No Q3 schedule post. Is there a plan?

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  1. mystarr

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    We have finished the time covered by the Q2 post. @DarkStarr hasn't posted anything about Q3.

    I know the team is moving to an even more "flexible" development model... Does that mean there will no longer be a quarterly update on the plans?

    Is there a plan or are we officially winging it now?
     
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    I think they have said they are backing away from hard plans so they can be more “flexible” in the future like you mentioned.
     
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    Just keep swimming!
     
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    When you look at the Q2 post and read through all that did not actually make it into the game as planned, the apparent decision to eliminate any future quarterly posts should not come as any surprise.
     
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    Also asked for in R67 Release notes ...

    For an unknowing German:
    I know the word wing, of course, but what means "winging it" ???
    Thank you for explanation :)
     
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    Discounting the incidental items (performance and awarding of items), we saw 20% of the goals from this last quarter. Yeah, not much incentive to post another list. Just reuse this one.
     
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    To go at something without a specific plan or strategy, to sort of 'fly by the seat of your pants', do whatever you think needs to be done at the time rather than setting specific goals to meet and a plan to achieve those goals
     
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    Thank you!
     
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    A ship without a rudder is never going to go anywhere except eventually to the bottom of the sea or up on the rocks!

    You need a knowledgeable and experienced captain, a well thought out and detailed voyage plan drawn up by the first mate and his bridge team.

    Then you take it to the Chief Engineer and his crew of technicians can get the vessel their safely, efficiently and on schedule.

    Then you publish the plan with the proper authorities so they can help you accomplice what you set out to do (warn you of hazards you may be unaware of) or in a worse case scenario, help you in an emergency or possibly use you to help someone else in need.

    Anything less is operating in the dark and you will find that no one wants to employ a ship or crew to haul their precious cargo (dreams and ambitions) without feeling like the risk is minimal in relation to the possible reward/benefit.

    A ship is built to serve others. It is built in a way that it meets those needs and wants. At times it is regularly put up on dry dock, re-powered, rebuilt, modernized and modified where needed to make it competitive and viable in the current markets for which it was intended to serve.

    A ship is safest when sailing in the light of truth. Darkness is where danger lurks for everyone. It can be navigated safely, but not without truth!

    It's kind of ironic that the first ship chosen to be the new flagship of the game is a pirate ship, heck you can even get it up on dry dock in disrepair!

    No thanks, the next ship I buy in this game will need to be functional as a ship should be!
     
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    Despite difficulty in actualizing goals, if they want to generate excitement about the future, it still helps to have a vision of the future, and describe it.
     
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    I'm sure there's an internal plan but sometimes unforeseen circumstances see a few items get pushed, priorities can change and work is switched around and occasionally this can snowball leading to more items being pushed. Rather than players accepting that we're seeing iterative development in progress and sometimes things can be in flux the quarterly schedule leads to upset players when their favourite item they were expecting doesn't make it in by the end of the quarter. Personally I like to see where we're headed even if it doesn't always hit every mark.
     
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    Portalarium does not even have enough staff to deliver the promised Episode 2 content and the canceled Q2 2019 features this year and they're not even looking for developers anymore.
    So my expectations are more than low for Q3 and Q4.
     
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    Incorrect. In one of the recent livestreams Chris said they are looking for another CS employee, and asked for resumes.
     
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    CS <> Developer/designer. While the CS employee may help with player facing issues, they won't accelerate (or even help) development.
     
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    A CS person is still not a developer, might speed up development time since Chris wont have as many emails to answer, but I doubt it will make Episode 2 come any faster.
     
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    He mentioned they were after a CS person first hence asking for resumes but I think it was a scene builder they were looking for next.
     
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    What does CS stand for? Computer Science? Customer Service? Coffee Servant?
     
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    Completely agree. While I completely understand some things may end up taking longer to implement than expected, and may get missed, at least seeing some sort of plan provides things to look forward to for the future.
     
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    Ah, Customer Service.

    I was thinking Computer Science.

    Still, if you're tanking, you're probably not hiring. I'd say it's not time for the doom and gloom at the moment.
     
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