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Northern Ireland mod - Should I continue?

#1
Well, a while back, posted about a Northern Ireland mod, that I'd been developing since Novemember, last year.

Thing is, due the recent level of violence, and the outbreaks, I'm seriously looking at shelving it, at least, for several months, but in the mean time, work on something else, so the work that has been done, is lost.

Personally, I'm thinking of continuing, but if there's another loss of life, I'm definitely not. Even now, I've had the first republican knobber have a strop over it, on it's ModDB profile, which I responded to, perhaps... too harshly, but I don't like gobshites, I'm afraid.

ModDB profile here, in fact:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/northern-ireland-pathfinder

Am I right, or wrong, for continuing this, until theres another loss of life?

(I would like to add, I'm not serving and i'm not ex-military, before somebody says otherwise.)

Please, I would prefer some constructive comments, not "You're a prick. Get out.", where possible. :(

Thanks,

J
 
#4
squiggers, there will always be gobshites who slag off your work - whatever the pretext. i don't think there is anything sick in developing this - it's historically based. there are games out there for iraq, which is still going on.

crack on and don't pay any attention to the opposition. if you need to appease republicans, tell them they can play it as the other side :roll:
 
#5
CRmeansCeilingReached said:
squiggers, there will always be gobshites who slag off your work - whatever the pretext. i don't think there is anything sick in developing this - it's historically based. there are games out there for iraq, which is still going on.

crack on and don't pay any attention to the opposition. if you need to appease republicans, tell them they can play it as the other side :roll:
We considered that at the start, putting in a IRA storyline but... the amount of extra work we'd have to put in, it'd set development time back by about 6-8 months, not least in putting in new levels, and developing a storyline for it. Too much work, and we'd be at it too long. Plus, I wouldn't feel entirely comfortable offing a squaddie, or planting a bomb, or even writing that for a plot line.

Mm, this Republican chap appears to be rather thick, in fact.
I deleted my comments about what he'd said, as I'd read them over, and thought they were too harsh. Only... He saw them first, and decided to comment, after one of my team, with a less hot-head than me, commented. In fact, you can see it on the comments area on the ModDB page.

Ill respond to this tomorrow, as at least you speak in sentences, however high brow and long winded they are. I've got work in the morning maybe get a chance at lunch.

But quickly to compare an unfinished piece of crap like this mod to "Bloody Sunday" or music by U2, leaves me going to bed with a smile on my face. Reality check for you.

Edit: I see your great leader deleted his pathetic rant and leaves you the more acceptable face to do the talking very wise indeed.
I'm not too impressed. May I ask, is this too harsh, to respond with...?

Hmm, no, I just thought about what I had written, and decided it wasn't acceptable what I'd said. Simple as that. I refuse to lower myself to the level of imbeciles, such as yourself.

Please, continue posting. It just shows everyone else how much of a complete and utter waste of oxygen you are.
I'm feeling a Flashy mood coming on.... :roll:
 
#6
Squiggers said:
Well, a while back, posted about a Northern Ireland mod, that I'd been developing since Novemember, last year.

Thing is, due the recent level of violence, and the outbreaks, I'm seriously looking at shelving it, at least, for several months, but in the mean time, work on something else, so the work that has been done, is lost.

Personally, I'm thinking of continuing, but if there's another loss of life, I'm definitely not. Even now, I've had the first republican knobber have a strop over it, on it's ModDB profile, which I responded to, perhaps... too harshly, but I don't like gobshites, I'm afraid.

ModDB profile here, in fact:
http://www.moddb.com/mods/northern-ireland-pathfinder

Am I right, or wrong, for continuing this, until theres another loss of life?

(I would like to add, I'm not serving and i'm not ex-military, before somebody says otherwise.)

Please, I would prefer some constructive comments, not "You're a prick. Get out.", where possible. :(

Thanks,

J
Go for it.
 
#7
Keep going, and good luck. You could ask here for some scenarios as well. How about the team arrests the wrong man, and faces an immediate riot of 200 people, trapped up a cul-de-sac? The Relief Column arrives, but one of the trucks overheats when the fan belt breaks. That should keep you busy for a while longer.

I'll rapidly get my coat.
 
#8
How about the para stick that accidentally wanders 100 metres into Eire and the single local Gaurda tries to arrest them?? love to see if anyone gets the 100% answer on that one!
Genuine "Zanusi-land" fridge from the Divis for one lucky buyer.
Original bricks as thrown, obviously not signed.
Coffee jars, (supply your own nails).
Free yellow card for first 1000 buyers.

Whos going to buy a game where your NOT allowed to shoot anything? (as per R of E, you are only legal to shoot for 0.47 of a second, not when he is holding the coffee jar and not when he has thrown the coffee jar but only whilst he is throwing the coffee jar (Nescafe I think, only the best)).

Good luck I say, if you can produce a game where the fustrations of walking the streets can be brought into the living room..........................I,m going to have to come back to you on this one.
 
#9
mad_mick said:
How about the para stick that accidentally wanders 100 metres into Eire and the single local Gaurda tries to arrest them?? love to see if anyone gets the 100% answer on that one!
Genuine "Zanusi-land" fridge from the Divis for one lucky buyer.
Original bricks as thrown, obviously not signed.
Coffee jars, (supply your own nails).
Free yellow card for first 1000 buyers.

Whos going to buy a game where your NOT allowed to shoot anything?

Good luck I say, if you can produce a game where the fustrations of walking the streets can be brought into the living room..........................I,m going to have to come back to you on this one.
Suggest you look at the link I gave mate. the Super Booties (Screw THEM, they're over used...) didn't exactly have as much of the boredem to deal with, and didn't exactly have to do the same job in NI, as your average squaddie did they? Most of it's working on atmosphere, and the overall feel, not the combat, but there is gonna be some in it - and hopefully as realistic as possible. Lot of even mainstream games lack that, never mind mods.

Plus, as it's a mod, so no issues about someone whinging that they've spent their money for something they don't like....

Mind you, I did post up asking whether people thought I should continue it, not about content, you numpty. :wink:
 
#11
mad_mick said:
Fair enough, just thought the humour that kept us going might have been a factor in the game.
Ohhh, trust me, I'm getting a lot of that in. I mean, we've got a Scouser, and a Highlander, set as two of the main characters, for starters...

Still, don't worry - I'm trying to get it as realistic as possible, and try and get as much army style humour in as I can.
 
#14
Heh, there will be some comments in regards to that, mainly "You dirty theiving scouser, where the hell have my boots gone...?".

Anyway, cheers for the positive comments guys, much appreciated.
 

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