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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 4 2006, 10:38

Rapier wrote:I doubt any funds from the game went onto this, it has no impact on the game. It's a private party it's not how they advertised it or anything...



Yeah, i'm sure they used their own salaries to fund the party, they couldn't have used company money, could they... :devious:
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Postby Belmarduk » Jun 4 2006, 17:14

In terms of company expense, hiring a bunch of strippers is like a drop in the bucket. It probably cost them a few hundred bucks to hire those ladies. Maybe a couple of grand between concessions and the rental of the venue. As opposed to the game development, which probably cost many millions of dollars, and the developers spent tens of thousands of manhours to piece the thing together. I think they're entitled to spend a little bit of the change left over and have a party. Even an incomplete, broken game's employees deserve a little rest at the end.

PS: The rushed release wasn't THEIR fault. Blame their publisher, heebs. Oh, yeah, and all of you idiots who signed that petition demanding that it not be delayed. Forgetting the prime rule of games - it's better for a game to come out late, then to come out on time and be unfinished! It's as much your fault as anyone else's!

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 4 2006, 17:23

PS: The rushed release wasn't THEIR fault.


I heard differently. Not that Ubi's innocent....
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Postby theLuckyDragon » Jun 4 2006, 17:28

Belmarduk wrote:Oh, yeah, and all of you idiots who signed that petition demanding that it not be delayed.


Last I heard, the petition was for delaying the game, not against it...
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Postby Ethric » Jun 4 2006, 17:32

Yeah, that's the only petition I saw :|
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 4 2006, 17:33

I think there might have been a counter-petition. There were some people that reacted rather violently to the petition.
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Postby Corribus » Jun 4 2006, 18:52

ThunderTitan wrote: From TT: "Yeah, i'm sure they used their own salaries to fund the party, they couldn't have used company money, could they... :devious:"

Most comparnies have entertainment funds and what not set aside for this sort of thing. (Although in the states, usually it's spent on Pizza or a nice restaurant - not strip joints). This certainly did not detract from the game budget - you all are just being reactionary.
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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 4 2006, 20:56

Corribus wrote:"This certainly did not detract from the game budget - you all are just being reactionary."


It's Russia.... :devil: and lets not forget those funds don't come out of thin air. :tongue:

And ur taking it too serious anyway.... ;)
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Postby Belmarduk » Jun 4 2006, 22:17

ThunderTitan; ...We're still only talking about, AT MOST, a couple of thousand dollars. Total. For the venue, food, and strippers. Let's say they had a HUNDRED of these little private functions during the course of development. You do realize, that 200,000 dollars is still essentially meaningless with a game of Heroes V's scope and scale, right?

The rendering hardware they used alone probably cost in upwards of a million dollars.

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Postby ThunderTitan » Jun 4 2006, 22:26

Remind me not to make money jokes anymore. Yeash you people took what I said too seriously.


Oh, and those couple of hundred $ could have been used to hire a spellchecker. :tongue:
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Postby King Imp » Jun 5 2006, 15:37

ThunderTitan wrote: Oh, and those couple of hundred $ could have been used to hire a spellchecker. :tongue:


Amen to that!

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Postby DaemianLucifer » Jun 5 2006, 18:09

Belmarduk wrote:that 200,000 dollars is still essentially meaningless with a game of Heroes V's scope and scale, right?


Sure 200,000 can be spent only on voice acting,a map editor and bug fixes,nothing more.So lets just blow them away as useles.

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Postby CloudRiderX » Jun 5 2006, 19:21

I at least hope they were trying to do some work on that new patch while they were partying. :P
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Postby Entreri » Jun 5 2006, 21:15

Sometimes i just cant say anything except OMFG!!!!!!!! :jester:

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Postby Malicen » Jun 5 2006, 22:43

Well this is... Well it is something. Why am I not in parties like that. Heroes 5 is a good game, if someone thinks otherwiise, look at those photos and see who is playing the game. :)
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Postby Khelavaster » Jun 6 2006, 0:02

Dunno. They look photoshopped to me.... (and I don't mean just the smilies)
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Postby asandir » Jun 6 2006, 0:25

wow - some grumpy people here .... i say, good on 'em, great party!!
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