[My experience with GMT]
I was a member of GMT since around August of 2015 and cant believe that now its July 2016. I remember before I donated to GMT it gave me a warning saying "Gmod Tower will shutdown in April of 2016" and I always thought that "Pssh, that's so far away I don't need to worry about it". Later on I introduced a friend of mine to GMT and he loved it, and because of that, we started playing almost every day. By this time we completely forgot about GMT shutting down until April.. when I remembered "Wait, didn't they say it will shut down this month?" We saw the signs saying it will shutdown soon and we freaked out, playing every game mode 10 times each day. The last day of GMT came and he was online until he had to get off, and I stayed on until 12:00 AM as I had to leave. I spent my time in the nightclub and recorded my condo and all of the GMT plaza. I said my goodbyes and left. Goodbye, GMT.
Release of TU/early experience
(This is mostly why I believe it should have been released later as a more "full game".)
[You can see my video of my early access experience here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJOmjk_voW8 ]
April 8th, 2016.
Me and my friend go to the TU countdown timer with 15 minutes left, watching as the game was about to be released. Minutes passed until it was 10 seconds. Once the timer reached 0, we raced to steam to search up towers unite and spend our $15 on this game, buying it within the first literal minute of release. We attempted to launch it instantly, only to realize that we couldn't launch the game due to a missing executable. We waited as we went to the forums, watching it blow up with people talking about it. Later, a patch comes and we start to play it.
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I start up the game and try to join a plaza server with my friend. We then get errors saying "Lost connection" and we start to get frustrated. At one point we get to a working server and try to play a minigame, as they promised that they all would be there (at least, thats what we thought), only to find they don't work either. Nothing worked, and the first day was a disappointment.
To sum it up, this is why I personally believe should have been released later.
We were expecting everything to be there. Once the GMT transfer occurred, I was so excited only to realize that they didn't give you your actual items, and instead the money. It was okay, until I realized that things in TU had a inflation in price. So, I didn't get everything back and now I have a text document named "Shopping list" so I know what to buy so I can get back my stuff. Some things were left unfinished like the casino and other things that were just generally in GMT. It needed a lot of work and it still does with the glitches, unfinished areas, and physics.
this was kind of all over the place, mostly because I usually never make forum posts anywhere and im bad at writing reviews and such.. Shout your opinions.