I deleted the little promo video I made on the game I've been making. Someone in the game development community made a post on it basically saying "if this video speaks to you, don't make a fighter." To sum it up, they were saying I pretty much didn't know what I was doing. And this is coming from a fairly-well-known voice in the fighting game-area of things. And, just as you'd expect, it baited in a little mob of angry gamers and developers to vilify it. First off, I'm still incredibly infuriated over this, what was this person thinking? He should've expected that response to come from his followers, and if he WAS, that's a REALLY low-blow, and for what? This one little 20-year-old over the internet trying to make one little game? People just keep surprising me, more and more, every day.
Now as for their REASONING, they felt like what I said I was doing in the game was, well, impossible; like, you "can't make a game in any genre with that philosophy." And, at this point, I can somewhat see where that thought would come from, because I was snarky and sarcastic in the video. I did say there wasn't any invincibility or when a character gets hit, etc., but some people started saying that "there was no hit stun in it"?? I NEVER said that. Obviously shit-talk and rumors were already starting to spread about it, and it was only going to get worse, so I decided to take it down; what good would've come out of it if I left it up? So more people could spread slander about a game they never played before?
Not trying to gloat, but all I'm saying is that the game functions just fine; you don't get permanently locked into combos or spammed by the same move over-and-over. You don't get ledge-guarded easily. It works. I played around with the stun-times and knock-backs, and it works. I'm not saying that you can take any game and remove its invincibility functions and everything would be just fine; you'd have to make a game with that particularly in your head, first. Just because I say one thing in a video and this one guy badmouths it publicly, everyone decided to rush in like a little mob and work together to attack it. It's funny how people function, considering if the guy said something really positive about it, everyone would jump on it and start liking it. People.
And the video had like a 90% like rate on YouTube before this mess happened, so OBVIOUSLY people were at least moderately-interested in it. But no, one person says one thing, everything can go down to the depths. They're subjective-thinkers and take things out of context. Whatever makes them feel better, whatever makes them happy, I guess. It's just incredibly sad and disappointing that someone this reputable would do this, and who knows, maybe he WASN'T expecting that sort of response, but I doubt it. It's funny how you can try so hard to get something publicized and get the word out there, and all these higher-ups wouldn't DARE share it, but if it's for a NEGATIVE reason, oh, you fucking better believe it, they're ALLOVER it now. I've been dealing with shit like this for years and it just makes me sick. People.
I guess the lesson here, if I can learn ANYTHING from this? Don't be sarcastic, don't be snarky. It doesn't matter if what you're saying is true, people will assume things and take those assumptions based on what little info they have and do everything in their power to drag you down because of it. For now, I'll have to just continue to work on the game, and when it REALLY looks like it's ready, I'll make a little ad for it (probably a voiceless one). You could consider this whole situation a cover-up? But well, that's probably what I SHOULD be doing at this point; it's not a good idea to let a bunch of lies spread continuously, so I did what I could to stop it. Whatever. I'm pissed-off, I'm disappointed, and, honestly, a bit hurt from this. Oh well. Lesson learned.