Quoted from Methos:
After all is said and done, this behavior illustrates he has not a speck of integrity. Having worked with many small businesses people, I have seen 99.9% pay their vendors/contractors/employees/bank before they ever take a salary - sometimes for years.
Would never do business with anyone like John. Speaks volumes of his charcter.
What character ?!?!?!?!?!?! Just because you are a character does not mean you have it -___- *nod to the Wolf on that one*
Quoted from lowepg:
"Hey, this new option is a super-long-shot but MAYBE it will payoff"
"IF we go home now, we might just get pennies on the dollar, but maybe, just maybe, if we hang on there's a chance"
"at this point, what do we have to lose"
"who cares if the finance persons background is filled with fraud, THIS TIME, it will be better"
As an outside observer, you could seemingly lift many of these wishful comments right out a compulsive gambling recovery meeting.
This concept that - even though ALL logical evidence leads to failure - just ONE MORE bet might turn it all around - is sad....
Just reading all of that re-affirms why I will never, ever, EVER pre-pay. I have trouble pre-paying my rent, much the less something that is a FRICKING TOY (sorry guys, I know we don't want to admit it, but face it, pinball machines are BIG toys).
Quoted from SunKing:
My guess is that Bill does not want everyone to know how much he paid Jpop for the license. Hearing that Jpop got a big $$ payout, while simultaneously announcing 'the games won't get made' won't sit well with most.
I can understand that....however....
After all this community has been through and all the lies John has told, and all the BS cloak and dagger, smoke and mirrors BS John put everyone through, and the vendors not being paid, and people reasoning with their families to get this game only to come back ashamed and embarrassed, and some people nearly going fricking bankrupt, SOMEONE SOMEWHERE needs to man the f up
O_O - John Popadiuk, we are looking at YOU. You have an obligation and a duty to FACE the music.
Dude, I am telling you, if that guy gets off scott free from what he has done, I'm going to start making grandiose promises with my spare time, play arts and crafts for years on end, live off other people's hard earned money, and then go "no money, no games, don't sue me". Why the heck should I work wearing the uniform to defend someone like THAT?
I remember now; it's because I have integrity. Something John couldn't buy if it was given away.
Quoted from benheck:
Take John to the NW show, and have a charity Dunk Tank he has to sit in.
All proceeds go to the MGRAZAAIW relief fund.
You know how many lakes would dry up from all the water they would need to keep the tank full?
Quoted from CrazyLevi:
People pre-pay, preorder, prebuy stuff all the time when there's absolutely no need for it.
I don't always pre-pay, but when I do, it's for stuff that actually EXISTS (ie, my pool table being refurbished now for an October delivery...it at least EXISTS).