CYAN WILL NOT RELEASE AGE BUILDING TOOLS! The sooner that people figure that out, the easier it will be.
(Re: User-created ages on UO)
People seem to have this idea that Cyan is suddenly going to hand out tools on a silver-platter. They think that anyone will be able to create an Age without any experience.
All of the current tools (PyPRP) are developed by fans. In general, developed by: myself, Hoikas, and a handful of others (Almlys, Tahgtahv, IngisKahn, Robert, Trylon, ycikamookow, etc.) We had NO help designing these tools. All of the information was hacked out of the PRP objects.
If you aren’t willing to take the time to learn how to use the software (in this case Blender), then you shouldn’t be creating Ages in the first place.
Cyan said that they want fan-Ages in MOUL; they have contacted us about it, they want us, the fans, to be the tool developers. They don’t have time to develop new Ages, storyline, and tools.
HOW, in all honesty, do they think that Cyan is just going to hand over plugins?! They actually believe that Cyan will just say “Here are the specifications” and that they will be able to double click in Rhino, or Max, or Maya, or Blender and have it write out an Age for them.
The tools aren’t perfect, they never will be; but to ignore all of the current work and think that Cyan has the time to release a toolkit is stupidity to the extreme.
Will someone please hand me a flame-thrower?!