If TB would give some support (however small that might be) to that mod then that would be great.
Torn Banner Studios (read: Crustacean Soup) has already been very helpful in answering questions regarding development of the ProMod. I really appreciate the support.
I also read your entire post and actually agree with you. Business-wise, it makes perfect sense for TBS to tailor a game to a more casual/newer crowd. I don’t think they’ve been doing that specifically and right now they’re trying to appease both. Trying to make everyone happy will alienate both crowds and lead to some pretty unfavorable builds. I see the ProMod as a way for everyone to get what they want. Financially, there needs to be some sort of business model to sustain the company on the competitive scene for TBS to focus development toward the competitive scene. There is no such model right now and the only income is from newer players. So it only makes sense to make your game more attractive to newer players to sustain development (because people don’t work for free). I personally don’t agree with this, but it is a logical conclusion. I think the promod, if done correctly, will bring an end to the many conflicts we’ve seen on this forum and hopefully attract some new players for both versions.
Yes, very much so. At first I was apprehensive to the Promod because it might create a divide between the two sub-communities but now I realize that if this Promod thing doesn’t take off there might not be a competitive community. And of course Torn Banner doing what they very much need to be doing, which is substantiating their company and gaining revenue. Maybe this was inevitable and we all didn’t see this coming? I don’t know, here’s hoping everything will fall in place and we get to some sort of equilibrium.
Since when did making a terrible casual game for the sake of money not become a huge negative?
ITs not good for a studio to get stuck with a reputation like torn banner has.
Honestly, from an outsider perspective, to other people it looks like this
First they were on kickstarter begging for money.
then Terrible rushed launch, incredibly buggy.
Slowwww to patch
ineffective communication with the community.
Introduces more gamebreaking bugs with each patch (it seems like not a one of them tests these)
Ignorance to community issues like votekick (probably because they don’t play)
Confirmed as willing to drastically change a game long after release to make it more
casual in a base attempt at getting more money
Game still full of bugs almost a year after release
Schizophrenic design choices. Entirely lacking in vision for what this game should be like. Seem to be creating it by committee, a committee made up of terrible members.
Its really really not a good rep.
They already cashed in on chiv. They don’t need to ruin it now because, what? Is the millions they got not enough? They obviously didn’t reinvest it in the game or they’d be able to get speedhack protection to work, hire a mod, or someone to beta test.
Make a new game, dont break chiv for your money. I suggest farmville 2. Train simulator 2015. something like that.