dnielsen wrote:Garry, I'd much rather play Kick Off 2 with you, but for now it seems we have to do with a discussion...
But remember this thread is partly here following calls such as those from you for the arguments in favour of change to be clearly put forward. I went further than that by trying to put present both sides as I saw them.
dnielsen wrote:It is rather ALSO about "the straw that broke the camel's back".
I can see where your coming from and would agree if I was proposing half a dozen changes in gameplay but I'm not. We are discussing here one very minor (imo) change in gameplay. You may have seen that I have already agreed with Alex's suggestion that gameplay changes be put on hold so that "bugs" can be focused upon instead. I honestly do not have any new straws in my back pocket!
- How big are the costs of removing auto-slides (such as sour feelings, loss of authentic experience, loss of attendance, a less inclusive stance towards people not already a part of KOA, changes happening too fast so people cannot adapt on a fair footing)?
Completely agree with this and any decent tournment organiser should considers these factors. Indeed I took considerable steps (including pm-ing and emailing individuals which you obviously could not have been aware) as co-organiser in the recent UKCs. There is no evidence to suggest that attendance fell due to it and the feedback made by others has been overwhelmingly positive.
As I have mentioned elsewhere this is a general thread and you're mistaken if you think I'm particularly concerned at whatever settings are decided upon for WC08 - I'm not. It is should be seen partly as a reference thread for tournaments generally and partly as the pros/cons for exploring the options menu in KO2CV!
dnielsen wrote:I will not try to figure out if KO2 is objectively a better game without auto-slides, or with pitch walls. Such questions are ultimately empty metaphysical exercises, and irrelevant in the context of KOA WC decisions.
Metaphysical exercies ? Hmmm - I just thought I was putting forward my subjective views on the practical pros/cons within a ko2 playing/tournament context! Everyone is entitled to make their own interpretations of course.