Since Rocket keeps attacking me in public, twisting facts, and, best of all, doing it on his own forum, where I have been blocked from responding, I think some more clarifications are in order.
Most people may not be aware of the actual timeline of events, and Rocket takes full advantage of that fact, when he misrepresents these situation; so here's what happened:
- Based on the publicly available mod files I create a mission that opens DayZ in SP mode.
- I announce it on the DayZ forum.
- Moderators (or Rocket) remove the thread from the forum.
- I contact Rocket, explain my motivation for the mission, and ask him to reconsider the deletion.
- He emails me back, telling me that he wants to concentrate on MP for now, and that he can help me with a SP conversion at some later point.
- I tell him that the mission already works fine, and that no assistance is required at this point.
- Rocket contacts me via Skype, and tells me "awesome work with single player", and that the only reason he pulled it was because it might affect his negotiations with game studios. He then gives me access to his source repository, and asks me to do some code reviews.
- I send him a couple of emails regarding bugs, and post a few issues on the bug tracker.
- No further contact from him for about a month (all the while the mission is posted), until BI contacts me, and asks me to take down the mission.
The original mission I posted consisted of about 10 lines of script.
Everything was written by me, and NOTHING from the original DayZ modóno code, no resourcesówas included in my distribution.
All this was done way before Rocket and I even spoke for the first time.
I developed the mission without his help. He contacts me, congratulates me on my work, but tells me that he doesn't have time for it. I tell him, that's fine, I can figure it out myself.
He then gives me access to his repository, and asks me to do some code reviews.
How would anybody conclude from that interaction that he wanted me to remove my mission?
And, in what way was I breaking his trust, or am being disrepectful????
Yes, I didn't contact him in advance of writing the mission, but since I didn't use any of his code I didn't see that as the highest priority (I had planned to do it once the mission was running, so he would have a chance to see it in action). The hype around DayZ was quite high at that point, and everybody was struggling to get into the servers, so I created this as a sort-of "pressure valve" for frustrated users, and wanted to get it out as quickly as possible.
I don't mind taking down my mission (once DayZ had turned into a DM shooter, I lost interest in it anyway, and most likely would not have bothered making it compatible with the next DayZ patch). But I will not take some public slander lying down, especially not, if it might affect my ability to cooperate with other modders.
Since all this "he said, she said" is very open to abuse (you only quote what supports your side), I would have liked to release my complete communications logs with Rocket, so that anybody who is interested can see exactly what was discussed, and when.
But when I forwarded these logs to Rocket, and asked him to redact any material he might feel unsuited for the public, his response basically consisted of quoting some laws regarding publications of private communications.
I have nothing to hide, and I do not have a problem releasing my full communications.
Rocket, on the other hand, blocks it categorically.
Makes you wonder, why...