True, but often times this community jumps to the wrong conclusion
when they don't have any evidence to prove their opinions false. Here
is a case in point.
Back in 2005 when James North had not produced working copies of
Montezuma's Revenge and Raceway there was this huge group of people
who said it was all a scam. That opinion was false as I happen to have
the original source code, written in VB 6, for Raceway and Montezuma's
Revenge that proves he was in deed working on those games as well as
his changelog files etc. From what I seen of reading through his
personal notes and such is that there would be long stretches between
updates. He might start working on something on a Sunday, stop
working on it for a few days, and take up with it on Friday night.
This looks to me like a man working around a busy schedule rather than
someone who was outright trying to scam people. As to why he would say
the game would be released on x, and turn around and then say it was
not ready I'll never know. All I can say based on his notes is that he
was in deed working on it, but progress was slow and spread out over a
haphazard schedule. If James North had just been more forthcoming
about his work schedule people might have understood, but since he
said nothing people asumed the worst.
Bottom line, I think we could be seeing something very similar. I'm
pretty sure Jake has no intention to scam people. It is more likely
there have been delays, setbacks, he never planned on and regardless
of what he says or does there will be a few people who won't believe a
word he says until he produces the game. If he does produce it I'm
also pretty certain his detracters will not be man or woman enough to
apologise for dragging his name through the mud.
On 6/13/11, Bryan Peterson <bpeterson2...@cableone.net> wrote:
> Yes, but try explaining that to the community at large. I'm inclined still
> to believe he does have a good reason, even though people have raised some
> good points. He's made no effort at all to contest the view that he's
> scamming, not that he would necessarily be likely to admit to it even if he
> was. Then again, it's entirely possible, even likely, that he's not even
> aware of the negative energy directed toward him. He might not read the
> entire topic before posting. I know I've done that before myself. So there's
> at least as much evidence to support the conclusion that he isn't scamming
> but had something come up that he'd prefer to keep private as there is to
> support the belief that he is scamming. And there's really nothing concrete
> to support that latter view yet. But you're right though. If he was really
> scamming I would think he would have done a lot more, not to mention charged
> more for it before screwing people over.
> We are the Knights who saaaaay...Ni!
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