Megatron wrote: ↑18 Jun 2019, 14:57
I still haven't hear a single rational argument for why this ban should remain in place. Some people seems like they're bending over backwards to make excuses for it. It wasn't hurting anyone and the BA community was better off on the official server, before someone
handed BA to Mando on a silver platter.
I can't help but get the impression that you still think everyone shares you goals, or at least a close-enough approximation. Is everyone else on the forum a fool who repeatably shoots themselves in the foot? Is this false, or do you expect every 'rational' argument to end with "...and that is how the restriction helps BA players."
(or 'the community')?
How is this for an argument.
- The engine devs wanted to impose a restriction.
- The engine devs could impose a restriction.
- Therefore the engine devs imposed a restriction.
I don't know about 'should', but the restriction will remain in place as long as the first two steps hold. You could try figuring out why the engine devs wanted to impose a restriction. They must have wanted to impose a restriction because otherwise they wouldn't have imposed a restriction. That is all the argument that there is here, people clearly have reasons. Move on from trying to find arguments for imposing the restriction that align with your goals. Clearly there aren't any.
How can you even say "It wasn't hurting anyone"
when you seem uninterested in the goals of other parties? Do you have an argument for how it wasn't hurting anyone?
Now, I will admit that discerning the goals of the engine devs can be very tricky. I only have the vaguest idea of what motivates the engine devs, and this has hindered me at times (although hokomoko is a bit better). You are also not going to get anything more from your Sea Lion thread. It may look hopeless, but actually there are a few points in your favour:
- This particular topic is quite blunt. You don't need to understand the nuance of engine dev motivation.
- Anyone with half a brain can search back through the forum and read the numerous threads on this subject.
Or is this thread not even supposed to affect change? What is your goal here? If someone gives you a good reason, or at least their reason, for the ban to remain in place what will you do with that information? You can only argue that someone's reasons for a change are wrong if you can show how the change does not result in their
desired outcome. Understand why they may have wanted that outcome.