internetz wrote:As long as you give credit for all of the work that others did in discovering all of the formulas you are using. Everything you have in your program is something that someone has already built into a spreadsheet. Spreadsheets are also cross platform, whereas I am assuming as you are coding in c#, your tool will be windoze only?
Also, keep in mind you'll either have to use a query to output the main sheet's (bit.ly/shopheroes) data periodically into your local tool, or you'll have to enter any new items manually and redistribute it.
first of all, no, its not all ripped from other sheets. i will give credit where credit is due. for example, i will give credit for the spreadsheet that contains the item directory, item and hero skill etc, for without it i wont be able to make my version of the team builder.
i will give credit for the fusion calculator of course, but i think that is all the credit i need to give. most of the tools i will make in it are the result of MY research. Richard made the spreadsheet that gave me practically all of the information i need. other than that, i do not see what credit i need to give (aside from the fusion calculator)
furthermore, the tool im working on which im proudest of, is the tool to optimize workers for a specific item type (either for better time or mastery+time average), which is completely the result of my research, aside from, again, the values of each item (i already give credit for that though), and the formula that 1 point = 1 second of crafting, which someone from my city told me (i honestly dont know where he got that information from but it checks out so im rolling with it)
so in conclusion, where credit is due, i will give credit. however neither my ego nor my integrity wont allow me to give credit for a similar tool which i did not study nor use in my research, just for doing something similar to what i do. i under no means, will give ANY credit to the super team builder. not that i dont respect it, i just plan on doing the same thing better and different, and i dont intend on using it at all in my process of work.
or do you suggest it deserves credit because it also allows you to put in heroes on teams and set their equips in a clunky manner?
when my tool will be out (if at all, im a student after all and dont have much free time), you will all be able to see it, see how it works, comment on it to me, and let me know if you think i missed giving credit, and i will inform you if i think credit is due or not.
sorry for the long post, as a programmer i just find it annoying when someone tells me to give credit in my module/program for something i didnt use.