N0t_mINe wrote:Hello VGames, allow me to start by saying you have every right to feel let down by this community. On the surface it looks as if Blood is off to a good start this year, we have the Revelations release, followed by your own fairly extensive mod. And yet I can't escape the sense that lithtech has burned us one more time- perhaps for the last time. The Revelations release was bare of any code or those plugins that were mentioned. Windows 10 is going to increase the amount of emulation required for lithtech games, The technical problems faced by blood2 seem as if they are getting worse faster than we can generate work-arounds to fix them. My feeble attempts to contact an actual license holder of one version of lithtech feel as if they were brushed away.
To make matters graver still, there is a whole community of mappers for Blood that we have only the weakest of ties to. They churn out 20, maybe 30 maps a year for classic blood, and if one of them were to say hi to me on facebook, I wouldn't even recognize him/her.
So no- it isn't your fault nor does it reflect on the quality of your hard work and dedication VGames. It's a p*** poor environment we find ourselves in, and I'm pretty sure that if there's a way out, it will come from agknowledging the issues we face and facing them together or this sense of drifting will only become our 'new normal'. I don't know about you, but I'm sick to death of new normals.
It frustrates me so much how the hand this game series was dealt is so lackluster. It deserves so many more things but it is simply not the case. Rarely do I see a new map on bloodfreeminded.de and Death Wish is probably going to be the greatest fan endevour for Blood 1 in a long time. The Blood community here has a certain sense of solidarity in my honest opinion. I am apart of another poorly treated game fandom and it has even less members than Blood. There is hardly a place where they can come together and really start to try to bring their series to life again. But I think we are capable of doing SOMETHING to jump-charge popularity. I've seen quite a few people on the Transfusion of late so surely Extra Crispy and other Blood things are making people interested. I hope this continues.