The moderation lately has been getting harsh. It's too severe in my book, and is not conducive to creating a welcoming or even useful community environment. New people should not be afraid to ask questions, even if they are "foolish" ones. It makes us look mean, grumpy and a closed, "Go away n00b" type of community.
Imagine this place as a store. Someone comes in and asks an obviously naive question. Shutting them down is probably eliminating them as a customer. It's also probably encouraging them to tell friends, "Don't go there - they are rude."
On the other hand, helping them out and giving them a positive, encouraging and helpful experience is almost guaranteed to turn them into a customer.
That's a perfectly reasonable question. There are legitimate answers to it. I have one I'd post, but I can't because it got shut down.
Yes, the poster is probably naive. But let's not send the first time posters away with a firm slap. Let's guide them a bit and help them learn. Let's get them moving forward rather than just slap them down.
The answer RE: One man team FPS games? See early Counter Strike. OK it was two developers, but one guy pretty much just did the voices, and another guy did all the coding & modeling. Also, see Garry's Mod. One author, FPS, over 1 million copies sold on Steam.