AS you can see [2up]knorke
I am heavily involved in all the issues you said.
That is why it's even more important that this database is tended to, so that these peripheral sites can be updated.
While it would be great if we can just redirect all of them to our download page, the truth of the matter is that most of them do not support such redirection. And I suppose their user wouldn't agree to the redirection either [just because they are not used to it]. Well if the mountain won't come to us, we have to go to the mountain. if they require manual update then manual update we have to give then.
now I disagree with only advertise at one source [just my personal oppinion]. No game is ever finished. So what if we crashed, so what if we suck, we are no worse than an average indie game/early access game and they still advertise. I think you should adjust your expectation. when you look at us don't think starcraft, don't think warcraft, think indie.
Of course, we suck. Of course, we make mistakes. But we have to fail to learn - the reason why I appreciate your input [2up]knorke
. The reason why we are not fixing all the problems is lack of manpower I think [not sure].
which lead right back to why I am doing this.
1. non of this is Big advertising move [this is a trail run to see what we have problem with]
2. This is [hopefully] an improvement of communication and will lead to better advertising overall.
3. We are opensource. Therefore, the number of players is directly proportional with manpower either in the form of will to contribute of number of contributors [Devs feel happier to develop if they know game is being play, new players can become Devs]
your criticism is welcome, as always [2up]knorke