Will You Bite The Hand That Feeds You?...

Well, this one guy did:

http://nwn2forums.bioware.com/forums/viewtopic.html?topic=681752&forum=113&sp=0

This thread made my day. [wipes a tear] I really shouldn't be finding this humorous at all, or probably even posting this here (I figured not many people read this and all of you are mature ;) ). Its remarkable how ungrateful and stupid people are. I never realized that I existed for the sole purpose of answering a guy-like-that's question within a few minutes and damn me if I don't answer in a way that you can fully understand.

Maybe I should start making comments like that for every question that I have that doesn't get answered within a few hours (or ever). Personally, I think the community is very helpful., especially the usual bunch of scripters that hang out around there. Scripters and programmers are an underappreciated bunch to be honest. People complain if they don't do their job right, yet they never get thanked or have people drooling over their final product. Its always the other works (writing, modellers, etc.) that get all the attention. You never hear "Great coding!" Its usually: "This game is buggy! I'm going to return this pos back to the store and get my money back." or no gratitude at all.

Just a reminder though, there is a more important post below.

6 comments:

  Azenn

June 13, 2009 at 1:10 AM

I found that thread hilarious too, so no, you're not mentally unstable (or maybe we both are?).

Scripters are generally unthanked, yes, but I think you can extend that to video games in general. You usually hear people damning a game simply because something doesn't execute according to their expectations. For instance, why doesn't Farmer Bob cower in fear of my l33t character who is a half-demon, half-drow abyssal prince?

Usually the amount of effort behind most games is unappreciated. What amuses me the most is when the people complaining insist that they could do a better job, ie -- "omg, this writing sucks! I could write better dialogue" or "the graphics suck! Did a five year old kid code this engine?"

I don't make those kinds of comments, especially after working on a NWN 2 module. It makes you a bit more aware of the whole underlying process. Sadly, most people are retards and either have overinflated egos of themselves or take stuff for granted. I'd say both in the case of that poster on the forum.

  Amraphael

June 13, 2009 at 3:23 AM

When I saw that post my immediate response was to make a post with a really snappy comment. But then I convinced myself that the poor fellow must be retarded and wouldn't understand my comment. And when I returned to the thread today I saw that I was right.

It's so stupid it's funny. Makes me think of Stewie Griffin...

  Nacaal

June 13, 2009 at 9:42 AM

I saw the thread and I didn't laugh.

This kind of people just make me feel sorry for them. I am approaching modding only now, and I am impressed at the unfalthering assistance that the forums provide to noobs like me, even when the same questions are asked over and over again, dumbest queries included. The fact that somebody else does not grasp this simple thruth makes me ashamed (out of a need to compensate their lack of shame, I presume)

  Lance Botelle (Bard of Althéa)

June 14, 2009 at 12:08 PM

Very sad ... :(

Let's hope they understand why people were upset, or else they may find more problems in life ahead.

Also a big shame about the blasphemy. That turned me off straight away.

Lance.

  Frank Perez

June 15, 2009 at 7:18 AM

That is so sad. I'm somewhat relieved that I don't hang out at the scripting forum anymore. (I mostly haunt the custom content forum, where few questions are asked and even fewer answered.)

  SirChet

July 14, 2009 at 1:56 PM

What?

Are you guys saying that the forum isn't an improvised form of a chat session?

But, what are whinny little "I must have my answer before I ask the question jerks" supposed to do?

Oh, I remember ... they can get back on the little bus.

btw, if someone searches they can find a great NWN2 scripting irc.