From: Earth, Sol
I just looked at the 188.8.131.52 update.
This is my response in the update thread:
1. You cant force the large fonts on people who paid 100€ and have low dpi monitors. Those need to be optional.
It is as if I buy a car with bright interior and during the next checkup they just paint the whole interior black without asking, because people in sunny and snowy areas complained...
Or amazon changing books on their kindles without asking.
If I want that behavior, I go to EA. From matrixgames I demand a different approach after spending that kind of money!
2. The way you implemented the specific research order is a major blow to partial mods (eg focused on research only) and a massive step towards only total conversion mods.
You kill interchangeability, now modders have to decide whether to make the most of the options (fixed research path) or stay compatible to eg a research mod. You could have asked the affected modders before. But instead you just implemented it, like with the racial research option from the last update.
The constant undiscussed/top down blows to the basis of my mod (modularity, so my research mod works with other mods, eg racial/themed ones) make partial modding impossible.
I therefore have to cancel my BalanceMod, after putting quite some effort in it, after this was marketed to be the modding friendly expansion.
Instead it feels like a paid modding beta with false advertising.
Although the mod always had problems, the last month was a great time.
After all the problems I was going to make the new version and allow resdistribution with 1.0 to be finally part of the Orange mod by Unforeseen.
But at some point I just have to accept that this kind of mod is not wanted by the devs and I dont want to end fighting windmills every week...
It would be so easy to just propose a modding idea in the modding forum and let the actual modders comment on it before it gets implemented...
I thank you all for the support, the bugreports, the suggestions and the great feedback in general.
Also after paying about 100€ for this game in total I feel cheated everytime I look at those massive fonts which were forced down my throat. Despite protets 2 patches ago when it started. You might not agree, but this kind of behavior is unacceptable for me.
1. You cant sell something and then make the customer decide between ergonomics and bugfixes.
2. If you want to emulate the feeling, hit ctrl++ some times and try to surf the web, it is just annoying if someone forces that on you...
In protest I will remove even the current version of the mod if 184.108.40.206 goes live like that. After 100€ and protests 2 weeks ago, I will not support a company that makes such decisions.
< Message edited by Locarnus -- 6/30/2014 3:27:14 PM >