I gotta stop posting on this. I swear this will be the last time...
I was just reading though my old post to see whats been happening on em and i came across this bad boy.
Id like to address to a few of the comments by talking how the processes went from my perspective.
So, Jack the Axe was my biggest unique idea. After having made The Blood Reaper and going though the process that is GGG unique creation, i did not want to do that 3 more times to use up my purchased diamond unique quota.
So that's why i thought up Jack. He was to be a creation worth my remaining diamond purchases.
My idea was to have a good physical axe that had bleeding just like the Blood reaper. I wanted it to compete with the likes of soul taker. (sigh, lower level weapons beat it..)
The additional gimmick that would justify the investment would be the voice acting. I wrote up around 20 lines of dialog and linked some to being a random trigger and others having a chance to be triggered at set areas or fighting set mobs. I dont know if they did this, as i haven't tested it myself. I hope they did..
The communication from GGG along the process (which i remember correct took well over a year) was very spread out. At a few points i would not hear from anyone for months at a time. As you would imagine, having spent so much on the purchase and not hearing anything for months was concerning. The unknown is a bad place to be when purchases are involved.
In my first unique creation, it was pointed out to me that i contacted ggg to much and its seemed to be perceived as annoying. So this time around i held back and waited. I think this tainted my experience as each patch and expansion would roll around and i would wonder if Jack would added in. Each time being disappointed and frustrated, i got less and less interested in the game itself. I started not playing as much as i normally would.
At one point along the way i got contacted in regards to collecting a gift that was promised to me by the devs way back in the beginning, when i bought all the diamonds. They made me a unique pet and put my name on the party board (the party board was a nice idea that Chris had). This, as you would expect, made me quite happy. I started playing more again and showing off my new pet.
Closer to the end of the process i was not playing as much again. However the emails where flowing once or twice a week which was nice. I was advised that the unique would be in the next patch. I posted this info on this thread and got a email soon after advising it had been pushed back and would be in the next expansion. I felt kinda defeated by that point.
But as advised, Jack made it in to the game in the next expansion.
Unfortunately somewhere along the way i feel it changed from the unique i first imagined. The end product is a great unique and im glad i was part of the process. Although it has my flavor of imagination, its not the quite the unique i in-visioned.
I haven't really played much since its release.
Being such a long ordeal, after spending so much and having it not turn out 100% the way i imagined was crushing. I may be being picky or even ungrateful. But this is just how i feel.
This is the problem with mixing passion with a purchase i guess. Lesson learnt.
On a nicer note. Im very happy some of you like it for what it is. Thank you for posting such nice comments.
Thats all i have to say about that.
This is XvXReaperXvX, One of the first Multi-Diamond Members, Signing out.