From: PDX (and now) London, UK
Even though I have a more hopeful, positive idea of what this might do to the game, I completely agree with Jocke. I'm still wondering if it is a mistake or a bug caused by another change. If it's not, it's a massive difference in the very essence of the game. This has the potential to be a good thing but could have very unseen consequences that change everything, in some cases for the worse.
The general scope of these betas as I understand them is to fix small issues, bugs, technical details, not the larger game structures. As are all of the players, I'm very appreciative of the efforts that go into these fixes, changes and additions. I am just hoping for some clarification about this issue and the possible ramifications. I know we don't have to use this beta, but there is a lot in it that is really useful and good. I want to use those things, but I'm not sure if we can if this fragmentation works as it has in the first few efforts, mainly because we didn't start the game under these conditions, and it's such a big change that could make switching now unfair.
Any response on this would be much appreciated, not just from Michael but from anyone else noticing the issue.
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