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Re: Eternal Hype vs Rubicons
Posted By: YossarianDate: 7/30/04 12:24 p.m.

In Response To: Eternal Hype vs Rubicons (Ernie)

: Anyone remember what I don't? : )

Not much, besides the whole Evihcra scandal and all that garbage. Otherwise it seemed like a typical release to me, with forum post announcements and an update at scenario news...

I think there's a couple of obvious reasons Eternal's not getting the same level of "hype" as Rubicon did, the first being that Eternal is a more of an open project; that is to say, the story's not so much of a mystery as it's explained in a 10,000+ word synopsis on the Eternal site. In addition to this, Eternal's progress is kept on an open log and much of the development communication takes place on an open forum. This being the case, there is no device to accumulate as much excitement and mystique as a covertly developed work would employ. I think for its unique history and development style alone Eternal will be remembered by, possibly not now but after the final release is out and everyone's had time to really digest it...

The second reason Eternal is getting Rubicon-sized hype is that this is only a partial release of a scenario in development, possibly lending to some a sense of limited excitement, knowing that the great feeling one gets upon completing the entire scenario is months down the line. In this, Eternal is sort of like Return to Marathon, though I think its fair to say Eternal is operating with more steam at the moment. Drawn-out anticipation may not be to everyone's taste, but it does make the completion of that last chapter seem a bit sweeter.

I think you'll see a fair amount of hype for Eternal X...

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Soon™ Is NowForrest of B.org 7/25/04 3:19 a.m.
     Yahooooooooooo! *NM*Bob-B-Q 7/25/04 5:45 a.m.
     Re: Soon™ Is NowAdam Ashwell 7/25/04 5:46 a.m.
           Re: Soon™ Is NowAdam Ashwell 7/25/04 5:47 a.m.
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                                   Eternal is on the News!ukimalefu 7/26/04 1:40 p.m.
                                         Re: Eternal is on the News!Forrest of B.org 7/26/04 7:37 p.m.
                                               Eternal Hype vs RubiconsErnie 7/30/04 8:32 a.m.
                                                     Re: Eternal Hype vs RubiconsForrest of B.org 7/30/04 11:44 a.m.
                                                     Re: Eternal Hype vs RubiconsYossarian 7/30/04 12:24 p.m.
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                                                                             Re: Eternal Hype vs RubiconsForrest of B.org 8/2/04 9:46 a.m.
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                                                           Re: Eternal Hype vs RubiconsAdam Ashwell 8/3/04 2:48 a.m.
                                                                 Re: Eternal review *sploilers*blake37 8/3/04 5:39 a.m.
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                                                                                               Re: Eternal review *sploilers*Mr. Cactus 8/3/04 8:38 a.m.
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                                                                                   Re: Eternal review *sploilers*Adam Ashwell 8/3/04 9:02 a.m.
                                                                                         Re: Eternal review *sploilers*blake37 8/3/04 9:03 a.m.
                                                                                               Re: Eternal review *sploilers*Forrest of B.org 8/3/04 9:25 a.m.
                                                                                                     did she get to name it? :-) *NM*blake37 8/3/04 9:33 a.m.
                                                                                                           Re: did she get to name it? :-)Forrest of B.org 8/3/04 9:43 a.m.
                                                                                                                 Re: did she get to name it? :-)blake37 8/3/04 11:03 a.m.
                                                                                                                       crap, it was supposed to be a giant smily face *NM*blake37 8/3/04 11:06 a.m.
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