OK, I have been reading this newsgroup for a while, seeing all sorts of
moronic comments from both us users and Team17 comments (a sentence bound to
get them BOTH to fall around my ears shortly....)...
The first word is: RESPECT to Team17. Many of you may not realize it, but the
guys are still HERE, answering all sorts of postings from us lot, no matter
how stupid, abusive or childish. Or thoughtful. And you see, they dont have
to, as Team17 have officially "said goodbye to" the Amiga.
Say what you want about Worms DC, but its the only game I have bought so far
that runs straight from my 24-bit PicassoIV WB screen, plays without glitches
and then quits out beautifully, without messing my system up....
Another word to Team17: someone should ram those "few" 7000 copies of The
Killing Grounds you sold down your throats....
The game lacks playtesting. Maybe it had some, but I can find no other
explanation for a game that has a level it takes me TWO WEEKs to finish, and
the next five I can do in the SAME HOUR.
We were not promised, we were GUARANTEED (by your telephonic staff) GFX card
support. AndyC said that there was no GFX card available to test it on..
Someone else, from Team17 but I cant remember the name, on this very same
group, said they offered him their card for development, but he just couldnt
be bothered. And I'd really like to know which one is telling fibs.
The game is buggy. No question there. Some people (and again the name is not
on my lips right now) posted a patch on Aminet, that increased speed by a
factor of four on 1x1 on my 40mhz 040.... And they are not professionals or
anything. I wonder why AndyC (a reputedly PROFESSIONAL programmer) could not
do this in the first place. Try it out. It makes the game more playable..
Please stop this "we are the only ones doing something good for the Amiga. You
should worship us" attitude. I BOUGHT the original WORMS, TKG, WORMS DC. I
PAID for them. HARD CASH. And they all came with PC registration cards...
Pitiful telephonic support (one of my queries was answered with "try editing
the config.sys file to get more RAM"), as far as the AMIGA was concerned
And they dont even work properly on my system (apart from DC that is)
This is not moaning. I PAID. I really did, and I feel I've been duped.
Full credit to you for sticking to the Amiga long after it was evident there
was no money in it for BIG companies (which you became thanx to US, btw) and
again, I admire you lot still reading this stuff. And I hope you wont take
this message with the same defensive and excessive attitude you have taken
some of the others....
I like a decent exchange of opinions, and I'd appreciate it if you stopped it
at that. I have not insulted you, and I dont expect insults back...