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And funny enough the original schedule said the game will release end of this year and Caspian mocked people who doubted that.dontadow said:They didn't have a lead designer until Tuesday?
I'm not sure what your bottom line is.Cazriel said:My overriding feeling about game forums is that they are little more than PvP by other means. Reading the posts by some authors it is so clear that they are engaging in a dick-waving contest. And as usual, once they get their dicks out, they just can't put them away. This is the primary dynamic in almost all gaming forums. No one is immune; everyone who games and participates in gaming forums does it to one degree or another.
While most PvP is impersonal and over quickly, some forum PvPers take it to the level of griefing. When you read Caspian's detailed post and then the asinine responses, the entitled jerk-offs pronouncing victory by verb, you realize that transparency in gaming is a mistake. Blizzard figured this out a decade ago and simply stopped telling their fans anything about anything except in very discrete, carefully controlled communications. Nobody likes it; but they don't care. They don't have to; they're Blizzard.
From my years behind the scenes in Human Resources, I have one iron-clad dictum: You never, ever know what is really going on. I could tell you stories of people who were fired for outrageous actions only to be told by someone who knows nothing about it a complete and utter fabrication of what really happened. Frequently. In other words, people just made assumptions based on what they thought they knew about what happened and were completely wrong, not even close, not even in the ballpark.
I experienced this so many times that it seems to me to be a universal truth of humanity. Even when you tell someone straight out they are wrong, they won't believe you because they absolutely know better. Doesn't matter. They're convinced. And yet, always, always, what was really going on was never known.
Gaming is no different. Even when a developer takes the time to write a lengthy description of his mistakes, his thinking, the unexpected problems he's faced, an explanation of how project management works, the inherent problems in same, and the messy business of life that affects all. It simply doesn't matter. We gamers know better. We know what's really going on.
Because in forum PvP, you never give ground unless you're a loser. You always want to be the guy who puts his dick away last.
Speaks for itself that you quote me on a year old thread.Wraithone said:No one? Speak for yourself. Given that the final round of funding for the demo has topped $107,000, when only $20,000 was needed, says that there are still people who not only believe in Mark Kern, but are willing to back him with their money.He could have posted the update in the original thread - you know.. the one where everyone made clear that no one has faith in Kern or any interest in a remake of the game?DarkByke said:No need to be rude to him. He's excited to share the project with everyone.2 things:
1. You pointed out it was you who gave mmorpg the pointer for this, several times...
We get it you want to be associated with this project badly, chill.
2. The majority said that Kern is clueless and a revival after 2 years is plain hilarious - this is just another cheap kickstarter project.