Tuesday August 5th 2003

Myth:TFL v1.4 and My Thoughts On It { Zandervix }

Yes, of course you care what I think about it! Okay, with that out of the way, let me first just say that MythDev has just released version 1.4 for Myth TFL (which allows play on PMNet). But before you go and download it, know this: If you prefer your TFL on MariusNet, then leave 1.4 off your hardrive. This new version is PlayMyth only. They claim to have a number of other tweaks, but the biggest thing is for playability on PMNet.

Yes, I do realize this news is a couple of days old, but after seeing a few comments on it in the various forums, I wanted to try it out before I posted the news here. Let me just say this; I didn't notice any significant changes to the game itself. Heck, I've been playing this game for almost 6 years now, and have had the 1.3 update from Bungie for the last 5. There is nothing that is updated here that I couldn't live without. Or even notice.

Now, don't get me wrong. I totally appreciate the efforts that MythDev puts into this community. Heck, without them, MWA would still be unplayable. ::ahem:: They have done a lot of good things, and have helped to keep this community kicking.

With that being said, though, I feel that this new update to TFL is a total grab for power. Why couldn't they have made this update with it's tweaks playable across the board. In my opinion, these minor tweaks are wrapped around the major issue making you think that you need v1.4, and when you upgrade, you are basically saying goodbye to MariusNet.

Need I remind anyone that when Bungie.Net finally went offline, MariusNet was there to fill the void. Now it seems that the entity known as MythDev is trying to choke them out of existence. What's next? Face it, this community doesn't have that many places left. Is the Myth community soon to be known as the MythDev community?

I'm not trying to tick anyone in big broth... uh... MythDev off here, I just want to voice an opinion. We should all be one happy community. We need to work together to create something stronger. I just feel that part of this community was just betrayed. It's kind of like cutting off an arm just to keep that arm from scratching your ass. Sure, that gives the other arm a chance to do it, but in the end, you'll regret it.

Just my 1 3/4 cents.