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Pond86: If they are recruting for it and can't do it due to that then thats fine. I'd imagine its no easy task, would just be nice to know if they are working on games like Blood 2, so its not just sitting there in my library saying "Ha, ha, you brought me and can't play me cause your on Windows 10!"
We do plan on going back to games released (on GOG) pre-Win10 in terms of compatibility. But the amount of 'fresh' releases keeps pushing that project further down the line :(
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mechmouse: What's it like knowing all thins juicy information and not being able to tell anyone?
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JMich: Well, we could actually talk with each other, so not that bad, but otherwise it is a pain. Especially when you see a post, you know you can actually give an explanation, but the NDA prevents you.
So you now know how I feel. :P
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Hey everyone!

I'd just like to, on behalf of the entire team, thank the Magnificent Six for taking the time and coming over to Warsaw to hang out with us for a little bit, even on such short notice, and also for putting together this forum post and sharing their impressions of the visit with the rest of the community.

It was totally great getting to know you!
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JMich: First one. Neither the installers nor the games will require network or client connection for single player. They may use either of those for various features if available, but they won't require them. [...]
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HypersomniacLive: Hmm... did the two of you attend the same Q&A? ;-P

I'll file this under "no clear answer".

Was any clarification given as to if the standalone installers will remain available for download without the use of the client?

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Gersen: [...] Mostly the site itself I think, they are looking to replace the forum so I doubt they will do any significant changes on the existing one, maybe a couple of minor bug fixes and tweaks but nothing major.[...]
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HypersomniacLive: That's not why I asked; they broke basic HTML functionality with their security fix, and given that nobody from GOG acknowledges it in the "What did just break" thread, I wanted to know if we're stuck with this broken mess until the forum software gets replaced or not.

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JMich: [...] Bit of both. 4 of the people we know have already said they got an invite in this thread, 1 other is no longer posting in the forum from what I recall, and there's at least one more that hasn't said anything. Shame we couldn't meet them, but it was a short notice after all.
No, I'm not naming names. [...]
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HypersomniacLive: I don't want names, quite the contrary; I'm mostly interested in if GOG shared names with the six of you, as at the time you made your post, nobody had come forward yet.



Anyway, thanks for the thread, though I don't feel that we got any new information besides them adding an option to permanently switch to the Galaxy-free installers in our account.
But at least you all seem to have had a good time, and that's equally important, so thanks for those tidbits and photos.
The standard installers, AFAIK, will stay.
As for the invitees, we did mention some of the other people we invited when we were asked this question, yes.
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drmike: I've only paid half attention to this thread so please excuse me if this has been covered.

Is this planned to be a regular thing? I've mentioned previously that EvE does this with their player council. A couple of the companies I work with also do this with our soccer moms.

Not trying to get a leg up or anything as I currently can't leave the US. Just curious.
Guess we'll see about this one. From our point of view, this was a very interesting venture and given the feedback so far, it seems to have been a good success too. So perhaps we will entertain the option of doing it again in the future.
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fables22: Guess we'll see about this one. From our point of view, this was a very interesting venture and given the feedback so far, it seems to have been a good success too. So perhaps we will entertain the option of doing it again in the future.
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ZFR: Can we notminate members?

* JudasIscariot - Seems like a helpful little fellow. It's time GOG rewarded him for the hard work he does on these forums by letting him visit their offices.

* Tauto - He's a respected member of society and a pillar of this community.
HEHE. Good one!
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fables22: Guess we'll see about this one. From our point of view, this was a very interesting venture and given the feedback so far, it seems to have been a good success too. So perhaps we will entertain the option of doing it again in the future.
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GR00T: If I changed my forum name, would you invite me again? :P
Hmmmmmmmm... Tricksy! Depends on how much of a contribution to the forum the new GR00T would be :)
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fables22: Guess we'll see about this one. From our point of view, this was a very interesting venture and given the feedback so far, it seems to have been a good success too. So perhaps we will entertain the option of doing it again in the future.
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Klumpen0815: It certainly was a good counter measure against GOG being perceived as yet another impersonal faceless corporation which it looked like to most users by now for quite some time from what I gathered.

