Herculine and Jasmiyne over on the Nexus have suggested that NCCS would be better named "Nos' RR Companions Vault for New Vegas".
While I can sort of understand the sentiment (I've always felt mod-masters like companion systems and such should have shorter, easy-to-acronym names ala CM, EZ, RR, NCCS, etc; and that one would be quite the mouthful even in acronym form) I have to say from a practical standpoint... that's a nightmare.
I already don't have full control of RR in FO3 - or any control at all in NV. Swiping the name would be bad form, if nothing else... and that's excepting the potential getting-my-ass-banned angle.
I'm also not interested in playing second fiddle again; to let someone else get all the kudos while I do the bitch work of scripting and debugging the system - so that whole working together thing on the existing RRNV is pretty much out.
In the course of comment replying, I decided to look up the RRNV numbers. As the post title suggests, it's more than a bit disheartening. RRNV has just shy of a month on NCCS in upload date; but twice the endorsements, and two and a half or so times the unique downloads - as well as an average of one to three new third-party companions for it per week.
This despite the fact that it flat doesn't work (companions won't stay when ordered), and neither of the "authors" are even supporting it or answering comments anymore.
So... doesn't work, no support, no author presence at all = endorsements and downloads roll in.
NCCS, meanwhile, does work, has support, does have bugs addressed when they crop up... and we get a couple endorsements a week, and a handful of companions a month.
I really wonder on mornings like this, why I bother. I bust my ass; spend on average ten to fifteen hours a week helping players with issues... and no one cares. It's apparently all name recognition; and you don't even have to be the one who made the name.
Kind of puts a damper on any enthusiasm there might be for things like expanding dialog replies, or looking into adding new features.
Also makes me wish I hadn't quit drinking in 2003. Was at dinner the other night, and the restaurant had a drink on their menu that I was so, so tempted by. Stoli, lemon and pomegranate juices; served icy cold. A lemon/pomegranate martini. Oh man I'd kill for one of those this morning; afternoon hangover be damned...