Where oh where have you been Jonathan? (in General)


Kefeck [BlackSmith] November 19 2010 1:27 AM EST

Last login: Aug 18, and only 5 posts total in 2010..


You guys think it's safe to say Jonathan has lost all interest in maintaining this game?

=/

BadFish November 19 2010 1:30 AM EST

Who knows, although it's more likely than not... it wouldn't take but 5 minutes for him to log on and tell us what's preventing him from working on the game, even if it's something obvious like "i'm busy raising this family". If he's not dead, I'm going to say he doesn't care anymore.

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 19 2010 1:54 AM EST

It's safe to say he has cared for his creation much better than some other developers. The community he created persists long after many games of the same era are dead.

Jonathan is working, harder than 99% of the people playing this game.
Harder than I'm likely to ever work. Trading most of his life for a job that may or may not work out. Most of the people complaining have no idea.

NightStrike isn't Jon. He's better. He's friendlier, and he cares about the survival of this game.

What do you really want from Jon? A change? It's being worked on, as hard as the few people we've got can with the limited time they've got. Volunteers are pouring hours into numerous projects trying to help.

The game isn't going anywhere.

Well, I guess that's not true, it should be coming to your phone. Getting into the Apple App Store, or Android Market could mean dozens of new users. I for one can't think of a single mobile rpg that compares to CB. Mobile efforts require less development time than facebook does, and could with even a few hours work open a marketing avenue we've never tried. CB is well suited to mobile play, custom CSS can even make it more touch friendly.

FailBoat[SG] November 19 2010 2:08 AM EST

Could you imagine if it went into the Apple and Droid App Stores... O.o That would be crazy.

Kefeck [BlackSmith] November 19 2010 2:28 AM EST

> Could you imagine if it went into the Apple and Droid App Stores... O.o That would be crazy. That's the plan I believe :)

Kefeck [BlackSmith] November 19 2010 2:34 AM EST

[02:21] <novice_-_go_sharks> seriously Kefeck, spend your time on something more productive than trying to bait an absentee Jon into forum banning you


What is so wrong in wondering where the lead developer has been for the last year?

Kefeck [BlackSmith] November 19 2010 2:37 AM EST

Trading most of his life for a job that may or may not work out. Most of the people complaining have no idea.

That's right we have no idea! Care to enlighten us?

AdminQBnovice [Cult of the Valaraukar] November 19 2010 2:47 AM EST

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Apache_Cassandra

http://www.riptano.com/

Since you apparently missed earlier threads about it.

Kefeck [BlackSmith] November 19 2010 2:59 AM EST

Since you apparently missed earlier threads about it.

Yep I had no idea. I tried looking for those threads, but could not find any ( I only looked for 10 minutes or so though).

In a related note I found this thread regarding an Iphone app not much information in there but still kind of interesting. Hopefully this time we get a little farther then our previous attempt (We're counting on you titan ;p)

http://www.carnageblender.com/bboard/q-and-a-fetch-msg.tcl?msg_id=002eHK

FailBoat[SG] November 19 2010 3:09 AM EST

Didn't Jon used to have more hair? o.O

Godpanda November 19 2010 7:20 AM EST

Ignore everything Novice said.

Jon is busy fulfilling his life's dream of becoming a John Travolta look alike. A bald one. That's his gimmick!

Demigod November 19 2010 9:58 AM EST

Most of the people complaining have no idea.

You're right. We never get updates on Jon or any indicator of what his intentions are. He went from having a lot of involvement to being a deadbeat dad to the game. It's nice to finally have a clue as to what's he occupied with, but it would still be nice to see him pop in every once in a while to give some idea that he hasn't quit the game.

NightStrike isn't Jon. He's better. He's friendlier, and he cares about the survival of this game.

Aye. I haven't dealt with Jon since 2004, but he was known for being rather harsh at times. NS has a much better bedside manner.

What do you really want from Jon? A change?

Yes. But we really don't care who keeps things fresh and up to date, we just want what's best for the game. After all, we like this thing.

AdminJonathan November 19 2010 11:13 AM EST

How do I make those cool quote blocks? Get off my lawn!

NightStrike isn't Jon. He's better. He's friendlier, and he cares about the survival of this game.

This!

Didn't Jon used to have more hair? o.O

Yes. Yes, I did. I also used to be younger. Thanks for noticing. :)

it would still be nice to see him pop in every once in a while to give some idea that he hasn't quit the game

Think of it as me going on a sabbatical.

Jonathan is working

I was home for 3 days in August. Last night I got back from Brussels; the week before that I was in Atlanta; the week before that, San Francisco. Starting a company is like that. :)

Lochnivar November 19 2010 11:15 AM EST

I was home for 3 days in August. Last night I got back from Brussels; the week before that I was in Atlanta; the week before that, San Francisco. Starting a company is like that. :)

Maybe you should have started a lame company doomed to fail.... way more time off if you go that route!

j/k :-)

QBOddBird November 19 2010 11:21 AM EST

It's nice to see you popping in, Jon. You should keep us updated on how your business is coming along! ;P

Godpanda November 19 2010 11:35 AM EST

You were in Atlanta and didn't stop by to see your good friend Godwolf!? Blasphemy.

I'mma go cry.

AdminQBGentlemanLoser [{END}] November 19 2010 12:07 PM EST

Jon!

I hope everything's going ok!

Volunteers are pouring hours into numerous projects trying to help.

Get more volunteers? ;)

Demigod November 19 2010 12:36 PM EST

Excellent timing.

FailBoat[SG] November 19 2010 1:30 PM EST

I love you Jon! You've kept a game going for so long that I don't remember what I used to do when I was bored besides CB!

But tell NS we should have a iPhone/Droid App version of CB. Then we could get this game going again. :P

Newlin [SeeD] November 19 2010 3:44 PM EST

Its nice to see you stop in! Hope everything is going well with the family.

DrAcO5676 [The Knighthood III] November 19 2010 4:31 PM EST

Funny how Jon always pops in out of nowhere when we least expect him ^_^

QBOddBird November 19 2010 4:45 PM EST

Last login: Aug 18, and only 5 posts total in 2010..

6

xD

horseguy001 November 19 2010 6:52 PM EST

Equivalent to 20% more dev time! Sweet!

Good to see you again Jon :)

AdminNightStrike November 19 2010 7:15 PM EST

SG - I already know.

FailBoat[SG] November 19 2010 7:32 PM EST

I love you NS.
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