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Title: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: CCsaint10 on June 09, 2012, 06:15:19 pm
Help us get 20,000 likes, even if you aren't a fan of the mod. Be nice and support your fellow individuals of the community that do like it. Getting 20,000 likes will have them upload new media/information for everyone; something they haven't done in years. lol


https://www.facebook.com/BlackMesaDevs (https://www.facebook.com/BlackMesaDevs)


Thanks :-)


http://www.blackmesasource.com/ (http://www.blackmesasource.com/)
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Sergeant Kelly on June 09, 2012, 07:08:39 pm
Liked!

Some media would certainly be nice after this several year long drought. :P
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Kratos on June 09, 2012, 07:53:58 pm
too bad i dont have facebook. I really want Black Mesa done though.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: major on June 09, 2012, 09:27:44 pm
F. If ges gets 1000, we'll release 4.2 ;)
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Proxie on June 09, 2012, 10:12:00 pm
11379 more to go!
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: kraid on June 10, 2012, 12:40:45 am
They should release the media anyway, no mater how many ppl "like" them.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: killermonkey on June 10, 2012, 04:56:13 am
This is just narcissistic and retarded. No one gives a flying rat fuck about some decade old mod that has YET to release anything.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Proxie on June 10, 2012, 05:04:45 am
If it ever gets released I'm sure it will be great, but they do lack PR.  Making fans "like" their Facebook page just to squeeze out information is bad taste.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Mangley on June 10, 2012, 05:06:29 am
I really dislike PR strategies like this.

On the other hand something is definitely stirring with Black Mesa. It's a wholly valid way of returning attention to them.

What with their interview with Rock, Paper, Shotgun last month (http://www.rockpapershotgun.com/2012/05/09/interview-what-happened-to-black-mesa-source-part-1/). I've a lot of respect for their reasons for holding back the mod and not releasing media for a long time. The same mentality is behind why we didn't release 4.2 6 months ago.

This all speaks to me that we might be looking at a 2012 release for it. It is a big deal.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Kratos on June 10, 2012, 09:44:30 am
This is just narcissistic and retarded. No one gives a flying rat fuck about some decade old mod that has YET to release anything.

and by the time this game releases, a new game might come out with a updated engine and better game play.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: CCsaint10 on June 10, 2012, 08:08:58 pm
*holds back all comments regarding the game because it might just fucking blow our heads off* all the haters gonna hate :) 2012 would be sexy :)
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Rodney 1.666 on June 10, 2012, 09:18:10 pm
I look forward to it seeing the light of day. That is all.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: PPK on June 10, 2012, 10:20:08 pm
It would be amusing if the number of "Likes" just lingered a bit below 20k for a while and stayed there... They should just release the media right away.

After having read that interview, I am curious to see what they have done. They may be aiming too damn high.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Proxie on June 10, 2012, 11:26:34 pm
739 more to go, I bet we will see 20k by today.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Kratos on June 10, 2012, 11:50:07 pm
20,000 likes on GES facebook page and we should get a early release of 4.2

hahha i see panic on killermonkeys face :)
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Proxie on June 11, 2012, 12:27:41 am
Check out the new screenshots: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442026219149526.104628.391087910910024&type=1


Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: PPK on June 11, 2012, 12:29:20 am
Check out the new screenshots: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442026219149526.104628.391087910910024&type=1

:|
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: kraid on June 11, 2012, 12:48:46 am
For 20.000 likes i'd at least expected a trailer.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: killermonkey on June 11, 2012, 01:08:14 am
No, you see "I don't give a fuck about likes"

Hehe
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Wake[of]theBunT on June 11, 2012, 04:26:37 am
*holds back all comments regarding the game because it might just fucking blow our heads off* all the haters gonna hate :) 2012 would be sexy :)

Im not a "hater". My professional opinion is these guys are empty shirts. It should be that only a perfect game will ever justify for anyone this negligent run of poor PR history vs. community they enjoy.

Seriously last I checked they had 5000 active forum members who have been waiting 4 years now and they've received nothing. There is a point where they become just sad for continuing to reward it. That point isn't in the future... it was at 2010 when the supposed release was a sure thing. ;)

edit: This feels like an internal decision was made to go on or not based on how many people still care about them. Id say their numbers of faithful are down. It's likely nothing to do with the media, but measuring their time (which could be much more strained at this point and as failure drags on) vs who cares.

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What a team!

Developer quote
Why are there no official updates?
Quote:
Originally Posted by Raminator
That's the thing, we've already tried all of this, and it got us nowhere. We tried doing frequent news updates; people complained. We tried doing large new updates; people complained. We tried setting up a devblog; people complained. We tried releasing video trailers; people complained. We tried setting up a YouTube channel; people complained. We tried setting up a Twitter account; people complained. Do you see where this is going?

No matter what we do, people are going to complain, so it makes the most sense to do nothing. We can't keep everyone happy, and it's a waste of development time to even try, especially at this late stage. We have more important things to do.

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Like getting a PR representative to do these things is hard in any way or hurts development one bit? And to speak about complaints as if they didn't deserve them is silly.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: Jonathon [SSL] on June 11, 2012, 04:45:12 am
I think another part of it is just how closed off their mod is. I understand how they want to surprise everyone, but the fact that they hardly ever leak even tiny little pieces of information in this long a time period is a bit silly and adds to the fact that they have little to no "official" PR.


That's one thing I like about GES; we actually talk with our fans and unless it's something that's a huge surprise, we're fairly open with our playerbase once we get a certain feature implemented.
Title: Re: 20,000 Likes for Black Mesa Source, Help out please!
Post by: namajnaG on June 11, 2012, 08:21:11 am
Check out the new screenshots: https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.442026219149526.104628.391087910910024&type=1

That's it? 8 Screenshots? Now, That's cheap as hell.