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  1. No hints at timings, sorry. Appreciate the support on the shop! Appreciate the hype for Gun's future as well! Can't disclose any talks that may be happening at this time. I will say this, it's common knowledge that Gun is not focusing solely on one project, as Wes has made clear his pursuit of The Crow, while we also have been at work on our next title separately for some time. BEYOND and TALES will both be back. We have also massively updated our streaming and broadcast setup, as that is an area we intend to expand on in the future. Our commitment to live content stands, and it is a major part of all of our future plans. As for the variant and overall situation with Covid, we are just doing what we can to stay healthy and safe, and will continue to evaluate the situation as it changes. We have done a lot of work in a lot of different disciplines over the last two years of this, so we don't feel that it is hindering us terribly, despite the fact that we would definitely love to get back to normal.
  2. Hey! Not on vacation, trust me! Just a busy week. But as for the forums, they'll stay open until we have our last communication to share to them, which will be Switch issues and PC Lobby issues.
  3. Time for the obvious question: Did you report this to JasonKillsBugs.com? Cause you CAN share the video there. Tim, you know this, you know that we need a ticket and details before we have a thread with zero concrete information other than "I heard on Facebook" whipping people up into worry. I'm locking the thread, you know where to go with this info, if there is any real info, and this is not it. And considering the fact that I know you know exactly where this does and doesn't belong, I can only think this thread is here simply to try and cause a reaction, get people upset, get people worried over what you read on Facebook. And so I'll be sending over an infraction for it as well. Use the SUPPORT site, it's literally what it was built for.
  4. I'm not even speaking on complaints. You're well within forum rules to complain, and I'm not saying otherwise. I was referring to the antagonistic back and forth happening prior in the thread. I think we're getting a little too hung up on one sentence from my comment. I'm not saying "hey everything is awesome, everything is fine." I'm simply stating that the game is not being pulled from stores because there is functionality there other than just public matches and the team is still working on a solution for the public matches. And this, this back and forth about what functions people care about, is irrelevant to the greater point that the team is still working on a solution for PC lobbies.
  5. I'm not being aggressive, FP. I'm being honest. And honestly, I stand by what I said. If your only reason for visiting these forums, as others have stated in this thread, is to sow negativity and mock anyone who isn't at the same level of hostility as you are, then go do that elsewhere. You struck that line from the quote, so I'm assuming you are disagreeing with it. That's fine. This forum is still Gun's forum. I know, that's a bit jarring to think about, but it is, as I stated in the comment. By opting into these forums, you're opting into the rules of the forums. If those rules don't work for you, by all means carry on elsewhere, easy as. To answer the other questions: "Under control" meaning to a point where people can play the game as intended without being shoved into hacked lobbies. That is looking more like a workaround than a straight forward fix, as I stated later in my comment. What that workaround will be, I cannot share at this time. The team is exploring an option and hit a bit of a snag. We'll know more soon and I'll share more when it's definite. The two statements don't contradict each other. Active development, as I've explained prior is the usual development cycle of a game, ongoing. We are outside of that and having to treat things like PC lobbies or Switch issues as one off issues to deal with on a single issue basis. We are outside of development contracts, timelines, and commitments. As you know, Gun does not employ in house programmers, engineers, etc. We work with our development partners. This means we cannot stop/start on a dime. F13 is effectively sunset and we are returning to work on one more thing, one more thing, one more thing. That is not the same as active development at all. I keep saying the end is already here, I need you all to hear that. Every PC game eventually loses effective anti-cheat support. Then it's just up to hackers to be motivated to tamper with it. But I assure you, they are all equally vulnerable eventually, once sunset. Jump into any outdated Call of Duty on PC and you'll see what I mean. And that's a franchise that prints money. Why would we deploy it if it isn't at least helpful? I don't understand nitpicking the analogy, but my point stands. Scream cuss words in Burger King, they'll throw you out. That's not censorship. Criticism being misconstrued as destructive is something I'd need to see to even begin to debate. I know in my time at Gun, no one has been banned simply for being a certain user or for being critical while staying civil. I say that with confidence and certainty. I've given plenty of second and third chances even to people who were cast out prior to me getting here as well. So this narrative of us banning critics cause we think they're destructive or because of who they are is something I feel is unfounded. You can feel free to prove me wrong.
