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***Dayz: Stand Alone Thread***

Discussion in 'PC Games' started by [TFU] Thegoon84, Jun 11, 2013.

  1. Gazanimal

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    Well at least 2 or 3 people haven't actually read that Dean isn't leaving until at least the end of 2014 when they expect the game to be near on done. He's not leaving when it's half done. He's at least onboard for another approx 10 months.

    He's planning on going home, back to New Zealand and starting up a company there and doing what he wants to do which he'd thought about way before DayZ SA did as well as it did.

    DayZ SA won't be left high n dry, it'll carry on developing even after Dean leaves, which may be good for the project or bad, it depends who takes over and what direction they expect it to go.

    I'm no Dean fan boy, in fact until all the fuss over the WarZ/DayZ thing came about last year I'd never even heard of the bloke, but people's reading comprehension and doomsaying is unreal at times.

     
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  2. uksoldierboy

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    So we have about 10 months worth of content to look forward to yet then!...

    ...so that's a new cowboy hat, a lovely beige woollen jumper and maybe a new mask.

    In all seriousness though, i think it's a good thing that he's leaving, hopefully the BI Devs taking over can get some great content sorted for us.
     
  3. sharpygsxr

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    im actually quite happy Dean is stepping away from the games development.

    Its no different than what Notch did with Minecraft, yet because its something to do with Dean Hall then OMGZZZ THE SKIESSS ARE FALLING!!!

    One of the bigges issues with Day Z was that it became a Dean Hall production with him as figurehead, rather than focusing on the games development it was more like a soap opera.

    Im hoping his departure will push the focus of the audience on to the direction the game is heading rather than focusing on one man.

    Ive blown £20 on much worse things in my life so im still hoping for some future in standalone, tbh id be more content if he was leaving quicker so we can get all the trolls out of the woodwork and finally let them go elsewhere :)
     
  4. Witcher1979

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    I think DayZ SA will need a lot more then a year to be anywhere near half done. We all saw it was the end of 2014 but you can bet right now he will do his best to do even less then normal :) He even said he can't lead so he needs to step down now to a much lower position and have someone who can lead fill that spot asap. Just my view like :)
     
  5. GIBURROWS

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    I wish the coward that offered me my money back would have actually done it, not because of this news now though.
     
  6. Sgt_Pepper

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    He'd be better sticking with this, I can't see many people buying whatever **** he decides to infect us with next.:)
     
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  7. Suarez7

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    Who's gonna trust any future projects he comes up with if he can't even finish this one.

    Absolute moron, thanks for trying something different though I guess.
     
  8. LateX'Dog

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    Can't say I'm surprised, the enormity of DayZ can be overwhelming when you think about it.

    I guess he reaped the rewards, ripped of 1.5 million people and made close to what..... £30 million. He can just sit back now and live of the interest on that alone.
     
  9. Suarez7

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    I don't think he's gonna sit back and do nothing, he seems the type who always wants to be doing something but can't commit to anything. Surprised he actually finished Everest.
     
  10. ~>Dg<~

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    he wont of made that much personally though. probably a million and then small percent royalty wise. remember BI own dayz not dean.
     
  11. Darkwave

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  12. Hilly

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    DG, Spils and TheGoon - give it a rest, petty insults, willy wavign etc has to stop.

    No more warnings, it'll be a ban next time, minimum.
     
  13. Neil79

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    It's been going on for MONTHS even with warnings! :o

    I mean hey, even I've stayed out of it :p
     
  14. Footyslayer

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    The game will obviously get finished and I have confidence of a great game.

    Dean won't step away with his name so associated with it knowing it will fail or let people down I'm sure.
     
  15. Witcher1979

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    It won't fail, with someone else taking lead it will be amazing.
     
  16. ~>Dg<~

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    hopefully its the case. :)
     
  17. LOAM

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    1. Release mod for free
    2. 12 months later re-release mod as paid for standalone with less content than mod.
    3. Make promise of additional content coming over the next 12 months to ensure max sales
    4. Run for the hills.
    5. Profit?
     
  18. ~>Dg<~

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    escalating rather quickly over tinternets.
     
  19. Hilly

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    It has and that's the final straw. People have already had their access removed in the past and it will happen again.
     
  20. Witcher1979

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    Yeah seems like that is what he has done, lucky BI own the rights and they are a company who will do something to finish it. Although I am a little shocked Dean's contract does not say he has to see it through to release. Not that I care I am just glad a new lead will take over which I hope is before the end of the year. Dean has already said he can't lead so I hope that means a new lead is pushed through, that should leave Dean to make his new hats for next 12 months.
     
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