Before I try to answer that constructively if that is possible for a non Wif'er on these forums.
I have always been a computer gamer from the days of pong, always looking for a re-playable strategic computer war game not a shoot em up like Cod2 IMO without much luck. Panzer general, Carriers at war, on and on fine for a little while but just not enough but that is the nature of the beast.
Since our troubles here with MWIF I have looked on Matrix, Battlefront, Paradox and Slitherine for such a game, my major problem became once I was familiar with MWIF every game paled against this great game including Mr Grigsby WitW.
On Slitherine there is a game called Order of Battle Pacific, I watched the you tube demo and it looked very interesting and almost bought it until I read the forums, now it might be in better shape than MWIF but after reading all the crashes and problems it was having I begin to wonder if anybody has their games right for sale.
Our forums are getting downright insulting and nasty, most of the milder posters have left not wanting to get caught up in all the insults flying back and forth or even reading about the posts, shame on us.
warspite took me to task for defending Erik and his inability to speak to the MWIF nation, and I accept and respect that knowing that warspite has a good heart and is strongly defending his beloved MWIF and Steve and his health. He does it with conviction and sincerity which I admire in a poster.
I just admitted after thinking what warspite said about that with Erik and his failure to speak up about the condition of MWIF, I feel I should man up and agree with him because he is correct.
I enjoy warspite but I think it is time to no linger defend the indefensible of the way Matrix and Steve have handled this, even though at times he has been critical of the handling of MWIF.
We all know that without Steve there is no MWIF good bad or indecent, so lets get that out of the road
1- Open up the very secret beta forums to the public then we wont need Erik to state the state of MWIF, there are only 4 beta testers left anyway so whats the secret. Unless you have had a lobotomy you have to know Steve is stuck on netplay and just maybe some poster here or some wheres can help him.
2- Steve IMO is a very open and honest person who has a degree in computer studies from an University, but even they did not prepare him for MWIF and IMO needed to take a course in people management, brillaint, smart as a professor but sometimes professors need a peoples course.
3- Steve needs to go to the forums and not the Mwif monthly reports forum which IMO a lot of nothing and tell it like it is. His predictions of completeness has been less than fulfilling here and that I believe is why he is reluctant to give predictions or say where MWIF stands, but that is just an excuse.
4- Something is wrong here you do not need to have an diploma to know that.
5- Erik absolutely has to come out about the state of MWIF, is it in trouble from a business standpoint, is it in danger of deflating an already damaged Matrix reputation in the computer war gaming industry.
What is Matrix going to do about Steve and MWIF, is there a time limit before this ship sinks or would Matrix right the ship by going in a different direction like a programming company even if it cost them funds?
6- Comment about a hobby for Steve, actually have no problem with that in case MWIF is closed down by Matrix he could continue with updates another way [[[unless a contract he signed stipulates he must cease and desist from MWIF]]] and I believe he is decent and dedicated enough to do just that. Somebody with authority needs to say something, anything, Good Lord people.
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