  6. LOL emails? That's the forum auto emailing you, Bryan. I just did the moderation, the rest is automated. Rich parents, Bank of America buildings? What the hell are you even talking about? Expect another email for the most recent point very soon. The community kisses my ass? When? 5 years? I have only worked at Gun for 3. I get you're upset, but try to make sense.
  7. So much so wrong in such a short post. I'm not going to ban you for that. Let's unpack this one too. I'm a Community Developer. I don't actually fix the game. "EVERY development can do that" -Wait, what? Are you implying we're the only game with hackers? Really? Never mind that, we are working on it. It is going to take some time though. And if you think that's worth a ban, then you should have read my post. I'm not going to ban you for that. Hell, I haven't banned anyone in this thread yet. But if you're going to stick around for more than your current 2 posts, just try to add to the conversation some. Critical is fine.
  8. A lot to cover here, but let's start with this: What Kodiak said still applies. Also, giving Kodiak trouble for moderating here is going to get you nowhere. We need to keep the peace around here right up until the day they're locked. Which brings me to my next point: "Why aren't they locked yet?" Because contrary to all the keyboard lawyers in this thread, we are working on getting the PC situation under control, in some form or fashion. We are also working on a pair of nagging issues on the Switch. I saw someone mention in here that the game is "close to the end" and I have to point out once again that is incorrect. The game is PAST it's end. We are well outside of active development on this title. I don't know how much clearer I can be on this. We are no longer actively working on F13. "What does that mean? I thought you just said you were working on two Switch issues and the PC situation?" We are. But we are doing so outside of active development which means we're stringing together work on a title that is no longer officially supported in hopes to resolve these nagging issues for the community. THIS TAKES A BIT MORE TIME THAN USUAL. This title, for all intents and purposes, has already hit sunset. The work we are currently doing is beyond and outside of that. I'm not expecting anyone to bake us cookies over it either. I'm simply highlighting the fact that we are no longer in a normal development cycle. "It is unplayable! Take it off Steam." I'm no lawyer, and neither are you. That's first and foremost. But more importantly, we are still working to get the situation resolved. That said, the game is not unplayable to a point that would cause us to completely remove it. Do private matches function? Do challenges function? Do bots function? Ok. So public lobbies are in a state right now, the team is working on getting a workaround done. "A workaround?!?!?!? Why not a straight up fix? Stop the hackers for good!" That's a wonderful long term goal. Unfortunately, as stated earlier, we are well beyond long term goals. I'm going to be brutally honest: Hackers are going to continue to tamper with the experience on PC well after we are fully sunset. This is true of all multiplayer games on PC. Eventually, things like player hosted lobbies or private matches will be the main way to avoid a tampered game experience. So a workaround is important because down the line, however long it takes them, when they do hack the lobbies again, we can't keep coming back to work on F13 for the rest of our lives. And now the final point to make. The censorship topic. It is not censorship to be told you are not following the rules of the forum and be removed from said forum. You are still free to say and think what you want, but this forum has rules. Follow them, or leave. Those are the only two options and it has absolutely nothing to do with censorship. This is a forum created, curated, and run by the makers of a damn video game. Stop claiming censorship over showing images of unreleased content or otherwise ill-gotten content. That is against the rules. Just like when you go to 7-11 you gotta wear a shirt and shoes. That's not censorship either. Or how you can't scream expletives in line at Burger King. That's not censorship either. And as for being overly negative, no one is saying you need to be our biggest fan right now. No one is saying that constructive criticism isn't welcome. Because it totally is! But what will not be tolerated is showing up in here just to try and start trouble with people who are still following along to stay informed. Forums are a mini community and if you're here to agitate the community here, you are not a welcome part of this community. Be critical, be cynical even. But starting fights with people who aren't as aggravated as you or aren't as cynical as you is not welcome in the least. And guess what? There is no rule or law against that! Because this forum is a completely optional space. This idea that you have a RIGHT to be a jerk in this forum is ridiculous and honestly, wholly incorrect. You purchased a video game. You receive the game and support for the game, which is always available through JasonKillsBugs.com. ALL OTHER ELEMENTS of the community efforts Gun provides are completely optional and not owed to you in the least. This forum, chatting with us on Twitter, chatting in Twitch streams. That's all optional and you can be banned without even being given a reason. Because those are not rights you've purchased by buying the game. Sorry you had to find out like this, but this and all other Gun Official channels have rules and if the rules aren't followed, you have to go. Regardless if we're in the waning days of the forum or not. And that, my friends, is STILL NOT censorship. It's community management. The community is a garden and if you choose to be a weed, expect to be plucked. You can still be toxic, just be toxic elsewhere. The internet is vast, find someone else's garden to go be a weed in. Because I can guarantee you we didn't build this house and keep it running even now for you to be a problem to the other members here.
