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Old 02-05-2016, 08:50 PM   #61
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I look at SHO Beta ... and I just don't know... after buying SH 2,3 and 5... and being left hanging, I'm not sure I want to support any more of their ventures/products...

I especially can't believe they are using flash, when major computing companies are calling for it's demise. And then, I look at the micro-transaction model they are using and to me it seems awful expensive for a rather poor looking GUI, and to some extent the implementation of their real-time model. I guess they figure that is cheaper than a thin client.

If I was a betting sailor, I'd say SHO will be SHOffline within the year.

Ubisoft, it looks like a lot of submariners have a long memory. You should have never impaled us (to put it nicely) in the first place.

I wish someone, somewhere, would make a decent sub sim but I guess there is just no money in it.


I just don't know...
Silent Hunter Online is more of an offshoot. I wouldn't confuse it nor associate it with the games that have come before it.

Silent Hunter Online was pretty much cancelled and its funding halted few years back. Its not been developed since and is probably still online only to give Ubisoft a bit of pocket money from those who still spend money playing it. I guess they need to try and recoup as much money back as they can. I think they realised early in the beta that the potential audience for the game was not going to bring them a return in money and so cut their losses and pulled the plug.
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Old 02-06-2016, 12:29 AM   #62
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coz in wwII there are no women in subs...cmon its the current year!!
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Old 02-13-2016, 04:28 PM   #63
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I have been watching people compalin about Ubisoft for over a decade now. They are damn useless.

THey make a great idea for a game, rush it through development, try it for maybe 5 minutes, and package it out.

Rarely do they make patches - Far Cry 2 is a perfect example; I cant even guess how many bugs are in that, and SH series is riddled. Ubisoft do not CARE.

IN FC2, I was in that forum which was 'monitored' by Ubi men - so they say - like hell.

My advice is dont buy Ubisoft but try and persuade a top company to make sub sims etc. If the make the right ones, especially like SH4, they are on a winner.
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Old 02-22-2016, 06:44 AM   #64
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imho the problem is mostly about developers and publishers understanding the sim audience and then finding a business model to support both parties.

There are a number of positive factors playing into this right now:
1. Re-invention of VR plays nicely into Subsim gameplay
2. Game engines like UE4 and CryEngine have never been so easily accesible for startups
3. Crowdfunding has produced some decent titles
4. Lock On Modern Air Combat (developed by ED, published by Ubisoft) went on basically to become DCS

What you need is someone like KillHouse Games to do what Eagle Dynamics did, have some licensing agreement with Ubisoft for a set number of years but essentially go it alone with a team imparting their experience and passion into a new product. Ubisoft would possibly give up some of the IP, rights and source code if there is a commercial interest for them I doubt they would do it out of kindness to a community.

Simmers want quality and virtual freedom
Developers want to be appreciated and rewarded for their efforts
Publishers want a large return on investment with as little risk as possible
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Old 02-22-2016, 07:45 AM   #65
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I was pleased to see SH4 appear in Steam, but hope Steam can build in mods and/or patches to make it even better. At present it is picking up my disc based game saves, it should be separate; it is on sep drive under steam library.

I have Age of Empires 2 HD via steam, its an excellent example of steam providing patches that auto intergrate into game, when available, on start up.

I hope steam can do the same with SH4
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Old 06-20-2016, 01:24 PM   #66
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Even for a Beta version its terrible. Items that dont load, actions that dont function, UBI have gone down the SH5 road. I'll stick to SH3 commander and try and join a game old style LAN
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Old 06-20-2016, 02:41 PM   #67
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A Warm Welcome Back To The Subsim Community > jimislander
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Old 06-20-2016, 04:00 PM   #68
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I tried the steam version and it sucks, to be blunt. It kept freezing and crashing, so I asked for, and got, a refund.
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