I'll follow on from Alex and give a small intro about me, and what I do;
My name is Eric Miller, I work for Rebellion Oxford as an Assistant Producer on AVP for Multiplayer and Animation. Alongside our Multiplayer designers Phil Gresley (Lead) and Stephen Elkins and our Code team, we have been working very hard to bring you the best possible experience we can when it comes to lovingly ripping other players in half online.
We recognise that there has been a lot of confusion lately since the release of the Demo, and as such would like to engage in a dialogue with the community about issues or questions that people have - to that end, we have decided to directly engage with you through the magic of the internet
in order to provide feedback where possible to the questions that have come up.
To that end, I will be posting statements on this board in an attempt to answer questions about the game that occur in broad categories. I will not be responding to private messages, and I will not be engaging in forum thread discussions. This is not because I or Rebellion do not care, but simply because I do not have the time (in the case of private messages) nor do we want to influence the discussions that have occured to date without our invovlement. Discussions have the ability to be derailed or ended simply because a "dev said X" and while answering your questions will to some degree have that effect anyway, we want the community to be able to discuss their desires and opinions without an official Rebellion response coming along to end such a discussion prematurely. You've managed quite well without us before now, and we don't want to change that through our involvement.
I aim to post such "round up responses" on a regular basis, but of course this depends on the volume of questions that are asked. If I don't post a response to your question, it could be for a number of reasons;
- I didn't see it
- Only one person asked, and as a result it was deemed to be a low priority question to respond to
- An answer is not currently available at this time (I will endeavour to point this out)
- The question asked was not gameplay related (i.e. Aesthetics, Story, Audio, etc.)
Please try to not read too much into any lack of response to a question - you are of course free to speculate, but it's more than likely not the end of the world if a question does not get a response immediately.
Why here, and why now? Well, we've been lurking on this and other boards for over 3 years now (3 years ago, there were less AVP dedicated sites to go to) - some of us have posted privately before, others simply watched
. With the release of the game imminent, we felt that this was a good time to get involved - and yes, the issues with the Demo made it more desirable as well.
Finally (sorry for the wall of text!) I'd like to thank you for reading this, Rebellion as a whole would like to thank you for your support of the game so far, and we look forward to the release of the game in 6 more days (USA).
If you see someone in a game who has a [REB] Tag, it's possible they're a rebellionite, especially if they're a member of our steam group