to start this reply off: wow your [no flaming]
you come to this board, with all these guys dedicated to the project of freeorion, who have already worked their asses off and continue to do so, using all their spare time to work on it more, and you tell them "hey guys, i got this great idea! you should come work for me and quit on freeorion after all your hard work because my idea is cool! i bet that my totally awesome idea will make tons of money and be an example to everyone!", seriously, could you be more of an asshole? i havent been with these guys long, and i havent contributed more than several ideas which havent been touched yet, but i already feel like i owe something, like i ought to do something to be a part of this, i joined this because i wanted to help, to give all i can to the team, and i do not appreciate what your trying to do with this post, you may have convinced yourself that your not doing anything wrong, but you havent convinced the rest of us, i dont even know anyone on the team, i have barely talked to them, but i still felt like they deserved more when i read your post, you are being incredibly disrespectful to them, you have no idea how wrong it was of you to ask them to leave and work on your own "idea"
First of all....
You should really learn not to add your own bullshit into other people's posts. I bet you would really suck at the telephone game. I never asked any of them to leave or quit working on free orion. Also how is saying that I would like them to help with my project because I am impressed with thier work disrespectful?
Second, I also never said any of thier ideas were unoriginal or that what they have done has all been done before. I did speak generally about what separates great games from everyday crap, but I never directed any of those statements at Free Orion. (I'm adding that one in even though you didn't accuse me of it because people who make these posts like your's tend to find anything possible to take out of context.)
Third, I have great respect for anyone that has worked on this project and I am very impressed with it. I have stated that numerous times.
oh and by the way, those ideas of yours are in no way new, i have had those same ideas before, i know people who have had them, and i would be willing to bet that almost everyone else reading this has had those same ideas, "oooh the ultimate sci fi game! great graphics, smooth movements, beautiful scenery, in depth land and space features, and all in real time!!" yea that isnt new bud
Fourth, You don't have any idea about what I have outlined for the game and all of the various ideas that I would like to try and implement. So, don't go telling me that I don't have any new ideas. Your general sarcastic tone implies that you view me as being arrogant and disrespectful, and then, you make a statement like that? You are the arrogant one, sir.
and to add more, even if all of those features were possible, it would be at least a decade to finish it, and would cost millions of dollars, not to mention the huge amount of people you would need to do all the jobs, not just programming, 3d art, sounds, music, concept plans, but even secretaries! filers, managers, directors, you name it! did you see pirates of the caribbean 3? did you see that the credits were at least 20 minutes long? all those names, even compacted into giant squares, took an incredible amount of time to scroll, and thats just for a movie! barely a fraction of those names where actors, and that movie didnt take place in the distant future, in space, on a massive amount of planets, stars, nebulae, dust particles, asteroids, comets, and all that other crap floating around space! and then you have to add in all the human artifacts, machinery, metalworks, space stations, ships, you know what else, you have to take all these things into account
Fifth, This isn't a big hollywood production movie. Games don't require near the staff that movies do. I also never said I expected it to get done with any sort of speed. As for all the things you think will be rendered, you make too many assumptions. I didn't specify an exact level of detail, and much of that could be random generated. It's not someone will be painting each individual blade of grass on a planet surface.
Sixth, The statements you have directed at me have no real foundation and your assumptions are typical. Everything you have stated is your opinion, which is, to be frank, without reason or factual base. You should also learn how to speak to people in a more professional manner and not be so short fused.
I'm not sure what made you think I was comming in here with my chest all puffed out saying "my game will be better than yours", but you should really read more carefully and take things more at face value instead assuming that I'm some jerk who wants to take all these people off thier beloved project for some false promise of sharing profits of game sales. I fully realize and admit that, without the help of numerous talented people, my game will never even get going, let alone be fully realized and become a potential classic.
Relax and take some chill pills.
I don't believe anyone else was offended.... Where they?