Today oddba is a bit slower for me than usual, but I will give it my best to write my message today!
In addition, the message is machine translated until a translator can take a look.
As always, thanks to the translators for their hard work and effort!
I wouldn't be able to communicate here without you.
As you probably already have seen, it was a big bugfix release.
So far it is the most stable SPT-AKI release to date, as well as the most feature-complete release.
Terkoiz put a lot of hours into bugfixing, the work I have done was completed in less than 3 hours thanks to my automation tools.
Work smarter, not harder!
Mods made for release 1.0.0 and newer are compatible with this version.
The most common issue I've seen reported is that they can't reach the main menu.
Usually this is caused by a failed migration because the user didn't do a clean reinstall using the shared client files from oddba.
State of EFT
In the past months, interest for EFT has dwindled to a new low in the english communities across the world.
Content is stale, there are a pledora of issues not fixed by BSG, and their incompetence starts to show more and more with the day.
A new big release (0.13) is far off (december 2021), and most smaller updates provide little to no content to keep the game interesting.
Before people mention that this a beta project, keep in mind that BSG uses the term wrong.
In software development (and games for that matter), Alpha is in development, Beta is final testing (feature freeze, fix as many bugs as possible in x weeks) and release is the proper build of the product.
This situation will not improve for the forseen year.
I wonder what we as SPT players, modders, developers to improve the game to give more people a reason to play SPT and enjoy their time.
Sadly I never really played the game as it was never meant for me as target audience.
I tried, but I am really bad at it and it consumes too much of my time
For me the lack of small but challenging mechanics like special bot loadouts is what I am missing.
I heard that today a new version will be released.
I will see what I can do on a good evening.
In the past two weeks of announcing my step back from the project, I haven't done any major work on any project nor started a new one.
It is depressing but very good for me at the same time.
I forgot how to enjoy a simple life, to enjoy the shade provided by the trees my ancestors planted.
My spirit became calmer, somewhat more focussed and organized also.
Today I took my time to read your messages in the post I made and the announcement of the release.
By no means am I a boss, god, “leader” or someone you should aspire to become.
Who would've thought that my very unhealthy lifestyle became the norm in the past year
It is fun to sound like a ming dynasty emperors from novels.
But in truth, I am a quiet and emotional man but love to take care of others.
I don't have many friends nor am I very social.
Most of my life I've spent in this tiny room on my computer programming all day.
I never get bored of it, because every line of code I write is another line creating life.
I was never much of a gamer, I really enjoy makes video games am really bad at playing them
A craftsman is rarely a master of his creation.
I am truly good at what I do, but I cannot take care of myself.
I don't live a life of balance, I am by no means the man you should aspire to become.
It is easy to wish for talent and skill, but why don't you pursue your dreams instead?
In truth, life rarely gave me the oppertunity to become what I wanted to be.
I had to work really, really, really hard and tirelessly to where im now.
Most people tell themselves many reasons not to do something, why they shouldn't pursue their contentedness.
Instead, ask yourself the reason to do it.
If you find one, hold it close to your heart and fight for it without rest until you obtain it.
Don't ignore your feelings or stay stuck in time and sadness.
That's the most important thing this project taught me.
Personally I like sharing my knowledge and experiences with you, but I truly hope I am not forcing it on you.
If there is interest, I don't mind sharing more about my personal life to give you more of an insight how I live on the other side of the world.
I will share this on my profile instead of here.
…I feel like I repeat myself a lot, but it never hurts to be repetitive
People learn from repetition after all!