LOL yeah that's a very strange feature of the RnL community. There is a distinct group of people that want to role play more than actually play the game. It's hilarious when people want to surrender, as it has absolutely NO practical value other than being "teh cool cuz u cant do taht in zomgCoD" ...Lol was on a server some guy wanted to "surrender" and for us not to shoot him then got pissed when we did and kept spamming "Where's the teamplay?"
I remember when you and FedEx pope were frequent forum posters on the RnL forums.
Having said that, I, too, was a huge fanboy of the mod. Then I found out the HL2 engine is antiquated and can't deliver those things we gamers now want from games: larger maps, more amenities and increased player count in MP.
As a long time RnL supporter, I have to agree with you -- the attitudes on the dev team a couple years ago were really out of control. I was a part of the first beta testing team, and I have to say that I have never seen such an incompetent organization job in my life. Not only were they totally disorganized and had their priorities mixed up, but many on the team were extremely hostile to the testers giving any kind of feedback.I have to agree with EvilAmerican. I was banned from their forums agees ago which was round the time all the original developers seemed to be leaving, even then there were a quite a few downright arseholes surrounding that mod. It was getting fairly bad back when I posted there and if its gotten worse since then, can't really blame the original devs for jumping ship.
I really enjoyed the first releases, but since 1.5 its gone downhill and seems to have lost its direction. As you say, its not really that impressive a game these days and with RO2 about to be released, there's less and less point playing it.
No, but I've played Resistance and Liberation.