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March 15, 2013 3:07 PM   Subscribe

'I've had it with lazy devs' - a forum-goer puts a studio on notice
posted by cthuljew (32 comments total) 9 users marked this as a favorite

 
Usually it's about the graphics, not networking, though; stuff about how the game is "not optimized". Though overestimating the part taken by the engine is a classic.
posted by Monday, stony Monday at 3:14 PM on March 15, 2013


Man. I wish I was young enough to treat laziness with such contempt. Time for my afternoon nap..
posted by phaedon at 3:18 PM on March 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Basically everyone that plays Wanderer these days is going to be connecting to the internet using cable, DSL, or fiber to the home (FTTH). Not TCP-IP.

There was a minor lulzing.
posted by eyeballkid at 3:24 PM on March 15, 2013 [6 favorites]


Yeah, that's the line that got me too.
posted by brundlefly at 3:25 PM on March 15, 2013


"Anyone who has programmed before knows this isn't a big deal. "
- every design document I've ever written as a product manager
posted by GuyZero at 3:30 PM on March 15, 2013 [15 favorites]


This is something to keep in mind in the Google Reader threads...
posted by jjwiseman at 3:47 PM on March 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


My fave is the "STEAM FROZE MY ACCOUNT" rant complete with later sheepish admission that the ranger was doing something clearly against terms and conditions and/or given five minutes Valve sorted it out anyway.
posted by Artw at 3:53 PM on March 15, 2013


If anyone was curious why I chose to come moderate Metafilter flamewars rather than game forums...
posted by restless_nomad at 3:59 PM on March 15, 2013 [8 favorites]


So, in short, avoid forums on the Ides of March. Right. Got that.
posted by Dub at 4:02 PM on March 15, 2013


game forums ...

shivers
posted by Rustic Etruscan at 4:02 PM on March 15, 2013


When is Metafilter going to add massively co-op mode? It's not like they'd have to build a brand-new website. You just make the existing posts, comments, and links appear in everyone's browser at the same time and you're basically done.
posted by oulipian at 4:07 PM on March 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


When is Metafilter going to add massively co-op mode? It's not like they'd have to build a brand-new website. You just make the existing posts, comments, and links appear in everyone's browser at the same time and you're basically done.

Oh wait.
posted by cthuljew at 4:08 PM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Cooperative mode is one tab over in Ask.
posted by 2bucksplus at 4:09 PM on March 15, 2013 [8 favorites]


If anyone was curious why I chose to come moderate Metafilter flamewars

Actually the part of the article I chuckled at was, "@SirMustache I'm not even going to bother responding to this," because I had seen this same thing happen in a MetaFilter thread not two minutes earlier.
posted by cribcage at 4:15 PM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Is MetaTalk the designated PvP zone?
posted by prize bull octorok at 4:18 PM on March 15, 2013 [6 favorites]


When is Metafilter going to add massively solipsistic mode?
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 4:20 PM on March 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


"You just make the existing polygons, textures, and pixels appear in everyone's game at the same time and you're basically done." is going to be my new delicious, delicious response whenever someone points out that some requested development task is non-trivial.
posted by BigHeartedGuy at 4:22 PM on March 15, 2013 [3 favorites]


I'm holding out for massive pony mode.
posted by phaedon at 4:23 PM on March 15, 2013 [5 favorites]


Also, just in case anyone was unclear on this score, no one ever deletes their account, and the average time to slip back in quietly is 72 hours.

We had one user on one of our games that flounced so regularly that we kept a tally on the whiteboard. When I left the company a year later, she was still playing (and posting.)
posted by restless_nomad at 4:26 PM on March 15, 2013 [4 favorites]


A+ for shooting fish in a barrel held by a straw-man.
posted by varion at 4:27 PM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


So would a massive pony be, like, a horse?
posted by Now there are two. There are two _______. at 4:39 PM on March 15, 2013 [2 favorites]


Give or take a couple of polygons.
posted by phaedon at 4:41 PM on March 15, 2013


"Anyone who has programmed before knows this isn't a big deal. "

For what it's worth, I have totally internalized this. I work at an agency with a major iOS component, and I am thoroughly guilty of the "what? That's, like, totally doable" line of thought with no real knowledge of what's actually involved.

Internet jokes: totally educational as a reality check. Sometimes.
posted by Shepherd at 7:36 PM on March 15, 2013


I work at an agency with a major iOS component, and I am thoroughly guilty of the "what? That's, like, totally doable" line of thought with no real knowledge of what's actually involved.


Thanks for admitting it. If only my boss would. Wait, you aren't my boss, are you?!?!
posted by readyfreddy at 8:06 PM on March 15, 2013


Why didn't I think of just using the "code reuse"? Silly me...
posted by RobotVoodooPower at 9:00 PM on March 15, 2013 [1 favorite]


Seeing these kinds of posts (in a non-satirical fashion) on Planetside 2 forums despite the thing still being a perpetual-beta game, crowd sourced through weapon purchases. I mean, when the (free to play) game has a 12 month roadmap, the expectations ought not be particularly high.
posted by Slackermagee at 10:58 PM on March 15, 2013


This could have used a little more subtlety, I thought at first, then I remembered the PM that said it should not take me too long to port an app to a completely new platform, since it took him no more than a couple of days to copy paste and edit the spec.

This literally came out of his mouth: Doesn't your code editor have copy and paste? You should switch to Word.
posted by Doroteo Arango II at 1:47 AM on March 16, 2013 [4 favorites]


When is Metafilter going to add massively solipsistic mode?

August 24, 2001.
posted by dhartung at 1:53 AM on March 16, 2013


Some users file bugs in the actual database that look like this, and not just on games, on any software. Some experts on top secret private beta lists write stuff like this. I've definitely seen cases where the user's feature request or pet hate bug would have been tackled if they only weren't being so rude.
posted by w0mbat at 8:51 AM on March 16, 2013


So would a massive pony be, like, a horse?

No, it's not a horse. It's a pony, just bigger. A bigger pony. You can't just throw in a horse and call it a day. This is the kind of sloppiness that is killing Metafilter.
posted by Naberius at 9:06 AM on March 16, 2013 [1 favorite]


My life has been made better by knowing an account exists which is the closing tag for italics.
posted by Deoridhe at 3:41 PM on March 16, 2013


Deoridhe, look more closely.
posted by dhartung at 4:22 PM on March 16, 2013


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