From: Southern Pennsylvania
I've taken the liberty of having a look at the thread in question, and honestly I don't see any hijacking or "TOAW Bashing" going on. I do see some remarks about the publisher (Matrix), and frustrations being expressed with a perceived lack of caring on their part.
As far as Mr. Jack Bechtold (Lobster)'s comments about "TOAW Bashing" are concerned, this seems to me to be a case of over reaction, and a tendency to call everything disliked "bashing" of some sort.
I'm most likely wrong, but it also seems as if Mr. Bechtold considers any negative comment directed at Matrix to be a personal attack. This is too bad, since people admire and encourage his dedication and commitment to producing what will become the most complex and largest scenario ever done using the TOAW engine. He will always have my admiration and respect for that, even if the project cannot be completed for any reason.
My unsolicited advice is to lighten up a little. No personal attacks are being made, and no one is obligated to defend poor Matrix management practices whether they are on the TOAW IV play test team or not.
Once again, nothing personal is intended against you Mr. Bechtold, and if you're wondering how I came by your name, check Page 2, Footnote 1 of Nigel Askey's "Operation Barabrossa Volume IIB" where it appears in print.
I'll depart now, and I really do wish you success with the scenario you're working on.
"And I will show you where the Iron Crosses grow." Oberfeldwebel Rolf Steiner, The Cross of Iron