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Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: July 23rd, 2017, 11:00 pm
by Alation
So we have got the news site but you still can't log in to see your pledges and rewards. Any chance of getting that page back as well?

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: July 24th, 2017, 9:48 am
by phimseto
We're working with CrowdOx on it now. It's not a strict 1:1 translation, so there's a great amount of troubleshooting being done.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: July 25th, 2017, 1:09 am
by Alation
Thanks for the info, I was afraid that I was missing something, or not be able to log in for some other reason. :)

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: July 29th, 2017, 8:52 pm
by CymTyr
I was worried about this too, until I re-read a recent newsbit. You guys might want to make it a little more clear on the page that's currently up for BT4 that the backer portal will be up in the near future :) I was freaking out thinking I pissed in someone's cornflakes at inXile. LOL.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: September 21st, 2017, 12:27 am
by Fizen
Any update on this? Since the original release date was Oct 2017. I'm not even able to add backer badges and the little information on whats going on with certain things is rather vague.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: September 21st, 2017, 7:59 am
by phimseto
I hesitate to say "soon" because this has been a very labor-intensive process, but there is a light at the end of the tunnel coming into view. As soon as it is live, we'll be posting about it everywhere we can. Stay tuned.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 1st, 2017, 6:12 pm
by Arsene-Lupin
Considering how little InXile has had to show for *years* of work, rather than the Backer Portal shouldn't we be more concerned that that game itself doesn't appear to exist?

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 1st, 2017, 11:18 pm
by Jozape
Arsene-Lupin wrote:
October 1st, 2017, 6:12 pm
Considering how little InXile has had to show for *years* of work, rather than the Backer Portal shouldn't we be more concerned that that game itself doesn't appear to exist?
They released two games this year one of which was being used to bring additional funding for BT4. There's also an update from this year showing BT4 on YouTube.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 2nd, 2017, 9:49 am
by Arsene-Lupin
They could have released 20 games this year, it doesn't change the fact that they've been very quiet about BT4 and have shown us very little of the actual game.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 4th, 2017, 10:17 am
by tomimt
Arsene-Lupin wrote:
October 2nd, 2017, 9:49 am
They could have released 20 games this year, it doesn't change the fact that they've been very quiet about BT4 and have shown us very little of the actual game.
That doesn't really differ from the previous MO of inXile. They've been poor communicators pretty much since Wasteland 2 and have gotten poorer as the time has gone by.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 6th, 2017, 5:11 am
by Crosmando
I really hope the lack of communication is just because they're making so much progress and haven't had time to make an update, rather than the game being in development hell because of the new New Orleans team and it's lack of experience.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 6th, 2017, 4:51 pm
by _noblesse_oblige_
If they were making a lot of progress, I think they'd want to show it off some. They've got a dedicated community manager for this game. If he's not talking, it's probably because they don't have anything to talk about. Or that would be my guess. I wonder how their effort to attract people to New Orleans is even working out. It's not a major software development hub. Just because the state or city is giving them an economic incentive doesn't mean that they are giving potential engineers an incentive. Make half of what you would make in Seattle or Silicon Valley and live in a hurricane zone with hot, humid summers... <sarcasm>yeah, sign me up</sarcasm>.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 8th, 2017, 3:32 am
by Crosmando
True, California/LA is basically the global hub for software/gaming development, I think the only reason they even created a New Orleans studio was because of subsidies from the local government.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 8th, 2017, 11:05 am
by Dork Mage
Also, California coastal region is very expensive cost of living. Potentially more "bang-for-the-buck" in New Orleans.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 8th, 2017, 11:51 am
by _noblesse_oblige_
Yeah, I moved to the Seattle area (which is only slight less of a hub than parts of California) from Michigan a little more than 4 years ago. While it is true that the cost of living is significantly higher, so is the compensation. And the market pressures are such that software engineer salaries are increasing faster than the cost of living. Furthermore, if I were to quit my current job tomorrow, I could easily be employed (doing something which interests me) within weeks without having to move or to interview all over the country. Try doing that in New Orleans....

So, I get why a company might want to setup shop in New Orleans (economic incentives from local governments and lower payroll costs), but my argument is that the math doesn't really work out nearly as well for potential employees.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 13th, 2017, 7:58 pm
by nevelium
Any word on the backer rewards site? Excited for the game, but very nervous with the lack of communication.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 13th, 2017, 8:51 pm
by phimseto
As soon as the backer site is up, we'll be announcing it everywhere we can, including the forums here. As for the next update, we're working on it now, but we don't have a set ETA.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 16th, 2017, 8:01 pm
by farland
cant wait to see more videos for this game

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 21st, 2017, 12:55 am
by Themadcow
_noblesse_oblige_ wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 11:51 am
Yeah, I moved to the Seattle area (which is only slight less of a hub than parts of California) from Michigan a little more than 4 years ago. While it is true that the cost of living is significantly higher, so is the compensation. And the market pressures are such that software engineer salaries are increasing faster than the cost of living.
I travel on business to Seattle regularly and recently got one of my UK team a move to the Seattle office. Considering she is a lower level than me, and 7 years less experience... she's now on 2X my London salary. Its crazy how much they pay in the tech hubs.

Re: Still no backer rewards site active.

Posted: October 25th, 2017, 3:29 pm
by _noblesse_oblige_
Themadcow wrote:
October 21st, 2017, 12:55 am
_noblesse_oblige_ wrote:
October 8th, 2017, 11:51 am
Yeah, I moved to the Seattle area (which is only slight less of a hub than parts of California) from Michigan a little more than 4 years ago. While it is true that the cost of living is significantly higher, so is the compensation. And the market pressures are such that software engineer salaries are increasing faster than the cost of living.
I travel on business to Seattle regularly and recently got one of my UK team a move to the Seattle office. Considering she is a lower level than me, and 7 years less experience... she's now on 2X my London salary. Its crazy how much they pay in the tech hubs.
Indeed. And I didn't think that London was a cheap place to live. Fun watching supply-and-demand pricing in action, especially when you're part of the short supply. Unfortunately, houses are also in short supply around here. Getting a decent one often means making a bid at US$100K over asking price (which is often US$700K or higher) and within a 24-hour window of the house appearing on market. I'm guessing that one could buy several houses for a 100 grand in New Orleans after a major hurricane. No idea what prices are like there, but probably not Seattle-crazy.