Libraries in BYOND Discussion
Is it better to teach someone how to write a pathfinding routine or to give them one?
I could explain to someone how to make a pathfinding routine in under a half an hour.
Deadron, I hope you haven't taken offense to anything I've said, because I probably didn't mean it to be offensive if it seemed that way. It's the way I program. If I am re-inventing the wheel, so be it. I am learning from it. Should I re-invent the wheel and learn, or just steal someone else's wheel? That is the way I program, so deal with it.
There are so many libraries and demos available here that someone could slap a few together and make a "game".
I leave BYOND the day that happens. That lowers the amount of talent and knowledge required to make a game. Shall that one day happen, I suppose I'll eat my words. I thought BYOND was a community of programmers, working together and helping each other to better their programming skills. I guess that was just wishful thinking.
The only people I can't tolerate are stupid people.
And people thought the hub was filled with a lot of crap now.
the only way for BYOND to get great games is if people who aren't great programmers can make them.
Whether it be the lack of smart people, the abundance of morons, or the eager-to-learn community, I sometimes feel like giving up on BYOND. You, however, seem a step ahead of me (a step byond me =P). You talk like there is no chance of there being a great programmer on BYOND, so we might as well make game making easier, because nobody here is talented enough to do it.