OK people....i think enough is enough. Is derek Smart arrogant? yes he is. Is also pompous and self important? Yes he is. However.....did he get flamed before he even got into this community? Yes he did. By every damned one of us. I hate to say it, because god knows i love HLP and FS, but we were wrong. Maybe he can't do a good job on FS, hell some of us can't, and we like to consider ourselves Guru's. From his post earlier, he is going to try to contact the people at [V]. Who knows, if they are interested he may even go to them for devolpment.....wouldn't we all feel like a right bunch of morons then?
Here's the deal....yes he came in flaming. Well so would i. It was just as wrong of him to come in flaming like that as it was...oh i don't know....us to start flaming anyway. Christ almighty we are all adults here...or close to it chronologically. Time to act like it. I'm sick of all the Derek Smart threads. If we want to talk about pre empting him in a business decision that's one thing, but can we stop the bashing? It wasn't called for when he bashed us, it wasn't called for when i bashed him, it still isn't called for.
Am I a fan of Derek Smart? No. Have I been converted to his way of thinking? No. Do I think we should kiss his ass? No. But the simple fact is, that if you go to page 1 and start reading, he was flamed before he got here, he came in angry and flamed back and a war was started. We (meaning some people at HLP) started this crap.
I am sure that some of you will no doubt be flaming me in about 2 minutes, but i don't much care. Some of the things he said were uncalled for, some of the things i said to him were uncalled for, and
of what we've said to him is uncalled for.
Everyone blew it on this one. Me included. This bull**** is killing the reputation of HLP, we expect to get help funding a venture to buy the liscence to a game. If i was someone who was being asked and i read these threads i would say hell no, if you are too immature to even hold a debate with someone about the abilities that they posess and lack, then you sure as hell aren't mature enough to hold the liscence to a game.
So let's simply pat each other on the back, because while we were busy being big shots in our own eyes and telling derek off, we were giving him all the ammunition he needed to screw us if he wants to. We as a community had better wise up real fast, because we can't afford to keep blowing it like we did this time.
We should all be ashamed of our actions. From Me, to all of you, and to Derek. HLP, Derek Smart, certain individuals at AV. We all should be ashamed of how we handled this. We all had a chance and we all blew it, right about now i am thinking that cost of all of our indescretion on this matter is far too high.
Am I a fan of derek Smart? no. Have i been converted to his way of thinking? No. I am a member of HLP, and as such i helped screw us all, just like the rest of you, just like Derek Smart.
I'm done with these threads.