  9. We have had a minor setback. Minor in the respect that it hasn't totally scrapped our solution, just delayed it a bit with some tack on things to take care of. The team is already working through this recent development, and I'll update the community once we have news and a potential timeline.
  10. I get what you're going for with this. It's definitely a fun idea. The title needs to be the right fit though. At Gun, we take a lot of pride in authenticity and recreating film environments and characters down to the smallest details. It is kind of the polar opposite of having characters that are out of place in the environment, for example, like Pinhead at Crystal Lake. So for a traditional Gun game, I don't see that level of DLC coming to any of our titles, save for if Gun were to make something that is based off the greater horror universe and not one property. All that being said, for the sake of having a fun chat with my statements here having no implication in anything Gun is working on, I always loved that little Xbox Arcade game Gotham City Impostors. Man, would it be cool to see a Horror themed version of that. Deathmatch between horror icons from a wide variety of films. But also, as Kodiak mentioned, that's no small feat as far as licensing, even if you are making a slightly more cartoon inspired character.
  11. I will bring this up to the team to see if they can look into what might be happening. The perk roll "cooldown" system, for lack of a better term is necessary and a byproduct of a separate fix. Problem is it has to be aggressive in order to handle the bigger task it was implemented to fix. So we've tried to dial it in where it is functional for rolling perks, but still functional at protecting the other areas of the game backend. Obviously this current setting is causing some frustration and we'll have to take a look. But the need to slow down will always be a part of the game from here out, as it is vital in other areas and far too late to rebuild the backend to handle this differently.
  12. Ok so going back to the earliest design of the counselors, they were not assigned ages and birthdays, but were all assumed to be in their late teens. So 18-19 years old. One exception being Kenny, who is in his mid 20's. Added characters do not have ages either, but can be assumed to be in the same relative range, with another exception being Mitch.
  13. I am pretty sure there is, but would have to do some digging.
  14. The team is working on it and we'll have more news as soon as it's confirmed. I will say this though, considering where we are (outside active development) this will take some time. But we are working on a solution for the PC community.
  15. We'll have to keep an eye on it. I cannot make any promises at this point, though. The team is currently looking at Switch voice and matchmaking issues, and still looking at the hacked lobbies situation on PC. Not only are those higher priority, but we are past active development. If I'm being brutally honest here, I don't think something this situational will see a fix at this stage in the game. EDIT: I also have to note that I wouldn't be able to confirm this without seeing the encounter from the Jason players viewpoint.
  16. Offline saves like this will not be a thing unless we turn off the database servers, which as we've said prior, is not likely any time soon.
  17. We are investigating issues on PlayStation platforms where players experience crashes. We will update here as we have more information. EDIT: Late Sunday evening, a backend fix was made in an attempt to stop the recent attack. Please let us know in thread if you continue to have any issues with crashes.
  18. Other than to say that we're on it and investigating, I do not have any news just yet. I'll post as soon as we have news.
  19. And you couldn't kill him? Because there is still some instances of a visual thing, but the player can still be killed. Just want to make sure I'm clear on what happened and what was tried. Perk system requires you to take a beat between rapidly rolling perks and selling them. If done too quickly, it will trip the error.
  20. Yes, agreed and understood. I just know that for folks who maybe aren't as familiar with what sliding looks like and what it accomplishes from the perspective of the person sliding, they often see it as a teleport or otherwise misrepresentation of where the counselor is. This is why the average player report for sliding says counselors are teleporting around the map and cannot be hit. We'll share any info we have on our various other channels.
  21. No, I hear you. I understand. It's a good report, regardless. So thanks!
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