How cute. You seem to think that Yandere Dev has never had critics criticize his work before.
The reason why the Dev is getting frustrated with ‘critics’ is because its actually 10% critics, 90% whining. Maybe if you actually critic instead of nitpick at every seam (ESPECIALLY things he has already explained, like his problem with getting assets AND things like his human right to take a break from his work to stream, which by the way, is counted as a BREAK. I mean, that is something you’ve complained about because its ATROCIOUS for humans to take breaks from their work! Just because gaming is fun doesn’t mean making a game is.)
Did Dev do things that were worthy of criticizing? Yes he did. The problem is every 'critic’ DOESN’T focus on that. I mean, it gets to a point where fans stop listening to you guys because we’re pretty sure 99.9% of it is going to be bullshit, which is why when an actual serious point comes up, nobody listens nor believes you. (Also, phrasing helps too, got to be more specific)
And to add on to the character thing, you DO realize Midori was made for people who sent him useless emails, right? Things like suggestions (which he explicitly states to NOT send unless he asks for them) applications to work on the job BUT they either lack the experience OR aren’t eighteen (Which he states pretty clearly) and in fact, I’ll even pull up that video right now.
Midori represents those people, because they are a total pain in the ass. While I’m no game developer, I have been a REALLY popular author on Quotev for some time (Eighty-three works on my old account before I accidentally locked myself out of it, for some reason my old password doesn’t work) I used to get FLOODED with comments and messages on my stories and quizzes, to the point where I was too busy replying to them all to get any actual work done.
Midori has been around for about a year now if not longer, and I’m pretty certain people still send him useless emails. I’m sorry he might have ignored or sent you a rejection email at some point, but Midori has been in the game for SO LONG, I can’t believe you were bitching about her prescence the last time. (Me thinks you’re pretty new to the fandom, even though you state otherwise, which is just plain sad)
At this rate I won’t even be mad if the Dev actually implements another useless character, even though I’m sure its exactly what you’re hoping for so you have more excuses to bitch about how “HE’S SO CRUEL :’((((((( Why does he hate when people criticize his game!? PROOF HE’S EVUL!” and not to mention even more things you can bitch on him for 'wasting time he could have spent implementing Osana!’.
While we’re still here, let me pull up specific quotes from the video above, because we know ya’ll LOVE to ignore videos anyways.
“I think that this is the appropriate time to make a video about the biggest obstacle that I am facing. If this one obstacle could be removed, I would have much more time to work on the game and the game’s development would go by much faster. The problem, is emails.” -Yandere Dev.
So already, we see one reason why the game development is slow, and go ahead, moan all you want on how that video is OLD, but this has clearly been a problem for a long time which means that it still has significance, especially since the game has grown a lot more popular since then.
“This is a problem that I have mentioned various times in previous videos and blog posts.” -Yandere Dev
So you see, this wasn’t a new problem when that video was made and I bet my left foot that it’s still a problem now. I mean, with putting up with that much bullshit, ESPECIALLY since he has to keep checking for bug fix reports and volunteers, he has to shift through his emails by himself.
“The emails I receive fall into five catergories:
"Since the beginning of Yandere Simulator development, a multitude of very skilled people have contacted me and volunteered to help creat various assets for the game. I cannot create models, draw art, animate characters, compose music or voice act, so volunteers are essential to the game’s development.” -Yandere Dev
Of course, this isn’t as easy as it should be, because as he stated, there are a lot of unqualified people, who send him unprofessional artwork that is NOT fan art.
(and yes I am aware this is most likely just parody artwork and not an actual example, but you should be able to get the gist of what he’s saying. If its meant to be an example of work for something PROFESSIONAL, then it shouldn’t be sent as such.)
^ One reason why simply having a labeling system is NOT ENOUGH. He asks for emails to be properly titled, but that doesn’t mean that people still send him useless things.
“Look, I’m grateful that there are people who want to help me. I appreciate the fact that there are people who are willing to volunteer for the game. It’s heartwarming to hear from someone who is offering to lend me their time, but let’s be realistic here. People have very high expectations for Yandere Simulator. People want Yandere Sim to have graphics that look like they belong in this decade. When was the last time you saw a video game with artwork that looked like this? [Refers back to the parody drawing]” -Yandere Dev.
Obviously this one is an exception if it comes to fan art, but for things that involve the game’s development, then this is absolutely important. Kids (and the majority of teens) don’t have the skillset nor the resources necessary to make anything useful for the game. If you checked out the volunteer requirements (which I have because I wanted to voice act, but couldn’t because of some requirements I didn’t meet, because I had no idea how to do a demo reel.) you’ll see that its actually A LOT MORE than just knowing how to make stuff.
Things have to be done in a specific way, and while you may call it picky, its professionalism, something the majority of you 'critics’ say the Dev lacks.
Granted, I was pretty disappointed when I realized that I wouldn’t be able to meet the requirements necessary in order to become a volunteer, but it also made me realize just how unprepared I was for taking on a big project. Competent people are needed for projects like this, an if you don’t fit the bill, I’m sorry, but this isn’t some high school project that you can half-ass you way with (which is something you guys claim he does, while completely ignoring its a DEBUG build and there’s only so much that can be done) so its best to leave it to the people who can actually do the work.
And to make sure people aren’t going to repeat the bug reports he already made a thing on his website (The official website, not the wordpress) explaining about known bugs he has yet to fix.
“I do NOT want to receive suggestions. 99% of the time that I get a suggestion from someone their idea has already been suggested before, is already a planned feature of the game, does not fit within the design of the game, is far beyond the scope of a one-man indie game with no budget ***** Or it’s just stupid.” -Yandere Dev
*****He now has some help with the game, this information is outdated.
Obviously a lot of people do not follow directions either ways. [From his wordpress comment section on his recent update. While it’s not emails, it’s still bugging him with things that he’s already gone over. Two (possibly three) bug reports that were not emailed properly and one suggestion. Luckily for these people, other fans replied to them with responses.
Also, didn’t some people mention about why he doesn’t get a secretary? Well, he already covered that too in the video.
“I know what you’re going to say: You want to tell me to get a secretary, right? Many people have advised me to get a secretary to filter my emails and answer dumb questions for me. I dislike this idea because 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 emails incorrectly and failing to send me important emails. I don’t want to risk the secretary being lazy and going through emails so slowly that I’m better off doing them myself. I don’t want to risk the secretary seeing spoilers or other confidential information and then talking about it on social media.” -Yandere Dev
There you have it.