I'd like to thank stardock for making the beta fun. It was nice to see them turn the game around into something so much better than before. Since the game is mostly feature locked and the devs have had a strange method of giving feedback to the forum beta testers (right or wrong I do understand why they gave little in the way of forum feedback.) I so have a great many ideas of how the game could be improved further, but is one main reason why i stopped putting them forward. I personally lack the ability to get people in the forums to agree on anything. All i can do is write a sentence or do to start people talking on a topic, maybe direct the conversation the way i want it to go and then cross my fingers that the devs are paying attention, since i know they wont make too much of a fuss of an idea in the public arena)
Thank you for reminding us of malsqueaks post, he is indeed a note of sanity here. (uh i think its a guy, never paid too much attenion to that lol )
I'm a big fan of using an actual picture of yourself rather than an avatar shrug.
That being said, I did decide to write a game from scratch. I made a list of everything i like and hate about this game, and others. I have thought about populour games in the past and why they succeeded, and theni crawled into a corner and wept at the amount of work i'm about to put myself through. But it will be worth it it the end.
I hate the way people abuse each other in forums. It is much tamer here than other places but conversations still devolve into i'm right, your wrong, stick it in your ear. I hate it and i have said so in private to the devs. They are very nice chatty people. There are limits to what they can and can't do, but i am grateful for conversations I have had with them. I have seen little things in the game that have been slightly influenced by things i have suggested. I will always be a fan of the 3x3 tile footprint land spells .
~nuff said, i have little to add from here on out.
(that would be hitting the nail with a hammer)
edit: hmm the spell checker failed me bigtime, maybe it was busy playing games on facebook...)