There is a lot of misconception regarding the GMT clones and people need to understand that 9 times out of 10 almost every member associated with these “GMT Classic” servers are people that fucking DESPISE tower unite and mac. Their discord are full of shit talking and petty shit they couldn’t let go of, why you might ask? Probably because they were fucking annoying people to begin with, people that have been previously banned from GMT or fired that just want to spite the fuck out of mac for not letting them get their way.
To think that these clones were hosted out of true nostalgia is fucking stupid. These were hosted by people who hated tower and wanted to annoy and piss off mac.
I think releasing the source code would be a disaster as you would be crushing a legacy and damaging tower unite’s image as well. Gmod has a pretty awful community right now after the whole facepunch drama and well if you want to see how entitled those people are go look at the knockout thread of people shaming mac for protecting his work, they’re extremely entitled and believing anything negative they see.
By the way, there’s a certain “EX DEVELOPER” from gmt named ognik that people need to know about, lets see. He defended a pedophile in lobby 1 who was preying on any under-aged girl he heard/saw in GMT by giving them exclusive events and making them win the “random lotteries” all the time for him to then spend HOURS with them in his suite alone after the fact. This quite fucking clearly upset mac and others because it’s PEDOPHILIA. So mac banned him and ogniK freaked the fuck out because the person was his friend and so ognik progressively turned into a larger and large asshole over time, he gave his girlfriend in GMT special privilege fucking constantly.
So fast forward to after ognik was “fired” (he claims he quit to save face) and he held this grudge against mac for years, leading to him sending mac and his wife a DEATH THREAT because they were both going to be at the same convention soon. Still think ogniK is a trustworthy and good person in this? He hates mac with an extreme passion and has been seeking to fuck him over in any way for the past like 5 years, it’s pathetic.
There are so many fucking two faced people on these forums as well I could make a long list of that completely pussy out and act like TU is great here but in those GMT classic discords they talk shit about tower and their developers all the time. You people are pathetic pussies.
Believe what you want because I have no reason or gain from lying about this, this is strictly my POV and opinions from being around GMT and towers community overall the past few years and I was directly involved with some of these events such as the ognik thing, but just remember, stolen code is stolen code, you wouldn’t like it if it happened to you and your hard work.