From: LI, NY
“Just hiring a team of programmers in Russia or India probably won't get you a very good game engine……”
Or worse, the game design could fall to a young American programmer.
This is why I don’t want to see an AE2.
First, I think the world outside our game, and there is one, has passed us by for AE 2. This game is difficult; it takes applied skills and knowledge acquired through experience. Most people today don’t want difficult, they want instant gratification.
Also, I don’t want to see an AE2 because they will give the game design to some hot shot twenty something computer programmer whose last project was the Muppets attack the Fantastic Four, or some crap like that, and doesn’t know Batavia from Buna or thinks Kyushu is a Sushi bar in Chinatown.
I don’t want to see this game screwed up by some can’t we all just get along whiz kid programmer who, as educated in the current American school system, think social justice trigger warnings are more important than the actual brutal written history. Some of these kids have never even seen a picture of an amphibious ship. When I tell some of my friends kids that I’ve fired a 50 caliber machine gun and thrown live hand grenades they look at me like I was from outer space and I’m not even a combat veteran.
Most of you who play this game know more about the Pacific War and have spent more time thinking about it than the people who actually fought in it. My father, who fought in the Philippines, spent three years in the Pacific fighting the Japanese and then almost 60 years trying hard to forget the horror of it.
If this game goes to an AE2 I want some of you guys or the original team to design it and I don’t think that is going to happen so be glad for what you have right now.
wdolson – thanks for your support of this game.
As I'm sure I've said before, 'be careful what you wish for...'
It is seldom that liberty of any kind is lost all at once. Hume
In every party there is one member who by his all-too-devout pronouncement of the party principles provokes the others to apostasy. Nietzsche
Cave ab homine unius libri. Ltn Prvb