EDIT: I mean, jesus, I was able to link you nearly 20 minutes of compiled Itano Circus scenes stretching across something close to thirty years of anime, almost NONE of which involve people getting taken out like punks. (Otherwise we'd have forty minutes from Macross alone.)
That this took me under twenty seconds should probably have been significant. You had all that you could have needed to educate yourself on how much meaning this particular behavior has to the people who made and who love this mod right at your fingertips. I literally gave you a living history of why the Itano Circus is coming and why nobody is going to listen to your objections so you should probably just let it go. And you waved it off with "Yeah, stuff blowing stuff up with missiles."
And you now wish to plead ignorance of why this trope is significant to Wings of Dawn, and demand politeness and respect. You could have educated yourself, and you could have earned politeness and respect. You chose not to.
Reap the whirlwind.
Doesn't help when I don't know what it is you're showing me exactly. Missed that edit btw.
Why should I educate myself? Wings of Dawn is all that matters. I also quite like not knowing in a way. I feel it will enhance the experience.
(EDIT: This late edit is for anyone reading this. The statement "Why should I educate myself" looks pretty damning on me. It is not
an attitude I take towards things in general, I just said it because I didn't feel I need an intimate knowledge of Spoon's inspirations to enjoy his mod, especially when someone is just basically demanding it of me.)
You're also missing something. That video is all anime. Wings of Dawn is a game. It's not the same. An anime is scripted. And it is designed to be watched, not played. The question is whether the game can incorporate it and be fun. It is a game first and foremost, anime influenced second.
Ah, you think like Battuta. I don't understand that mindset. Why do you feel that way? Nobody has to earn the right to basic manners and respect with me. Who are you to demand such things of people?
Lorric, Wings of Dawn clearly uses a lot of anime tropes, most notably missiles of doom. The Dragonslave and Heaven's Fire are proof of that, and Spoon has already tried to do an Itano Circus in his mod with his various autonomous fire-and-forget swarm missiles. You must not have used the Hazel and the heavy swarm missiles in the mission where you have to defend the Prometheus Frame, because that would have certainly told you Spoon fully intends to allow us to fire Macross Missile Massacres. And, oddly enough, you're complaining about a nerfing to these missile barrages because they now require an aspect lock?
Correct. You can even find me saying this somewhere around here, I think it might be in my campaign thread, stating that bomber was never used, and Spoon corrected me about that mission. I also theorised it wasn't included because it was overpowered.
I think there's been a crossed wire there. I was saying it's better to need to get a lock with a missile for it to home in than just fire it off and it homes in itself.
EDIT: I was also referring to missiles in general, not Spoon's work specifically.
I like the Zy swarm missiles btw. Because they're not too fast, or too powerful, you can shoot them down, and then when the initial wave is cleared, it's into standard dogfighting because the Zy missile bank is quite limited. I also like saving allies by shooting those missiles down. And I also like the big missile launches for capship to capship combat. The Cyrvans I feel their weapons are overpowered, but you rarely saw Cyrvans anyway, so it was okay. Used in moderation, I will be perfectly happy.