Archduke Astro wrote:
123stw wrote:Well I dont know what to make of all this..
Hi and welcome, 123stw. The multiple posts prior to yours make everything clear.
123stw wrote:if this is going to be official in any way,
It is not. I'm really curious what brought you to that assumption; care to share?
123stw wrote:then I guess I should comment on the balance issues.
Sure, I enjoy feedback. But you make it sound like I committed some repellent social faux pas
I really have to ask: is your misunderstanding of Cliff's words also serving as some passive-aggressive way of saying that you're simply dying
to comment upon balance issues here? Please just do so
, then. Prior to today I thought you and I were on friendly terms, but now reading your latest I'm somewhat unsure because of your scornful not-very-friendly tone.
123stw wrote:So immediate glance suggest that with some effort, the fed hull can be stupidly overpowered. as in, totally terrible. here's an example
123stw wrote:Or take the Alliance one; it's just as terrible
I assure you that I welcome candor, but it really helps if your candor is not phrased in such in-your-face snotty tones. I've seen you openly post that way about other players' mods and that style is not constructive. Frankly, it's rude; I thought you were better than that.
Look, in order to head off any other snark from you, I'll be a mensch and openly state that this mod is presently neither complete nor conclusive
. It's brand-new -- of course
it's not perfect, 123stw. FWIW, the purely factual content of your objections is mostly valid and I intend to make use of them
in a later revision. :)
Yes, there's still a great deal more work to accomplish here. Since the planned
scope of this mod's creative content completely dwarfs
this modest effort that I've just released, I'm honestly pleased to receive feedback from players who have played it.
But there's a certain clear undercurrent of worry in your thought that Cliff was going to make my Classic Dreadnoughts official. Why is that? Does your unease extend beyond the mere imbalances of the moment? Why does my mod actually
bother you? [-puzzled-] Please help me understand, because right now I have difficulty detecting whether your unease & your dismissive attitude is my problem or whether it's your own problem. More decorum on your part would help a lot, 123stw. I expect some sincere disagreement (which is fine), but never rudeness. :(
I ask that because I've obviously made a nontrivial (indeed, strenuous) creative effort that encompasses much more than mere juggling of digits and fretting about edge cases, and I find it informative that the sole thing you choose to immediately post about is balance. If such thoughts of yours -- and I know you're very talented at this way of analysis; your efforts are potentially very valuable to my mod -- were part of
a broader set of reactions to the Classic Dreadnoughts mod, backstory, artwork, fiction, etc.,as well as
to the gameplay-specific content, that would earn my gratitude. Truly. But it's looking as if this is not meant to be.
There's really nothing else here that interests you? Nothing at all
, 123stw??? :( I find that really unfortunate as well as surprising. You yourself are no stranger to creating your own original mod content...
You already know that my imperatives for creating, formatting and sharing this content have little to do with the kind of rampant minimaxing that others might enjoy doing. I thank you for your specific comments re:balance - I do; no sarcasm on my part - but I also strongly urge you, most sincerely, to come back again expressly to stop and smell the metaphoric roses
, too. :) You're going to miss a great deal of what makes this mod interesting if you disdain them.