[quote:24ajvp39]A lot of people seem to be upset that there's the option to run it in the browser or on the mobile. Even if it's not something you're going to make use of, can you not understand that others might see benefits from it and it's a nice to have feature?
Sounds kind a ironic coming from you — How many times did you shot down a feature request simply because you couldn't see/understand the benefits that it brings? I remember the number quite well. And I too was like "oh gee what problems do you have this time with adding such a small bit".
For the record - I have nothing against adding new features. I am all in for it. But I'm baffled and borderline insulted to hear you using this argument now. A very valid argument, as I've said. But apparently it sounds fine only when leaving your lips. Not someone elses. Double standards or what?
The same could be said of your post.
Tom's message is stating that it seems people are saying they do not like that with the way the engine was developed and -that showing off a neat consequence of that decision and how powerful optimized HTML5 programs can be- is something that was unnecessary. The loudest of users so far since the announcement have complained that Scirra is putting their money where their mouth is in order to accommodate the years of request for multi-platform rather than making native applications for each OS, or they believe that a mobile version they will never use is taking too much time from Scirra to make (which is the opposite case)
Many people even skipped over that there will be a desktop app so you don't have to always visit a webpage to use it, thinking it will not be supported on the desktop.
Ultimately Tom at this point isn't talking about a request for a feature that may take tons of work to even get working correctly (Multiplayer came after a very long time), but a consequential feature that they could do due to the engine they used to create the product.