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|05-25-2012, 02:21 PM||#1|
Join Date: Mar 2002
An idea from an old-timer here
It's been quite long since I was around, when sh5 came out my pc was not up to the needed specs, and like many of you I was a bit disappointed with sh4, and even more with sh5 so I have quit playing sub sims for a few years.
From time to time I log into subsim to see what you guys are up to. Today I read about this $&%$"(%$% project of silent hunter online, which as most of you I can't loathe more. This is exactly the opposite of what we wish!
So I was thinking, and maybe you have already talked about this idea, but have you thought about starting a project, and I don't mean any personal projects (from what I've seen most of those have slowly died), I mean, something like a kickstarter project.
For those not in the know, kickstarter is a fundraising system to start any kind of projects, from music festival to books, music or software. Basically the thing is that people sign up and compromise to pay an amount to fund the project. When the project collects the needed money (and not before!) then all of the members pay that amount and the project can start.
I have been a supporter of a few small kickstarter projects which worked very well, like comic books. Maybe, we hardcore subsim fans could start a project like that, hire some software developers, graphic and sound people and get something going.
This goes to Neal and the other old salts, you remember, 2002, when you hired that guy to fix SH2 online multiplayer? It sucked as it was released, but we (I paid too! ) hired a guy who fixed it, and made it work as we wanted it to.
Well, one can dream, but I think this might be the only way for us to get what we want. Most software companies are going into this "free" to play games, where they suck from you more money than they ever thought they could, and we are a niche market... but now there are tools that might allow us to do it.
Also, the awesome community here has always released amazing stuff, most of the time suffering to work with no help at all from the developer, and releasing mods that raised the quality of the sims to an incredible level. So we can count that many many parts of the sim could be done here, in-the-house.
So what do you think? Am I dreaming? Are you already thinking of something like this?
PS I post here because I think this new ubisoft idea shows that we will probably never again get the kind of sim we want! If you think this is crazy, pls silently discard this old sub freak suggestion.
Godspeed to all!
(i thought better to ask for the post to be moved here!)
Angriff, Ran, Versenken!
Last edited by SilentOtto; 08-24-2012 at 04:06 PM.