Let me get this out of the way real quick, I’m not begging for a key nor am I begging to be put higher up in the queue. I’ve never really made a workshop mod at all anyway so I’d just be an A-hole if I were, and even if I did make a mod I personally wouldn’t mind waiting anyway.
No, I’m talking about how much the key queue has stirred up quite a bit of crap during the first few days of it being active. Of course there’s already been a lot more than a few people who want access to the next GMod successor, even before the queue was a thing, though it’s made been worse due to the queue, and while that might seem very obvious. Bottom line is, it’s causing the community to go up in arms. Whether it’s against the system or against facepunch and Garry Newman as a whole, even causing scuffles between other developers wanting access to the game. And that’s the part I’m most worried about. If anything, I feel like if they hadn’t released the developer preview with the queue and everything, and they just left it so that only a few trusted people could get a key from both the forums (With proof and experience), and from some other obligations or what have you. They’d still be able to get feedback from them anyway I feel.
And sure I get it, if you make a popular mod, you get a higher position, not everyone can be a dev, blah blah you know the drill. But recently I saw a forum of a Gmod modding dev who deleted their mods a while ago due to the toxic side of the GMod community apparantly, only to be put in a crappier place in the queue due to that. And there’s most likely other flaws to the system I’m unaware about from past experiences, to Github, to switching from lua to C# (Which probably isn’t too much of a big deal but I can see some groups of people being angry about that), to some other voodoo computer magic that goes on with it.
Again, I personally don’t mind waiting, but I know that not everyone really feels the same way. And I feel like it’s starting to create the next toxic GMod community too. Now this is just my thoughts on the matter, I’ve probably missed a bunch of stuff or got things very wrong. But maybe someone on here will clear things up, maybe it’s not as bad as I think, or maybe there is something larger to worry about for the future of S&Box. One thing’s for certain though, the key queue was (probably) a mistake…
Let me, and everyone know what yous all think about this in the comments, please try to keep things respectable if possible. Thanks for your guy’s understanding. : P