Back on the track of the philosophical debate:
16th Sep 09: http://forums.relicnews.com/showthread.php?234033-R-E-A-R-M-alpha-0-0-3c
I suppose I missed the 7th birthday.
Thank you. And I must also say I greatly appreciate your support. It's a relief to unload some of the tasks and focus on my part and to have someone else on the team. Not being alone in this after all these years is nice.
For the rest of you, @Fil_zp does wepons and balance, he's a map maker and influences the mod in general. And he is right, the structure is solid this time and the goal clear.
REARM is fueled by nostalgia. It's the images of book covers I saw as a kid that make me still being here seven years after I started.
To me it's art first, the world, the atmosphere...
You know the feeling the Homeworld concept art evokes? I somehow want to create the same feeling, to build the same atmosphere.
As you both said, there are people who see it the same way and they'll hopefully be here when it's finished.
This will sound arrogant 'as hell', but I don't know what other way to put it:
I'm not spamming this thread to fuel my sense of attention, I don't really have one all that much. I'm spamming this place to contribute to it being alive and interconnected. To fuel the forum. I know how it motivates to see some life and I know I'll be staying here for a long time. So I'm here... I'm glad it helps somehow at least a little. Homeworld is a 'great' game and it's awesome we're all here. Every single one of you.
This is very well put. Clear and simple. If that was our motivation, why would we be submerged deep in our own mods, when everything else is easier.
My cynical side says "yeah...". I'm at home in the void, so I have it easy. But hey, let's keep the fire, this place is quite alive.
Everything in Homeworld clicked just right to me.
Steam will help. We can hope that with that the mod won't disappear like they used to with dead download links.
I started modding in 2009. But it's basically the same story later on. Experiencing the poorer environment gives you that previously mentioned resilience. Like in nature.
I said I'll reply to all.