[EUG]MadMat wrote:We've said earlier for EE that we considered releasing modding tools. We haven't changed our mind.
As we've stated before, Wargame European Escalation's success exceeded our expectations.
More money than expected if you will.
So what to do with that extra-money? We had to decide between:
- invest in modding tools, useful to some <5% of the community, then move completely on ALB and leave modders create "hovering T-80 meta" or "über-Abrams with square-10 armor". With the risk, everyone doing its own little nationalist fantasy, to split a nascent community.
- give the best follow-up we could in terms of patchs and free contents, which would affect 100% of the players.
Between granting tools to an "elite" with no assurance that it wouldn't split/destroy a fragile community and working for everyone, we've invested in a now one-year follow-up.
You may criticize that choice, but calling us overtly greedy would be, at best, excessive.
Now, we can't tell neither "we will release modd tools" nor "we won't release modd tools", for it is still something we're considering but is not a priority: we think that free contents have more value, for affecting more people, than modd tools.artao wrote:the dissatisfaction amongst their PAYING CUSTOMERS regarding this issue. If we shut up about it, they'll think we're okay with things as they are.
You've bought a finished product, and then you've had additional free content.
If you're not OK with that, then don't buy. It is your right.
Now, why didn't you get an answer before? Because of your insulting attitude and offensive behaviour ...
From your first posts, I've made myself a rule not to answer any of your message or it could get dirty.
Now that I've broken my own rule, lets make it clear: one more post of yours that I feel slightly offensive to us, making an excessive use of caps or just trolling, and I'll ban you once and for all.
Dissent may be expressed as long as it remains sound and expressed properly. Insults won't be tolerated.
Okay but you aren't realizing that useful to 5% expands to 100% as the community could also release free addons to the game, and directly contribute to the value of the game. You know how much good PR modding tools bring to a title and company? Way more than you would expect, it's a statement "we're a good developer that loves its community". Modding tools SELL's to people who value a product for quality and longevity.
I've been waiting so long for the chance to make a map of the terrain around me.