I can't believe that I am about to do this, mostly because of his unwarranted personal attacks on individuals, but here goes........
I respectfully disagree with this comment. I've made comments against the post and not the poster. With one exception, a certain East German who thought that writing filthy attack private messages and e-mails would endear himself to me.
I am in a 'conditional' agreement with 'RR'! I'm going to burn in he++ for that, I just know it!
But, maybe we should let the 'dust' settle for awhile? However it works out, I think all can agree, that some of these unilateral changes would be better received if there were an 'optional' function available. Especially when some fundamentals about either the function of the game or the effects on play would result!
I'm willing to let the dust settle. But, why did there have to be dust in the first place?
When I was told that "all you little generals" should just stop whining and "accept the game as is this is the direction it is going", I got insulted. I don't want the turd put in front of me, call it a hot dog, and then be forced to eat it. Would you?
Then I read a posted message that said, "the official 1.03 upgrade is now available, let the cursing begin". Kinda gives some forecast that the developers knew that they made a major change to the game that might be seen as changing it into a game that "purest" would just love to hate, eh?
I'm not pointing the finger here...... reliance on a small 'inner circle' never works...... to few people with to finite a selection of points of view...... its the same reason 'doctors' can't operate on relatives, to close to the situation for objective decision making! I'd give 'it' to people on the 'outside' have them evaluate it and then present that to the people responsible to make it work!
I call them the "cabal". Quite of few I counted as friends.
The discussions about the updated options would have gone on in a process in this forum more along the lines of, 'have you tried it', 'did it work for you', 'these are the things I've noticed.......and so on. Instead, you've already got people scrambling for the old upgrades, not a good sign!
Discussions don't work when a small few have a direction they want to go, blinders on, and the "pedal to the metal". How many times I said, "don't paint a mustache on the Mona Lisa, don't force major changes on the players, visibility variability should be optional, and don't change the game into something it was not intended?
I'll be the voice in the wilderness. I will stand up for the game. I will walk away from what they think they can force down our throats. It's the last real "free will" freedom that I have?
“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.”
― Marcus Aurelius, Meditations