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May 30th, 2012, 01:17
We received the following press release for a Risen 2 treasure hunt on Facebook:
Treasure hunt for Risen 2TM: Dark Waters starts on Facebook today!
Tuesday 29th May 2012 Hampshire, UK/.. Set the sails and lift the anchor! The Treasures App for Risen 2 will start on Facebook today and will allow aspiring pirates and sailors to immerse themselves into the world of the Southern Seas from the game Risen 2: Dark Waters.

Participants in this treasure hunt are even able to recruit a loyal crew out of their Facebook friends and obtain a ship to find the legendary treasure of the old pirate captains!

A wealth of other booty awaits them along the way, but if they are bold and cunning enough to face and master the tasks and adventures that await them, they will get the chance to find the greatest of all treasures - a sailing trip for them and their crew in the Caribbean!

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May 30th, 2012, 01:33
Ehm, well so who should be the new publisher for Piranha Bytes?
Or should they rather try the self-publishing route?
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May 30th, 2012, 13:10
You may think of me as a common hater, but lemme quote what I've written yesterday on the official Risen2 forum on those news (http://forum.deepsilver.com/forum/sh…Facebook-App):

I'm not registered on Facebook, Twitter, Google Plus nor Linkedln. I also never used services like Myspace. And I plan to never use those noprivacy/spying sites. And I believe all fans deserver a respect, those who use Facebook and those who don't use it.

IMO what Deep Silver just did - practically saying "shove off" to all Risen2 fans who don't use Facebook - is an advertisment fail.
If Deep Silver wants more "likes", there is an endless number of australian firms that sell 1000 nonmultiacc but genuine "likes" for mere 10$. But no, 10$ is too expensive, let's kick in the groin all those Risen2 fans who despise Facebook.

All I can say is thanks for making me disgusted.
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May 30th, 2012, 13:40
Originally Posted by DeepO View Post
Ehm, well so who should be the new publisher for Piranha Bytes?
Or should they rather try the self-publishing route?
Nordic games comes to mind since they are already publishing the gothic games. They could also try Namco.
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May 30th, 2012, 15:38
Facebook treasure hunt?

No. Just no.
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May 30th, 2012, 16:09
Yep, common haters.
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May 30th, 2012, 16:11
Oh can I play this game too?

Yep, common apologists.

Gee that was easy.
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May 30th, 2012, 16:16
I don't like Facebook, like joxer I care about my privacy.

I understand PB's trying to get the words 'Risen 2' well-known, but I do hope this will be a one time thing.




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May 30th, 2012, 16:28
You dont have to put your real info into FB, just sayin
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May 30th, 2012, 17:41
I'm agnostic on this issue. I don't care about social media and won't be visiting Facebook to play the treasure hunt.

If this effort is a foreshadowing of some kind of future mainstreamed monstrosity cranked out by PB, I'll cross that bridge when it gets here.

On another note, I do believe social media sites can and will be used against those who use them. That is one big reason I stay away from the likes of Facebook.
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May 30th, 2012, 18:31
Facebook!? Oh dear….
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May 30th, 2012, 19:21
Deep Silver is on a real roll -downhill- these days. When being called out for the blatant lie with regard to the playtime of the Air Temple DLC (the product description on Steam said "8 hours"), a community rep said "Oops oh really? Is that what it says? I guess we'll have to correct the description then." … like they did not know it was faulty. Yeah right…
And, of course, they have conveniently not gotten around to fixing it yet because it still says 8 hours right now.
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May 30th, 2012, 22:37
Yeah, Facebook kind of creeps me out. I probably shouldn't put anything there that isn't completely innocuous, like this is supposed to be?
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May 31st, 2012, 00:06
who wants to play this dull casual crap?
i dont like bioware games
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May 31st, 2012, 01:44
Um, any developer who does not take advantage of face book to get their game out there is frankly an idiot. Do you realize how many people use it?
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