Oh my, I've seen my name (Pumo
) a lot
of times recently on several discussions scattered throughout the Descent community (either on the D2X-XL or the Rebirth forums, and even Facebook).
But now goin' back to topic, I love
Devil simply because I'm veeeery
used to it since the late 90's and I'm pretty accustomed to work on it, and because of a few features here and there and most importantly, specially the 1st person view that prevented me to use DMB2/DLE-XP for several years already, as I hated its 3rd person view (although that changed recently, now that DLE features my beloved 1st person mode)...
...But honestly, I ALWAYS thought of Devil as a 'modest' piece of sotware with a very
ugly and unintuitive interface, and lots of bugs since the first time I used it, and never liked that part of it, and the headaches it gave me were not very nice.
Nowadays, with the new Devil-like features of DLE (that has better interface with no doubts), I can confidently say I'm liking DLE each day more and more, but I'm pretty sure I won't quit using Devil, because I still love it
(perhaps in a 'masochist' way
Because I feel it almost like a part of me, level-editing wise (something pretty similar as what I feel when I play the Keyboard/Synth, etc.), as I've used since years already and yeap, I'm very fast on it, due to practice, and it has some sentinmental and nostalgic value.
So I can confidently say I will never stop to use Devil, even if it ACTUALLY IS a Horse Cart compared to DLE.
But I also must say that on recent days, I'm starting to really use DLE a lot, and it's starting to feel nice;
Of course, in 1st person mode (can't take 3rd person mode still
So in the end I suppose I will be using both programs almost in the same free and confident way I like, and one as much as the other.
(as DLE-XP learning curve and interface is better than that of Devil, so it won't take that much time to get used to it).