Shannon V. OKeets
From: Honolulu, Hawaii
Num, before you peer into a crystal ball and guess how old I am, perhaps you should look at my previous posts on this thread. Specifically, posts #2902, 2984, and 3051. The simple, easy question I have posed is...where is Matrix leadership? Answer, quite clearly is, nowhere to be found. There has been no direct response from any member of of the staff either in public or in private. But ABJ finally came out and said what I had already concluded: no support for their designer, Steve is on his own.
I know Steve is a big boy, and has shown more preseverance on this than Job. I have nothing but respect for this man, especially considering what he has faced in his personal health issues, and a cold hearted non supportive Ogre like Matrix on top of that. I would not blame him for walking away tomorrow, and I actually would applaud it at this point.
But the one fact that gets companies like Matrix's attention is when they get money, and when they lose it. My attempts to motivate Matrix by letting them know that their behaviour is costing them sales now and in the future is using that power of the consumer. If that offends you, tough. Its called capitalism, deal with it.
Furthermore hypocrytes, I have seen endless pedantic and immature debates surrounding this game on idiotic topics as grammar and syntax, unit descriptions, and rules concerns. Many of those have gotten out of hand yet no one has blurted out the 'its just a game, relax' line in any of those. But heaven forbid, when someone actually expresses frustration at the inexcusable behaviour and bungling of the Matrix staff, the chill out and take some anger management assaults begin. Sounds like the legal team for Jerry Sandusky.
One last point. ABJ's post that got me my answer began with calling the people who helped his precious family take that vacation insane. Is this someone you would want to give your business? Would you take your car to a mechanic who referred to you as the loser with the Ford Focus? Would you go to a barber who referred to you as that slob with the comb over? I certainly wouldn't. (even if it was true ) This is why Matrix will not get a dime out of me other than WIF. And thanks to ABJ, now that amount is in jeopardy.
Think about it. If just 100 or so of us would vow not to purchase any Matrix product at all until WIF's release, we would have this in a month.
ABJ does not work for Matrix/Slitherine Games.
Perfection is an elusive goal.