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As I have already said an investor is looking to make a profit, not simply whether the project is technically feasible. The return has to justify the risk. The investor will also look at a range of investments and pick the best ones. Even if they thought this project could turn a tidy profit they might be opting for other investments that return the same profit but at lower risk. I don't think you understand how financial decisions are made.MadFrenchie said:No, I've actually said here (I think) and other places (I know) that in some cases it may not be a malicious dishonesty, but an unrealistic outlook. However, as @Iselin mentioned above me, that's the reason there are traditional investors. Those folks, generally, are much better equipped to spot the malicious dishonesty as well as the unrealistic dreamer. Consumers don't have the expertise, the experience, nor the resources to evaluate the project on the same level. And developers know that.StaalBurgher said:No you are saying their intentions are dishonest. You have nothing to base that on.
Ah, internet semantics. The holdout of everyone that has no point. No... you clearly have no idea what is being said. People get timelines wrong (even experienced project managers) and he posted an angry reply to a few internet trolls. While not desirable, none of that reflects on their competence to actually produce a game.Slapshot1188 said:You keep using that word... yet it's blatantly obvious you have no idea what it means. Slander is when you make false statements about someone (you are probably meaning LIBEL which is writing them). Saying that the guy miscalculated his timeline, belittled those who challenged that timeline and delayed his project by at least a year is neither slander nor libel. It's called FACT.StaalBurgher said:1 million to 3 million is irrelevant. Complex projects always have delays, it is to be expected even when led by experienced projects managers. So yes the only factor that reflects on their competence is the actual game. The rest is just malicious slander.Slapshot1188 said:No it won't. Asking for 1M, raising 3M, delaying the game for at least a year and only "making progress " is not proof of competence.
This is really true. Sometimes publishers get a bad rap for just making the hard, but necessary choices.Azaron_Nightblade said:This is pretty much the reason why traditionally MMOs have publishers to keep devs on track. Without someone to tell them "No, you have a deadline to focus on instead of getting sidetracked" they are all over the place. :PThomas2006 said:Don't you just love it when feature creep is so real that the core of the game isn't even getting attention / its base features added anymore.
I really do not think these guys can pull it off. It shows by adding little things like this instead of focusing 100% on the features and core they already have. Instead they are just jumping all over the place adding little easy things to make it look like stuff is getting done.
Word of advice is to focus on the core features you already have and get that in before adding even more fluff to that long list you already have. Otherwise this game feels like a Greed Monger 3.0 happening all over.