This is more or less directed towards garry, but I’d be curious as to what others think. It seems garry is always trying to come up with new gamemodes and other small features (like achievements) to try and keep the game updated and coming up on Steam’s news channel in order to keep selling the game.
It’s understandable that he’d want GMod to keep selling, but I feel like all these extra features somewhat deter him from working on fixing bugs. I run a server, and I get frequent join crashes. At first, I thought it was just my server, but it seems like it happens to other servers, even vanilla ones.
My proposal is that Gary goes through whatever paperwork Valve requires to put a game on sale and sees if he can try and sell it with a “Pay-What-You-Want” price.
I found this article on how 2D Boy did this with World of Goo and made a huge profit on the sale. I think something like this would be beneficial to GMod as well as possibly letting Garry focus fixing some bugs instead of adding more features that, quite frankly, most of the playerbase don’t pay a whole lot of attention to. (Achivements, melon racer, etc)