This wasn't a post about me or anyone in particular. I simply tried to point out that I felt like the current way of discussing the problem is not effective for solving the issue.
Yeah, okay, you have to understand it doesn't work that way. If you felt like this was some kind of issue that has happened frequently recently and you felt the need to adress it globally, you could have done so in a seperate thread. By posting it here, especially in response to my frustrated post makes it very much personally directed at my door. You can say you didn't mean it that way, but that's not how it works. And thus, I will respond to your post as if you adressed it me.
I don't really have a solution for this problem but I wanted to try to show a possible reason for why this or other issues have not been fixed yet.
You really didn't put much thought in your post then. Because had you stopped and read the previous posts, looked at the dates of each post and taken everything into account, you would realize that this cannot possibly be the reason in this particular case.
The reason why I wrote my previous post was that I thought about fixing the issue but then I saw your post and simply asked myself "Why should I bother fixing this?". Maybe I'll take a look at it at some point, maybe not.
What I don't get is that you asked yourself this, yet you didn't answer your own question.
Q: "Why should I bother fixing this?"
A: "This issue has been open for over 8 months and is very clearly a point of frustration for the game developers, yet repeated pleads asking when this issue will finally be adressed, have been met with nothing but silence. I can understand why at this point Spoon would start to get a bit passive aggressive in tone, he would probably be grateful if I fixed this issue for him."
You're calling for more empathy towards coders, which is fine. I mean, I personally have tried my darnest in recent years to be appreciative towards coders when they add cool features and fix annoying bugs. Yet oddly, you seem to display no empathy towards the frustrations of the game developers who had to deal with a particular issue for more than 8 month and is getting blatantly ignored on the issue.
My point is that passive aggressive posts aren't helping you if you want to get someone to fix an issue.
Repeatedly bumping the thread didn't produce any replies from coders.
But when I start getting passive aggressive because I'm frustrated with how this issue is ignored, presto, an actual (very competent) coder shows up. Your point doesn't seem very strong.
All of that being said, I've asked DahBlount if he could have a go at this issue and he said he would look into it. So maybe, hopefully, we'll finally have some workable camera controls back in the shiplab after all this time, soonish.