I’ve already posted in the past about outsourcing problems, but today I made my decision: no more outsourcing for me. I was using the popular site “Rent a coder” to post small programming/other tasks.
Well saying that I am “disappointed” is the minimum. I’ve chosen even people with high rating (above 8) but they ALL managed NOT to deliver what I asked, except for 1 programmer that did a small flash application. That’s all. Everyone else wasn’t able NOT ONLY to deliver what I asked in time, but they were always bringing bad excuses, and in the end they left with half work done, pretending still to be paid for it.
Now everyone that knows a bit about game programming, knows that looking at someone else code is one of the worst thing that can happen usually you won’t be able to understand anything! or will take 1 month only to finish a project that for the previous programmer was “almost done”.
So I’ve made my mind, from today I’ve stopped outsourcing. Maybe art, if I need it, but no more programming tasks for sure!