Just chiming in on this thought pattern. I originally thought like this but after dealing with the developers and butting my head against a brick wall for a couple of years I have started to think I understand how they work and approach making OpenRA.JuiceBox wrote: ↑ I am simply stating that the argument from the Dev is that no1 is explaining in-depth why it is bad. I am simply stating that it's funny that the Devs equally do not explain intentions or motivation in depth to explain why it is good.
I think the core problem is the clear split from the community they have. When are you lot ever online mixing with the players that play on a day to day basis ??? I have played for over a year and never seen you guys or spoken to you guys????
In my opinion, the developers look at this from a different perspective to players. To quote Graion "OpenRedAlert isn't OpenRA." OpenRA is an engine and these additions are additions to that engine. They have already discussed why these things need to be added and they have already discussed where their energy is needed. The correct places to see the reasoning for this is the IRC or github. So when someone says this sucks, they need to understand OBJECTIVELY why this sucks. The process can be sped up with more people however until more volunteer, nothing outside of what is needed, will be made
Also, as I stated, OpenRA is an engine and encompasses a lot more than the RA, TD and D2k mods. These mods are arguably finished (mechanically). TS is the next big thing. The devs dont really need to come back to RA or TD, thats why SoScared and AoAGeneral are primary for balance. This split is based on the fact that most players dont involve themselves on the IRC. The IRC and forum are considered tier 1 sources of official information. I could be wrong but I believe they have been used as long as this mod has existed. Yet the forums are dead and the IRC not populated by many players.What im trying to say is, if you want to get involved join the IRC (dont be lazy). Im not even sure if Discord is considered tier 2.
You have made a good point though
I could add more related, but this isn't the thread fo that.JuiceBox wrote: ↑ Lack of accounts and a decent forum that makes this game less professional. I can't believe that ORA dosnt have its own forum it's a half arsed effort and a tag on to another forum.