It's never not OKFlatfingers wrote: ↑Thu Mar 15, 2018 1:22 am
As I said, I can geek out over tools. But....
It's now mid-March 2018. Let's suppose the next time we hear from Josh is somewhere around April 15, 2018.
And let's further suppose that Josh drops an update around April 15 that consists of an effusively detailed description of additional tool development, and improvements to the C language core of LT, and a refinement of the LuaJIT structure that makes the Lua scripts run 20% faster, etc. etc.
Will that still be OK?
Suppose it's May 2018, and that update is also a description about improvements to the back-end systems of LT.
Suppose it's June.
Suppose it's July, or August, or October 2018, and each Official Update lets us in on some seriously cool enhancement to the architecture of Limit Theory but with little if any description of progress on gameplay functionality.
At what point, if any, is it not OK?
I want to be sure to add here that I'm not going to tolerate any criticism of my comments on this subject. I drove four hours to say hi to Josh and to spend 30 minutes telling him how much I support his efforts, followed by another four hours to drive home -- at this point, it had better be clear that I'm a fan of Josh and this project. (I mean, I didn't even drive four hours to visit the very nice lady whom I married.)
I'm here for the duration. I support Josh, and Adam and Lindsey, for as long as it takes.
And within that support, I think I'm not being unfair in asking: when will the architectural updates shift into gameplay content updates?
Simply put all of the disgruntlement won't in any way make the game happen faster, no amount of forum complaints do anything constructive for the game. If we were providing Josh with some information he's not aware of, with some new bit of knowledge that he does not already possess it would be a different story. That being said I doubt he's unaware that he needs to work on the game and make progress on actual gameplay. It's likely a constant source of stress in the background of most of his days. It likely is also the reason why the updates despite repeated attempts still do not occur at regular intervals due to him expecting that his work in between those intervals is not something he can yet share and likely (rightfully so from this update) not wanting to face a slew of external negative feedback which he's already internally struggling with as well. There were a few assumptions made in what I just said but those are normal human responses to the situation Josh is facing.
In regards to the drive, I hope you did that for yourself as much as for supporting Josh, it seems strange to expect that this drive somehow would avert criticism. It's nice that you were able to do it and I do hope you got something positive out of it and not just a bad feeling of having to drive 8 hours for a 30 minute conversation. That said (not saying you necessarily are doing this) having offered the support you have would no more entitle you to ask that question than anyone else on the forums regardless of level of support just like it no more entitles you to an answer than the rest of everyone else.
Apologies if this offends, it's not meant as such I've been enjoying the ride that's been Limit Theory and the community for many years, I'm just slightly dismayed at the negativity in this update thread.