...80-90% of those crying and moaning about the delay...
Actually, I don't recall anyone "crying and moaning" about the delay--people are crying and moaning about the complete lack of communication. Big difference.
What difference does it make? You aren't getting it any quicker and I assume they have nothing material to say right now. Why so impatient? How old are you people? Just sit back and wait. There are plenty of other games to play right now, board and computer.
This thread is comically chasing its tale now.
Fact, the devs haven't said a thing in 4 years publicly, nothing.
Fact, none of us has a real clue if the game is coming or not.
Fact, none of us have anything to go on, whether we will like it or not.
Fact, I'm 57, and that means OLD, no point in sugar-coating it. I could die tomorrow in my sleep. Or not for another 30 years. I have plans for old age, and most of it revolves around sitting and reading my romance novels.
Yes, there are indeed other games to play. Like the actual Steel Panthers.
And I'm following another design currently that might not be a successor to Steel Panthers, it might actually be better and closer to why I wanted to play Steel Panthers in the first place.
It's a well known FACT, that most ASL players respond to "what other games do you play?" with "What are these other games you speak of?"
Most of the Steel Panthers community isn't really anxiously awaiting Steel Tigers, they're actively playing Steel Panthers. If it ain't broke, don't fix it eh.
And if Steel Tigers isn't essentially Steel Panthers with fresh paint, they could well just snub it out of hand. And who knows, maybe that's why we don't have this game called Steel Tigers. Because they can't actually replace Steel Panthers.
Since ASL arrived, others have tried to copy it, and done to my opinion, a lame and in some cases lousy job of it. Advanced Tobruk is a total crock example.
I'm not planning to wait forever on this game.
And that's not some impatient 20 something wanting their PS4 fix now.
I have no intention of sitting for hours in front of a computer in my 60s. Might not even be an option.
And inasmuch as it is MY demographic that invented wargaming, I'll say it, most of the target market isn't in their 20s.
Wargame, 05% of the time.
Play with Barbies 05% of the time.
Play with Legos 10% of the time.
Build models 20% of the time
Shopping 60% of the time.
Exlains why I buy em more than I play em.