More than 1 year of Ocean Horizons SourceForge project

It has been more than 1 year since I uploaded the worthless Ocean Horizons svn dump to Sourceforge project site.

I did make some major progress but the development is slowed down to a crawl now, for the retarded overcomplicated GUI system built on top of guichan and lack of GFX sprites.

I tried to learn blender to create simple ship models to make create ship sprites easier, but I find blender is just not for me, I find the interface utterly confusing and unusable, maybe it's just me too stupid to figure out their proper usage and functionalities, I followed the blender noob-to-pro guide carefully to create a simple model, but as soon as I apply the subsurf modifier to smoothe the model everything is messed up.

I guess I will forget about blender for now and stick to gimp for the sprites, hopefully the development will be back on track soon.

So Blizz confirmed removal of LAN gameplay in SC2..

Few days ago Blizzard confirmed the removal of LAN feature in SC2, their excuses were piracy and new battle.net services, but in my opinions the excuses are irrelevant. One of the reasons Blizzard's previous titles become very popular is LAN/Direct-IP-over-internet gameplay capacities most other games of the same genre doesn't offer, removing LAN/Direct-IP feature would be a shot in the foot. Battle.net is nice but it's definitely not for everyone, especially when you are geographically distant from one of the battle.net servers. A laggy as hell only multiplayer will hurt the sales and the fanbase for sure.

WoW has transformed Blizzard into a money hungry control freak, it's not the company that we used to know who did hear players' voices, now what they do daily is pretty much sending 48-hours Cease And Desist Legal-Threat Letters to their avid fans who is trying to create a mod or total conversion of Blizzard Title either in a standalone project or in other game, or an innocent individual who accidentally put a Blizzard's game file on a web server.

Probably one day we will be charged for infringement of their copyrighted trademark WoW when we say "WOW" in real-life(tm) heh.