Matrix Games Forums

Forums  Register  Login  Photo Gallery  Member List  Search  Calendars  FAQ 

My Profile  Inbox  Address Book  My Subscription  My Forums  Log Out

A Word of Note

 
View related threads: (in this forum | in all forums)

Logged in as: Guest
Users viewing this topic: none
  Printable Version
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> A Word of Note Page: [1]
Login
Message << Older Topic   Newer Topic >>
A Word of Note - 8/16/2020 4:16:33 PM   
Admiral DadMan


Posts: 3583
Joined: 2/22/2002
From: A Lion uses all its might to catch a Rabbit
Status: offline
Some of you may be curious as to why a couple of threads were locked in the past few days.

Locking a thread is a decision that is dispassionate and not taken lightly. Informed and civil discourse is not only desired, it is required for a civilized society.

Now for the inevitable "however":

However, when a thread moves from debating the relative pros and cons of the effect(s) of database tweaks on the game engine into the realm of advocating a change in the game code that is NOT HAPPENING ANYTIME SOON, arguments break out that are at least 10 years old at this point.

This is a game, not a straight-ahead simulation. Abstractions, imbalanced mechanics, and straight-up "AI cheats" were programmed in to make the game playable. To have made a simulation would have made it nearly un-playable, and in some cases, delayed delivery for up to 18 months (or more). The game engine itself is nearly 20 years old. And yes, there are still some things that don't work as we think they could/should/would (sonar/radar). And other things that were left deceptively unfinished (ASW TF reaction).

The bottom line is this: if you want to experiment with database changes to achieve your desired effect within the existing game engine, then go for it! Ask advice/comments/suggestions and we'll all contribute what we can (some of us are still under NDA) to help you better understand how to get as close as possible to what you want.

If all you're going to do is bitch and whine about things we can't change, then please understand that the tolerance for that is very short.

-Scot



_____________________________

Scenario 127: "Scraps of Paper"
(\../)
(O.o)
(> <)

CVB Langley:
Post #: 1
RE: A Word of Note - 8/16/2020 5:21:50 PM   
RangerJoe


Posts: 8183
Joined: 11/16/2015
Status: offline
Thank you.

_____________________________

Seek peace but keep your gun handy.

I'm not a complete idiot, some parts are missing!

“Illegitemus non carborundum est (“Don’t let the bastards grind you down”).”
― Julia Child


(in reply to Admiral DadMan)
Post #: 2
RE: A Word of Note - 8/17/2020 4:11:36 AM   
Ian R

 

Posts: 2572
Joined: 8/1/2000
From: Sydney
Status: offline
Well said.

_____________________________

"You may find that having is not so nearly pleasing a thing as wanting. It is not logical, but it is often true."
- Cdr Spock


Ian R

(in reply to RangerJoe)
Post #: 3
RE: A Word of Note - 8/17/2020 10:49:03 AM   
btd64


Posts: 7323
Joined: 1/23/2010
From: Mass. USA. now in OHIO
Status: offline
Thank you Scot. I couldn't of put it better myself....GP

_____________________________

Intel i7 4.3GHz 10th Gen,16GB Ram,Nvidia GeForce MX330

AKA General Patton

WPO,WITP,WITPAE-Mod Designer/Tester
DWU-Beta Tester
TOAW4-Alpha/Beta Tester

I don't like paying for the same real estate twice..Gen. George S. Patton

(in reply to Ian R)
Post #: 4
RE: A Word of Note - 8/18/2020 1:29:55 AM   
MBF

 

Posts: 132
Joined: 3/25/2008
Status: offline
+1

(in reply to btd64)
Post #: 5
RE: A Word of Note - 8/19/2020 6:56:35 PM   
haegint

 

Posts: 42
Joined: 11/23/2016
Status: offline
I did not notice any recent locks or whiny threads but it definitely takes perfect sense to shut down such discussions.

(in reply to MBF)
Post #: 6
Page:   [1]
All Forums >> [New Releases from Matrix Games] >> War in the Pacific: Admiral's Edition >> A Word of Note Page: [1]
Jump to:





New Messages No New Messages
Hot Topic w/ New Messages Hot Topic w/o New Messages
Locked w/ New Messages Locked w/o New Messages
 Post New Thread
 Reply to Message
 Post New Poll
 Submit Vote
 Delete My Own Post
 Delete My Own Thread
 Rate Posts


Forum Software © ASPPlayground.NET Advanced Edition 2.4.5 ANSI

0.109