I hope maturity reaches those who believe in the schoolyard mentality that afflicts this place
Look, the people doing Pioneer have already explained all their choices years ago. You ranted about their choices years ago, telling them to use VS and go open source, and again they explained why they don't want to use VS and why they don't want to go open source. Now you come back again to say the same thing again - how exactly do you expect people to react to that?I hope life improves for those of you whose unhappiness cause you to treat others with irrational contempt, and I hope maturity reaches those who believe in the schoolyard mentality that afflicts this place (CIC Zone).
I don't think you get the point here - while the Pioneer team was certainly too optimistic in their initial schedule, there is no indication by anyone on the team that they would rather have "rapidly prototyped" or "attracted more developer interest" to anything.Using an engine such as VS or FS2, the Pioneer team could have rapidly prototyped the game. They could have assessed how difficult it would be to add the features required for Pioneer to the engine they used for prototyping and attracted more developer interest by releasing game previews. Freeware development is not dissimilar to open source game development - you want to attract talent to your team and it can be hard to do that on just faith and renders.
Eh, don't be overly dramatic. Your initial "advice" was pretty much "If you had used another engine, you'd have a WHOLE GAME by now!" - something that disregarded whatever reasons the creators of this project had for not going with VS or FS2 in the first place. Have you considered that perhaps they would prefer to see the game become vaporware than release something different from what they want their game to be?Should you cast scorn on the above advice (which given the hostility of this forum, would not surprise me)...
I dunno about everybody else, but I don't really mind the whole Privateer "Remake" thing or anything like that - it's the constant "everybody should switch to Vega Strike" rants that always got to me.They've tried to start a lot of WC stuff, and the decisions they've made and directions they've gone have been fairly universally jeered.