sixftunder on October 17, 2012, 09:18:32 PM
I take it the shipping costs of sending the hardcover books and/or prints from Post to Dave and then across the pond to Slightly and back to be autographed would be too expensive?
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: DangerousDave on October 17, 2012, 09:40:28 PM
I take it the shipping costs of sending the hardcover books and/or prints from Post to Dave and then across the pond to Slightly and back to be autographed would be too expensive?

Most probably. Besides, who the hell wants our signatures? :P
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Sixftunder on October 17, 2012, 09:59:59 PM
Most probably. Besides, who the hell wants our signatures? :P

Well, you are the authors, aren't you?
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: DangerousDave on October 17, 2012, 10:26:29 PM
Most probably. Besides, who the hell wants our signatures? :P

Well, you are the authors, aren't you?

Well, yeah, but not really much prestige involved in that role.

Tell you what Six, I can drive down I95 with a pen just for you :)
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Sixftunder on October 17, 2012, 10:28:44 PM
Rearry?!?!?!

+100 karma points for you  :P

You may not have much prestige now, but who knows, maybe because of this, 343i will pick you guys up like Bungie did with the staff from Ascendant Justice :D
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on October 18, 2012, 01:51:39 AM
Rearry?!?!?!

+100 karma points for you  :P

You may not have much prestige now, but who knows, maybe because of this, 343i will pick you guys up like Bungie did with the staff from Ascendant Justice :D

And then me, you, and a few other of the guys here would go on to make the "pious inquisitor" which would pick up the mantle of writing fiction analysis articles... Just like you guys did
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Postmortem on October 18, 2012, 03:57:39 AM
Rearry?!?!?!

+100 karma points for you  :P

You may not have much prestige now, but who knows, maybe because of this, 343i will pick you guys up like Bungie did with the staff from Ascendant Justice :D

Ascendant Justice was picked up by 343i. ;)

And then me, you, and a few other of the guys here would go on to make the "pious inquisitor" which would pick up the mantle of writing fiction analysis articles... Just like you guys did

Nah, you guys would just make a new Forward Unto Dawn but pretend that the old one was like this all along. :P
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Postmortem on October 19, 2012, 05:54:18 PM
Something awesome just went Downe.
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Sixftunder on October 19, 2012, 06:00:05 PM
Something awesome just went Downe.

That's what usually happens when you flush a Toilete.
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: That Gunslinger on November 06, 2012, 10:26:54 PM
Just supported it after weeks of trying to decide which option I wanted. Is it wrong that out of all of the stuff it includes, I want the wallpaper the most? I just realised that you're also going to have a lot of articles to write after this... I call dibs on an Engineer-themed article.  :D

Also, THANK YOU. This is a wonderful project, and I'm just glad that there's some talented and dedicated people out there who can somehow put the greatest fanbase ever into book form. Oh, and if 343 do hire you (and they should)... don't forget about this place. I don't want another Ascendant Justice. :'(

"Yeah well, I'm gonna go build my own Halo Fiction site... with poorly written articles... and Mister Chief drawings... in fact, forget the site and the articles."
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: DangerousDave on November 07, 2012, 12:01:39 AM
Glad to have your support :) What articles people want us to write will be most interesting (after we finish the book, that is :P)
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Bryan on November 07, 2012, 02:41:08 AM
Finally got myself a VISA gift card, and turns out I'm the hundredth backer!

I can't wait for this, honestly. Reading this will be a highlight of 2013. <3
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Postmortem on November 14, 2012, 07:10:03 PM
Just a heads up.

We're in our last 24 hours of our Kickstarter campaign! Remember, the only way to receive a copy of the book is by backing the project! If you have yet to contribute, or if you know anyone who might want a copy of the book, now's the time to make it happen! :)

http://www.kickstarter.com/projects/ifrankel/community-evolved-a-look-at-the-last-decade-of-hal
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Bryan on November 15, 2012, 05:16:15 AM
117 BACKERS@@@@

Is it awful that I want it to stay this way? ;)
No, but in all honesty this project's done beautifully. And any additional support would seek to succeed in developing this wonderful project even better. I wish you the best, as always.
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on November 15, 2012, 06:18:11 PM
Wow. I literally got my order in with 10 seconds left... Procrastination FTW
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: That Gunslinger on November 16, 2012, 12:05:08 AM
Congratulations! The total jumped way up during the final stretch there. AXIOS!
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Capac Amaru on November 16, 2012, 09:11:04 PM
I really wanted to contribute, but I literally had no money up until yesterday.... sorry guys. I was going to buy my way to forcing you to write an article for me too....
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: craZboy557 on November 28, 2013, 01:15:33 PM
Wait, this is finished? Woot!
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on November 28, 2013, 06:54:17 PM
What?...

 I havent gotten an email/the kickstarter page says nothing...

 I think itll be a few months more till its release : (

Dang it Crazy! Got me all excited... : )
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: DangerousDave on November 29, 2013, 12:14:47 AM
Don't get all excited--but progress continues to be made. We certainly want to get you it ASAP :)
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Sixftunder on November 29, 2013, 01:28:27 AM
Don't get all excited--but progress continues to be made. We certainly want to get you it ASAP :)

Are you running for public office?
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on November 29, 2013, 03:45:39 AM
Don't get all excited--but progress continues to be made. We certainly want to get you it ASAP :)

Are you running for public office?

hahaha; don't give any ideas, he'd spend his whole term fussing about how the old stuff was so much better.

I wasn't getting too excited; Fud's never been known for its punctuality when delivering content.
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Sixftunder on November 29, 2013, 03:40:05 PM
"Our great city has experienced great prosperity in the past few years with unemployment at its lowest levels in history. Crime is almost non existent and our current mayor doesn't smoke crack.

But why do our sewers look and smell like shit? They should be a place where our children can play and enjoy what our great city has to offer.

Let me run your city with no Fuchs given"  :D
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: DangerousDave on November 30, 2013, 11:32:42 PM
Don't get all excited--but progress continues to be made. We certainly want to get you it ASAP :)

Are you running for public office?

Nah, practicing my FrankieSpeak :)
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on December 01, 2013, 01:22:49 AM
*GASP*
DAVE'S TRYING TO GET HIRED BY 343!!!?!?!?!?!!

Don't Leave us!!! I TAKE IT ALL BACK!!!
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Sixftunder on December 01, 2013, 07:32:14 PM
*GASP*
DAVE'S TRYING TO GET HIRED BY 343!!!?!?!?!?!!

Don't Leave us!!! I TAKE IT ALL BACK!!!

God help them if that ever happened. No game would ever be finished ;D
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on December 01, 2013, 09:35:11 PM
All the graphics would look really bad, trying to look exactly like Halo 1's graphics; because he wouldn't want there to be discontinuity in the designs :P
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Slightly Live on December 09, 2013, 03:38:52 AM
Work is progressing.

Next update should be interesting.
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Tar Alacrin on July 01, 2014, 10:51:00 PM
*cough cough*

Sooooo....
Title: Re: Community Evolved: Now LIVE!
Post by: Postmortem on July 02, 2014, 04:32:12 AM
There'll be word soon. All I'll say is keep a close eye on PAX events...