cncb wrote:Everything doesn't have to work straight away - that's why it is called "beta".
But, just because there's a reason for it ("it's a beta"), it doesn't mean that you can't be worried,
in this case more than normal, even if things don't work well for a fairly short period.
Even though the first thing released is a Beta, it still has to be fairly good and in decent working order.
They are trying to guarantee that the first thing released isn't a disaster, just something that hopefully
only needs a "little" work after release.
And this is not a typical change. It's probably the biggest and most dramatic change since
the change from "SongsDB to MM". So, it's not like worrying about the typical "baby" beta steps we're use to.
cncb wrote:It is crazy that we are talking about it being "rushed" when they were talking about a beta version being released "in a few months" back in September, 2014. Here we are nearly 2 years later and still nothing. It doesn't inspire a lot of confidence and makes it seem like they don't really have a plan/schedule at all.
As far as being "rushed", that's always relevant to how much time and attention something
needs at any given point along the way.
The devs only thought it would be ready earlier, but they were wrong. Turns out it needed more attention.
They have since admitted that (search through the forum), specifically, Ludek, Jiri and Peke. And in the meantime, they have continued to provide
improvements, updates, betas for what we do have (MM4).
I feel you on being anxious for MM5. It's been too long. But we are all anxious, including the devs.
cncb wrote:I am still here because I foolishly purchased a lifetime license nearly 5 years ago and mistakenly thought I would get something for my (extra) money.
I purchased a lifetime membership nearly 4 years ago (Gold before that), and I'm still here because I've yet to find or hear of
anything better, overall. After a mere 4 years, I feel like I've already gotten my money's worth.
I personally accept the excuse of needing more time, but it does seem lately like the word from the devs themselves
is intensifying (more frequent posts of the "it's getting closer" variety). So, I do think there needs to be "something"
fairly soon. Please, don't make us wait another year!