Insurgency 2014 had 7 maps at the start. Sandstorm has six that are much bigger and better.
By the time the game gained more popularity, it had many more maps. The team is now much bigger and much more capable of giving us more maps.
If NWI drops another awesome patch like the one from November the game might very well be in a perfect state for release.
Two weeks is not enough time to fix every issue in the game. And you can’t release a major patch right before launch, you then need time to fix all the issues caused by it. There will be bugs that need to be patched. We haven’t even played Precinct yet, I’m sure that will have issues just like all the other maps did. You need time to test this stuff and make sure it’s ready for the release.
But I seriously don't care in the slightest about that arbitrary release since I fully expect the development of the game to continue for years like with previous NWI titles.
Player base will suffer if the game has a poor release. People don’t buy a game because it looks “promising”, they buy it because it looks “good”.
I recommended they they delay the release by several months.
You've done no such thing in this thread.
“This game is obviously not going to be ready for release on December 12. It does not have the stability or content. But that's alright, I would be happy to see this game delayed for another few months. Release it in the Spring if you have to. Pause the beta if you worry people will get sick of the game by the time it releases. But I don't want to see this game have a disaster launch because NWI released it to early. That happens to often, and is too easy to avoid.”
You visciously attacked the devs for "dishonesty" as if you were writing an article for buzzfeed about gun violence from the perspective of a soyboy millenial journalist.
“Okay so despite the title, I'm really not sure whether NWI is trying to be dishonest, being forced to do so, or just extremely bad at estimating development times. Whatever it is, they've been giving us extremely unrealistic dates and ranges for development progress since the announcement of the title in 2016. I think a lot of people have noticed this, but I haven't seen any talk about it.”
“Granted I have zero experience developing a game, but when everything they announce is as unrealistic as it is, it makes me question their honesty.”
Again, learn to speak for yourself.