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The "Proof of loonacy" Dept.:
MailBag for Issue #12

Comments by Jason "loonyboi" Bergman


Every week our associate editor takes on the big ol' pile of mail for your reading enjoyment...got something to say? Send it in. You just might win a swanky loonygames t-shirt. Letters are presented exactly as they are recieved.

This week's a bit of an exception...since Ms. Bobbi's gotten a head start on loony for the PGL finals (he's flying out tomorrow, she went out today) Jason "loonyboi" Bergman is answering the letters this week. Cooooool.

Regarding "When It's Done"

Subject: When it's done.

Just read the article and I think you hit the deadline on the nose.  My oppinion is this, nothing gets done with out deadlines/goals, set and writen down.  It's like cleaning out the gutters before the first snow, or getting up the Christmas lights.  Honey when will this get done?  When it's done, ususally means I have no idea, haven't thought about it, trying to forget about it, get me a beer.

So when I see When it's done, I think, too bad, poor bastards still don't know how to use UnrealED, bet they'll be picking up a few new bodies to throw at this soon.  They did.  When I see a flexable time frame for an early beta like Q1, 1999, or before May 1999, then I can think, well things are going to be awesome, look at the time they will have to spend on this to get it just right!

When I see when it's done I think, their waiting for Sin to come out, or their waiting for Halflife to hit the shelves, they're sitting back waiting for the next wave of game to come out because they don't think they have the meat to compete head to head. When I read When it's Done, I spend my money elseware, and if after 2 years of When it's done, they can kiss my butt as I walk out of the store with the other guys box, cause they won't get my money.

Niall Sheehan  

Pretty weird that whole deadline thing, huh? I used to get really pissed off when a developer slipped a deadline, but you know what? When all's said and done, I'd rather wait two more (or...six more) months to get a game than have them rush it and it come out lousy.

Soapboxes, get yer soapboxes here....

Subject: change

I couldn't help noticing that in a recent "mailbag" there was an abundance of rants about the lack of community in online gaming today. Well, yeah. That is a valid point, but really, so what! Do you complain about that when you go to the local shopping centre ( i think you americanas call them "malls", but thats a different story ) and the guy at the butchers or the bakery doesn't know your name? No. it doesn't matter. You're willing to forego a cheery greeting for a better range, or cheaper prices or whatever. It's the same for everything. Should we ban new players on servers because we don't want in an influx of stangers? I remember a couple of years ago, before the internet became so popular, myself and a bunch of friends used bulletin boards all the time. It was great. You knew absolutely everyone, and if you had enough cash for a second line, probably ran a bbs yourself. Games like legend of the red dragon utterly kicked ass. But how many of you would go back to that now? I sure wouldn't. If you don't like change, go live under a rock somewhere and don't piss the rest of us off with your complaining. Or on a more constructive note, start another community. Organise your own tourneys or something, get the new ppl involved, instead of shunning them. Just because it's lost something doesn't mean it's any worse.

thanks, i feel better now.
koensayr

Ahhh....bite me.

Subject: Duke/Sexist Pig?

To Elaine,

Sheeesh, lighten up.

I have no comment to insert here.

And the winner of the T-Shirt is...

Subject: In Praise of UF!

One hundred thank you's I offer for including my favorite cartoon as a part of your esteemed site!

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-- LostJonny

Anyone who gets that excited about our adding a comic strip to the site deserves a big ol' T-Shirt any day of the week. Enjoy! :)

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