Zebulon Pi wrote:I certainly don't think Josh has given up, and I think that LT will be awesome when it's released, but I can understand where the guy is coming from.
Josh sets guidelines on how and when he'll communicate with the public, then breaks those guidelines without sharing the reasons why. If he was just some random guy, who would we be to give him a hard time, right? He's NOT just some random guy, though, he's a game dev who's cultivated a community, and is now in danger of having that community fray from violating his own rules of engagement.
If you want to see how badly this type of thing can get, Google "Cube World". Wollay took a TON of good will, and a lot of people's money, and abandoned them. Maybe. No one's really sure, because no one's heard from him in about 10 months.
Community and buzz is a VERY hard thing to build, and a very easy thing to lose through neglect. I hope Josh doesn't make the mistake of losing his through breaking his own promises.
Josh DID post at the beginning of the month saying he was focusing more on making the game rather than trying to make constant deadlines and worrying about making a video or post. I know it was right in the middle of a topic, which makes it very hard to find (I only found it thanks to someone else linking it, so I felt dumb).
"It is especially hard to take things like concerns about the validity of an 8-day RTB cycle seriously. I'm sorry, I'm not trying to be mean when I say that! It's just...I'm in the driver's seat right now, and I can see how this is working. I can see the effect. And I wouldn't change it for anything. Seriously. I'm just...I"m just not worried about this anymore, because I see that it's exactly as it should be
Just because people can't read his announcements doesn't mean they should shove all of the blame on him. Everyone is basically acting like he just fell off the face of the world. His post basically says to me "I'm busy working on the game, not on jumping back and forth to make deadlines." Sure, to some it could sound rude or something like that but to me it is reality. I would rather see the game made than him having to cater to constant deadlines.
For the full post, click the link in my signature "In Josh We TRUST" it takes you to his post. Also, it seems he has been working covertly on the forums lately (or it is someone else) but he isn't dead. He is just working.
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