I rarely bother going public with my grievances on games but this i consider a special case, so please bear a moment with me.
I have being playing this game since literally day one. At this point i know it better than the back of my hand and its original aesthetics are engraved in my brain. Hell, maybe that's the reason i keep coming back to it, cause it is so familiar it feels like home.
in comes you, as a studio, taking credit for refining it and bringing it to a new and young audience.
and i get it.
It had to be done. for its longevity.
and there were some meaningful changes. i mean the LOB one is a welcomed one for someone like me, never mind that it was implemented with the delicate touch of a sledgehammer.
for example i summon my familiar and instead of the 24 hip should get, I'm getting 50-60+.
i leave an npc in the coronet and when i return for him he has 499 hp, better thaco than my ToB fighers. good thing there is a shadow keeper stil, right?
so a new patch dawns on us. never mind the fresh mods installs (btw you broke the soundsets w e i du installs. it have to be done manually. plz fix, need my PST voice lines, can't stand anything else)
but instead of fixing the dreadful pathfinding which would be hilarious if it wasn't so annoying, (good luck having a SCS-ascession-LOB Amelyssan teleport literally on you and neither you or her can move out of 1 pixel while you being beaten to a pulp), or the broken familiars, you go change of all things the colour palettes of clouds?
what the f for? who's asks for these changes and who needs them?
and couldn't you at least pick a colour that already exists in the palette of the original game instead of that murky discoloured sewer dump? talking about cloud kill, death fog, stinking cloud. gj at making it at last stinking? that was the point?
and what about the spider figurines and 4th level spider spawn taking poison damage from cloud kill? is that intended? i don't get it.... it sure worked differently this morning. and what, all spiders are taking poison damage now or just my summons? i didn't test it, care to tell me?
were the new flail of ages flashy graphics needed? by whom?
does everything have to be a projectile? what happened to magic being a field of force not particles, Heisenberg anybody? let me throw some haste on you? i mean come on... get over it already!!!
and my grievance is this? when enough is enough? are your planning on more meaningful changes like this?
at last, will i be able to recognise the game i knew and love?
TL:DR : Gondor is not yours to rule, Steward. if i wanted a groomed beard on my Joconda i would go buy a freaking copy, not go vandalise the original only because "that's how i roll"