Hi guys, it’s me galbatorix. I have been radio silent for very long, so I think it’s high time to finally make an update post about me and my “CIU weapon balance program”.
For those of you who may not know me, I am creator of fairly popular post series on forum called “CIU weapon balance program” or simply WBP in which I propose detailed solutions for balancing various CIU weapons.
So yea, the WBP has 8 released parts of 11 planned. (excluding introduction). Parts 9 and 10 were planned to be about Corn Shotgun and Lightning Fryer respectively and part 11 was planned to be the summary post with some final thoughts about the whole subject. Because of how time consuming the project was, I wasn’t able to make last 3 parts on time (before my vacation ended), so in early october when I went to the new school I decided to go on hiatus, till i get used to my new situation and have more time to get back to the project. But as it turned out, new school(one of polish medical universities) turned out to be an unbelivably shitty place where we have to LITERALLY memorize whole books page by page. (And on the first day our rector said we should quit all our hobbies immediatelly if we want to pass an exam what later turned out to be painfully true) This unbelivable amount of 24/7 cramming is the reason why I was radio silent for over a month.
Because of all this, I have a serious problem deciding what to do with WBP now. Unless I quit my current school(What I am seriosly concidering at this point) I won’t have enough time to finish the last 3 parts , but I also don’t want to quit the project now. I am really happy with what I made so far and I think letting it go at this point would be a massive waste. So for last couple of days I have been thinking about what to do with all this, and I have come up with few possible solutions to this problem. I will list them down below.
A) I will make parts 9 and 10, but without the usual in-depth analysis and extensively explaining my thought process. Then part 11 as planned, as a wrap-up to the whole series.
B) I will skip parts 9 and 10 and get straight to the part 11 (In such scenario I would release my calulations for Corn Shotgun and Lightning Fryer toghether with that part 11, and maybe someday if I have time for that I can write parts 9 and 10 later on after the series is complete)
C) Remain on hiatus until I can get back to WBP (Which is likely going to be next vacation unless I decide to quit or something else happens. It’s also worth to note, that after such long amount of time I may not remember all things I originally had in mind)
D) Cancel the WBP without planning to get back to it later on. (The scenario I want to avoid, but it is still an option.)
So yea, those are my 4 ideas for what to do now, but I don’t know which one is the best one, so my question is: what do you think about it? What scenario seems the best for you forum users? (I expect either A or B, because I kind of count C and especially D as an “last resort” options) I am also interested in an opinion from the IA studios themselves.
I think that’s it for now, tell me your thoughts about it. If opinions vary too much, we can always discuss it a bit or make a poll or something.