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Sleuth Admin
Sleuth Admin

Hi all,

I'm very sorry I've gone dark for so long on the boards and Sleuth Mail for so long. I recognize that it can be frustrating if you have a question or problem that needs addressing.

While I'd love Sleuth/Hypoware to be my primary job, and I have some hope of scaling it up again in the future, currently I do have a very demanding full time gig along with a growing family. Luckily, hypoware does generate enough income to pay it's own bills. We've been up and running since 2004 and I fully intend to maintain and expand Sleuth as long as there are people willing to play it.

It's worth mentioning that there is always some level of unglamorous work that goes on behind the scenes: system administration, paying bills and taxes (a legacy of previous growth plans is we are fully incorporated), etc. Also, I have continued working on some new features that are in the hopper for both Noir and Shades of Mystery. I hope to be able to make some upcoming announcements soon in both games.

All that said, the past few months has been one of those periods where I've had to push Sleuth further back on the burners. I'm the lead developer at a company called Mindbloom and we are in the middle of an exhausting development cycle that will culminate in September. More happily, Sunny and I are expecting our second baby in November and we're working hard to get our home prepared for his arrival.

So, there will be something new in both game sometime later this summer, but I'm likely not going to be a daily fixture in the community anytime soon. Work pressure will subside some in October, at least until the baby shows up.

One last thing, please be nice to Secret Squirrel and the other Mods. They do their best with the sparse access they have to me and all of them love this community.

Sleuth On

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Detective FaFa
Detective FaFa

Hi Sleuth Admin,
So, when exactly is the date or dates you intend to bring in the upcoming updates?

Really Red
Really Red

Congrats Ben.......

Fletchi
Fletchi

FaFa, there is not usually an exact date on things, please remember ben also has another job as stated and a family to look after, sometimes for a while real life takes priority, im sure when the changes do come it will be worth the wait

Lucylastic
Lucylastic

But...but...I'm paying for a service here and don't even know Ben, so he's not a friend. Therefore I feel that I can criticise the site and just how shabby it's becoming without TLC.

I expect an innovative. imaginative, constantly improving service for my shekels and not just a self-maintaining, unchanging (and eventually boring) one.

Sorry if no-one else feels this way: I respect your respect for Ben, but this is supposed to be a business!

Detective FaFa
Detective FaFa

lucylastic, i totally agree with you. a hobby that earns money is still considered as a business and as the lead developer, sleuth admin is a total disappointment to subscribers.

MERCEY LESS
MERCEY LESS

Wow, that has got to be a first and the worst I might add

@FaFa, ummmmmm, you haven't even solved enough cases or gained enough experience to come close to experiencing what all SoM has to offer. Hmmmm, interesting though how old your avitar is.

@LucyLastic, well have to say the same. Yes bit closer but not even there yet.


MERCEY LESS
MERCEY LESS

BTW, my post was not meant to be a personal attack on anyone's opinions. I was simply stating that the farther you go the more you gain and the more challenges you face.

Sorry if it did not come across that way.

Detective Joseph Chen
Detective Joseph Chen

@FaFa:

Read the announcement thread or perhaps threads posted by Sleuth Admin below:

http://shades.playsleuth.com/community/boards/post.spy?id=6182&first_record=43809

The only thing left out was the propose dates on when those new contents will be added, so you just have to be patience.

Mrs. Jada
Mrs. Jada

Ohhhh, I am so curious, but I can wait! Congrats Ben to the new arrival!

MERCEY LESS
MERCEY LESS

Thanks guys, good to know there are still faithful followers. Know there are a lot more so stay tuned, more to follow :D

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