On the 11th Day of Christmas...
Tuesday, January 04, 2011
Today, on the 11th day of Christmas, as Magus promised in the 12Days promo, Wucash has returned to "bring the darkness" — in the form of the Lord of Apokolips himself, Darkseid!
There have been Darkseids released before. Kal-Elvis and I famously released one as an April Fool's joke a few years ago. Fellow ScruffyDragon Isela released one a while back. But this, the official Darkseid of the DC vs Marvel project, well, this just takes it to the next level. Once again, Wucash has stepped up to the plate and knocked a home run out of the park.
What could day 12 possibly be? Stay tuned.
Parasite's been ignored because of Hal, so he's not ready for release yet.
And, a word to the last commenter, who bravely omitted his name: if pocket characters are so easy and such an abomination, I defy you to do better. Magus and his team have put in far, FAR too many hours for you to dismiss it out of hand. ScruffyDragon is about more than just me, and this was by far the biggest release of the season for us.
this was a nice surprise and a great work... it can only be compared to what you have done with Hal...
well now we are waiting anxiously the arrival of Hal Jordan, we have pressing f5 buyog us to the page over and over again waiting for your character to go
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That's exactly WHY people get angry. They work on these things instead of things shown in the past that people actually want to use.
When did MUGEN creation become an obligation? And what has Magus promised you that he hasn't delivered? Honestly, I'm curious. Explain to me why we're obligated to deliver something just because you value it more highly than something else we're working on.
I suppose that probably happens if you try to get to that forum thread without being logged in to the forum? Honestly I can see the thread just fine, both links I posted work... <_<
If you don't want people to get mad at you for not keeping promises, simply don't make them in the first place. Magus is an excellent coder. It's not like he's releasing low-quality things. He's just choosing to put that talent into things that no one wants over things that people do want and have been waiting for. Is the anger really so hard to understand? It's like a video game you've been waiting for years for is delayed because the developers are prioritizing Barbie's Magical Adventures II: Even Pinker Than Ever.
For quite a while now, actual DCvM releases have been really, really few and far between. Instead, pockets. You really shouldn't be surprised.
And another thing: if we were an actual development team, with an actual budget and actual cashflow (and actual license to use these characters for commercial gain), then I could understand your anger. But we're not. We all have real lives outside of the computer... many of us are college graduates with real day jobs. Many of us are married, some with kids. And those things take precedence over something done as a hobby.
Let me be even more clear: Magus ISN'T WORKING ON DCvsMARVEL. His choosing to work on another project while we wait for factors out of his control (engine tuning, front-end coding, character balancing, etc) doesn't take ANYTHING away from DCvM, and if he dropped everything else and focused on that effort, it still wouldn't get done any faster.
Finally: if you want the game so badly, find some way to help instead of whining. Learn to code. Learn to sprite. Heck, hook us up with your uncle at Capcom who will pay us to build stuff for him. We continue to do what we do because we enjoy the journey, not because we crave the love of angry anonymous fans.
a nosotros nos corresponde agradecerle a personas como buyog, magus y demas por un trabajo que para nosotros es gratis, no se nos cobra 1 dolar ni nada, si la labor de creación y programación no fuera tan dificil y tediosa mas de uno hubiera hecho su propio hal jordan o incluso a witchblade, hawkman o a the spectre, solo nos resta decir GRACIAS, y que sigan trabajando en productos de excelente calidad que escapan de los costos de empresas avaras y que nosotros podemos disfrutar una vez que estén terminados.
say that's partly true that more than one is angry because there are projects frozen for much, but you have to put into perspective one thing, NOTHING IS AS ONE WISH, look at this is not just scruffydragon and others, review the basis of cvg data united and see how many sprites are frozen!, there are hundreds! products that are almost a decade even freezing.
to us to thank people like buyog, magus and others for work for us is free, we charge $ 1 or anything, if the building and programming work was not so difficult and tedious but one had made its hal jordan own or even Witchblade, Hawkman or the specter, only remains for us to say THANK YOU and keep working on high quality products beyond the cost of greedy companies and we can enjoy once they are finished.
Lemme just see if I can just get that last bit through though: I do know how to sprite and code. Just because I choose to comment anonymously here does not mean you do not know who I am.
I don't dispute that you have a valid point, but the long and short of it is that this is the work Magus is choosing to do right now, so it isn't a choice between us releasing this or something else, it's a choice between this or nothing. We can disagree about the value of his work without being disagreeable.
Thank you very much for saying that I have a valid point. It's more than I was expecting. And you're absolutely right. It's the fact that this IS the work that Magus is choosing to do that frustrates so many people, as it is valueless to many, myself included.
It feels like I should be adding more to this, but I don't actually think I've got anything left to say.
thing is, the other forum links you posted work, you don't HAVE to log into the forum to see the forum topics you linked to previously. with Darkseid here though, it's not the case...MY question, is why?
I'm not sure why it's not the same with Darkseid here
@Sarge: the difference is due to the fact that Magneto (in that link you posted) is a gifted download from Jet the Phoenix and ZVitor, and isn't an "official" Scruffy character, and as such doesn't have its own page in the SD downloads section.
For what it's worth, if you can't get to the download thread itself, the direct link to Darkseid is here: http://www.scruffydragon.com/file/dc/Darkseid.rar