Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

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Re: Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

Post by GewaltSam » Fri Apr 08, 2016 3:55 am

I had to swallow pretty hard when i came to the "pay2automate" part in your news :D Until then, I was practically convinced you guys really did this on Android, although the thing about shaking your phone rose my eyebrows at least a little bit :)

You sneaky developers, you! But, on a serious note: if you shall look into the whole mobile phone thingy, please know that the best F2P games (and I guess the only ones that are really working, also) are designed to be free 2 play from the ground up. Every design decision goes from a point of "this is f2p, how do we do it, and how do we monetize for a win-win" (in a best case scenario, surely. Many black sheeps out for a quick cash grab around in this sector). If you would try to press F2P into the existing Factorio, it would be a horrible mess. You wouldn't get that many new customers to stay and invest money on the long run, and you can be sure as hell that your existing fan base won't take the piss very well, either. I guess you already know that, but I think it's important to point this out anyway :)

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Post by Zeblote » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:48 pm

No news this week? :o

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Post by sillyfly » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:49 pm

Zeblote wrote:No news this week? :o
I'm still hoping they're hard at work down at Wube Software (The alternative is probably that they forgot to click the "submit" button before going out for beers :D )

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Re: Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

Post by torham » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:54 pm

only 5 mins left... this is going to be interesting :twisted:

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Re: Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

Post by Ojelle » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:55 pm

Its the final countdown
Choumiko wrote:
sillyfly wrote:kovarex just posted the thread... but with #118 in the title. I think they had too much beer :D
It's a wonder how good the game is, if you consider how bad they are with the FFF numbers :mrgreen:

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Post by Ojelle » Fri Apr 08, 2016 9:55 pm

Toetoedoedoe
Choumiko wrote:
sillyfly wrote:kovarex just posted the thread... but with #118 in the title. I think they had too much beer :D
It's a wonder how good the game is, if you consider how bad they are with the FFF numbers :mrgreen:

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Post by madpav3l » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:02 pm

End of the world, no Friday Facts... what we will do now?

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Post by sillyfly » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:02 pm

madpav3l wrote:End of the world, no Friday Facts... what we will do now?
kovarex just posted the thread... but with #118 in the title. I think they had too much beer :D

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Post by Choumiko » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:12 pm

sillyfly wrote:kovarex just posted the thread... but with #118 in the title. I think they had too much beer :D
It's a wonder how good the game is, if you consider how bad they are with the FFF numbers :mrgreen:

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Post by Ojelle » Fri Apr 08, 2016 10:45 pm

Choumiko wrote:
sillyfly wrote:kovarex just posted the thread... but with #118 in the title. I think they had too much beer :D
It's a wonder how good the game is, if you consider how bad they are with the FFF numbers :mrgreen:
This is so good I had to put it in my sig xD
Choumiko wrote:
sillyfly wrote:kovarex just posted the thread... but with #118 in the title. I think they had too much beer :D
It's a wonder how good the game is, if you consider how bad they are with the FFF numbers :mrgreen:

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Post by joseph222 » Sun Apr 10, 2016 9:43 am

If u are going to make a free to play version on android ,make the paid version that has iap inside

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Post by Killavirus » Wed Apr 13, 2016 10:45 am

Omg i litterly signed up to your forums to swear at you for making this an April fools !!!!

For the love of god, make sure the android version can connect to multiplayer servers though. I swear I wont do another days work for months !!!

IMO F2P is the quickest way to destroy your game :( oh and along with turning it into the biggest grind fest just to get people to pay :( :( F2P and DLC is killing the games industry, don't help it die.
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Post by kinloch » Sat Apr 16, 2016 3:58 pm

I only just now realised the date you posted this. I was so excited about the idea mobile factorio (even if the exact details of the implementation looked a bit strange). At least finding out gave me the incentive to actually create an account here :)

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Post by nmid » Wed May 04, 2016 1:09 pm

lol, I just read the post and it convinced me, right till the end when you said pay to automate.
Then I read the edit.

Lol.

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Re: Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

Post by Starbuck15 » Sat Jul 01, 2017 8:33 pm

I think you should have it identical to the desk top without the free to play BS I'd pay another 40 for the mobile version as long as it's the same with no exceptions add the right control interface it would work on most smartphones

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Post by Zeblote » Sun Jul 02, 2017 12:21 pm

Starbuck15 wrote:I think you should have it identical to the desk top without the free to play BS I'd pay another 40 for the mobile version as long as it's the same with no exceptions add the right control interface it would work on most smartphones
You've probably missed that this post is from april fools 2016 and there is no mobile version at all

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Post by Smarty » Sun Jul 02, 2017 5:14 pm

Zeblote wrote:
Starbuck15 wrote:I think you should have it identical to the desk top without the free to play BS I'd pay another 40 for the mobile version as long as it's the same with no exceptions add the right control interface it would work on most smartphones
You've probably missed that this post is from april fools 2016 and there is no mobile version at all
Starbuck15 wrote:I think you should have it identical to the desk top without the free to play BS I'd pay another 40 for the mobile version as long as it's the same with no exceptions add the right control interface it would work on most smartphones
both of you know that this topic is over a year old?

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Re: Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

Post by QGamer » Mon Jul 03, 2017 2:20 pm

THANK YOU for mentioning that this is an April Fool's Joke.
Because if it were real, then I'd be so mad... :evil:

If Factorio was Free 2 Play, then that would be unfair to all of us who bought the game...
(Except for the demo. The demo can be free.)

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Re: Friday Facts #132 - Side Project

Post by Smarty » Mon Jul 03, 2017 5:52 pm

locking topic. It was an april fools joke.

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