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jkthomsen9
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Old October 13th, 2016, 03:44 PM
I am hoping this dose not go negative right away. Did I miss something or was there supposed to be a update early this week? I have a game this weekend and I would like to not be looking for the update multiple times a day. Can we please get an update? Imminent, next week or the trademarked "soon"?
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Old October 13th, 2016, 04:09 PM
I believe it was supposed to be late this week... maybe Friday. But time tables occasionally slip and it could be next week.

Of course the sarcastic side of me likes to point out that we never actually get to 'next week' let alone early or late next week.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 04:10 PM
The update BJ mentioned last week is a "news update" not a new Realm Works release. I can definitely say there will not be a Realm Works release this week (since I'm the one who does the builds...)
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Old October 13th, 2016, 05:58 PM
Thanks for the clarification. I was expecting a new build this week too.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 06:25 PM
A big *NEWS* announcement was promised for tomorrow. We're reviewing it now, so it looks like it should go out on time.

The problem is that the developers think of new product releases as "updates" to the product, while the marketing-focused staff think of "news items" as "updates". So the word "update" becomes very confusing, as we've regularly used it in both forms in the past.

A short while back, I recognized this and we decided that the term "update" would be reserved for NEWS updates only. All product releases should henceforth avoid using the term "update". So the confusion should diminish as we start being more careful with our word choice to avoid ambiguity. But that confusion will still continue for a little while until everyone settles into using - and reading - the more consistent terminology we're adopting.

P.S. We strive to put out big product releases for Realm Works at the START of the week. This avoids users running into problems just hours before their weekend game starts. Conversely, news items tend to go out around the weekend, since more users tend to see the information when we do that.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 06:31 PM
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Old October 13th, 2016, 06:34 PM
Announcement is a good word for the news updates. But if I'd read that announcement last week was actually for an announcement of an upcoming announcement I would have given you a bad time all week.... Because that's just silly. Spit it out and get back to making updates.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 06:35 PM
It will probably be Saturday for Aussies and Kiwis. My best guess is that it will go out in the late afternoon or early evening on Friday, PACIFIC time, where we're based.

Besides, if you're really living in the future, you'll already KNOW the contents and can simply share them with everyone, right?

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Old October 13th, 2016, 06:46 PM
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Announcement is a good word for the news updates. But if I'd read that announcement last week was actually for an announcement of an upcoming announcement I would have given you a bad time all week.... Because that's just silly. Spit it out and get back to making updates.
The "natives" were getting restless here on the forums, in a few threads in particular, so we simply let you all know that a big announcement was coming in the newsletter. That had the desired effect of taking the edge off in the threads where some folks were getting restless and interpreting silence as a bad thing. We didn't have all the details worked out in order to DO the full announcement, but we felt it was important to "throw a bone" to the folks who wanted SOMETHING from us, giving them a concrete timeframe in which to expect lots of details. Those will come out tomorrow.

This just goes to show that, regardless of what we do, somebody is going to disagree with it. So it should come as no surprise that we've adopted the strategy of not saying much these days, allowing us (me in particular) to focus more on the development side.

Oh, and "Announcement" *IS* a good word for news items.
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Old October 14th, 2016, 03:34 AM
--->Lone Wolf Staff.... Not only a great product, but keep up the great communication!!
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