1v0ry_k1ng wrote:By what criteria is the server split a disaster? ZK still works. Main spring server still works. Disaster therefore is?
The split is "just" bad, the disaster is how conflicts are handled.
Once again spring (or a spring mod) failed to recognize a problem and sleepwalks into doom.
The technical differences could maybe have been solved, if people had just talked to each other. But random snippets in chat/github/forums, hidden in threads...they can not even decide to use the same forum.
Tower of babel style.
Technically competent but not organized.
Once the split had happend no side took a step back to say "Wtf are we even doing here?"
Instead every action furthered the split and made it "more official." Yes, in some way these things (edits on wiki etc) are nessecary but it seems to be done so careless, without care how that further escalates and creates an "Us VS Them" mentality. (Some posts in this thread are overly fanboyish)
The people who make up ridiculous arguements about how the situation is actually an improvement are not helpful either.
To players, the problem was really bad communicated.
Even weeks later the only official statement is still this:
zK news wrote:Zero-K lobby server has been moved to a different machine.
Please restart Zero-K lobby twice (to force it's upgrade) or use address "lobby.zero-k.info" if you are using other lobby program than Zero-K
It was appearently expected that this message would also appear on spring-page, to players of other mods. (That this announcement did not work was just dumb luck!)
No explanations that there are now two servers.
It is obviously a touchy subject and THAT is how it is announced?
How about a bit more info, or really anything that makes it look less like a lame attempt to steal players?
Why no statement from "spring side"?
Instead banning players if they spectulate about what happend?
Anarchid wrote:I don't see this as a split of the dev community. I don't understand why people think that.
This whole situation is about lobby devs disagreeing over lobby protocol. One sides takes his toys and walks away to re-make things, how is that not a split?