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—Supreme Empreror Derek Von DumbDumbSuckyThumb da Seventeenth.
Derek Smart is a game creator and Internets personality, who thought he was perfect. He has done so for 17 years.
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Others news. The guy pretend his last attempt to finish a game started 2 decades ago (new name is something like Last Outrageous Disaster) is going to be released on Xbox1 console :) That is probably another of his common obfuscation to get attention. However, even if by miracle Microsoft was stupid enough to soil their console name with Derek Smart signature, be ensure that Last Outrageous Disaster will be equal to everything he has delivered: a waste of money and frustration for gamers. This is his last chance to grab some cash as console gamers are younger and do not know his terrible and justified reputation. Do not worry, at the second it is confirmed, PC gamers will provide all related links heading to this "developer" Here is a teaser of the PC version, said to be released in 2013... and removed from Steam while still in Beta in 2016. Reasons provided by DS: "people are bad, they give terrible reviews about my Precious"...
Here is a teaser of the PC version, said to be released in 2013... and removed from Steam while still in Beta in 2016. Reasons provided by DS: "people are bad, they give terrible reviews about my Precious"... Defending a planet from Nobody! Of course the requests for refund was denied by DS for "good" reasons. Equal to himself. Deliver crap and run away.
Derek Smart's name is a classic case of irony. Derek Smart made a game at least 100 years ago, called Battlecruiser 3000AD. The game sucked badly and was delayed over and over again. To make up for his shortcomings as a game creator and generally, Derek decided to search the internets for any mentions of his name. Once he found any discussion about how crappy his game was he would start flaming everybody, lie about his credentials (claiming to be A DOCTOR WITH A PHD AND THE TITLE OF DOCTOR THAT ONE GETS FOR HAVING A PHD LIKE HE DOES), and generally act like a fucktard. At one point it became a sort of pseudo-meme on usenet: Mention Derek's name anywhere in any connection, and he would show up shortly thereafter, and much drama would be generated.
Crimes against Vending Machines
Since Derek kept bullshitting his publisher Take Two, saying that if they would just give him a little more time he would take the suck out of his game, Take Two eventually decided to cut their losses and release it as it was. Derek got mad, decided that this was an innocent bystanding Coca Cola machine's fault, and trashed it. He then went on to release the game as freeware, hoping that someone, somewhere, would play it and tell him that it was great, so that his already huge ego could become even more inflated. A few people did tell him he was great out of pity, and he started a cult with them on the forums on his "company's" site, 3000ad.com.
Since 2010, he now works for a game developing company called Quest Online, who has absolutely nothing to do with EverQuest. They developed Alganon, which almost looks exactly like World of Warcraft. While "WoW-clone" is a term that WoWfags give to almost every single game out there, even ones that came before it, Alganon actually deserves the title. It actually looks and feels like WoW - if less than 50 people played on either of the two servers. Less than two months after its January 2010 release, the developers decided to relaunch their piece-of-shit game with a free-to-play model.
Essentially, he was picked up from Quest Online after they fired Dave Allen for "insubordination." But on the official forums, Smart said, "Dave Allen didn't 'depart'. I fired* him back in February for insurbordination [sic] and for acting against the best interests of the company, the LLC investors (who I represent), the game, and the team." Gamasutra reported this over here.
The interesting, drama-filled part is the comments section. Smart opened his probably-Cheeto-encrusted trap to say this:
—Smart; on being a faggot;
He then called out some former Alganon developers, Hue Henry and Jason Blood, who decided to get into some flame war with him. Smart remarked, "I'm already a magnet for controversy and I don't particularly want to take the focus off the task at hand to put it on "Derek Smart" because that would be unfair and distracting. Apart from the fact that many will try to make this "A Derek Smart thing" because that's as much fun as poking a bear with a cattle prod and running into your mother-in-law's bedroom."
The Flame Wars
Smart got on his high horse and went on and on about how he was the greatest, how he developed and shipped so many games, and how nobody could fool him! So two former developers of Alganon decided to chime in.
To be fair, they both produced a shitty game, but this is not Alganon we are speaking of, it's Derek Smart.
Hue Henry, a former developer, was calm and reasonable with his posts, mentioning to Smart, "I'm very sorry if this next comment makes things rough on Alganon's players. They are the one's we built the game for, so I've avoided statements like this is the past, but: Yes. The game Alganon failed. It failed because despite being fun and all original work, it appeared and played too similar to World of Warcraft. I failed because I did not realize that was a "deal breaker" for so many people."
Smart snapped. He retorted with shit like "The three of you, as long time friends, started this and screwed it all up in more ways than one. Meanwhile, there are lots of talented folks out in the industry who can't find work or money, while you three just blow through someone else's money with inpunity. In David's case, for the second time in a row." He told off anonymous posters with "Nice try" and brought out the ALL CAPS to Henry. "Then less than a mointh later, David was demoted. Yet, you guys KEPT ADDING STUFF TO THE GAME INSTEAD OF FINISHING IT. I was asked to take over - in a contract that David signed with the investors to make it happen. Behind my back and against my authority, instead of FINISHING and FIXING the game, you guys kept ADDING to it. As I type this, the team are still working their way through UNFINISHED stuff that YOU left behind."
