Its about lying to your customers that BOUGHT your game. You know, with money. I dont like this.
Cloud support was never advertised as a feature. Just because Ed promised it on Twitter a while ago doesn't mean it was ever definitely going to happen, and if it was a reason anyone bought the game that's their own damn fault. Remember how it was going to be a WiiWare game? Yeah, things change, welcome to the universe.
However, it's still complete bullshit that Ed is treating us this way. Seriously, all he had to say was "Sorry guys, SMB won't be getting cloud support". No need to be a dick about it.
Its not about being a dick, I just dont like that they promise stuff and then "lol no". This time it was Steam Cloud, and 6 months to level editor, when it could be out after 2 weeks, and then go for Meat World. Who knows what would be the next time?
From the Steam forums, comments from Edmund on Steam Cloud support:
Edmund McMillen answered the question of why the game won't get Steam Cloud:
it has something to do with the current state of our build, its unstable and if we ♥♥♥♥ around with it more it will break. this is a big issue because all the tools we used to make it are way out of date because tommy has been working on the new engine for the next games.. so we cant go back at this point.
i doubt there will ever be steam cloud.
See? Now we are talking. Is not so hard to say it.
My point is: I learned from SMB that if I buy the game, Ill get what the game has, but the promised stuff... who knows what could happen to it.
Oh, you didn't have Tim before on Steam ? You know, i got a few to scores with him on XBLA competition ! But you need to find what his use... Here, take a list
I'd like to know from a steam player all the characters you have, it seems to me that you have plenty.