In fact if you had been paying attention, my whole stance on this was about not disregarding any ideas, until you brought up magic sniper bombs
So, again, if you are the one disregarding an idea It's okay. Someone else may think a battle royale feature is a completely ridiculous idea. How about showing them the same courtesy?
But when you talk about magic sniper bombs in a game aiming at realism yeah I'm gonna laugh
I suppose a bunch of people parachuting into an area unarmed and then suddenly finding all kinds of great military gear and fighting to the death is ultra realistic.
i'll go out on a limb here i hope im wrong but how long do you think the support will last? i mean are there any more games nwi are releasing and selling to support them as a whole collective financially? unless there is some kind of expansion or dlc i just cant see it being a long term commitment, it kinda feels like get the car roadworthy instead of show condition
i could be way off here, its just most of whats been churned out over the past few years has made me a bit of a cynic
Insurgency2014 released 22th of January 2014, while the last update I have seen was released 4th of May 2018, so approximately 4 years and 3 months later - So if that is a valid comparison, they may continue to update Sandstorm for a long time. And that is if we don't count the total development cycle from when it was a Half-Life 2 mod released all the way back at 23rd of October 2007 - Taking that into account would give the game approximately a whooping 10 years and 5 months of a development cycle after 1st release. To be fair, it is a rather large possibility that they did not work on Insurgency 2014 continuously for all that time, but even more than 4 years of patching is pretty good as far as I understand.
Day of infamy on the other hand, released 23rd of March 2017 - Though first released as a mod for Insurgency around January 2016 (not sure of exact date, but at least not later than January 2016), received it's last update 21st of December 2017, not counting community mod released 31th of July 2018.
Day of Infamy therefore got updates for a much shorter amount of time, just short of 2 years when including the mod as I would believe they used the mod as a base game, but it was a lot easier to develop Day of infamy because of all the shared software/coding with Insurgency 2014, so it would be only natural with a shorter patch cycle - In my experience Day of Infamy does not have many bugs that I have encountered - It is in my opinion a smooth experience.
NWI has only released those two games before Sandstorm, and since Insurgency 2014 was the first game NWI developed for the previous engine used (Source), while Insurgency Sandstorm has been developed on Unreal Engine 4 (which is like almost starting on scratch and therefore comparable to the development cycle of Insurgency 2014), I think we could say it is a fair chance that the crew of NWI will continue to update Insurgency Sandstorm for a long time even from a cynical point of view given their impressive track record!