- Oct 28, 2017
It's quite clear from the article that everything mentioned is to contrast what Dangen had time to do - ie pointless bullshit or personal recreation - instead of actually doing the things they promised the developers they're working with.Alright so I’m going to be frank here: this forum supposedly prides itself on supporting people in vulnerable positions especially this facing mental issues and battles with depression or anxiety. Seems to me y’all should be paying closer attention to the behavior of all parties involved.
like it or not business is messy. There will always be issues and disagreements. Especially when you are such a small business and you’re still trying to grow and establish your place. No matter what issues there are that should never give free license to hateful personal attacks like some of the stuff shown in this article and this Sinoc guy comes across as a total asshole
some of the things in this article that are pointed to as an indictment of the Dangen team arejust petty. Highlighting how many views their streams and YouTube efforts have or attacking them for doing these sorts of things as effort to build up their brand is ridiculous.These things are common. Just look at all the stuff Double Fine did in regards to streams and videos when they started getting into the role of publishing games. They are trying to get their name out there and establish themselves so of course they’re gonna try to put themselves out there as much as possible.
Furthermore highlighting that someone plays games regularly as some sort of indictment of their character is dumb. We are on a games forum for Christ’s sake. Just because someone is playing games regularly doesn’t mean that their games or interests in other hobbies is interfering with their work. This is just shaming people for enjoying the things they want to and since when is that acceptable here? Because someone makes mistakes at their job they’re not allowed to enjoy playing games or reading comics? Stop it with that nonsense.
I have no idea who Ben Judd is but Nayan is a good dude and if he says he’s felt personally attacked then there’s reason for that. The developer’s quotes in that article come across as incredibly hostile, belligerent and hurtful and if that’s what they are sharing to make their side of the sorry come across well I can only imagine the sort of things that haven’t been shown here. So seems to me he had very good reason to feel that way.
Making business related errors and mistakes shouldn’t entitle people to be subject to vitriol like that. It’s unprofessional and its hurtful.
Given the way Nayan is characterized in this article it comes across to me like he was battling some personal demons and trying to deal with a whole new branch of business for their company. Y’all have no idea who he is or what he’s been dealing with and to cheer on folks spouting such hateful and hurtful things is INCREDIBLY disappointing to see.
Did Dangen get in over their head by taking on these deals? Yes it seems like they did and it seems like it’s something they should probably avoid in the future (if there even is one after this) until they have the experience and staffing to handle all the intracacies of them but that doesn’t suddenly mean it’s ok to rubber stamp abusive rhetoric. That sort of thing is not ok coming from anyone no matter what side of the situation they are on.Even the comments meant to show that the developer wasn’t hateful all the time are actually extremely hateful and derisive.
I’m really disappointed with how nonchalant so many here are with the sorts of communication shown in that article. I’m not excusing the mistakes made here in behalf of Dangen but I am saying that y’alls thirst for drama and condemnation is preventing you from seeing the humanity behind all of this. Whatever happens here I just hope Nayan’s ok.
I think you need to take a step back if your first reaction to any of this is as skewed and bizarre as this.