If you've been following the development of my game you've probably noticed that the programming of the project has been unstable. You've probably seen me post many ads and a new programmer join the project every couple of months.
Sadly, that is the case - in over a year of managing the project I haven't been able to find a reliable, competent, and most importantly, permanent programmer for the project. I've offered money (both upfront and a royalty stake in the game). I've offered control over the game's design. I've provided everything from decent art to custom made music. At this point, I don't know what more can be done... I've even posted ads outside of BYOND to see if any experienced programmers would be interested in picking up the engine and taking on the project. All I had in response was people telling me that BYOND isn't a good engine and they'd rather rebuild the game from scratch... it pisses me off, frankly, because I see the potential in BYOND but others do not.
At this point, I don't know what to do or believe. Eternia is so far along that it seems silly and unproductive to ditch BYOND and make it in a different engine, but if no programmers (that can code well and will stay!) are interested in taking the game on, then what other options are there? I'd like to learn to code but I have a part-time job, a girlfriend, and college, which leaves me with little free time... and hell, even if I did learn to code, I doubt I would be able to grasp the content's of the source and avoid breaking everything.
And right now, BYOND excites me, it excites me a lot - I don't want to miss out on the Flash support and I enjoy being a part of this community in general. The last thing I want to do is leave BYOND but for over a month it's seemed like my only option because I've done everything I can to find a reliable programmer for the project. I've been secretly hoping some mature olbie from back when BYOND's community wasn't so anime based would return to the community and pick up the project. That would be cool. As you can see, that's how desperate I've become... I don't know of it's a fault with the game, myself, or BYOND's community itself. It's really frustrating to have a game that's almost complete and there's nobody around to pick it up, and when someone does, they always fail...
Eh, I don't know, I just felt like rambling. I've invested way too much money and time to let the project die. That will never be the case. I'll always be lurking somewhere.