Two weeks are just not nearly enough time to prepare for the people from further away than Poland or neighboring countries, I guess.
It was a little more than two weeks, but I agree. If there's a next time, it'll definitely be kicked off a lot more in advance to make sure there's more time to arrange for everything.
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Wishbone: WISHBONE'S TALE: PART SEVEN

The last day
The next morning started the same as the one before, with the 6 of us eating breakfast and chatting. Fortunately, this time I was not hung over. Breakfast concluded, we each retired to our rooms to pack our things, because we were checking out before leaving for GOG HQ today.

MarkoH01 had complained about his small bag, not knowing how to fit the GOG swag into it, particularly the glass. When we met downstairs before getting picked up, and we actually saw how small his bag was, we promptly dubbed him the "Tetris Meister". I don't know how he managed to fit everything inside, but he did.

At this point, we had to say goodbye to Gersen, because his plane home was leaving around lunchtime, so he had to go to the airport right away. He took a taxi there, while the rest of us took one back to GOG HQ.

And then they were 5...

More discussions
We spent the morning in another meeting room, talking to some of the product acquisition people. We didn't talk much about specific games, developers or publishers, but mostly about how they went about their work, and the kinds of challenges they faced.

Around noon more goodbyes had to be said, as JMich, MarkoH01 and PaterAlf had to leave for the airport, to catch their respective planes.

And then there were 2...

Winding down
The planned program was now over. GR00T and I went to lunch in the canteen, and then moved into the marketing office. We each got a desk and a laptop, to play more games if we wanted to, or just to relax. At this point we were quite tired, both physically and mentally. The past two days had been heavy on input, and processing it all was tiring. We spent some hours playing games, surfing the net, and talking to a few people here and there.

Around 17:00, two taxis came for us. I was going to the airport to catch my plane home, and GR00T was going to another hotel, as his plane didn't leave until the next morning. We said our goodbyes to each other, and to fables22 and elcook who had taken care of us while we were there, and then went our separate ways.

And then there were none...

Watch this space for the next exciting installment: Wishbone's Tale: Part Eight.
MarkoH01's packing skills are INSANE.
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Hey all,

Whew, finally got a bit of a breather so I can properly respond to this thread :P

In any case, I was very glad to meet all of you guys, yes, that even includes the horrible human being who shall not be named. Apologies if we all didn't get to talk as much as we liked, but I am still glad we did get to meet face-to-face especially after almost a decade of knowing some of you :)
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victorchopin: This thread is one of the most awesome ones ever. So much detailed info, ideas, no ass kissing imho.
Total finesse from GOG fellows and users alike.

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JudasIscariot: the horrible human being who shall not be named.
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victorchopin: o_O
Read JMich's forum title and you will see what I mean :P
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MarkoH01: Well, at least nobody stole our kidneys . even Judas did not :)
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GR00T: I don't know, I've had a sore back since I got home. O_o
You must have strained it, looking so hard over everyone's shoulders. :P
Post edited October 18, 2017 by Hastur-
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drmike: Just curious as this just came up in another thread and again please excuse me if this was previously covered but I don't recall it.

Do most of the employees speak Polish as their first language? Is it mostly Polish in the offices or something else? Nationalities? Or do they all speak binary since they're programmers?

I;ve mentioned before that I work for a webhost and our backup servers are located in France. The few times I've had to actually pick up the phone, very rarely do that have anyone who speaks English there and I have to rely on my 30 years out of date high school French.
All of our job offers require ability to communicate in English, offers themselves are in English, and you have to send your CV in English too.

Most of the employees are Polish, but large percent of almost every team are foreigners from all around the world. Which I personally like here very much. :)
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tinyE: I would imagine if they work in this forum they also have to be fluent in bullshit and douchebag. :P
Now think of those that were recruited *from* this forum... :P