Did you let him know he'd get +10xp to honor if he helped? I would be thrilled if someone from the original dev team went that far for us, or even just simple feedback. God only knows how busy they are though - or how strong a hold EA has on them
Who knows - perhaps its his way of avoiding an issue that could turn into a legal situation. Its probably like when you are searching through a forum with people posting technical questions and you skip over the ones that are not worth taking either because you see them every day and get tired of answering them over and over again or because its a can of worms that wont end up good for either party.
(03-18-2011, 12:42 AM)Compel-X link Wrote: If I could send one of them a simple 10 question sheet about how they approached certain problems when developing the game, it would be gold for us. Perhaps we can 'inspire' them with our tribute
Now that would be a nice piece of less-obvious social engineering.
Why don't we simply ask EA for development tools, or at least ask for their permission? That way, if they say "yes", we could ask Mark Vittek again. I know this is a long shot, but we don't have anything to lose.