Додано: 11 квітня
Garry's mod just isn't cool anymore. It was unique, special, but its steam simply ran out.
The most important reason is the now incredibly outdated source engine. Everyone who creates content like models and maps is moving onto new engines. This could be neglected when source was 5-6 years old, but now the very core on which the engine is based on is 10 years old and severely limited, not to mention ugly. Thats relatively speaking, of course.
Furthermore, the base content is also about 10 years old and I for one am sick and tired of it. Yet any attempt to use other content fails naturally because of large download sizes and horribly low percentages of people who own for instance episode 2, let alone left 4 dead.
Finally, gmod wasnt popular because of sandbox but because of other gamemodes. The people who once made gamemodes for gmod (because it was relatively easy to do so) are now making standalone games for new engines like unreal and unity that make the process dead easy compared to engines about 5 years ago and are amassing huge communities too.
There were always many kids playing gmod, but it is the old guard that simply moved on. Its only natural because gmods limits have been reached. There can be new ideas, sure, but most avenues have already been explored and seen.
It was a nice ride and we still can hope for a couple of years of stagnation. But in the end like all good but old games gmod will be played by about 100 or so loyal fans living in the past.