|No, "it's got to be balanced" is not unnecessary. It adds to the gameplay, maintaining a standard of fairness that sets GalCiv2 apart from every other game I can think of. If you don't care for a level playing field, that's fine. A lot of people who bought this game do, especially considering that a non-cheating challenging AI is so unique. Different races start with different techs, so the Terrans not starting with SC isn't a balance issue any more than any of the other races' tech lineups are a balance issue. Yet another bad comparison on your part.|
Balance is not a requirement. Balance means equality and the whole idea of there being 9 distinct races is that they are distinct i.e not the same. You can't balance apples and oranges. Balancing does not add gameplay unless you are talking about RTS's which require balance for MP gaming. Fairness is a totally different ballpark which has nothing to do with balance - the Dreadlords aren't balanced - is that fair? It's what makes for a fun game in my book.
|As for the rest of your post, it's pure drivel. You talk about people blowing things out of proportion, when you yourself responded to a simple, innocuous comment by saying "damnit, it's a game" and disparaging a previous poster who just said that "something needs tweaking" and left it at that. He didn't say the game was broken, and he didn't say the game was "mind-bogglingly bug ridden" either. But hey, flip out all you want, it's obvious you were waiting for a chance to do it and just jumped the gun. |
Hey.... let's start with insults shall we?
Erm, no, let's not as it's totally pointless. Your post didn't make much sense to me either but I bet it did to you..... at least I didn't call yours "drivel" .
I talk about people blowing things out of proportion because I read these forums a lot and there are endless posts where people start screaming bug and blue murder because something doesnt equate to how they feel it should equate. My original post was what is called a parody. You will also note that I did not say the the previous poster had said the game was broken but that I used the words "people on this forum".... now, I believe that to be an accurate statement from empirical observation..... nice selective quoting though!
"People on this forum" is a general term, not meaning everyone but meaning some... a large enough proportion to reflect on it. Having just read 20 posts with people jumping to the same conclusion (that this minor detail that they decided was overpowered/bugged/broken) was such a huge encompassing thing that needed to be dealt with just because they thought so.
I jumped no guns..... this frustration is on a slow boil as more and more people post their pet peeves that just have to be fixed when the game seems to work so well for others.