The game being on steam is a bad idea because it is too bugged and critical parts (like singleplayer, tutorial etc) are missing. Just look at the reviews at steam for more details.
Or go back a year and see what happend with the desura release, it was the same situation.
Forboding Angel does not have the technical knowledge to fix even the slighest thing.
Steam is not comperable with the usual situation spring is in, where everyone is doign whatever he wants and it has little impact on anything. Remember the long discussion when someone tried to advertise spring/games in random gaming forums and did it in quite unlucky way? There was long discussion about what to do and what not do in advertising.
Now there is a spring game on steam, a large online plattform, presented to thousands of players and it is bad and does not work.
And nothing is said about that?
It has nothing to do with "search of filled servers."
Sure, now nobody is playing the game or even trying to.
But go to the replays site and look up some older replays like this one http://replays.springrts.com/replay/03a ... c79b8f899/
Notice how there were 40+ specs? And that is just one game of many rooms that were filled at the same time.
smoth wrote:It is still burning your beaver? As far as I know forb is super busy irl post the offending bug list. Evo is not frontpage on steam, it works fine for many people, this is not a democracy
I posted the bugs often enough, in forum, bugtracker and chat.
FA has zero idea of Lua, it is absoluetly no use to discuss it with him.
Even if the fix was posted as well, YOU said to every report that "it is not an issue"
and nothing was done. And thus evolution rts has the same bugs as one year ago.
That is not "making descissions", that is ignorance and very bad managment.
And yes, evo was on steam frontpage for some time: http://i.imgur.com/f0Ca6w8.png
One could argue that one bad spring-game does not reflect badly on spring as a whole. Even if you want to make this (imo far stretched) assumption one can not deny that other things do
directly reflect on spring.
For example when statements are made about spring to explain issues in the game: "the engine can not XY / it is too difficult", "springfiles is a cesspool", "spring lua coders have bad practices."
That is directly badmouthing and blaming spring.
MetalSucker wrote:Now if you think about it, the lobby sucks for all the games, not just evo, every game has long inconvenient download times for the maps and there are no decent missions or tutorials out there.
There are two crucial differences:
1) Other games know about their issues and fix them. Forboding Angel knew about all this, ignored it and still found it good enough for release.
2) 1) Other games are trying to create missions & tutorials and have a realistic chance of completing that.
On the other hand when Forboding Angel talks about a "20 campaign mission" and "Lua ingame lobby" or "revamping the singleplayer" then that is nothing but pipe dreams.
FA can not program at all
and has no idea of spring modding beside changing some numbers.
I do not mean that in "his scripting is maybe a bit inefficient", it is literally that he needs help to edit a script that counts 1,2,1,2,1,2 into a script that counts 1,2,3,1,2,3 and similiar things.
Yet somehow he thinks he
can decide what bugs are criticial or not?