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Jackson_Cal

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#1 12 years ago

I check in with these forums about once a week or so to see what's going on with FH. I just downloaded .7 on Monday and played it for the first time on Monday night. It was fantastic - the gameplay is so much that BF2 is not. The vehicles are great - wide open tank battles, atmosphere. Sure, there are things that aren't perfect or that I'd change if I could but, overall, this mod is a REMARKABLE achievement.

I come back to the forums today expecting to find people raving about FH .7 and thanking the devs for their hard work and what do I find? Nearly the ENTIRE SCREEN is filled with posts complaining about this or that. If it was one or two, understandable. But in topic after topic it's endless complaining about what's not quite right - some with dozens of bullets about things that are disliked.

If I may be blunt: what is wrong with you people? I may not play 24x7 or post on this forum all the time (and I'm sure I'll be less than welcome after this) but where does this sense of entitlement come from? That the devs 'owe' you something - whether it's to improve the gameplay of a map, tweak a vehicle, gun, or a particular sound. The devs owe you nothing - and that's exactly what you should get (and are entitled too) for your display of 'gratitude'. And so many of the posts are incredibly condescending - like the devs are complete morons who couldn't possibly have thought of your brilliant observation. And it seems to be worst among those whom have been around for a while. Yes, the devs have often sought your feedback and the valuable feedback has been incorporated into the mod. That doesn't mean that your every wish should be addressed.

I read several topics and the devs are on the defensive about why they implemented things the way they did. Why is that? Is that right? Does that make you all feel good about what's going on here? It just got released last week after MONTHS of hard work by the devs and testers and their hard work is being nitpicked to death. If I was a dev, I'd say 'screw it' and quit if I recieved nothing but a hail of complaints on the hard work that they all so clearly care about dearly. How would you react in their position?

I've enjoyed these forums in the past for the healthy debate but felt sorry for the devs today reading topic after topic. I'm just asking for a little perspective from the community here: this is a free mod. The devs do this because they love it. And we get enjoyment from investing not one nickel of our own money (if you donated, good for you - that doesn't mean your entitled to getting your way, though). Perspective is all I'm asking for.

/End Rant




Colonel fu

don't cross the magical line

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#2 12 years ago

Just so you know some of the people here take the realism thing a little to seriously. :nodding: I think that some of them may even dress as German tankers in real life. The new FH is great. I agree with you.




SymZ

Someone set us up the bomb

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#3 12 years ago

Yeah I agree, some ppl are just never happy. Others are too hardcore realism at times.

I think though you're seeing a somewhat higher than usual rate of posts that end up being bitch rants, it's just overshadowing at the same idea the fact that all the people that are happy with the release aren't really posting at all but are playing. They've kept their praises in a few particular threads but no there aren't threads titled 'OMG ty devs .7 is the Roxorz! to equalize the bitching threads.

There's still a big share of ppl that are really happy with the release.




[Tungsten]Kanos

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#4 12 years ago

Agreed 100%




ASSKICK

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#5 12 years ago

the people happy about the mod are too occupied playing it. ;) (always the same few peeps complaining, really)




Guest

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#6 12 years ago

ya i hate cod rl people. he he he there like if you jump out of a 2 sotry window your banned. Im like f u ans there like ban and its all good!




S1l3ntSt4lk3r

I'm too cool to Post

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#7 12 years ago
Heydude235ya i hate cod rl people. he he he there like if you jump out of a 2 sotry window your banned. Im like f u ans there like ban and its all good!

seriously wtf are you talking about

i cant neg rep you anymore, but i wish i could :(

btw, the forum is gonna have its bad days, thats what its here for; its for them to rant about ANYTHING

so the forum's health is fine; the people who start up those threads are too obviously newb to figure out what the DEVs been doing for ages

ignoring the "change this NOW" threads




RED_V!NYL

Oh shit hell no *****!!

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#8 12 years ago
Heydude235ya i hate cod rl people. he he he there like if you jump out of a 2 sotry window your banned. Im like f u ans there like ban and its all good!

euhm yea hourah :confused:

But it truly is unpleasing to see so much ranting about something that great to acheive like this mod and it's quality, still peopla keep ranting like there's no tomorrow, on the other hand it's like that with every release. New people tend to take a look at these forums around releases, and certain known members tend to bitch endlesly about how it should 've been done and how it's not good and so on and so on :lol:

we have a saying in dutch going like this: "de beste stuurlui staan aan wal" basicaly it translate as: the best sailors are standing ashore, this my dear friends discribes the situation rather good don't you think?




Mr_Cheese

FH Dev

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12th June 2004

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#9 12 years ago

Looks like I wasn't the only one in rant mode tonight ;)! I completely agree with you Jackson_Cal. FH 0.7 is the best - a fitting way to end FH on Bf1942. Once again, thanks devs :)




Yossarian

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#10 12 years ago
Heydude235ya i hate cod rl people. he he he there like if you jump out of a 2 sotry window your banned. Im like f u ans there like ban and its all good!

You're either talking about Call of Duty or a type of fish.