It’s been a while since I’ve posted anything, but I need to post this because I’ve let it fester in my mind for far too long. Forgive me if anyone is offended by what I have to say, but these thoughts are burning a hole in my mind.
So I’ve posted a few times in this section, ideas for games I would love to see made, but I don’t really have the skills, patience or resources to accomplish them. I figured the ideas forum was a place where I could throw these ideas out there & see what, if anything, might come of them. Last time I posted, I received a reply from a seemingly disgruntled game dev who believes the ideas forum is for aspiring game devs to share ideas & receive feedback. The wording of the reply really hurt, but I don’t blame them for what they said. It sounded like they were tired of hearing people make demands, which I can understand is very frustrating. For my part, I was not trying to demand anything, but rather seeing if anyone was interested in fleshing out my ideas, though I can understand the misinterpretation as I find it difficult to say “this is something I want” without sounding demanding or rude & I apologize if that’s how it comes off.
This brings me to the thought, as another comment said, that maybe we should separate ideas of devs & non-devs into separate sections. I have no idea how running a forum works & I assume that this would be easier said than done, but it seems there may be those on the forums in favor of such a thing. If it would make it so I’m less likely to piss off a game dev with my lack of experience, then I’d be in favor of such a move, but again, I don’t really know how forum moderation works so I have no idea if this is even viable.
I apologize for the rant & thank you for your time. Take care & God bless.