Wednesday, August 28, 2013

Aftertime Diaries - Dreamers or Scammers

You probably haven’t heard about that RCE game – Aftertime Diaries. Their site starts with the line “AfterTime Diaries is a futuristic real-cash economy MMORPG that will toward the end of 2013.” Seems like they missed something there. They want to say game will launch at the end of 2013, but on other page they say only alpha version will come in 2013 and if lucky may be beta version. And that they are developing the game from one year now. That makes possible release date in 2015-2016. I don’t want to be negative, but there are some things that bother me about this game. So far I can’t find what company or people are behind it. There is no page on Wikipedia about the game to get more information. There are no videos yet, just some pictures in their website. I don’t even know what game engine they use.

Looks like they are planning to have alpha and beta phases for indefinitely long time with the catch that while the game will be free after that long period of time you have to pay to play the unfinished game. And to make sure people will deposit big amount of money for the unfinished game from unknown company, they will offer shares from day one. This actually isn’t day one it is day “minus 2000”. You can feel that they got a lot of ideas from Entropia Universe, but Entropia Universe started offering shares 10 years the release date, when it was clear there are enough depositors and the game will survive giving ¼ of its profit to the players.

It is very clear that the concept of the game is the concept of Entropia Universe plus some ideas that some players think will be good if implemented in Entropia Universe, but probably will be disaster. There will be the three main professions from Entropia Universe – Hunting, Mining and Crafting. They also plan to have farming – collect resources from plants and animals you grow on land you rented and even hire other players to work for you. While it sound good at first I don’t see it happening in RCE game. You will also be able to rent different buildings like energy centrals for a week, month or more, hire other players and make money. Also good as idea, but don’t think it will work. There will also be trading and auction system just like in Entropia Universe. So many similarities with Entropia Universe, even the pictures remind me of Entropia Universe. The exchange rate won’t be 1 USD for 10 PED it will be 1 USD for 100 After Time Dollars.

On top of everything when you create your avatar they promise you will get free website, TV channel and web radio and get 50% of the profit they make. Profit will be zero, but even if there is any profit I’m not sure they can implement that.

I agree that talented people must get paid for the hard work they put on a project, but from what I can see so far about this game the team is too optimistic delusional dreamers on some good mushrooms or they are trying to trick a lot of people to get their money for some promises for profit. I will keep an eye on that game, but I doubt it will ever go out of alpha status. They may not even release playable game at all.

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  1. You have a lot of thoughts/opinions/conclusions...

    "... but probably will be disaster."
    "Also good as idea, but don’t think it will work."
    "I’m not sure they can implement that."
    "...but I doubt it will ever go out of alpha status."

    ... But you do not explain to us how you reached these conclusions. Please enlighten us.

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  2. It seems you have not even read informations this team provided. Maybe if you want to talk about something in your blog you should get and read all available information.

    Most of what you wrote here is wrong : we know the company, we know the people, most MMO have an auction house and not only EU, etc ... etc ...

    Most useless blog i never saw ...

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    1. so who does own it, who are the people? not the most useless comment ive ever read, just generally averagely useless...

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  3. if ur going to write about ATD please get ur facts right, never read such a load of bullshit in my life, is it u cant read or understand the written word?if ur going to blog about something get ur facts right.

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  4. can you explain to me why people are thieves from ATD? still have not got anyone even money, work and trying to do something and then see the result of their work after we decide whether or not we give money, while your friends from (MA) are not else than to put their hands in the pockets of players up to the shoulders, to lie that they do not know what implementations do not address the issues raised by players, for months, and besides these have the courage to say that they do their best for an environment as beautiful in the game. and then about, returs loot what you say? if they are not thieves, then I do not know what to say. anyway thanks for the tips and advertising

