Did you even read the thread Ron? Seems like I've asked you question before, ah yes the History thread. You're going on and on about the RCM when it wasn't even mentioned.
Did I read the thread? Let me recap...
Well, the original statement said that if there were balance issues, the question should be directed to me. I did not make that statement, nor did I particularly encourage it, but it seemed to fit the environment...
The response was something along the lines of why I should be in charge of balance issues. Granted, it seems odd that, since I am a relative newcomer to this mod, that I should be considered the key player in determining game balance. I considered that a logical question and one deserving a response. (Other things were stated in that message, but I only responded to the portions which seemed to be directed at or about me. Others were left to respond to other portions as they saw fit, as those were not really my field.)
Therefore, in response, I stated that since I just finished changing all of the item stats, the basic procedure is going to be handing all balance issues to me until all item data is debugged. Once the item data issues are resolved and the outcome accepted by all concerned, further issues of balance will be handled at a later date, by adjusting whatever other data seems not to fit the desired outcome. The implication is that no major changes should be made without first considering the equipment and/or recent changes to it.
This has not been an easy process, but my hope is that once the item data is in place and fully functional, my input will no longer really be necessary and all playability issues can be returned to control of the original mod designers. The sooner that this can be accomplished, the better - but we're not quite there yet. (Hopefully the most recent set of changes will be getting very close.) Until we get there, this combat model will continue to be at the core of any issues of playability.... It is, after all, what has been changed.
Is there anything that needs to be added to this sequence? Is this procedure in some way unacceptable? If so, please point out what needs to be altered.
If there are suggestions for the game that have nothing to do with immediate problems of military balance or playability (i.e. mission scripting or economy), then they are not in my field... and any questions of that nature, if directed at me, will be passed on to someone else.
On that note - if anybody has noticed any issues of balance pertaining to combat, at any level (player, troops, strategic map and war, whatever), do please post them in the combat realism thread immediately. The sooner we know about them, the sooner they can be debugged.
Suggestions or bugs that have little to do with the combat model continue to go here or in the bug reports.