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#Actualslayemin

Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:30 AM

Here's a hard lesson I've learned: You audience does not care about how you implemented the software. A gamer won't give two shits about whether your game was written in C, C++, C#, assembly, Java, python, flash, silverlight, <insert language> / <platform>. Let me say that again for emphasis. They don't care & it doesn't matter.

Sankrant, a similar metaphor for your quest is like the following:
Sankrant: "Hey guys, I'm new to construction. I heard that the best house builders still use a hammer to pound in nails! What do you guys think? Do you still use a hammer to drive in your nails?"
Game Dev: "Well, sometimes. But a lot of us are using nail guns (I personally use the Nail Pounder 9000). But, a good house builder knows how to use many types of tools to get the job done, so we're not just limited to hammer and nails."
Sankrant: "Rawr! the best house builders still use hammers, so that's what I'm going to do. You're not going to trick me into using a nail gun, nice try game dev! Ten years from now, house builders will still be using hammers!"
Gamedev: "uh... okay? go ahead and use a hammer. knock yourself out. We're just trying to build great houses quickly and nail guns are great tools for that."

What doesn't happen:
Homebuyer: "I'm buying this particular house because it was built using a hammer instead of a nail gun!"

#1slayemin

Posted 30 September 2012 - 07:29 AM

Here's a hard lesson I've learned: You audience does not care about how you implemented the software. A gamer won't give two shits about whether your game was written in C, C++, C#, assembly, Java, python, flash, silverlight, &lt;insert language&gt;/&lt;platform&gt;. Let me say that again for emphasis. They don't care & it doesn't matter.

Sankrant, a similar metaphor for your quest is like the following:
Sankrant: "Hey guys, I'm new to construction. I heard that the best house builders still use a hammer to pound in nails! What do you guys think? Do you still use a hammer to drive in your nails?"
Game Dev: "Well, sometimes. But a lot of us are using nail guns (I personally use the Nail Pounder 9000). But, a good house builder knows how to use many types of tools to get the job done, so we're not just limited to hammer and nails."
Sankrant: "Rawr! the best house builders still use hammers, so that's what I'm going to do. You're not going to trick me into using a nail gun, nice try game dev! Ten years from now, house builders will still be using hammers!"
Gamedev: "uh... okay? go ahead and use a hammer. knock yourself out. We're just trying to build great houses quickly and nail guns are great tools for that."

What doesn't happen:
Homebuyer: "I'm buying this particular house because it was built using a hammer instead of a nail gun!"

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