Yeah, I think we can all agree that this situation is primarily the fault of sales/marketing guys falling down on the job.That is specifically not what I'm saying. I don't know what the deal is here, because nobody's telling us anything.
While I generally don't like to agree much with barsooma, he's correct here I think.
The very fact that no one's saying anything is the PR/marketing falling down on the job.
Look... if RGG had never announced anything until, say, a month before an official release date, everyone here would basically be all <salivate...> The complaints would be entirely about lack of features, if any features were lacking as compared with isotropic. No one would be complaining about lack of information.
Instead, we've dealt with nebulous rumors for over a year, I think, at this point. We've had official PR from RGG
(click the PDF links at the bottom) that has gone from "late 2011" to "early 2012," and I think it's reasonable to suggest that Early 2012 ends at the end of this month. We have a shadowy figure, or figures, or possibly androids or lizard people, programming the game; they won't let their names be released, they won't let a date be released, they won't let any information about the programs be released, and they insist they alone be arbiters of this information.
The blame here does not lie with Donald; he has been extremely frank in basically saying "Look, I can't tell you guys anything." I've never even seen Donald suggest a date; that's all been straight from RGG! The problem here is squarely with Jay and RGG, for contracting with such secretive programmers in the first place (I really think this was the most serious mistake), and then for lousy PR management--i.e., telling us that it's coming but that they can't say anything else.
This is a serious PR disaster. I don't know about anyone else, but RGG has already
lost money from me due to this fiasco.
At this point, I'm going to move forward assuming this thing is vaporware. And if it does come out, they're going to have to seriously impress me to get me to buy it.