In fact the one time I ever did allude to it I was permanently banned from the TIGSource forums for daring to say it. Phil Fish may have turned in to a gibbering bearded recluse but now he’s a gibbering bearded recluse. I’m even going to uninstall all your games you ignorant self-important cunt! Once upon a time, back in the early 2000s or so, games would sell for about or so.
And if it’s just a bit too rude, you just vape ’em, and probably ban ’em for good measure. When a troll starts to spout shit on some high-profile and influential site on the internet, you have a problem. It has been said that the best way to deal with trolls is of course, not to bait them, but unfortunately they can leave some fairly high-profile bullshit lying around on the internet referring to you, and that’s pretty difficult to deal with when it’s attached to your permanent and public facing persona as an invidual and/or a business. Sometimes you’d tell your friends and maybe one of them would buy a game from us. After Valve and the tax man and the bank take their cuts, you’re not even worth half a cup of coffee.
To free up your schedule, identify time wasters and take action to deal with them.
If you want to be a successful person, you’ve got to have a laser-like focus, something that’s harder to do now than ever before.
But deep down we all know, really, that Phil Fish was right. For every one of you that enjoyed denigrating him and thrilled at insulting him, there are now another thousand people who listen to every word he says. Apart from there not being that many of them, twenty bucks is a pretty reasonable chunk of money and you should damned well expect it to work properly.
The internet however decided it didn’t want to hear it, because the internet is mob and the wisdom of crowds is inversely proportional to the square if its size. Good old Phil is sitting pretty on a giant mound of cash the likes of which you will probably not even be able to comprehend, let alone earn in your lifetime. When we got a customer we were able to treat them like royalty.