Derek Smart kept saying how they wasted millions of dollars from investors' money, and Henry replied, "Unfortunately, putting the hornet's nest back on the tree doesn't help anyone, so I'm also going to say my peace and walk away.I anxiously await the day when the actual numbers for those "millions" are revealed. It will be the icing on the cake. (Maybe F13 will start a third thread! I've gotten a lot of joy from reading their forums over the years. It makes me feel a little better to think we are, in some sick way, giving some of that joy back.) I would love to see what the "big boys" like EA or Sony or NCSoft or Activision thinks about the technological assets QOL created (see my previous post - and ask Derek for a tour of the Alganon Editor - the video online doesn't do it justice) for how little was spent."
Jason Blood (what a surname) is the other dude that butted heads with Smart. He, like Henry, was a former employee of Quest Online. He has been a programmer for over 26 years, and entered the game industry due to Dave Allen, and knew him before he was hired. He quit his job because he was sick of Smart. Smart told him, "At the end of the day, it all boils down to what you produce" - and some anonymous commenter asked Smart, "what have YOU produced?"
EDIT: Now that guy mentions it, this is what Smart said to Rock, Paper, Shotgun:
Smart's Closing Comment
Reactions to the Alganon Fuckfest
The "Redemption" Of Derek Smart
Since 2012, Derek Smart launched a campaign to redeem his reputation called "The Redemption of Derek Shart" with his new game Line of Defense . Derek wanted to get his own back at the gaming community for 'saying his games were bad' (Which, as we know, they were.) He charged $100 for pre orders and he had the audacity to defend it.
LOD is basically a shitty PlanetSide2 clone but 1000x times worse. Buggy as hell to the extent it's unplayable, Poor Graphics (c. 2000), Poor optimisation (I7 4770k, 32GB RAM, 970 GTX = 20fps.), System Specs are a lie (DX11 doesn't work), Polygons, Poor Design and, of course, Derek Smart. Plus, Derek Smart boasted that his game had "Thousands of players fighting over a planet on land, in space stations, in vehicles and in spaceships." But none of that is true. Here's why:
1. The game is literally dead
2. It's also unplayable
3. If Derek is lucky, one person might play his game today (accurate)
So, Derek smart dove for cover of the public limelight. Until 2015. When he found out about a space sim project on kickstarter that would try to achieve what all of his 'perfect games' combined failed to do: Star Citizen. Enter the Star Citizen Flame war.
So? What did he do? He claimed that the game could never be made with the addition of him promoting his own game Line of Defense. At The Same Time. He also contacted several media websites (Kotaku, Polygon, PC Gamer, PCGamesN etc.) feeding them with pseudo information to fuel the flame war. Smart managed to make them give him further exposure and if anyone was 'Smart' enough to disagree in their comments sections in any way about what Smart was saying/doing, They would get b&d. Of course, This sparked a large-scale Flame War which is still ongoing. After 10 days, the Community and the devs were fed up with Smart and his stupidity. So the devs, nuked Derek Smart's Star Citizen account hoping that he would piss off.
Smart went ape shit. He demanded that the lead dev Resigned immediately. He also suddenly seemed to be in lala land and thought that he was in an actual battlefield, as evident when he used extracts from the Book Art of War. He was hoping at least someone out there would be on his side. A few trolls, who already had a grudge against Star Citizen Joined him. Even though Derek Boasted he had 'An army of Gamers' on his side, but really he had some people who felt pity for an old man who wasn't relevant in today's world.
Smart started belching that The devs of Star Citizen, Cloud Imperium Games, were 'Thieves' and were using their money to Indulge themselves with 'Mansions and Porsches' rather than making Star Citizen and so he threatened to do shit that he never did. Such as boasting this fuckfest would be on the frontpage of the NY times and threatening an FTC investigation on Star Citizen but a White Knight under the name 'Accellerwraith' filed an FOIA Request to the FTC, revealing that there was no FTC investigation. Smart went mad. and Doxed him. Now Derek's has literally become a main figure in USI and decided that making games wasn't really his thing anyways and that using his army of insecure nerds to dox handicapped children was way more productive.
EDIT: Smart has so far Doxed 2 people who have spoken against him
1. Accellerwraith http://i.imgur.com/74cXe3S.jpg
2. INNDolvak http://i.imgur.com/vf4P8Ba.png
(I am a bit of a grammar Nazi so feel free to edit this.)
E-Celebrity Rating 5.6 Infamous
- Why I Love Derek Smart
- "The fact of the matter is, most of you are just jealous. Pure and simple. In the past when I would sink down to your levels, engage you in the pits, return insult for insult etc, some of you got this [false] impression that we were of the same calibre; let alone the same caste. I make no excuses for who I am or what I am. What I DO know - and that which is proven and consistent - is that I have progressed over the years, improved on that which I created etc. While, well, all of you are just the same crochety, stagnant, inconsequential people you always were." --Derek Smart
- Slashdot Forums
- "Derek Smart is an asshole. That is a well documented fact. Further more he is a liar, a braggart, a bully and an all round crazy person. May I present the evidence for the prosecution: Derek Smart's Flame War Follies. At the site above are many instances of Mr Smart lying, bullying people then lying about the lies etc etc.
- Brad McQuaid
- Attention whore
- Intellectual Checkmate
- Liar Srsly, do a background check (hint hint)
- Something Awful's tribute to Smart
- Flame War Follies
- The Massively article on the Alganon shitfest
- The Gamasutra comment thread on same drama
- Derek Smart's Gamasutra profile
- Derek Smart's official site
- His Twatter
- Massively interviews the Smartass
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