I'm sure Rendez's game was as bad as it sounds but really, you sounded pretty harsh. It's like, "hi guys, I'm new, play my game"... You respond, "Eat my ****, you groveling dustmite" [exaggeration added for humorous touch
It's interesting that Inform 7 was brought up. I just looked at that a few days ago. I don't have time to make any game these days but it crossed my mind and I had considered it. As far as the cost of Quest. $40 is up there but I have made the "complaint" before that I am not interested in buying it until it has a free standing player. I would want to email an .exe file to a friend who does not have or has not heard of Quest and be able to say, "hey buddy, open this file and play my game".... as opposed to "hey buddy, go to axeuk.com and download Quest and install it and once you do that, open my game file with Quest so you can play it". It's just too much to say!
If I had money to throw out, I would probably send a few bucks to Alex just for the effort....but I don't have that money to throw out. So I'm done walking down that rabbit trail for now...
I haven't tried out WoW yet! Surprising, ain't it!?