Well it has been over a month and I've been consumed by the Oblivion hole. They owe me a month of my time back. That is all I want. Simple request I think.
Halo 3 Beta was released with multiple class action law suits thrown at them because of it. OK not really, but all the little kids who don't understand the point of a beta and the fact that software gets delayed fairly often. Also the crying that a 14 hour turn around to find, solver, test and release the fix was too long. They just don't get it. Nor will they ever.
For another example of how those not involved in software just don't get it. http://www.ncaastrategies.com/utopia/showthread.php?t=48569
It starts off with an innocent "how much you think it costs too develop this game" question. That leads to SQL server debates and so on. I actually enjoy when we get to this "You are right that I don't know how to code on that level. But I don't think it would be impossible to learn." He doesn't think it would be hard to learn how to code on that level. Really does he just think anyone can do this stuff. Honestly I work with VLT's all day. Now thats basic as the actual possibilities of those games is very basic. HIT PLAY. But give me a break. I haven't seen the code nor do I want to see a football games code. I can only imagine how much bigger a RTS or and RPG looks like. Some people just don't understand. This brings up Old Man Winters saying " the thing about common sense is that it's not very common".
The next thing on the horizon is NCAA 2008. Having to play a high school game should be interesting where I only control one player and have no say in the plays. After that who knows. My guess would be Mass Effect from Bioware.
Other debates. Buy dirt for the lawn (so I can make grass yippy) or a new TV. Hmmmm. This truly is a hard one for me. Lawnmower, dirt, seed, whipper snipper thing is what's needed for the lawn. Plus labor, which I need to pay myself.