Sonny, I am sorry to hear that the money for the kit is difficult to come by. I to found it to be a stretch to buy the kit. But, I looked at it three ways before I got the kit.
All of the time, and money it would save me. I don’t program, and I have little artistic skills. But, I have a dream. After looking at what the MMO kit did for me, and how much it would save me… I was taking bids from programmers to build from scratch what the kit mostly provided. And I saw the bids… vs the kit price. I had been saving money for those bids. And had an Auto bill come due that took a lot of it. But, the kit was going to save me hundreds of dollars to accomplish what I was trying to do… All I have to do it pay to have pieces modded now.
I looked at what I was trying to do. (Build a game for my Kids, and their friends to be able to log into and play.) Because of the time it took me to save the money and let me start taking bids, I had some idea of what my dream was going to cost. I still find the parts that I need to accomplish what I want to do is going to cost money and I had to look at what that cost is and decide if my dream is worth the money I spent.
Last thing, after I spent the money, I found that not only can I log into a game, and begin to mod the terrain and see my dream start to evolve, and see my kids excitement grow, and hear them talk to their friends about what Dad is doing. (I wish you could hear dinner time at my place. When the kids come over, they have questions, and we talk about ideas for the game. ) And, I found that Codespartan has been 1,000% above and beyond in helping me learn the pieces I have about the kit. NO extra money, his/her (Not sure if Code is male or female, I call him bubba in chat.) time has been spent in helping me even after the I had purchased his work.
Codespartan has even said earlier that anyone could build what he has done by studying the VArest by Unfa (I think is the name, Unfa’s name is in the credits if you care.)
My advice comes as follows:
Easy path: Save your money. Buy the kit. Keep learning UE 4 as you save.
More difficult path: Read this thread… gather the resources that have been talked about, and teach yourself to create something like the kit.
Both have advantages. But, to IMHO: If you can’t afford the kit… how do you see making a game for less than 95 dollars? Complaining about something “not being free” is really not fair. You have a dream, YOU need to reach for it, not ask for others to hand you your dream for nothing.
ReReading this it sounds harsher than I intend. It is not my intent to hammer you. But, hopefully, you will see I am just sharing my journey, and hope you might look at your journey, and see what I am trying to drive at.