Seeing as how I've been a FS follower for some time (since it was first released) I can see both sides of the fence. The people who enjoy your games, and haven't played FS, want you to continue doing what you've done with your games. However, FS and FS2, are different. The game is story driven, you can't have the game without knowing what happens, every little thing needs to be considered. And I read that you are (or have) contacted Volition to see if you can acquire the notes from the original writers and developers of FS. Which is excellent news, my only fear is that something little would be left out...and we'd be left hanging.
Now...before I go flying off the handle at some of your...recent...ideas
let me make this clear as anyone can. Without using caps-lock:
1: Anti-fighter and Anti-cap ship beams are a must
Reason: The GTVA made beams to counter the Lucifers super shield, which was invulnerable to all known conventional weapons in FS1. (Although Inferno *check the mods in the main forum index* has cap-ship torpedos...but it's a mod...therefore doesn't count as canon, but it shows that beams and torps are a deadly combination...just a heads up.)
2: It's a flight sim game. no joystick support and you're crippling the space-sim genre even more than it is so far.
3: Use help from us. The FS community. Most of us, live, eat and sleep FS1 and FS2. Not using us would be like not asking Volition for help with the main idea. (it'd also give you an idea as to what the buyers and gamers want in the next (final maybe?) installment.)
Now, I for one, am thankful that FS3 might be a reality...just...use the resources that we have...and build upon that...don't ruin one of the best games ever.
When Volition released the source code and tools to the FS2 codebase, they put in the public domain and you ladies need to go and actually READ the conditions of its use.
The source code means that we can do, almost what ever we want with it...(looks to the source code team)...doesn't it?
My post to Derek Meek was merely to point out that IF you folks continue along this path of action, I have NO incentive to let you use ANY aspect of that license if I bought it. NONE. Sure, you are all welcome to put your pennies together and fight me. Good luck with that because you CLEARLY have NO clue who you're dealing with.
We're people too you know? And we're also buyers and gamers like you (read that you played AVP2 recently, had any online play experience? If so, game on sometime?). Just remember who you're deal with. And...another thing...we'd get a piece of the license too? How would that work out?
That is all I came here to say. So please stop spreading stupid nonsense (such as this crap over at Blues about me using HLP and such nonsense) or it will just end up making me even more pissed. I'm NOT and NEVER have been a very forgiving person when it comes to those who go out of their way to harrass and libel me. Believe me, I'm the LAST person you folks want as an adversary. You just don't know it yet.
Oi...Put the guns down...We're gamers like you. I saw what little light was in this situation...I'm saying Good luck and Godspeed with your endevour. Also...another thing...don't make the GTVA Colossus 2...unless it can actually kill something...and look good while doing it. :thepimp:
Again, Good luck and Godspeed, Derek!