Desperation? Whats to be desperate about? Its not like the mod is going anywhere. If that ban did indeed only last four hours it doesn't change my point. Entire clan banned for one script that disabled base turrets. The fact only about four members of that once 25 ish strong group still post speaks volumes.
Then the over the top cheat protection that made the game take hours to load, and we still had flying demolishers and haarp modifying his xmls. Me and Defender have had our chat ages ago and like I said haarp never recieved anything from anyone in the team to do his small sub mod. A mod of a mod is hardly treated with such vitriol anywhere else, so the only conclusion I could reach were that fears existed that the altered gameplay would prove more popular or something. The other reasoning to go so full force after a small sub mod, which was clearly labelled as such, made no sense to me at the time and still doesnt.
To me later additions such as burst fire etc show a more open approach where peoples beta feedback suggestions were finally taken seriously, albeit at too late a stage. The very fact I cant even mention anything on this without getting a page of condescending text, even whilst remaining civil about it, really drives my point home.
I've realised now that is doesn't actually matter whatever I, CJW or anyone else does for the community - be it continuing to support haarp and erk in running expensive servers which the majority of the remaining players use, installers which allow for new guys to get the game installed quicker, start and host svns for the remainder of the mapping team.
Saying this is not disrespectful of the team, only my own observations on being both an ex developer and a fan for the game. I have the greatest respect for people who have put anytime into the MWLL project, as its a game i immensely enjoyed and the community was one of the best. I even thanked the likes of vlaad for their hard work when the project closed.. I don't see where your opinion I have it out for the dev team, people I used to talk to on teamspeak and work with really fits.
I do think im allowed to express an opinion, and at the end of the day it was me trying to not take either side that got me into this position. I guess I'm to blame for trying to consider how our players feedback could fit into the overall game design, and my anger at how nothing was seemingly ever tried of it (whilst I was on the team, I'll add) eventually got to me.
But no, I have no hatred for the project, or really anybody on it. Im simply just entirely burnt out by the stand off relationship that has always existed between the developers and the fans, and also having played on it and worked on it/for it in some capacity since the initial release.