Hi Tom,

Thanks for pointing that out. I don't think everyone on list or in
this community fully realises how good they have it. That i would not
only work on a game that wasn't my own to begin with, but allow a
certain amount of input, testing, etc as well. I could have just not
bothered taking over Montezuma's revenge or Raceway and we'd all be
out the $35 or whatever it cost.

Plus I've always tried to be open with the public. Letting people know
when I'm releasing an update, telling them of things I'm going to try
in advance, and being as transparent about the process as possible.
Unfortunately, though, not everyone is going to be happy with what I
do no matter what. That's why I have to make final decisions on things
that maybe certain people aren't going to like. That's ok, because as
you say if a person isn't happy with the product they can spend the
time and energy learning to program their own game their way.


On 8/24/11, Tom Randall <kf6...@comcast.net> wrote:
> Hi Raul and all.
> Here here.  I've said it before and I'll say it again I am just darn glad
> that Thomas chose to take on this project and chose to honor the purchases
> of the original Montezuma's Revenge and the rest of those of us who paid for
> the original Montezuma's Revenge should be glad as well or we would have to
> just write off that 35 bucks or whatever it was.  Sure I work and I can
> afford to kiss off 35 bucks if I have to, but I'd rather not.
> I can definitely see what you're saying about the betas but I for one really
> appreciated them as it at least gave me the assurance that I had paid for
> something and that it was being worked on and progress was being made.
> Because I've helped on game development myself I haven't minded that it is
> slow but it's been real nice to keep up on the progress and actually be able
> to play the game as it is being worked on.
> It was not my intention to sound like a butt head or be too harsh with folks
> in my last message, but I think that many of the people in this little
> community of ours simply do not have a clue as to how good we have it with
> these developers who actually come on this list and listen to us and who
> seem to feel that just because they have purchased a game the developer is
> their slave for life.  Try going to Capcom or Namco or one of the other big
> mainstream developers and see how far you get telling them you don't like
> this or that about their game or you want this or that.  You'll get laughed
> off the phone assuming you are actually able to talk to a live person at
> all.  I am not saying there is not a little room for constructive criticism
> or input particularly if the developer asks for it but folks need to
> remember this is the developer's project and not theirs whether they have
> paid anything for it or not.  If you want a game done exactly your way then
> sit down and learn to program and write one.  Me I am too lazy to do that
> even if I had the time which I don't so I'll offer feedback if it is wanted
> and check out whatever the developers put out and if I like it enough I'll
> buy it and if I don't I won't, as a consumer you absolutely have the right
> to do that.
> Game on.
> Tom

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