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    Hey Andy, I guess there's no easy answer. I could use the metrics from my YouTube and Mixer channels and Google Analytics of my site, all of which are steadily rising since I began promoting the project, but what does that tell me? Hopefully there's useful information for existing players and some are checking my facts, so who knows what percentage is curious gamers who might be considering trying the game. The game has had a consistent churn since I started playing, and being on every day across platforms for months I notice new players, and old players with new characters. As I don't lurk in Mount Tam like some Clan leaders I really don't know if the numbers have changed positively or negatively.

    Ultimately the promotion is supposed to help the game in general. Whether that results in more dollars in Gamigo's pockets is not my concern. I just enjoy the game and believe the bad taste left by the original game for some, the low-key launch of 2050, continuing problems with the games before and after Gamigo's acquisition of Trion and other factors have kept many shooter fans from giving the game a try.

    Right now developing the Guide and running Livestreams is just prep work for the real promotional work. It's gonna take even more work to take the raw materials and juice them into sizzle reels and actual promotional materials. Still won't be able to measure success from my end, but at least at that point I'll have finished what I started.

    As long as I'm here I have an update on the Class pages. I have full Ability Trees and every Power and Perk and Level listed now:

    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/guide/classes/

    I'm about to cross-link Store and Pack items and then I'll be done with this section until I have the time to start writing Guide text.

    I have another question: at some point I will have a Loadout Builder where you can choose all the items you have access to on your Character Screen on the site, package them up and write about why you made this particular combination and what its advantages are. The question is will that work, or should I have separate builders for Classes, Synergies and Weapons?

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    I've been quiet because it took a long time to get enough of this update ready for a reveal. I had always planned to include a way to view the actual 3D models from the game alongside static images and other information. Though far from complete and with a few caveats there's enough up now for me to share!

    At this point there are select Vehicle models, models for all of the currently listed NPCs plus loads of appearance items. If there is a 3D model available it is right there on the page and you can interact with it or just leave it to rotate. An example of a detailed Appearance Item page would be Infantry Veteran as it has a Store Page, Pursuit link and other stuff along with the model:

    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/...antry-veteran/



    A vehicle example:

    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/...rque-or-treat/

    And an NPC:

    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/...cs/cass-ducar/

    As for caveats, I'm working with raw object data, no skeletons or animations. And there are no obvious overlay textures for character skin, eye or hair colors or regular vehicles. Over time hopefully I can get additional stuff but for now I'm focused on getting all the models as I have them converted and exported and then attached to the appropriate pages.

    I'll have more to this update later today including plans for a "State of the Game" version of my weeknight livestream starting tonight.

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    Great stuff Chris, lots of useful info. Thank you for all the time and effort you put into this.

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    Thanks Crixus! I hope to get a lot more done next week, distracted with building tools.

    I have updated the main page with links to various sections that are in progress as well as a reminder you'll find the latest Contracts there updated every day:
    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/

    The biggest new addition is certainly Intel. Still have a lot to transcribe but at least it's a decent enough preview of how I'm handling things a bit different than other sites:
    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/guide/intel/

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    Wow! Gamigo is lucky to have an ark hunter like you!



    GREAT WORK!!

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    Thanks NAS! The updates are coming a lot slower lately as I work on tools but I'm making sure the Contracts are updated every day at

    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/

    I hope to have a big update next week.

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    I have some more Weapon Skins up, getting close to finishing all of Zealt!

    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/guide/weapon-skins/

    I could really use help with this part of the project. All I need are screenshots either shared on some public service or PM me for a way to send them directly. For console players nothing special is required but on PC you must be in 1080p, 1920x1080. Any other resolution will clip the image. Thanks!

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    Wow. I think you've done amazing work here and the fact you are coding together your own tools for this deserves serious props. Keep up the amazing work.

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    Thanks MONKEYKING!

    I hope to have a big update at the end of the week. I'm almost finished with the tools that'll make it easier for me to enter Guide information as opposed to the raw data that the site mostly serves at the moment. Of course after this update it'll be a slog as I transcribe every cutscene and recorder as I work through advice on the various parts of the game.

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    Still busy with tools but just for fun I threw on some charts about Dailies on the start page:

    http://vgpavilion.com/defiance-2050/

    Not sure how representative of RNGesus this is but it's still kind of fun. I started tracking a month and a half ago so there's already plenty of data. Here's an example:


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