First of all. What have you spent 2000$ on?
on "pro c2 programmers" i bet.
I restarted my game over about 9 times because of some features not working correctly with others or simple problems like [[moving player to new layout plus keeping variables]] to be EXTREMELY hard to do and taking Hrs to figure out.
Everything in C2 takes hours to learn and figure out when you are a beginner. moving a player with all his variables is ratter simple if you follow the tutorial section and manual area.
i dont want to be rude. its just a lot of people are complaining about c2... but this remembers me of some old post in c2 forums where was explained that 99 times of 100 ... C2 bugs are usually miss usages. And that happens to be so true, and it happens even to the most experienced C2 programmers.
For others who wold disagree he is not a beginner ... even though he has a lot of profile experience points those are mainly cause of the medal bug. 111 days ago he registered thats around 3 months and 1 week.. wold take around 6-12 months (if you have that kind of free time) of learning and testing capx files and ideas to fully know C2 inside out ... and even then.... you will discover things that will blow your mind.
For those who will attack the C2 advertising.
C2 front page says you can create your own game within minutes which you can... if you use the already existing templates that comes with C2. But if you really want your custom game that you dream of.... well ........you have to know its going to take time like everything in life.
But first .........you dont have to take a selfie........... you have to read the C2 manual and learn.
— its sad you want to give up, but id say ... since you already gave it 9 chances.. try one more time? but before you do that... you have to stop rushing and expect results over night.... i dont know how you work, or what type of personality you have, but from the way you placed the issues .. it seems you rushed.. and trusted the wrong people... my advice... take the matter in your own hands... learn part by part, test and retest... then when you understand and know how things work together in C2 ... everything will be like a puzzle assembly for you.
and if you ever need a capx example just ask in the forum mate. Have fun... and hope you dont give up.. seems a nice project.
P.S if you have a 20k budget... and you want a MMO...what are you doing on C2? why not do it in unity ? hire 1 or 2 good unity programmers give them 500-1.5k, around 5-10 k wold cost you the 3d animated models. And the rest of the remaining funds place them in marketing when you will release your game. And hope you generate your money back.
But if you purely want to place 20k in games to make money.... you definitely taken the bad choice... id never place 20k investment in a 2d game..
Unless is a AAA MMORPG like Diablo III, i wold never be near it by a 100 meters pole. But thats just my opinion. You can do what you like and love its your cash.
P.P.S let me rephrase ... its not the issue what your are doing on C2 for a MMO... just.. C2 is mainly for 2d games(platformers/arcade/puzzles/side scrollers/ etc) ... i dont disagree that MMOS and Multiplayer RTS are possible using C2... just a bit hard then the rest of the 2d games you can make with C2.