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Originally posted by: 82nd_COD_CPT=Chris
I found this online from one of the DEV's...

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I worked as a Dev at AA Emeryville for the last year and a half and I hope I can appeal to your rationality and common sense. I would like you to imagine trying to build a game with an impossible deadline, steadily declining workforce (via firings), A hiring freeze, constantly being fed misinformation, having the "higher ups" completely ignore your weekly plea for either A) more time, or B) more manpower, working a ton of unpaid overtime, pouring your heart and soul into a misadventure only to have the uniformed community scoff at you for uncontrollable variables..... RIGHT when you've just lost your job.

There are problems with the release beyond the devs control. In fact, the bureaucracy is so convoluted that you can't even begin to imagine the breadth and scope of B.S. the devs had to deal with daily. in short, imagine being the subcontractor of a subcontractor of a contractor to the government. Sure Millions of dollars may have been poured into this project, but how much do you think made it to the actual DEV team, the people MAKING the game, after it was filtered by the bureaucracy?

I realize if you are a gamer, you rightly expect a game to work. period. But I would ask that you imagine for a second that you actually DON'T understand what it takes to make this particular game, and you really don't understand the many obstacles that were placed in front of the Devs... in nerdy terms: A Kobiyashi maru.

What I would like you to understand is that the Devs did everything they could, worked a TON of unpaid overtime, put their time and passion into an un-winnable situation, and were effectively stabbed in the back. Many of these guys are my close friends, they have family to take care of, and overpriced rent to deal with. They just came off busting their butts for months, to be let go, without warning. Perhaps a little empathy is in order here.

Almost every multiplayer online game has problems upon release. These problems become exaggerated when a development team is kept in constant turmoil and paranoia via misinformation and a high rate of employee turnover. When the people you trust around you are being let go, it becomes difficult to emotionally invest yourself in the titanic sinking ship. Nonetheless, I can tell you the Devs STILL pushed themselves as hard as they could.

Furthermore, the problem with the game at this point, has everything to do with the authentication servers being slammed, A.K.A not a controllable variable by the Devs. Sure there are bugs, they WERE being fixed, and now you'll be lucky to see any fixes in the near future.

For those of you who think Redstone arsenal will do a better job, well.... I won't have to tell you that you're sadly mistaken because you'll see for yourself.

I'm not sure why i've felt compelled to write this when I'm sure it will get deleted, or even scoffed at further, but I hoped to let the fans know that we tried as hard as we could and are very bummed to see the fruits of our labor shoved at gamers like a heaping pile of crap.

Despite confirming the closure news through official channels, the current OPORD for Army moderators is to deny everything, and then ban those who disagree with their heavy-handed ways


Interesting to see what goes on behind closed doors. Or was this dude just whining?
»6/19/2009 19:08

82nd_DXO_COL=Shad Re: AA3 Soldier Names

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82nd_A2_SSG=Bravo wrote:
fired? where did u see this, i just want to take a lookies lol. man o man this is going to be great.... Atleast we still have 2.8 to look forward to playing lol



http://americasarmy.com/about/bios.php

http://www.aao30.com/

http://forum.americasarmy.com/viewtopic.php?t=297358

http://aaotracker.com/thread.php?threadid=196620

http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/48433/Americas-Army-3-Developer-Comments-On-Closure-Quickly-Silenced

there was a past dev that posted how mistreated they where by the army, here (the dev is named Feydr, and his post as since been removed by the mods): http://h0b0.org/aaforumpost.png

This post is confirmed to be a past deb by dev Pye, here: http://aaotracker.com/thread.php?postid=2675350

and here: http://aaotracker.com/thread.php?postid=2675628
»6/19/2009 17:53 Profile Visit Website

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Originally posted by: 82nd_XOB_1LT=Rysher
GM sir, we read what seems an authentic article about it, I believe it has happened (and hope not to make a fool out of myself in a few days from now).
»6/19/2009 13:37

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Originally posted by: 82nd_2BC_LTC=GM
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Note that in the future there may be an option to change names but since the [DEV] team was fired how long do you think it will take them to make an option to change names.


