He's not mediating Kara. He's not impartial in any way. He's already stated he's happy with the way things are headed which has revealed his preferred outcome. Besides we are all grown ups here we don't need to be hand held by some random bloke off the street. Now stop encouraging him.
I said I was happy with the direction things were headed. I didn't mean that I favored one side over the other.
I meant that I was happy we seemed to be moving towards agreement, rather than disagreement; i.e. FUBAR suggested an arrangement can be reached.
I don't particularly understand why you're lashing out at me; I love TBP, I was glad to hear it had been finalized, and I'm eager to help however I can. In this case, it seems like most people want a neutral third party involved, and I happened to stumble into that role.
However, I can definitely understand why you wouldn't want some random individual trying to tell both sides how to behave; that can certainly be irritating. I'll try to avoid that.
It seems like these are the problems on the two sides right now:
The SCP can't troubleshoot any
problem with TBP right now because all the various minor errors are cluttering things up. There's no way to tell if an issue is caused by models or by code.
TBP (IPAndrews, in particular) has reached a point where the game is stable for the end user under 3.6.9, and sees no profit in potentially introducing further bugs by delving back into the models. Additionally, I get the sense IPAndrews put a ton of work into the game and feels that his efforts largely weren't appreciated or supported by the SCP crew.
If that's generally correct, I'm not really sure how to proceed. Maybe the SCP guys should simply leave TBP alone, since they can't troubleshoot problems, and trust that the 3.6.9/3.4b combo really is stable.
On the other hand, a mod-patch doesn't seem like it would be wildly difficult, since it appears that it could be made by fans for free, and if it caused problems, people could simply not use it.
It seems like there's a lot of bad blood out there between the two parties. Is there any way we can step beyond it?