This is my repeated take on this “Save FL” board and it is so curious how it happens to be a fitting take on any topic within it. And I have yet to read anything that would come close to a response at all, be it in agreement with my rather provocative opinion, or in challenge of it.
For good or bad reasons, I love Freelancer both as the game it is and as what it gets me to do working on it to any goal. It lead me to cultural classics and studying of arts, story-telling, and several other topics. I may have gotten there without it, but if I had nothing good to say about it or about my work with it, I wouldn’t still be here. And I think nobody else should. Infact, I challenge anyone whose reasons to be here and to work with us are not to be found within themselves to leave.
I cannot appreciate those any less, who think they could gain web popularity through their project or advance some delusional scenario of a future to Freelancer. People who think there is anything to be gained here other than personal joy and interaction with fellow modders are not only delusional but in fact a threat to at least my reputation as a Freelancer modder who does it for its own sake.
I also cannot appreciate those any less, who claim they are here for the community’s sake rather than for the community. People who claim they see no future for the game but they stay here for altruistic reasons sacrificing their precious time for the benefit of a community that is not only unthankful but also headed for nothing, are both inconsistent in their reasoning (i.e. intellectually dishonest) as well as advancing a cynical view of what we do and leading us to miserable thoughts about it and in many cases away from it.
Now why would we care about one’s reasons? Not at all. I prefer to assume that anyone who is still with us, is so for good reasons and if someone happens to not find any when examining his reasoning, I prefer that person to make a decision to leave. We don’t need rationalizations abusing the unpopularity of Freelancer and jumping to that it could be helped and we neither need sacrifices from people who but only do them to keep complaining they did.
Keep your reasons to yourself and let us enjoy what we do and please each other with where we get. The future of Freelancer, Star Citizen, the genre or anything else along the branch must not have any impact on how we continue our work. It would make something we love depend on something beyond our control and thus exposing us to all kinds of disappointment and you hit me a PM if I’m not representative of you saying that we do not want to be disappointed. If you want to keep working and doing what you want to do, or, of course, for that matter, stop doing it, don’t look for justifications or excuses out there, look for reasons of your own. If you want you can, and your energy bill is your limit. If you don’t want, you don’t have to and don’t you think you do anyone a favor if you keep trying.
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It’s selfish I know, but all I’ve ever really hoped for is a vanilla graphics upgrade of epic proportions. Shattered worlds are most of the way there, but it’s heavily modded away from vanilla in other areas too which I don’t really enjoy that much. God that mod is gorgeous aesthetically though considering it’s not using your dx9 wizardry.
If they would ever bless us with those building blocks and then you guys went to work with your magic wand it would make for a pretty special upgrade to vanilla.
I guess nobody is ever gonna be able to do anything with the characters themselves as such, so the games always going to be held back from that perspective, but other than in the big picture of storyline it’s no big deal.
I think it might just be one of those things that never gets achieved though as mods work on their mods naturally.
i see alot of company’s doing including for gpu i bought a 9800 gt
warrantied for life evga . then i go to the site i only get a year because the card is out of date. now i got 10 years on 560 ti also evga. i wonder if they are going to change that.
I am losing interest in FL permanently, then I gain it back. FL is just a game and I think we can be glad that there are still such big communities like this and mods, and FL is not just another old game from 2003 or maybe an abandonware.
I know this one is pushing it, but if an “unauthorized” torrent of Freeworlds including a Freelancer iso or some kind of working install were to show up on popular sites, that would be an enormous asset in getting people to try.
Definately, it’d still be a little awkward telling people to download a torrent 😉
It’s a shame there is no opportunity to purchase FL in form of a digital download.