Quoted from frolic:
Uhh... John said this in October:
"We were able to solidify an ongoing working arrangement with Mission Pinball and Fast Pinball guys from Seattle last week. Effectively doubling our backend team."
which was completely NEWS to FAST/Mission until just a couple of weeks ago. There was never anything more than an introductory meeting. Yet look at the specific words used to announce it.
Now I can read into it that John wanted SOMETHING to announce because he was getting so much heat after expo from the owners. So he threw out something that wasn't even true or accurate.
And that is only one of many announcements like it.
Here's another lovely nugget from October:
"I have a new project manager starting today and we will see how he fits in. He is a pinball guy, so most of the parts he knows, but not so much my process or style and is a PM for a large company. We have set a date to show magic girl, on a rug, for mid december and I will now work on the raza schedule and report back soon which will be after that. I still have some vendors to talk to and I am creating the transition plan for the Mission software guys."
And you want to keep telling us to chill out and trust him?
Geez, I honestly need to keep closer track of this stuff if I want to comment on anything, I guess. Honestly have not seen either of these quotes. yeah, credibility is an issue here. Decisions and plans can change, but this type of stuff is not appropriate.
Not saying to just chill and trust. What I'm trying to convey, based on everything I know and currently think, is: he does need to communicate and disclose more, and take care of loose ends (like unpaid vendors), all ASAP; and that I still think the games can be finished and shipped in a reasonable timeframe with no showstoppers, but if most people bail and demand refunds now then (obviously) that could be a showstopper.
I'm gonna lay low here for a while and focus on trying to help move things in a positive direction directly. Keeping up with stuff here is time-consuming(!) although some new info does pop up that I never knew, so that's good (I guess). I will post if/when there is any significant development, of course.