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Idobek

Member Since 28 Feb 2004
Offline Last Active Oct 10 2014 12:44 AM

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In Topic: All ur CamDawg r belong 2 us

04 December 2006 - 08:36 AM

I met up with Cam yesterday. We spent several hours in the pub discussing the reasons why things would be so much better if we were running the world (modding and real).

In Topic: All ur CamDawg r belong 2 us

02 December 2006 - 05:24 PM

I am due to meet Cam in London on Sunday (today). Unfortunately I haven't had any communication with him since Thursday and "London on Sunday" is unlikely to result in a meeting without more detail to the plan. Hopefully I shall be able to contact him in the morning.

In Topic: Countdown to v1

20 October 2006 - 03:25 AM

Cam, are you sure about the maintenance advantages of option 2? It seems to me that with option 1 you can intergrate fixes during the beta phase and iron out any subsequent bugs. With option 2 you'll end up having to intergrate two stable sets of fixes, at which point bugs might be introduced (copy/paste type errors are often the hardest to track down, or even notice). Unless you simply comment out the "BEGIN ~Beta Fixes~" line but, somehow, I don't think you will.

Edit: And, yes, I realise that if I had actually helped maintain the tweak packs for the last couple of years I wouldn't need to ask.

In Topic: Countdown to v1

19 October 2006 - 05:33 AM

I favour option one, largely from a PR and brand image standpoint. As seanas testifies, some people do not read, or simply ignore, warnings. Unfortunately it is these same people who refuse to come here to report their problems. The net result being that the SP, Planet BG and Bioware boards are full of people complaining that the new fix pack is buggy, all because they installed the beta component once. ("TDD broke my game so all mods are crap!") Option one won't eliminate that but, by ensuring that it is the stable version that gets most of the publicity, it will lessen its effect.

The people I describe above are a tiny minority, but they do also tend to be a vocal one.

In Topic: Commentary on alignment changes: LG

17 October 2006 - 05:39 AM

The in game definitions should be a starting point, not the be all and end all. As you say, if we followed them to the letter, many characters would fit several and no alignments.

If feel I should expand a little on TN and apathy. I agree with you that if someone if truely cares about nothing then perhaps he is TN, but I still think that is a very rare condition. IMO, CN is more suited because an "I don't give a crap" demeaner tends to go hand in hand with an "I can do what I damn well please" attitude. When you say "apathy is applied rather randomly in that alignment" I agree, but then apathy usually is. The same people who don't care who runs the government do moan about the policing policy in their neighbourhood.