But wait...it gets better! (worse).
kaalus said that his kids are THE EARY UPDATE BETA TESTERS!!! I dont know if kaalus has ever gotten the memo...kids (especially your own) DON'T MAKE FOR GREAT TESTERS!!! what would kids know of game development anyway? Not every member of the SurvivalCraft community is a 12-year-old kid you can please by giving them a popsicle.
Kaalus ranted againt advertising on his blog...only to release a trailer for survivalcraft on his youtube channel (in and of itself, an AD)! I guess kaalus never bothered to learn about one of the most basic aspects of game design and development: Marketing your game, promoting it across all platforms and more importantly, what an advertisement is. If kaalus truly thinks that advertising is "a necessary evil that humanity must move past in order to advance as a species" then he should just admit that he is a dirty communist hypocrite who doesnt understand common-sense economics.
Remember that one SC update that was rejected from the Itunes store because of perverted, pornographic worlds infesting the community content? Kaalus' reaction was as if he was not aware of the problem. The fact of the matter was that people have been reporting it on the forums for MONTHS beforehand! His solution was to whitelist the known, good worlds and delete all the bad, pervert worlds. This did not work because after the great scworld purges, the disgusting, pervert worlds started to COME BACK!!! Kaalus didnt actually solve the problem, he tried to dance around it...and FAILED!
Kaalus said that he would add multiplayer once the "low hanging fruit" were addressed first and he even stated on his blog that multiplayer would be THE LAST THING HE WOULD WORK ON!!! Kaalus not only fails to satisfy the basic non-multiplayer requests of the community, he doesnt even follow his own development strategy plan!
Instead of updating 1.29 to 1.30 he decided to turn the update into its own seperate game (survivalcraft 2) and make us pay for what is essentially the same game TWICE! And on top of that, he STILL hasnt removed the original survivalcraft 1.29 from the google play store, or any other app store! Why keep it up if you're not going to continue updating it?
Kaalus STILL hasn't cracked down against APK pirating websites that steal his hard work and distribute it for free. Kaalus is LOSING MONEY without even realizing it and the negative effects of this piracy are plain to see.
I remember Stanimus questioning kaalus' long absences on his blog and social media if it had anything to do with money. The conclusion that stan arrived at is that kaalus should be making more than enough money to raise a family, live his day-to-day life, and develop survivalcraft and maybe hire a few freelance programmers, so there was really no excuse or reason for kaalus to take absurdly long breaks from developing SC. Its amazing that kaalus still works alone on survivalcraft after 6 years of earning money from all the app store purchases of SC. And stan has real-world experience in the field of programming and computers. Clearly if Kaalus really did make the money to become a full-time game developer, then what's holding him back?
Kaalus created this community on lefora, arguably the WORST online forum service i have ever seen or used. He has only purchased ad-blockers for the forum only TWICE (as far as i can remember). Lefora is absolutely terrible on mobile devices, often freezing and crashing my mobile browser. But the thing about lefora that really gets under my thick skin is the absolutely counter-intuituve, overcomplicated, and just straight-up backwards way to upload and post pictures publicly on the forum. Seriously?, i have to mess with image url's and read dozens of forum help threads just to figure out how to post pictures? GIVE ME A BREAK!!!!
Possibly the worst thing of all is that Kaalus doesnt even mention the criticism he gets about survivalcraft on the forum on his own blog. Is kaalus too afraid to confront ANY criticism about his own game?, from his base set of players and community members on the forum? Kaalus acts as though there is no flaw in his plans and no problems in his own community. Furthermore kaalus doesnt even reply to criticism on the the forum, or anywhere else he operates for that matter. Kaalus is so out of touch with the survivalcraft community that he created! Talk about incompetence, kaalus has shown himself to be a disingenous and milqtoast coward!
Kaalus is going to really need to get his thumbs out of his butt and work hard like he has never done before if he can have a hope of redeeming himself to any of us.