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David Post :Next Island MMO is relaunching

Discussion in 'Next Island' started by Yao-Te, Oct 5, 2016.

  1. San


    I am not their business advisor, neither is anyone of us. But with a little logic one can derive that, if it was dead, no other company would want to burden itself with the server fees for its upkeep. If they would be queuing up to have it, it wouldn't be dead. If it was true as was believed by many that it was disowned and taken back by MindArk, it would mean they just kept it to avoid too much negativity or for whatever reason, but it can't cost them too much internally. If Mr. Post still owns it as the AMA revealed just recently, then at least the necessary payments must have been made or they found some sort of arrangement they don't wish to publicize. Anything more than that, I don't know and don't dabble in.
  2. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    In 2013 Mr Post had a great offer by a group of players for low profile development of Next Island with a focus on bug-fixing, new player experience and then marketing. The idea was to first invest time and after the marketing get compensated with a share of the revenue, so all with no additional costs for Mr Post. There was a conference call with Mr Post to discuss the basic and contact was made with MindArk. Then nothing happened. My assumption is that MindArk advised Mr Post not to work with this group of people (Mr Post himself said that MA advised him not to work with another group of players also interested in NI).

    Then 3.5 years nothing happened, precious time lost and NI further deteriorating
    Then obviously Big Industries started some low profile development on Next Island with what looks like pretty much the same concept that group of players suggested in 2013. I assume this was promoted by MindArk.

    Another perspective: In 2013 there were rumors that Mr Post still owed money (a couple of 100k iirc) to NEVERDIE Studios, for development of NI, Mr Post disputed this and he felt duped by NEVERDIE. There were also rumors that he owed (a couple of 100k iirc) money to Dajin, a company for game assets started by ex-MA/FPC/SEE Marketing Manager Frank Campbell after the collapse of Calypso development in 2011. At some point Mr Post had switched development from ND Studios to Dajin. There were also rumors that Mr Post owed money to MindArk because the revenues from NI weren't sufficient to cover the server fees. There were also rumors that Mr Post had a big investor before the launch of NI, irrc the sum was ~ 1 Million USD, and of course that investor wanted to get his money back too. So Mr Post was looking for a buyer for NI covering all these sums plus his own investment, needless to say the total was many many times the actual value of NI and it would have required further investments for merely a slim chance on future revenues.

    In 2019 Mr Post is still the owner of Next Island and Next Island is still dead and it's a lot smaller. One can only conclude that whatever strategy directed by whomever so far has failed. In this story Mr Post is partially a victim talked into business relationships that have been rather disadvantageous for him and for NI. After several fails I would advise Mr Post not to listen to MindArk and not get further involved with any entity just remotely affiliated with MindArk. There's no point in working with people whose only interest in NI is pillaging it for their own benefits. Meg/Harold/Paul were actually a great team, what's needed are people like them who are at the same time seriously interested in turning NI into a great planet based on the original concept. Otherwise I don't see any future for NI.


    30th of January 2019 in New York:

    Left: Katlean De Monchy, David Post's wife, random Next Island PR person
    2nd from left: David Simmonds, MindArk's planet partner business guy
    3rd from left: Shaun Klein, head of BIG Industries and advisor of MindArk's DeepToken cryptocurrency project
    Right: David Post, owner of Next Island

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  3. Wistrel

    Wistrel Kick Ass Elf

    They should just pass it to the players to work on it
  4. looOoooOOooOOl, thanks for the retro-trip Tass. :P

    That photo gives me the shivers...imagining the whole background story...who fucked whom, NI Mobile Version, Crypto Shaun beeing BiG Industries (Blastoise Meculus Yarlboro) spreading powerfull lies about NI on facebook, ND developing NI - not getting payed etc. trololol...blah...rofl...what a fucking mess.

    And now, 10 years later, they happily stare into the camera again ? Ya, right, fucking bullshit... x'D
    I can already SEE the fanboys crying about this wonderfull reunion...hoping for "content"...
    NI deeds soon ? ^^

    post relaunch Next island.

    This is so full of bullshit...I want to slap everyone in that photo. x'D
    But please, feel free to tell us more about the New York meeting. ^^

    Dont forget, in 2012 David Post already started (tried to start) his crowdfunding platform "Benjamin Bakery"...
    ...which dramatically failed...and still said "Get notified about Our launch" in 2015...just to go offline...

    Somewhere in 2012 David Post announced that Next Island is in media blackout, until he gets it sold or restaffed.

    benjamin bakery.
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  5. Tass

    Tass Administrator

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  6. Tass

    Tass Administrator


    Quite odd you have to point out the year, isn't it. Because in 2009 at the same location, just with more people and better catering:

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  7. Mindark re-raping an old victim ?
    Holy sh!t... fucking "impressive" Mr. Simmonds... :'D

    Fuck...its really hard to comment on this repetitive bullshit, after so many years.
    Fuck... x'D

    Anyway, thanks Tass, for sharing those detailed infos !
    Thanks for sharing...

    The future of immersive entertainment...

    What the actual fuck ?! FUCK ! x'D

    This is beyond embarrassing...
    Post becomes the new Neverdie now ? ,-)

    On top of it, I really love it, how it is not in the main news, anywhere.

    Really cant wait for the 1st:
    "Its so nice to SEE Next Island getting a makeover/updates/content..." that part of the community also sucks...
    (no, yours doesnt count Spawn)

    Also cant wait for the day, NextIsland beats Calypso, in terms of quality, details, content and...lel...

    I wonder whats /whos written next to RSVP: ^^ :p
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  8. We'll wait it it out with you!
  9. Tass

    Tass Administrator

    Mr Post's email address and phone number, I've blurred that info because it might have been only semi-public and we want to be 110% GDPR compliant :)
  10. Liu


    Thanks Tass. Great deal of info in your post.

    NI was my first tower, which was bugged at the time and was no tower actually. But I loved it...always feel sad and nostalgic when I read about NI.

    Btw, in the AMA it has been said that SEE didn't buy Calypso in the end...true ?
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  11. NotAdmin

    NotAdmin Administrator

    Yup. SEE pulled out after having been at the rudder for a few months. Officially nobody knows why, but seeing MA had to pay SEE a settlement, you can probably do the math.

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