That was the plan. Unfortunately, even though that plan would be very
time consuming it might be the only one that works. Release a
side-scroller now, and release a newer FPS version later. I don't really
want to do that, which is why I lost my cool yesterday, but that is
probably the only hope in hades of pleasing both sides. Fortunately
though, some of the people have backed down when they saw I was serious
about laying down an ultimatum.
I haven't read all of my mail today, but public opinion is heading in
two directions. Many are in favor of keeping the game as it is, or going
to a 3D FPS. Those in favor of a classic side-scroller I think are now
willing to settle for the current incarnation of the game rather than go
full FPS."Here is your sign."
Charles Rivard wrote:
If I remember correctly, Tom planned the game we are playing betas of to be
the first in a series, although it did not have the user requested features
it now has. It was to be a classic side scroller. It would be followed up
with a 3D game. This is what I was hoping for, as it would please both
sides of the gaming community. If you don't like the first game, buy the
next one, or buy both. That has changed because of the many user requested
features that have been added, making the game what it currently is. It is
evolving. I liked the game as it was, and as it is. It is more fun now
than it was to me. I do like the idea of giving gamers the last beta of
Monty with the names changed, providing that copyright issues are avoided by
doing this. I suppose that, in the long run, if the current game can easily
be made 3D, we will be getting a bonus in comparison to what we paid money
for in the first place. It's sort of like buying a set of tires and getting
the car, too, although this might be an exaggeration.
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