Yes he is touchy at times, but by all rights, it's not entirely his fault. He does a TON of the extremely difficult shit in the engine (making the pathfinder not suck, for example) and people (myself included in times past) talk shit to him about stuff they don't fully understand. So, as a result he gets testy about it. Ofc he isn't perfect, and it's not like I always agree with him, but if his demeanor seems prickly, understand that there is likely a reason.
lets hope we can have one fucking decent engine version one day :[
This is an objectively stupid thing to say. 104.0 is fantastic. Yes there are some enhancements added in 104.0+ that are super nice to have, but to say that there isn't a good, stable, and recent engine release is plain dumb.
also you should sometimes join BA games to see how players talk. Maybe you'd see that I wasn't so much disrespectful compared to what players says.
Why do you always use the argumentum ad populum defense (In this case "Lots of other people do it but I'm not as bad as them so that makes it ok") (you used this fallacy to excuse your statements that people randomly throwing around the n***** word wasn't racist, which I find utterly appalling, but that's an argument for another day). It isn't ok to be an asshole just because some other people are worse!
Take it from the pot calling the kettle black! Though in my defense, I'm very rarely an asshole just for the sake of being an asshole. Generally I'm trying to make a point, but even so, the point that it isn't ok still stands, regardless of reason #xyz123.
Off of that shit, now for the irritated "I told you so" portion...
I told you guys AGES ago to replace transporting with LUA and that Azaremoth had already done most of the work and that Maddox was working on it as well. In fact, I think that maddox completed work on it. It not only replaces the transportation system, it adds features and makes it non-buggy as well.
Engine transporting has always been hit or miss. It seems to be incredibly easy to break and due to that I'm guessing that it has been fixed with rage and duct tape over the years because it's likely that no one wants to mess with it (100% conjecture). Be that as it may, it's not like transportation being crappy is new, and in any cases, transportation has no business being part of the engine (imo), and should be abstracted with lua (and, as mentioned above, it has been). I don't know if Doo looked into it at all. If he did he didn't say anything to me.
The only thing that is needed is for the transport scripts to be in lua, which is pretty mindless. Hell, I already rewrote the dragonfly script in lua ages ago. Although because the origins for the pieces on that model are severely fucked, a lot of the piece turns don't make much sense, so it wouldn't be a terrible idea for someone to go into the model, unfuck the origins and then unfuck the turns used in the script. But beyond that, you can copy and paste it for almost all the others and make the minor alterations that you need.