From: Houston, TX
A couple of things: many game developers on Matrix provide a lot of information about their games during development...as just four examples, look at Campaign Series (a huge number of posts on development of their Vietnam and East Front games), Flashpoint Campaigns (quite a bit of info about their upcoming game), Warplan (dev frequently comments about upcoming patches, features, etc.), and CMO (comments about upcoming features they are trying to work in). So I'm not sure where you get the idea (other than from Bob) that Matrix prohibits developers about disclosing information about their games?
Here we go again! To repeat: We have NDAs. That means we can't talk about what is going on in development. And even if we didn't, there are very good reasons not to talk about them too far in advance. First, it heats up the public too early, resulting in the excitement for the update being far past its peak by the time the update is finally released. Second, players could buy the game in anticipation of some proposed feature, then feel ripped off when that feature takes years to arrive, or even never arrives.
Nevertheless, note that Commanders were discussed (because we wanted volunteers). That was more than a year ago and the update still isn't finished. So...there's the issue just as I described it above.
Also, where did you get the idea that Bob is a Matrix employee? If he is, this is news to me. I don't know that any of the game devs here on Matrix are Matrix employees, that is not their business model.
Right. Neither Ralph nor I are Matrix. Tamas was and his replacement, Bart Schouten, is. Usually, Tamas would take these issues. Bart probably should, but he was just suposed to be temporary, and I don't think he's even ever posted here.