Let's just say he's Rick Santorum and call it a day.
Unfortunately, I've to admit that the faith in BMS developers is still strong, as the number of moddb watchers hasn't decreased at all but has increased instead.
I will be fair-play, as a "final offensive" has the word "final" on it, I will let the BMS team finish their... things quietly, without facing the collective wrath of the angry fans I represent.
Still, feel free to contact me if you have any request about it. The next updates on the BMS CFC will be for the release date announcement, the OST release, and the release itself.
(new BMS logo).
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Send the BMS team a bunch of crowbars. That should get them back to work.
I've already chatted with BMS dev's, they're constantly on the same thing : "when it's done, when it's done, when it's done, W H E N I T I S D O N E".
There is nothing more I can do, but I've tried. Sending crowbars won't work since they don't have "headquarters" like Valve but work in different places.
Just let the devs work in peace, they don't need another thorn in their side.
I just realized Joel has the BMS soundtrack listed as going gold summer 2011. Maybe we'll get our 2011 release date?
I know that BM:S is a "Done when it's done" deal, but at the moment, i would like to know how the mod is going with occasional updates.
I got one year until I'm enlisting to the IDF for 3-4 years.. so HURRY BM:S team :\
So what's actually going to be left in the game? The Hazard Course is MIA, most of On a Rail is gone, Surface Tension is being castrated, and Xen (all four chapters taking place in it, not just "Xen") is having something no doubt wacky done to it. I'm also going to predict the future and guess that Residue Processing and Lambda Core are also going to be heavily pruned due to "jumping puzzles" and "too confusing", respectively.Raminator posted:
At this point, it appears the entire mod will consist of a monorail ride followed by Gordon tripping over a crowbar and accidentally killing the Nihilanth, assuming the Nihilanth isn't cut.
I like the sound of this
So it's no longer just a HL remake, it's now them removing all the parts they don't like? Or have i got it wrong?
I don't like how they are cutting stuff. It seems to defeat the original point of making it.
As much as I think they shouldn't rush it and that the developer's lives should come first, it seems really implausible that something like this is taking so long.
I'm not saying they can't add their own ideas and views, but they shouldn't cut entire sections of the game because a few people didn't like them. If you removed parts of Half-life like they are doing, it wouldn't be the same experience.
If they removed most of On-a-rail, then why not Xen? Or Lambda Core? Or any other section of the game? There are reasons people didn't like those sections either.
(like how you had to dodge a giant fan after turning it on)
It's just how Black Mesa was. Changing things like that defeats the point of them in the first place.
They're creating what they think Half-Life would be like if it was released now. Just because you won't see a soldier tossing a satchel charge at you down a pipe or spend 10 minutes extra riding trams doesn't mean it's not going to be Half-Life.
The wiki says "The idea is to remake the storyline used in Half Life into a new polished Source Engine version with new models, maps, soundtrack, voice acting and textures. ". Things like on a rail are part of the story.
They haven't sacrificed any of the story; the entire game is there except for minor parts that either dragged down the general experience, or made no sense. Some parts have just been restructured and condensed into single areas, as seen above. It literally doesn't add or detract anything in relevance to the story.
Not to mention development resources, seeing as realistically interpreting and executing (with scripting, mapping, modeling, animating, texturing all taking place after you have figured out what to do with it) those illogical areas are a time consuming process, and it's not like people are encouraging them to take the extra time to finish it.
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