Epic thread, was a very great read.
Anoon, I know how you feel, I once put a lot of heart into a Half-Life mod, but it failed.
Here’s what it was like back in 1999…
I took it seriously, although it was a humorous mod. When I read this website, I realize what a dumb kid and horrible speller I was back then. I decided to take the mod even more seriously, so I changed the name to Total Warfare (I liked the initials T.W.) and the mod became this (this was in 2002).
This mod (or mods) haunted me for a long while, but I got over it now. Now that I’m not in school, not a dumb moron anymore, understand what makes a good game good and have much better ideas for a mod, I’m confident I could make a great Half-Life 2 mod, but I’m not even going to bother.