Can I ask people to look at their comments, and not feel shame?
Scripthookv. It happens with every R* update. They see the mod author as an evil-wrong-doer, but love him when he finally delivers. They rate him a half a star, while they can't play their game - despite a well-documented way around it - and then honor him with praise and glory, when he does make it compatible with the new R* update.
Let us see the situation for how it really is.
The whole time these mad-men-lunatics have been screaming from their rooftops, me, and others, having been playing our game the same way we always have - all scripts included, despite the R* update.
Why is it that some, and a very few at that, can use their "big brains" to get around simple obstacles like this, while so many - and I mean MANY - can't? Explain THIS shit. WTF?!?
@eshenk I guess it's the same origin when people ask me questions about my mods, which have been answered in the guide in all detail. Just the VAutodrive guide has 30 pages and you can easily imagine it took me several weeks to write it. It drives me up the wall when I face people who are just too lazy to read. This thing has even a table of contents, so it's easy and quick to find an answer.
This thing has even a table of contents, so it's easy and quick to find an answer.
How many languages have you released your guide in?
The main site caters for 31 languages, so there is probably only a percentage of people that might have downloaded your mod, that can comfortably read a 30 page guide in a language they don't understand properly. The rest might not even understand the first line.
We get users on these forums who can barely string a single sentence together in English, so you have to constantly be aware of what words may or may not get translated clearly, when you reply back.
I spend 12 hours a day, most days on here, so I see a constant stream of the same questions, asked over and over again, despite us having a lengthy tutorial on the subject. I have to look at how the question is asked, before making the decision to either point them to the tutorial or deal with the problem directly. And that can be as frustrating as heck to deal with every day...
However, I think some of the people on the ScriptHookV page are just typical of what the internet has created... a world that expects everything hand-delivered, at the snap of someone's fingers.
I got told the other day that there is no respect, because it's the internet... how sad is that to hear?
@LeeC2202 They come and ask questions in proper English, more or less, you know, the usual quirks of modern times where young people don't care about capital letters and punctuation anymore. So I think I can safely assume these people are able to read my guide (which is in English only even though I'm German).
I agree with your other points.
Deja-vu. The majority of people here dont care how stupid they sound or how much they may annoy you because its not like were using facebook & showing our life, real name or face for that matter.
Shit talk central for the casuals here.
They come and ask questions in proper English, more or less, you know, the usual quirks of modern times where young people don't care about capital letters and punctuation anymore.
I'm quite convinced that in 1000 years time... if there is anyone left on this planet, historians will be convinced we went through a period of time with no lungs. There will be no other plausible explanation, as to how we could read half a page of text without periodically pausing to breathe.
But yeah,, if they are people that could read it but simply choose not to, then that's pretty bad. I have plenty of patience for people who genuinely struggle and no time at all, for those who just can't be bothered.
I notice the ScriptHookV page has been stirred up by someone creating a fake Alexander Blade account. That could end badly because someone handed over some money as a donation... I'll be surprised if that user (the faker, not the donator) doesn't lose their posting ability... for quite a while.