I just played Terraria for the first time tonight. Pretty crazy game, that. Not really sure what I was doing but I enjoyed myself nonetheless. I'll almost certainly play more of it!
And I also happened to stumble across the creator's announcements on cessation of development. It was all pretty reasonable, I thought. He even mentioned he plans to release a final patch to iron out the last of the bugs - and I believe that was still his intention as of last week.
Although it's funny, really. I spend all my time online in relatively placid environments, like this one. Occasionally I'll read youtube comments or have a peek over at 4chan, but mostly I'd kinda formed a subconscious view that the internet had matured somewhat since the hayday of my forum-going as a younger man. It's always a bit of a wake-up call when I find myself in the midst of so much unreasoned hatred and ire.
I mean, I'm spoilt, right? We all are here, I think. Arcen's ongoing development is literally the best I've come across. But I read Redigit (author of Terraria)'s address to his people and as I say, I thought it was pretty reasonable. S'got a new baby boy, the artist left, s'not sure where to go with the game, and generally a bit blasted by the whole thing... What's to hate?
Just made me think a whole lot of people have got one seriously overblown entitlement complex - you know?