Dear NH2 Development team,
When Nightmare House released in 2005 I was amazed. Never had I seen something like this. An actually SCARY modification for Half-Life 2! To this date I had played it a total of 43 times. Don't ask why but I've been counting. I took it as just a random cool thing and never thought the creator would make another one. Imagine my suprise in 2008 a while after it's release when I saw the Remake! In no time at all I was hooked, induldging every detail I could. Now again, 2 years later I found myself on this forum 3 weeks ago, flabbergasted to find that there was a Nightmare House 2 and that it was almost released! I quieted myself and watched from the shadows for a month waiting. The wait was worth it.
Hi there, and congragulations on the release of Nightmare House 2! I made a forum account with the specific purpose to write this response. I must say I am amazed, not only by the mod itself, but the pure effort and work you have poured into this project. Not only have you done so extremely well, but you have done it for the enjoyment of others; and that is something you rarely see these days. I have no doubt that any mod even half as well made as this one would not be for free. You gave us so nightmare house 2 and ask nothing for but thanks in return. You have earned the respect and admiration we fans give to you, not just because you are the creators of the mod, but because you listen to them, and ask them for help directly.
Believe it or not, I read every single post on the "Ideas" thread and in the first five minutes of playing through NH2, I saw at least 4 concepts that had been given by the community here. You all are an inspiration for those around you and I hope that you fully understand the appreciation that we have for you and what you have given us.
Hen Mazolski - Hen, most amazing job with the mapping, was so much more then I expected and thank you for bringing this all together. Also the patience you had with some forum members is envious.
Harry ".eXeC!" Jeffery - Without your hard work this masterpiece would surely of never come to place. Your sense of humor helped too I guess.
Christopher "Guessmyname" Jones - I have played many, many mods in my time and never have I seen the use of so many custom models come into play. This addition and your expertise in making it happen made the mod all the much better.
Pedro "TigerboyPT" Calvo - I don't know much about faceposing scenes but I would love to know what you do. I felt astonished by the stunning realism of the characters actions. P.S- Are you still working on that secret machninima series of yours? I'm a big fan of your work.
David Kingery and Danielle McRae - The voices were oh so believable and added atmosphere and color to an already fascinating script.
Yoav "Koolfox" Landau and Aidin Ashoori - The music scores and additional sounds gave an eerie sense of suspense and creepiness to this survival horror.
Ido Tal - I love you.
Beta Testers - You lucky bastards. Thanks for going through the bugs so we didnt have to.
I know not all of the team are listed and not all of them are on these forums, I don't even know if this will be read. Regardless of these details the fact remains that I am extremely thankful for the work called Nightmare House 2.
If it's the wrong thread to place this, you can delete it and apologies.
Your huge fan,
I tend to run out of negative votes every day and positive votes on good days
I'd open a thread but it'd literally be reiterating everything I said here. Pro. Nutt is a reasonable guy and an amazing scientist, I was shocked when he was fired for simply stating his opinion but I think the act of firing him had more impact than his career would've.
Now for some light on topic humour...
Why would you hate something just because you don't have a use for it? I mean, the world is a lot bigger than you and the idea of a social network is anyone with friends can find a use for it. I mean if it's a product you've never even used, how can you hate it?
I've never understood why people are so opposed to social networks OH WAIT it's because there's a disproportionate number of fucktards with no social lives on the internet.
Seriously, what's the problem with them? Don't like your info being out there then two things 1) there's public phone listings in most countries with an "opt out" system and 2)When I can get a picture of you in less than 5 mins, you've already fucked that up., if however your problem is you don't like socializing then that says more about you than I ever could.
Oh and Oz don't take this personally I know you said you "it's useless for me" but fucking hell, I've had that rant in me for a long time. I've recently been organizing and promoting an event and let me tell you: Facebook is the God of this shit. Used a private group to share information and created an "events" page to promote the event and an advert to accompany it. Sure these things could all be done elsewhere but why not do it all in one place?
I agree. If you're one of the exited testers, and there suddenly turn out some major bugs, which spoils the chapter, it will most likely be disappointed. And then perhaps, you've got to try another time, to see if there's other bugs and when you finally get to play the final, It won't really be the same It's actually a kind of a spoiler