Do you guys REALLY believe that they were fired? LOL! Its just some stupid joe shmoe posting something to spur up rumors. LOL
»6/19/2009 13:32 Profile Visit Website

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Originally posted by: 82nd_XOB_1LT=Rysher
thank you Justin.

for our current members (the lucky ones to get AA3 up and running...unlike me) I suggest this tag name:
82nd.Name

for the future recruits, this is a problem that needs to be addressed by Col. Shad or maybe even Gen. Gavin.
»6/19/2009 13:15

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Originally posted by: 82nd_S6_CPT=Justin
1. At the moment there is now way to change the name you registered your AA3 account to, this name is NOT the name that shows up in servers.

2. At the moment there is no way to change your Soldier Name (the one that shows up on servers) so if you have a name like mine "82nd.SGT=Justin" and get a promotion then your name is FUBAR because "AT THE MOMENT YOU CANNOT CHANGE YOUR NAME WITHOUT CREATING A NEW SOLDIER".

*Note that in the future there may be an option to change names but since the [DEV] team was fired how long do you think it will take them to make an option to change names. My personal opinion its going to take longer than any of us are willing to wait.
So the 82nd need to figure out how we are going to make our tags with a 15 character MAX .
Also what about New Recruits that have put alot of time in thier soldiers, there is now way to change thier tags without starting over. This issue needs to be addressed right away because we may all be making new accounts for the 82nd

Here are some SS to clear up some of the confusion http://photobucket.com/Justinc187

Once again here is the article about the [DEV] team being fired. If you have some proof otherwise why don't you POST IT.
http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/48427/Americas-Army-Development-Studio-Closed

[ Edited by 82nd_G1_SGT=Justin on 6/19/2009 14:38 ]
»6/19/2009 13:07

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Originally posted by: 82nd_XOB_1LT=Rysher
heh, don't worry I just needed to vent out some frustration.

now, about the name issue - we need to answer these nest few questions in order to be able to solve this dilemma (did i spell it right?)

1 - can ACCOUNT names be changed? (promotions/demotions/platoon swaps...)

2 - can SOLDIER names be changed?
(same reasons as in the first brackets)

3 - what is shown in the game on a public server, ACCOUNT or SOLDIER names?

perhaps the lucky beta testers can help us unravel the mystery. the one that will answer these questions solved the problem.
»6/19/2009 11:37

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Originally posted by: 82nd_2BC_LTC=GM
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To clear things up perhaps about in game names, In a sense you have two names for AA3. You have your account name and your soldier name. As far as I know, the account name has no limitation on how many characters you use. Then you have you soldier name. Those who have played AA3 know that when you log in you have to create a soldier with a name. This is when you have the 15 character min.



These are the true facts.

I thought we had all agreed in our meeting (and even after with Gen Gavin and LTC CJ on ts) that it was 82nd.Rank=Name. Thats what LTC Cena had suggested and what I had made my name to be due to our agreeing.
»6/19/2009 9:48 Profile Visit Website

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Originally posted by: 82nd_S6_CPT=Justin
Here is the link to the article about the Americas Army 3 Dev team being fired... :-x http://ve3d.ign.com/articles/news/48427/Americas-Army-Development-Studio-Closed
»6/19/2009 9:12

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Originally posted by: 82nd_COD_CPT=Chris
lol

Come on now Rysher. We need good soldiers loike you. Don't go and do anything stupid.

I myself have not had the chance to log on and try AA3 since the release.
I have been pretty sick here the past few days. But that is not the topic of discussion here.

To clear things up perhaps about in game names,
In a sense you have two names for AA3. You have your account name and your soldier name.
As far as I know, the account name has no limitation on how many characters you use.
Then you have you soldier name.
Those who have played AA3 know that when you log in you have to create a soldier with a name. This is when you have the 15 character min.
I think the confusion is what name is actually displayed in game. Is it you account name, like 2.x, or is it your soldier name?
It seems to me that AA3 allows you to have one main account with multiple "soldiers" under that account.


Can someone post an article or something about the DEV team getting fired? That would be an interesting read.

So much for all the hype of AA3...
*sigh*
»6/19/2009 9:04

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