Josh can hardly post a thing without having some huge debate erupting over what he meant or said. Most of it is just people killing time and having fun while they wait for the game to be done, but I sometimes wonder how much of this stuff really boils down to, I want, I want, I want.
So? We're sometimes salivating, it's a thing animals do when they see something they really want. How is this harmful? No one has made flat out demands, and everyone knows damn well that they can beg and plead all they want and it guarantees nothing. In that sense, making LT so moddable, is Josh's answer to all the salivating "I want. I want! I WANT! AND I WANT IT IN WOOD TONES WITH FANCY APPLE MINIMALIST STYLING AND HOW ABOUT SOME LEATHER!" Josh knows he simply cannot possibly satisfy every single thing that anyone will want out of his game, so in making it so that we can all go in an make our own changes and additions to just about everything, he relieves himself of any of those burdens, and can make his game as he wants it to be, giving us the tools to do the same.
Of course, no one has been exceptionally rude about this, even if some of us take the "Hey look, did you see this idea I like? It's really cool! No Really, It would be awesome. I'm serious, it will make the game so much better. I just want to make sure you saw it, in case you missed it, I know you're busy and all, but I just wanted you to see it. It would be a really cool addition."
approach. This isn't really a bad thing, it might be a bit annoying like a fly in the ear, but Josh could very easily type two letters and the pestering would stop dead (and probably move onto "Ok, how can we mod it in?"). Just take the Pareidolic icons, Well before Josh made any such mention of them in the devlogs, everyone was already going "If he doesn't put it in, we will do it ourselves" And I am sure the same feeling exists, if maybe not as verbally for a large number of suggestions made here. I am quite sure Thymine is still tinkering away at plans for how to implement his H-Drive mechanics and Wormhole types and any number of things.
We have hopped on this hype train for different reasons. Yes, some of us just want to get to the end, where we are playing; my suggestion to these people is to go do something else for a few months, come back and it will be magically done. Some people only want to be here for the ride, and may not even play the game at all, they just enjoy the discussions and theorycrafting. Some people come here for shits and giggles, others come to show off, others still come to feel horrible about how they have wasted their lives... None of these are bad reasons for being here, and I don't really get why you are making a big deal out of it.
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