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Was HPWU launched like this?

Seriously, a company (niantic) that makes billions with a B, an IP (catan) worth a few hundred mills alone, and all we got so far is 3 baren social media accounts, 1 v1 release, 1 patch, and zero comms, zilch, nada.

We don't even know how big the dev team is, who's behind this, what the plans are, where the work is going, if the feedback is read from this very forum, a vague (or any) roadmap, reassurance regarding genuine concerns (spoofing and alt accounts spoiling the settlements of opposing teams comes to mind), etc, etc.

Compare this to games in Steam early access like ONI who have weekly releases, dev streams, two way feedback, etc...

Am i reading too much into this - ie was HPWU the same thing - or are they not taking this seriously?


  • BlueBearyBlueBeary Member Posts: 12 ✭✭

    Ok then... Thanks devs! :/

  • FiddleheadNZFiddleheadNZ Member Posts: 71 ✭✭✭

    Yes.... a beta version for explorative play. Has been usual for Niantic mobile games.

    Don’t see anything wrong with it as long as they are responsive to community feedback.

    Just different to other game methodology I guess.

  • fiyahflashfiyahflash Member Posts: 285 ✭✭✭

    At least this game gets this, Pokemon Go players get jack in the way of anything official. We need to complain to news outlets to post stories online before major game issues actually get resolved.

    We know Niantic use several sub Reddit's to keep an eye on when they stuff up (which is constantly) but all fixes are silent.

  • BlueBearyBlueBeary Member Posts: 12 ✭✭

    Thanks guys! Much appreciated.👍

  • AjanHukkaAjanHukka Member Posts: 662 ✭✭✭✭

    That sounds good, @CATANGeorge. People should be able to play when the see the commercial. That was not the case with HPWU so glad to see you have improved there. 👍

  • BlueBearyBlueBeary Member Posts: 12 ✭✭

    Thank you for your reply @CATANGeorge . Much appreciated.

  • GrogyanGrogyan Member Posts: 731 ✭✭✭✭

    WU, Ingress classic, Ingress Prime and Pokémon GO were Beta releases first.

    Some were more of an alpha than a beta

    Saying that, CWE is currently more of a tech demo, some of core game design, needs to be urgently overhauled before a worldwide release

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