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Old 01-06-2011, 10:03 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Meet & Greet with Blue Mars CEO, Jim Sink

Meet Jim in the Welcome Area 5pm PST , 8pm EST, 1am GMT
You are Attending Share Public Event
Time: Friday, January 7 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Location: Welcome Area Stage
Created By: Blue Mars, Josie BlueMars
More Info: Meet Jim and ask your questions about the future of Blue Mars!
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Old 01-06-2011, 11:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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If you cannot attend (or don't feel like downloading a 350 MB install just for the Q&A), post your questions here, and I will try to ask at the event, or ask Jim to follow up with an email or post.

My own top questions:

* When is the cloud render expected to go live?

* What major features are in work, and roughly when do you expect them to be done?
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Old 01-07-2011, 05:44 PM   #3 (permalink)
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While I do plan to attend (barring unforseens), here are my questions, in no particular order:
  • Dev to dev product exchange, including scripts
  • Synchronization
  • Ability to save game state
  • Vehicle system
  • Token system to include the ability to earn or buy tokens outside of standard game play. For example, by visiting city x, a player can earn n tokens to be used in city y. Or purchasing tokens with blu$
  • Avatar customization
  • User to user blu$ exchange
  • City and block level access control to include optional pay to play and/or subscription mechanism
  • Cost to city devs for Otoy streaming
  • Visitor statistics
  • Target audience
NB: yes/no questions should include an ETA for yes and a reason (i.e, cost prohibitive, not conducive to our company vision, etc) for no

I expect this list will grow as I think of other things. As for general commentary, I find the way in which their event team interacts with users (not to be confused with devs) to be extremely off-putting. Though, am not convinced that meeting is the appropriate place to address such, since it may be more of a company culture thing. Importantly, I would love to see Jim clarify the company's vision along with what he feels their major challenges are for remaining viable (i.e., more funding, etc).

And finally, while I plan to post the above over on the Blue Mars forums, I figured I'd post here also in the event those who are not active in the blue mars community have additional input.

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Uh-oh. Looks like it's been canceled.
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Uh-oh. Looks like it's been canceled.
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Jim had a personal emergency. It's been rescheduled for this Friday, Jan 14th, 5pm PST, Welcome Area stage.
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