You literally believe your own bs. First rule of being a con is that you never believe your own bullshit.
Christ... Where do I even begin? First off, botflags have been a thing for... 10 years?
Second, you think that that conversation was a catalyst for this? Holy shit. I mean, it's so wrong that I'm literally sitting here with my mouth hanging open.
Games using old engines has long been an issue on the engine devs radar. In large part, you and the BA community are the ones who gave the engine devs the opening they needed to enforce this. Of you guys hadn't made such a stink and polluted the water with your whining, your lies, and your toxic behavior, this likely never would have happened.
That said, gamedevs need a way to control autohosts. Autohosts owners have proven that they will not police themselves and spectating a single BA game is enough to turn the stomach of any decent human being. You and the people like you have sealed your image of toxic sludge as a result of your own actions. The fact that you don't understand this further proves the point.
Back to the screenshot... Yes, I asked that question and supported the sentiment, but I never lobbied for it. Not with any ferocity. I would merely give my opinion and move on. That said, I know who did lobby very hard for this, and it wasn't me lol. See, regardless of what you think, I simply don't care. I enjoy trolling you because you're like knorke Jr. Diet knorke if you will: all of the nastiness, none of the usefulness (knorke is very talented, unfortunately he's also a botflag).
So when the removal of 103 and previous was announced, it took me by probably more surprise than it did you. That said, I tentatively support it. But you aren't taking into account that it affects me too. See, Evo currently cannot properly function on 104+ because cloak was changed, and I can't seem to figure out how to fix it. You may not realize it but until recently Evo consists mainly of just me. Recently Damgam got into it, but mostly his work has focused on helping me with unitdefs, music playerand he has created DAI, as well as some other stuff. Commonplayer has mostly worked on UI stuff, some really amazing work, and Floris' has helped a ton with UI stuff and suggestions and commits, but none of them work on core gameplay stuffs, that part is all me (usually, however sometimes common helps me with specific things, like the random mex spots placement and some other stuff like that, however, in general this statement is factual). Which means if I hit a problem I can't solve, I'm genuinely fucked.
Getting Evo off of 96 was very difficult, and I needed a lot of help. Thankfully, abma spent an afternoon helping me and pretty soon it was on 104. So the problem you are facing now is one that I have faced repeatedly over the years. However, your game will still be able to use 103, just with only 4v4, boo hoo. At one point I couldn't even host Evo because it wasn't ready for the new engine, back in the old days where the version was enforced just to log into the lobby.
So suffice it to say, I suggest you get on your knees and start sucking some botflag in exchange for help as I and others have done in the past. In many cases I have tried to Foster community relations among the various gamedevs for spring projects. Evo, myself and others could have been allies to BA, but instead you chose to use me as a scapegoat for every you didn't like, all the while making up lies, slandering, attributing things to me that I had nothing to do with, now it's blowing up in your face.
And then you respond with that glorious post above, which cuts through all of your bs and shows what you truly think. The problem is, all of your hatred, lies, etc is all based on an assumption that isn't even remotely accurate. This is what happens when you reach a conclusion and then force the evidence to fit that narrative. You are leading the evidence where you want it to go, not following it where it leads.
At this point, I pity you more than I detest you. All that rage, and it isn't even directed at the right person. It's honestly pretty funny to me.