ORIGINAL: Dan Nichols
You mean this one?
104.Removed ability to send pilot 'home for 180 days' as not desired or useful.
I assume that this was a beta patch change? I don't play with the betas, as there are any number of 'undocumented' changes that have been cited as interfering with gameplay. Glad to see that this click-a-fest has been removed for those that choose to use the betas.
CB, noting really wrong with the betas at all. Any glitch and michaelm fixes it pronto. Once you see it you will not ever want to go back. Any glitches are far outweighed by the issues in the last patch that have been corrected.
Concur. And all changes are documented (I'm not saying he didn't miss one but that's not the point). Whoever is telling you stories about "any number of 'undocumented' changes that have been cited as interfering with gameplay" is full of it IMO.
Ah, my Argletonian colleague-it wouldn't make me feel better if the patch 'documented' "CAP is now borked". I wouldn't embrace it more for documenting its gameplay changes. See a short list of questionable changes that I placed in crsutton's response. I appreciate the support the betas has amongst y'all, but I just can't do it. To each their own.
You only mentioned one - the CAP issue. The D4YXYZ whatever issue is OOB, not touched in the Betas at all. Wasn't that one done in either the original AE or one of the official patches long ago?
Anywho as far as the CAP issue goes, check out the threads for yourself and you will see that change is not in the Betas. It is in special Betas running in parallel that only a few people are using. I do not happen to be one of them, although I am looking with interest at the reports of those who are. BTW the reports are encouraging vis-a-vis increased realism.
You mention other minor issues, but not what they are so I can't speak to them.
Now, here is another perspective. You have (I presume?) been watching the Beta thread and the various ones surrounding it. You don't have to go right with the latest Beta. You can choose one that you feel has 'aged' appropriately! If you haven't been downloading them all along, just say which one you want and I or someone else is all but certain to have it for you. That way you see:
- What is in the patch notes up to that patch.
- What is in later patch notes that indicate later fixes possibly relevant to that patch.
- The posts of people who loaded that patch with whatever info they have to offer.
The best part is, you become an honorary Argletonian!!! Your off-line friends will be jealous! Your relatives will be proud! Your wife will dope-slap you, but you'll get over that.