Wargasm this IS the basis we are trying to mooch a reference off. If you count the hours that went into testing this thing, the word count related to the game (I may have overdone that bit by a few hundred thousand, but who's counting) and the fact that were more than willing to buy (and allready have) more than one copy for friends and neighbours... Hell, I had to dodge my wife to make videos, noone was making me do it, but still, those things alone took hours of my life.
If everyone with kids devoted this much time and effort in their entire lives to raising them the world would be a better place.
Hell, at one point, a colleague of mine was watching me type up an analysis of something (they were read among a few friends as sort of a random blog), and when I turned to look at him and ask him why looked puzzled his reply was: "Why don't these guys just give you a job?". Now, since I can figure out several answers to that question, and since I can even figure out several answers to "can I has a reference puhleeeze for all the life I spent testing and debating about your game?" I'm sort of just asking for a chip on a tombstone or memorial or even dungeon wall in the memory of my time, effort and such and such.
I mean, I'm not likeable, sometimes I wasn't even barely tolerable and I can figure out that dev's see me more as a bloody nuisance or a part of awfull hardships of the years of neverending develoment of that one seemingly simple game then someone they'd ever in any way feel indebted to... But all the people who've been involved in my testing of the game IRL, and all the people who I could've devoted my time to came to accept that I really love, care about, want to understand and put an effort into testing and developing this game. I'll quote my wife: "So, a random Joe who just sent them a small check gets an ingame mention, and you who've worked your arse off don't, what gives?". I explained that the devs needed money and all that, but her reply kind of stuck with me: "Tell you what, next time a bunch of guys come up with something good, just send them a check and don't even bother participating..."
No need to answer this anyone, I wont rant again soon (wasn't worked up this time, I don't have an actual agenda here) and any decision's
as far as I'm concerned. As for possible mentioning me in game by (nick)name after all, other people have had plenty of suggestions.