For what it's worth, I think, like $50 of that $120 came from me (I've been on your Patreon since the beginning), and I haven't downloaded a version of the mod in about a year and a half. I just respected the hell out of the hustle and loved the mod. But re-loading the mod every single time there was an update—I just don't have that kind of time anymore. I'm too fucking old. I hate to criticize the devs for updating the game so consistently, but wasn't there a way to do any of this so it didn't completely break every mod, every single update?
I think this officially ends the GC3 cycle for me, too. I can't believe this game has been out for four years. I can't believe how much cognitive energy I spent thinking about this game. What a weird experience.
It is genuinely sad for me to see how dispiriting this was for you. I always respected the way you could maintain a chipper attitude in the face of a pretty consistent deluge of half-fulfilled promises and wasted potential. I have been in love with Galactic Civilizations for 17 years. There is no piece of art, no game, no media of any kind to which I have devoted more of my time and attention than the Galactic Civilizations series. I guess I'm holding them to an unfair standard. I played the game for a couple hundred hours, so I must have gotten my money's worth, right? I don't know how it's possible, but I've never been more disappointed by a product of any kind. I just always held this series and Stardock in such high regard. It's a tough position for them, but the game never made it beyond "good" for me, and I guess I just assumed it would be more than that.
What a weird experience this has been.
Anyway, man, you did phenomenal work. You deserved a bigger audience.
im just the opposite. First my impression I got from gauntlets post he was basically done with the mod, not all this negativity. I put thousands of hours into the game, not hundreds. I know he didn’t get everything he wanted from the game. That’s why his mod isn’t on steam.