I'm just curious as to how many people on here in general would actually be willing to pay for freelance development support &/or freelance scripts/scripting support?
Sometimes I feel that I over-share too much of my knowledge, tips, ideas & scripts for free. A lot of people would be asking for money for the majority of scripts I have provided. Take Daedalic for example, they keep most of their scripts/knowledge close to their vests - well Ede sometimes comes on here & provides the occasional insight or tip, but that's about as much as you get.
I'm a big believer in helping others & sharing - like this guy
- but it seems that a vast majority of people are not like us in that regard - oh well.
Some of the scripts I've written & shared - or have yet to finish & share - have been quite complicated & time consuming to work & I sometimes feel like I should be asking for money for them instead of providing them for free.
Finally without naming any names: a little while ago I got a bit irked off by one of the members on here (well just a tad) as they kept sending me emails for help on this & that & this & that... & the thing that irritated me was that they were getting money for sorting the development side of the game, but were asking me for the solutions to problems/obstacles that they kept coming up against. I don't mind providing a bit of help here & there, but I can't be expected to provide 100% solutions to everything - hell if I'm doing that, then I might as well be sorting out the development side of whatever game it is myself!
Also (apparently not finally
), I don't get paid by Visionaire Studio for providing support & scripts on here, or the wiki. It's all pro-bono & I provide it all in my spare time.
< /rant >
P.S: Christmas time always turns me into a cantankerous grumpy old git!