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    Exclamation Regarding the future of East vs West - The Beta and Release Date

    Hey everyone,

    We've got some news for you regarding East vs. West that is going to change the future of the game and introduce the ability for fans to get intimately involved in the development. Since the project was born from modders we thought it was only right that we tell the community here first about the plans for it.
    Development schedule permitting, East vs. West will be in beta come March and you will be able to contribute with what you want to get access to it.
    This means that if you feel bad about playing the beta and not spending a cent, we will offer the alternative of paying what you want for it, and all money raised this way will go directly to the developers. Development of East vs. West is still being handled by BL Logic, so there are no changes there.
    The scope of EvW is being reduced a little bit, you may have heard that some specific features are on hold while BL Logic focuses on the more integral parts of the game, and we agree with the devs that this is in the best interest of the game. As the game continues to improve, we may still decide to release it as a commercial product. Until then, though, a release date for EvW is not currently on our schedule. However, you'll all still be able to play the game in its beta form and support the devs with either your feedback here in the forums, monetarily, or both.

    East vs. West is still shaping up to be a great Cold War game and we are looking forward to showing it to you in the coming months!

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    We all?

    We all will be able to play beta?

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    If you want/need more money, have you considered a kickstarter?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Awesome View Post
    If you want/need more money, have you considered a kickstarter?
    Bad PR/marketing I think, if a big company (Paradox isn't that small anymore) do this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikssims View Post
    We all?

    We all will be able to play beta?
    Yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by Duke of Awesome View Post
    If you want/need more money, have you considered a kickstarter?
    You will be able to contribute directly to the developers in a similar way Kickstarter does it. This will not grant you anything extra however. You pay what you want and if you want.
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    odd and strange yes. depending on the quality of the release this'll be a hit or a miss.
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    perm beta isn't too bad, better than never seeing this game. If it's decent they can expect some money from me.
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    Sounds nice if it works out according to plan!

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    So does this mean Paradox won't be funding the development of EvW? Also, frankly, I think you are severely underestimating the stinginess of the people on this forum, half of them consider it a grievous breach of their human rights for Paradox to charge 0.99 pence for an entirely optional feature within 6 months of a game being released. In contributing to the Beta do you get, should it ever be released, the final product? Is there going be be a cutoff price where if you play this much or that much you do get the final game, a la Kick-starter?

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    I like it. March has 31 days. Please make it for the first!
    I will support BL-Logic, they are amazing developers/modders. Bring it on!
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    The scope of EvW is being reduced a little bit, you may have heard that some specific features are on hold while BL Logic focuses on the more integral parts of the game (...)
    What specific features? We only know about the MP.

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    Will the beta be free?

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    Maybe I'm a bit late or something. Which features are on hold?

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    Does this finally mean we are getting the weekly screenshots back ? Up till march that is?

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    Quote Originally Posted by nikssims View Post
    Will the beta be free?
    Yes!

    Quote Originally Posted by LouiST View Post
    Maybe I'm a bit late or something. Which features are on hold?
    We don't want to specify this yet. You will be able to review everything yourself in the Beta.

    Quote Originally Posted by Davors72 View Post
    So does this mean Paradox won't be funding the development of EvW? Also, frankly, I think you are severely underestimating the stinginess of the people on this forum, half of them consider it a grievous breach of their human rights for Paradox to charge 0.99 pence for an entirely optional feature within 6 months of a game being released. In contributing to the Beta do you get, should it ever be released, the final product? Is there going be be a cutoff price where if you play this much or that much you do get the final game, a la Kick-starter?
    As the first post states. As the Beta is completely free and open for everyone, being a part of it will not grant you anything special should the game reach a full commercial release. You can donate money directly to BL-logic if you please. This does not give you anything more than the pleasure of rewarding some really hard working developers who wants nothing other than giving you a great game.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BjornB View Post
    Yes!
    Define "all."

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    Quote Originally Posted by BjornB View Post
    we may still decide to release it
    oh no, there it is - magna mundi development cycle revisited. let us hope at least something tangible comes out of this in the end.

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    Please, Paradox, the least you can do up to the date of the (beta) release is keep us busy by opening an East vs West Wiki in the Paradox Wikis. There is so much to write and share. I would love to write tentative strategy guides for countries. I know, not much is known at the moment about all mechanics, but who cares. Wikis are to get improved!

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    Quote Originally Posted by BjornB View Post
    As the first post states. As the Beta is completely free and open for everyone, being a part of it will not grant you anything special should the game reach a full commercial release. You can donate money directly to BL-logic if you please. This does not give you anything more than the pleasure of rewarding some really hard working developers who wants nothing other than giving you a great game.
    Sounds fair

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