I can understand delays for an entirely new system, but what I don't understand is how you can put up a release schedule with scheduled releases several months away that turns out to be unrealistic. Something is either nearly complete, in which case a release in a couple of months is likely, or it isn't. As it stands, there have been promises but no delivery, and it isn't the first time there have been unexplained delays.
Don't all devs slip their schedules? That's how it seems to me, anyway. And no one seemed to expect that Panther would meet those targets. There have been some delays caused by illness and hospitalisation, you may recall. And many gaps, over the years, caused by Panther having to work to earn a keep in other areas (military contracts, for example), as there aren't enough people buying niche within niche games to feed the family. And then there is the continuous 'feedback' provided on the engine release (from myself included) leading to incessant work on updating, bug-fixing, improving, which - since there's only one coder, basically - means no work can be done on meeting the CO2 schedule. And that's how we wanted it, no? Most people posting in here, anyway (not Wodin, perhaps) - we wanted to have an engine that worked as well as it does now. I think we're lucky to have the game, considering how superb it is and how it's basically put together by one guy (Dave) assisted by unpaid volunteers and enthusiasts. And how many people buy it, I wonder? 2,000? Do the math. It's not big business. The strict schedule thing is the wrong model for how this kind of project develops. No? I keep expecting that Dave will hang up his coding tools (or bin them) and do something more lucrative, or even write books full time. How long has he been hacking away at this game without it being the kind of thing that would make a decent salary for him, whilst at the same time being something that could swallow all your time? So I'm very glad the project continues, at any pace
< Message edited by phoenix -- 9/5/2014 8:04:56 AM >