You claim that when someone uses pre-made tools to create an add-on to a game he didn't have hand in creating - when he doesn't work a normal job.
Hiring is irrelevant. One can hire himself. Companies are irrelevant. One can be a company of one. Principle is the same. And that's the only thing that matters in an analogy.
Last edited by Elim Garak; 2012-11-02 at 12:48 AM.
Being hired by the company that made the game is far from irrelevant.
If it were you wouldn't have had to mention it in your analogy. It sets significant boundaries on what is allowed and what is not.
Pass, pretty much a scam. If I'm donating something to someone to make a mod, I'd like for it to be something new, something that really adds on to the game. Like these two mods that only costed the makers their time.
Going to freaking space.
Or fighting dinosaurs in the desert.
What The Dark Brotherhood Res 2 is basically doing is adding a bunch of side quests. And some hokey interactions and that's it. Oh and some ropey characters that look to be using default model parts in strange combinations.
Sir Robin, the Not-Quite-So-Brave-As-Sir-Lancelot.
Who had nearly fought the Dragon of Angnor.
Who had almost stood up to the vicious Chicken of Bristol.
And who had personally wet himself, at the Battle of Badon Hill.
All those so-called indie developers and other LAZY BASTARDS have to realize, that they don't have a free pass on Kickstarter just because people hate big publishing corps, and are willing to fund games by themselves.
Tim Schafer's project got funded because he's ALREADY a legend and made quite a few widely-loved and critically acclaimed titles. He had to turn to crowd finding because he had no other options, since the old school adventure games aren't on publishers' best selling list. The same goes for Obsidian's Project Eternity.
What the guy in the OP is doing is just making a MOD for a game. This is something modding comunity has been doing for years FOR FREE. I'd classify the thread as advertising, scam or whatever, and lock it.
That's why you need me.... Need someone to punish you for your sins.
Not really sure that is the intended usage of kickstarter.
I call scam.
Not doing so well is it xD
lol i thought mabye it would have got abit of a better responce, fair enough, personally i would say that 40 odd thousand is quite steep, however if he believes that amount will subsidise him during the development, fair enough. Just to say, he did say that if he got more than his "minimum" he would use the money to better the mod by hireing original voice actors etc which is cool, atleast he isnt poketing it. this looks like a pretty awsome mod and tbh lets be honest, sounds better than what we got from the actual skyrim makers, at least this looks as if there will be a good bit more content after the shitty ending that is given to us by the skyrim makers.
talk about 1stworldproblems. that mod wasnt even any good.. rather bad actually.