kxmode, next get get a white board and marker... it's easier when they have pictures to look at
Normally I'd understand being sick of the "when it's done" mantra, but seriously, if you approach games as closer to art than to something procedural like construction, then it becomes almost necessary.
EA and the ilk approach games procedurally. Blizzard doesn't.
Show me the procedure to optimize a graphics engine for hardware that isn't even necessarily out yet, and I'll give you a time table.
Show me the procedural for a gaggle of artists to create production line artwork, and I'll show you a time table you can rely on.
Show me a mathematical formula to balance a game perfectly and I'll sure as hell give you a time table.
As someone else has said. If you don't want to wait, play a game that isn't as tight or highly polished. I for one am not paying attention to any of the hype, even though I am immensely looking forward to D3 and SC2. The wait is easier that way.
strategy games suck
other way around.
Suck games strategy?
strategy games suck
Blizzard's in a no win situation.Exactly, so why annoy people? I'm not criticising the quality of their games, just that I don't like having to wait a huge amount of time to play them.
I don't understand Blizzard - they keep games they're working on ultra quiet, then release videos showing what look like complete games and tell us we have to wait over 2yrs. Why don't they just keep them quiet for another year so people don't have as long to wait?
Personally Im sick of Blizzard and their announcing a game 2 and a half years before its even comng out. Its pretty rediculas how they string everyone along for that amount of time. Id rather they jsut shut the fricking hell up about their gameuntil its ready to be released. then theirs no whens it coming out how much longer. 2009 is a long way off, and an open ended date. that could mean November, at least another 15 months. ive seen many other games get xcompleted in far less time. What bothers me about Blizzard is the fact they got the money to hire a hugh team to get the job done even faster. so why are they milking the time so badly?
WOW, I was really expecting this game to come out around Christmas 08.