(read his first post : no ranting, again you're purely defaming), you did not even tried but ridiculed him from the beginning (and still do).
Did I now? Perhaps you should go back and read it from the beginning then. But I will save you some time. He had 7 posts before I said anything at all. And when I did respond what I did say was "Joe put this on your list". Now in what way is this ridiculing him?
His next post:
At last! Thank you! I probably should have saved myself the frustration and anyone else any confusion by posting that screenshot earlier even though I was using the correct terminology referencing the that screen in question (the "Base Information Screen") as used in the manual. I thought I was going crazy there for a while. In the four or so years this game has been released and discussed here, I was SURE at least SOMEONE would of AT LEAST pointed this out.
I agree that the mouse over option is a nice way of checking what ships types are at a port/in a TF but it does not provide you with the much more complete summary of unit type information that the Base Information Screen is MEANT to show you.
eg. it shows info on both ships, aircraft and troops as well as other stuff all at once on the same screen.
So for a "lets see what is going on at this base" kind of inquiry by a player, accessing the Base Information Screen gives them (or should give them) a much better overall picture of what is going on at the base as opposed to mousing over the port icons and TF icons.
NOTE: The equivalent portion of that screen that shows the aircraft located at the base, on the otherhand, seems to work/be presented WITHOUT inconsistency and confusion in terminology used elsewhere in the game.
If anything needs "fixing" here, it would probably be just reviweing/tidying up/rationalisation/documentation of the categories/classes being used in that ship summary part of the screen I have shown to make it consistent with similar terminology used elsewhere in the game.
NOTE: The confusion/conflicts in terminology spread between THREE different screens available to the player in the game:
1. The Base Information Screen
2. The screen that comes up when you click the Naval Unit icon on the Base Information Screen
3. The mouse over information
Here is just ONE example of the confusion that is generated by this inconsistency. How is this not OBVIOUSLY confusing??? :
Now I dont know what you consider a rant, but 7 paragraphs of how confusing this is to him seems awful rantish to me. Now to this I responded simply:
Odd that in 4+ years of service, no one has ever complained about this before. If this confuses you, seriously, you really shouldnt play. There is little more I can say.
Again, I dont know what you consider "defaming" but by my definition this isnt it. Now Websters defines ridicule as "laughter with contempt, mockery, satire.". I see no mockery in what I said. I fail to see me laughing at him. I simply stated my view of what I considered an over-exaggeration on his part (7 paragraphs).
And then his coup de grace
OK. Someone has issues. Hey Yamato, have you perhaps considering taking up a job in sales/promotion/customer service or maybe even as a sharp-eyed bug hunting beta teseter for WitP:AE. You seem to be a natural.
This guy has a total of 22 posts. 11 of them are in this thread, and none of the other 11 threads are in this forum. Yet somehow he "knows" I am "a sharp-eyed bug hunting beta teseter for WitP:AE". This is when I was convinced that he is a troll. Somehow he knows this and yet I havent said a thing about it for weeks. So he has at least read the forum for weeks at least and has likely posted on another screen name. Since mdiehl knows most of us have him on ignore it is likely that he (or a friend of his) popped in on this troll screen name to stir the kettle. Clearly he isnt a "noob" either because as I have already said, this is NOT a question that someone just starting the game would take the time to ask about. Remember, this is the ONLY topic he has ever posted on this forum about. So unless its indeed mdiehl since he has only played the game once and doesnt actually own a copy (according to a post he made in Dec of 05) this guy isnt likely to be a "noob" either.
That's rude. And that's stupid, because even if Bullman = mdiel, you just gave them what they wished for : upsetting you into a rude behaviour.
Not really, when I recognized the pattern of a typical pot-stirring troll I said so and hit the button.
And if they're not the same person (default assumption, since neither you nor I do have any means of knowing for sure one way or the other), you've been rude for no reason at all, and should apologize to Bullman.
Now you can say or do whatever you like, its your right. But it is also MY right to say what I think as well, and I did. And I am certainly not going to apoligize for anything I said because it is what I believe. Note that he hasnt posted a thing since I hit the little green button on him. Doesnt that even make you say hmmmm, maybe hes right?
Your behaviour would have been akin to "forums are for social people only, YH, you'd better never come here because you're devoid of any social skills". True ?
Actually I am a truck driver. I have no social skills. I see no need for them. I tell truths as I see them. I am human and I make mistakes and when I do I acknowledge those mistakes. I dont for an instant feel I made a mistake here.
no more than you know Bullman enough to call him stupid.
Please read every post I have ever made and point out where I EVER called anyone stupid. EVER. If anyone owes anyone an apology here it would be you for saying that.
Calm down and relax.
Good plan. Practice what you preach