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Dana Lacoste
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The goko thread was from August of last year: what happened there?

I tried to sign up for the beta a long time ago, but haven't heard anything since (and the website still says "private beta")
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Wasn't it obvious they're sliding towards their doom from shortly before Rio Grande made a deal with them that sold all the digital rights for all their games to a dubious company with nothing to their name but smoke and mirrors?

I don't expect anything here. I don't have an idea how any board game company could fall for Goko, and yet they did in dozens.
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I hate the idea of electronic boardgames but I must say that Goko Dominion is pretty solid, I'm sure RFTG will be too..
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"private beta" is accurate.

I have played a few games of RFTG on Goko and I think the interface is rather good for experienced players of the face-to-face version. (It helps that Tom and I have been consulted at certain stages of the game's development.)
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haslo wrote:
Wasn't it obvious they're sliding towards their doom from shortly before Rio Grande made a deal with them that sold all the digital rights for all their games to a dubious company with nothing to their name but smoke and mirrors?

I don't expect anything here. I don't have an idea how any board game company could fall for Goko, and yet they did in dozens.


Didn't Goko get several million dollars in venture capital?
 
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The first batch of beta invites went out a couple of hours ago.
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i am sure they will find a way to mess it up completely and present the gaming community with another stunning failure
 
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i am sure they will find a way to mess it up completely and present the gaming community with another stunning failure


Seeing as mr. Keldon Jones himself is involved in this particular program, I think starting out with a negative attitude is a bad bet. His AI program has been a great boon to the Race community.
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For those of you who aren't in the beta, don't sweat it... I'm already encountering issues.
 
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For those of you who aren't in the beta, don't sweat it... I'm already encountering issues.


I've only played 3 games so far, but I don't believe I've encountered any bugs/major issues.
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I haven't played yet because when I tried to, loading took forever. I broke off after 10 minutes.
 
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I haven't played yet because when I tried to, loading took forever. I broke off after 10 minutes.

FWIW, I loaded the Beta version today in under a minute (Safari, decent but not spectacular connection speed). Once all the HMTL is loaded, until there is a server reset, virtually no more loading is needed.
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I've been playing the beta a lot and it's worked fine for me so far, haven't encountered a single issue. The implemenation is pretty damn smooth.
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How goes the progress on this?
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So does having goko replacing their CEO change things?
 
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Yeah, I'm wondering too: the beta has had issues for a few weeks (since the CEO change) and there's nothing go on in the beta forums

I really enjoyed the game and aside from a few bugs I was looking forward to it going live!
 
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When I first got invited to the RFTG beta, I didn't even bother because of the Goko association.

Recently I tried the site for the first time, and
- it appears bots are offline
- no other users were online
- the beta forums are offline (or the link was dead)

I love RFTG and Keldon's AI. A native iOS version of this game would be truly wonderful. Maybe someday Goko will relinquish their rights and Keldon the rftgAI expert can team up with a Coding Monkeys or a Playdek and make the mobile RFTG the game deserves.

Hey, a guy can dream.
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they havent even updated their staff page to show the new CEO last time i checked. what a terrible company
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