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  5. "There will be the three main professions from Entropia Universe – Hunting, Mining and Crafting"-yeah as in any other MMO game wow, gw2, warhammer online,etc...so my conclusion should be how EU actually stole those profession ideas from other MMO's.
    "There will also be trading and auction system just like in Entropia Universe"-this just shows how much you don't know about other games, where auction and trading are main systems, so feel free and try other MMO's whereas there cant be MMO without this...wow, warhammer online, rift,gw2 etc.
    Again conclusion, EU most of stole these ideas from them.
    And the most important of all is that I must correct you on, that EU is still unfinished game, the only game in beta for 10 years.....they failed to implement taming, have numerous bugs,failed mining which wasn't fixed for 3 years, and this has been going on for years...and they don't care about players, or their support pleads, so this game deserves to fail.

    "Entropia Universe started offering shares 10 years the release date, when it was clear there are enough depositors and the game will survive giving ¼ of its profit to the players. "-this can be done in every game, if Dev's aren't greedy like EU was for years..now they are at their peak of greed :P and also afraid to lose players coz of poor loot return.

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  6. Their site starts with the line “AfterTime Diaries is a futuristic real-cash economy MMORPG that will toward the end of 2013.”

    Seems you can only read what you want to read. Main picture says its a development site. It seems you have no idea at all what your talking about...

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  7. when 300 people already dreaming of the same thing that already has a solid foundation, and is likely to become a reality, a reality better than EU

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  8. This dude has been taking to much crack or sleeping pills? Or just can't read? Sorry to say.. I lol'd

    Sniper x

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  9. Wasnt it the same, when Project Entropia started? Nobody knew what will happen in the future? I started EU in 2005, unfortunately 1-2 years too late to earn all the good UL items that made a few early Entropians very rich!

    Your conclusions sounds like you get payed from MindArk. When I look at the current situation in EU, after the skill nerf and the shitload of Limited items and the tiny Globals of 12PED and 21PED - I get sick of it and be happy to join a real competitor from the beginning! Because worse it can't get for many of us regular depositors that only pay the Big ATHs of others.

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  10. Dude your blog is baseless and a poor troll. You start off with an attack on ATD's website grammar yet yours is just as bad.

    The you go to full troll mode saying this won't work and that won't work. Where are your reasons ?

    Quit blogging, you suck.

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  11. OMG!!! You didn't read their forum ... I think they use BigWorld Engine (World of Tanks use it)... What many other games do you play... *Cough!!! Please check this games too: " The Repopulation " and " Divergence:Online "

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  12. Hi AxeMurderer

    I am surprised by the responses to this post as I think your questions are valid, asking for money to purchase an alpha version of a F2P game is a bit strange. I also agree that development and release dates are vague.

    On the plus side the idea looks great and so far no one has been asked to part with any money so I am keeping my options open and seeing where the whole think goes.

    Well done for posting about it as you are right very few ppl have heard of it.

    Always like your blog page

    moondog

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    1. Thanks. It's 2014 now and their alpha is still somewhere in the future :)

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  13. As I posted on pcf before it was deleted:

    Company behind this is called QwestIntech LLP, as far I can see with google search it is owned by 2 companies in "offshores" 1 in Panama and 1 in Belize.

    Not saying its a scam, but it brings just way too many unknowns in the mix and the OP has some valid concerns about what will come out of this.

    I mean, how can one trust or expect much if you don't know who runs the show.

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  14. As with most new things, there's a certain degree of risk. Had a look at their site and info provided and had a very "familiar" feeling :) ... like what I saw with so many "browser based RCE games" offering "shares" in alpha :-))))
    Not saying is a scam, just that the risk it might be is quite high ... so is everyone's call if they wish to take that risk or not...

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  15. ATD WILL PWN EU 100%!!!!!
    when its released eu= dead

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  16. Thanks for all the negative feedback on this post :) "They want to say game will launch at the end of 2013, but on other page they say only alpha version will come in 2013" and now is 2014 and no apha yet. I will review the game progress in 2015 again, but I fear the game wont be an inch diferent than now.

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  17. EU is bullshit,i know this,they is a fuckyn scammers..

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