Archive for November, 2010

Gentlemen of the Row Status

Thursday, November 25th, 2010

I’ve been working with an intermediary for the last couple of weeks attempting to work out an agreement concerning Gentlemen of the Row. I just received confirmation that everyone has accepted the terms and we can all finally move forward with our own Saints Row 2 modding projects.

Gentlemen of the Row was something that I originally created long before ever coming to the Volition community, and it will remain mine to be released here on idolninja.com. I’ve granted my permission to the community to use any of my technical mods in their own compilation, as long as none of my creative work is used like logos, custom missions, custom unlock screens, etc. All of my creative work will remain exclusive to Gentlemen of the Row.

I’ll be spending these next few weeks cleaning up the mod, and finishing the new custom missions. Gentlemen of the Row v1.9 will be released here publicly once it is tested and ready.

One last thing… Thanks everyone for all the supportive emails. I was pretty blown away by the deluge of support from everyone who loves the mod. You guys are the real reason I’m continuing to develop and release GotR. :)

The Facts

Thursday, November 11th, 2010

I said goodbye today to The Row; the Volition SR2 modding forums. I was a member there for a year, and worked as hard as I could to make the community better and a welcoming place for both modders and players.

The reason I’m leaving is that I was being attacked and insulted on the forums and PM by certain users, and the moderator there refused to help me, and even gave me a warning. This was totally unacceptable, and a slap in the face. I’m not going to continue to be part of a community where I get abused.

So, what does this mean for the Gentlemen of the Row mod? At first I considered removing it completely and making it a private release from here on. On the urging of a couple of the other modders, I’ve decided to continue to host the mod here on my site. I am also planning to finish my work on v1.9  and release it publicly, but all further testing is now private and the beta test group is disbanded. I have also permanently closed the Modders of the Row Steam group. All further work will remain private until release, though I will be keeping my site updated with news and progress.

To the couple of former friends who attacked and insulted me via PM and Steam without knowing the full story, you’ve shown your true colors. Maybe you should have tried to talk to me about what was going on behind the scenes for the last couple of weeks while I tried to get people to stop harassing me instead of being complete douchebag assholes.