Jshock wrote:Sort of a fallacy, isn't it? Admittedly they would probably want to talk about Mote here, but the team certainly isn't obligated to.
Not obligated to?
Of course they aren't obligated to talk here. But it's just beyond stupid not to. It's nonsensical.
They're building it ON Maptools. This is an open, active community of the people their program is going to serve. Mote is drafting off of the hard work of those that came before. And, currently, Maptool is drafting off the hard work and support of the macro community and the support that community members provide on these forums. To pretend that the vast majority of Mote's support didn't come from this community is ridiculous.
This community was good enough to market to and make promises to, but not good enough to keep in the loop after the fact?
I know that "something" happened to Lee (shortly after the kickstarter) and that's supposed to be why we aren't hearing from him. I hope he's ok. But I'm not going to assume the worst just because we haven't heard from him. In fact, just the opposite. The longer it takes the more I start to think he's not here by CHOICE. Same with Az. I'm sure "stuff" has happened to him over the last couple years, too. But I'm also pretty certain that the main reason he's not around anyone more is because MT just isn't a priority anymore (which isn't a sin.) It's starting to look and smell bad with Mote. First, what happened to Lee is really unknown. It was presented in wishy-washy, unspecific language, without any update about his condition as the months have gone on. Maybe what happened to him is so devastating that he has been unable to take 2 minutes of the last 6 months to communicate. But I doubt it. Even if that is the case, there would have been nothing for Mote to lose by having the current development guys be a little more upfront about Lee's extended absence, about who is moving the project forward, and provide people with an accurate timeline (with minimal updates when timelines are blown.)
Mote's kickstarter success was at the low end of expectations. But with proper management and delivering on their promises its future could have been really bright. Additional kickstarters could have been even better as word spread, adoption increased, and they built up a track record that people could believe in.
I want Mote to succeed. But they are dropping the ball.