This rant has to come out somewhere
. I was just reading my Pc Zone mag about Quake Live "It's Alive! Alive!"
blares the headline. Then I read that there will be no modding of Quake Live. I remains cynical
. The QL site says "free.... freeeeeeeee!"
... LOL. Oh come on guys .. don't suck my u know what .. you must have a business model somewhere
What is going on with this industry ? I've seen the admins and others spouting sense ... sense !
On this forum so I know I'm in good hands (I hope). The industry propagates the most stupid, ram u through the floor boards thinking. Some people think that more recent engines are "more advanced" even though they are becoming more retarded and generic. This is like slapping a nice shiny coat of paint on a house and calling it a Mansion. Anyone can update an engine to show higher res textures and snazzy shaders
. I'm a coder so I know what I'm talking about.
But (I can see the the legions of besuited agents bearing down on me now). Actually I'm not "anti commercial". If these businesses actually came up with some ideas and tried to SELL ME SOMETHING (remember that?) instead of treating me like a child then I would respect them as entrepreneurs. Why do I get the feeling that some really inept managers and marketing people are in the process of ruining their own industry and profit spreadsheets
I have tried to put my money where my mouth is by starting my own project. Ahhh! this post is all an advert! Well, maybe. But it's an open source project. Open Combat
that aims to give modders and mappers something to work with without license and business model restrictions
OK, rant over .. I feel better now.