i cringe when mappers publicly announce work-in-progress wads which are below 90% completed. even for amassing public recognition to boost morale to finish the wads. premature announcements could most probably result in wad's release dragged for months, even years. some never to be concluded. this is actually backed by science:
there are however, exceptions. projects by mappers/project leaders with genuine grit would eventually cross the finish line. wad projects above 90% completed also seem safe from such predicament. even advocated for debugging, gameplay testing, balancing, and promotional purposes.
regardless of the outcome, announcing work-in-progress wads do embellish the internet with screenshots of the game i love.
what are your thoughts on mappers showing work-in-progress wads? should mappers play it safe by surprising the doom community with near/completed wads? or risk it by sharing progress with the public to get new ideas etc?