As I’ve said numerous times, the biggest problem facing Yandere Simulator’s development is the fact that I receive dozens, often hundreds of e-mails every day.
I’m not sure why, but today, I received 150 more e-mails than I usually do. Needless to say, I didn’t write a single line of code for the game today, because I was reading e-mails all day long.
So, what were these e-mails about? Almost all of them were suggestions. As I have stated many times in the past, I do not want to receive suggestions.
99% of the time that I hear a suggestion, it…
- Has already been made before.
- Is already a planned feature of the game.
- Does not fit in with the design of the game.
- Is far beyond the scope of a one-man indie game with no budget.
After developing this game for 23 months, I’ve heard almost every possible suggestion. It’s pointless to send me suggestions at this point in time.
If someone sends me a suggestion, I read the first sentence and then delete the e-mail immediately. Depending on how many e-mails I receive, an entire day can be spent just deleting stupid e-mails. Because I’m not even going to bother to read the full text of your e-mail, sending me suggestions is not only a waste of my time, but your time, too.
If I ever want to receive suggestions, I will ask for them.
Almost all of the e-mails I received today were from people who wanted to suggest a way for the gaming club to become a real club. And almost all of them made the exact same suggestion. And not only that, but it was a really stupid suggestion, too. This is extremely frustrating.
You know how sometimes a build gets delayed for 24 hours? It’s because of the people who cause me to lose entire days of my time by filling up my e-mail inbox with foolish e-mails.
I couldn’t finish getting through all of my e-mails today. I actually still have over 100 e-mails to go through. I’ll probably spend all of tomorrow reading them, so that I can finally return to working on the game the next day.
The next update will not be as impressive as it could have been, because I had less days to work on it, thanks to all the e-mails I have to go through.
In other words: If you e-mailed me a suggestion yesterday, you officially contributed to making the next build worse. Great job.
YandereDev, YandereDev! Why don’t you just hire a secretary?
Worst. Idea. Ever.
- I don’t want to babysit a secretary until they’re doing their job properly.
- I don’t want to risk the secretary responding to questions incorrectly and spreading misinformation.
- I don’t want to risk the secretary filtering my e-mails incorrectly and failing to send me important e-mails.
- I don’t want to risk the secretary being lazy and going through e-mails so slowly that I’m better off doing it myself.
- I don’t want to risk the secretary seeing spoilers or other confidential information and then talking about it on social media.
To put it simply, I only trust myself to handle the task of checking my e-mail and responding to questions / corresponding with volunteers. I don’t want to risk someone else screwing things up.
Don’t e-mail me with questions. Don’t e-mail me with your character ideas. Don’t e-mail me with requests for the game. Don’t e-mail me with suggestions for the game. And, for the love of all that is holy, DO NOT e-mail me with your thoughts on my e-mail situation.