Listen very carefully to me now, because I'm about at the limits of my patience. I am telling you frankly that if you do not listen to me when I speak, it will be very hard for you to benefit from what I do.
Think back to the start of HaloDemoMods.com, its inception. Did I ask anyone about the idea beforehand? If I did, what were the responses? If anything, I was met with resistance, the same reluctance that I am getting now again with this next idea. Why is it that every idea I present brings you all up into a huff in arguments and quarrels against me? Why do you constantly argue with my ideas? I did HaloDemoMods based upon my ideas, and I just went ahead and did it; I didn't even care to mention it until it was here in front of you. And I have been told to not mention things until they are finished. Well I don't do that. What I actually do is mention things when it is the right time to mention them. This was the right time to mention these things, and I mentioned them to the people to whom I wanted to mention them. If you don't know what I'm talking about, or if you have any questions at this point, then just accept the fact that you were not spoken to about this, but you will still be able to benefit from participating in it. I did not speak to you because it was not imperative that I do so. I tried for several days to establish communications with Monoman and even on the side mentioned some details to nil and dirk who immediately took offense because they were not the right people to whom I should have spoken; this information is not meant for anyone except the owner of each community group web site. So I eventually spoke with Monoman, and what you see here are still the results of a couple other people who don't have all the details to make a right judgement about it.
If you don't trust me in this, and if you don't want to participate in this, then I ask you to think back to the inception of HaloDemoMods.com. It would have never existed if I had not done what I am doing now. So if you want something even better than HaloDemoMods.com is now, then just work with me here and don't argue with what you don't understand the details to. All the questions thus far that I have been asked have indicated that certainly this is only a win-win plan, to a much greater extent than HDM will be.
What I ask is your participation, your willingness to use what I am developing, just like you use HaloDemoMods.com that I have developed.
To answer this question 002 posed, modders will be able to sell their map packs and maps. You don't have to buy anything you don't want to buy. If you want to buy it, though, you will be able to. I am not forcing anyone to put a price tag on their creative projects. But the option will be available to those who choose to do so. Please don't barrage me with further questions, though, because I have to move forward to the next step of this plan, and that next step does not involve answering any more questions here.
I ask for your participation though, regardless of whether or not you feel or think or believe anything can or will come of this. If you do not participate, you will be left in the dust and regret the time and influence you lost because you did not participate. You have already presented your ideas. If I have any other ideas I would like to discuss, I will discuss them with the people I feel they should be discussed with. Vegerot has been a great discussion partner so far, but even then, when the discussion becomes a roadblock because of conflicting ideas, I must move on and reflect upon what was discussed. You see what I did with HaloDemoMods, now anticipate something far greater with this next project.
HaloDemoMods.com will be eaten by this new project. It will become a part of it and grow with it because its directions complement the purpose of HDM. This is not how monopolies and businesses work, though. When one company buys up another company, it seeks to control it or profit from it. Rather, this analogous metaphor of imagery I have used is meant to say that the new project is far greater and HDM will become merged with it as will every Halo community. Either sooner, or later. But it will happen. And it can be done easily and happily through the consent of the community owners who can therefore help guide the growth of this new project, or it can be done in other ways that I will not mention. But it will happen regardless of the fact that nobody wants to listen to me.
Sparky wrote:I never expect anyone to support me in it.
nil wrote:(paraphrased) Nobody believes you, you are stupid and out of your mind, blah blah blah rant rant rant. No. By the way, keep paying money for HaloDemoMods even though you are stupid and out of your mind and nobody likes you.
Sparky wrote:So basically, Joe, what you're trying to tell me is that I'm right. Is that what you're trying to tell me, Joe?
So you see, I am correct. Opinions of those who were not meant to know about this have not changed. I mentioned it to them, but they were not the people I was primarily interested in discussing this with. And so they confirm to themselves -- in their ignorance of the details of the situation which I even told them I would not mention -- that I am incorrect. And so they spoke with Monoman and ... well, like I said, I am correct.
I do not expect you to support me, but I am offering you the opportunity to support me. This is not me coming to you begging for your permission that I do what I want to do, because I am doing it anyway, whether or not you like it or believe it or think I'm stupid to try it. You saw what resulted from HaloDemoMods.com, and now you will see what results from this project. Either support me and participate in its development, or find out later that it has grown without your participation. Which would you prefer?
This has now gone beyond MacGamingMods and HaloDemoMods. I do not see it as appropriate to continue discussions in this forum. You will be informed when more information is available.
And because you will inevitably ask this question based upon your own fears and lack of knowledge, I will answer it right away: I am not doing or trying to do anything that is or would be illegal. So there. I have answered that question that some of you have assumed is correct because you were afraid it was so. Kind of makes you laugh, doesn't it?
By the way, with HaloDemoMods, we all decided to participate
. I could have done the work by myself, as boring and time-consuming as that would have been, as I surely would need to do on this new project anyway, but even Zapconquest was the first to mention the idea of it being a wiki. So whether or not we all decide to participate in this new project, it will still happen and we will all still benefit from it in our own time, when we are willing to benefit from it.
Either you are groping for answers, or you are asking God and listening to Jesus.