From: Springfield, IL
I don't think elmerlee is wrong to question the absence of David. It really is a valid point. The issue is how he goes about questioning. It's very rude.
But, back to the point at hand: a LOT of people love the fact that David has been so 1 on 1 with everyone. He makes it seem like you're the only issue he is dealing with at the time. Even when he has major bugs to deal with, his own personal life, hours of programming, etc..., he STILL finds time to answer your individual questions. This is why it comes as a shock when he basically just stops responding in late June.
I think what David has done to this game is fantastic. And if he were to stop right now, people could not say they were let down. But with the promise of upcoming patches, major releases, new additions, etc... people really are eager to see David on these forums and to get that patch.
This is why emerlee is frustrated. It does feel in a way that some of us were lead along on deception. But, obviously David would not just drop the project without telling us first. Even if he didn't say why, he'd at least tell us. I know from experience that programming for the masses can be very taxing. He probably justs needed/needs a break. He'll be back.
That's just my two cents, anyway.
< Message edited by jdhalfrack -- 8/23/2008 5:57:28 PM >