Thanks Dave. I wish I had money to give you. :( I would if I had, believe me. I've bought everything you've put out from the beginning (and, as we know - when it first docked BFTB was not cheap, as games go) - that's the best I can do. I understand the process, and the nature of it, I think - I hope that's clear from my posts, though no doubt it can be upsetting for you to have people griping about your baby, especially when you put so much effort into it, and - no doubt - especially when the rewards (in a niche niche market...) are probably mainly in the beauty of the product and any positive feedback you can get from 'the community'. So> To be clear. I keep coming back to this game (with the little game time I have available) as opposed to any other because - infuriating as it is at times - it's certainly (as I have repeatedly said in here) the best game out there, bar none, and (as I've also repeatedly said) hats off to you (and many thanks) for that. You are the only people (and I guess that really means you personally) actually trying to do something amazing with the AI. Nearly all other games, after a little while, bore me senseless because of the lack of decent AI (as well as infuriating me, as well as wasting my money). Plus the beautiful maps, the lack of hexes, the way the game takes you to reality, to the history - and all the other great things about it that I've mentioned so many times in this forum. For which, thanks, heartfelt thanks, again.
But, I also think it's fine to 'whinge' about things that cannot be addressed too in the context of discussions in this forum about this game. I wouldn't want you to take those 'whinges', however, as criticism. I'm certain, of course, that you are doing the best you can with a project that must be a labour of love, even if the inherent limits to what you can do (with the funding available) must often be infuriating for you too. And your receptiveness to the 'community' is astoundingly good - almost, again, unparalleled in the gaming world, So, I'll try to make clear in future that that's not what I'm doing - criticising you. Just discussing, as a fan.
And, yes, I was in the van screaming for the patch. That's why I said, in the quote you used - 'But we can't criticise them for letting us at a beta patch which - it surprisingly turns out - is just that.'
Thanks. :) Again.
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