Me too Vendicator
That is not something FTB has control over. Also, considering the mod dev's don't exactly get a lot of money from working on the mods (if any) there isn't much of a reason why working on another version instead of making the current one stable is a jerk move. They may even decide to take their mods offline and you still wouldn't have much of a reason to call it a jerk move unless you gave money or something to the dev. They work hard in their own time to deliver something for free. Try to apriciate that and don't insult their decisions (giving feedback like I don't like X feature because Y,Z,A. Adding B would make it better though. is good. Saying something is a jerk move, doesn't help.)Then they announced working on 1.11 for expert again it never happened. And I know this is mainly due to mod authors wanting to stay up to date with the current version. But stopping development on a version that was mostly stable because they want to move up to the newest version of MC is in my opinion a jerk move. Stabilize your mod for the version folks are playing the most, keep up support for it till "everyone" moves on to the next major version (ie. 1.12).
That happens every time, its actually relatively easy to setup a modpack and upload it for all to see. Making a GOOD modpack is where the problems start. (As a disclaimer, I don't mean that FTB packs are good and all third-party packs are bad. I mostly roll with a custom selection of mods and avoid both FTB and third-party. )I find it a little sad that third party mod pack creators can create a stable pack faster than someone/team from FTB.
The guys of FTB are at the mercy of the mod dev's and personal life. Shit happens, shit happens all the time. If they promise something it means they have that planned and are probably also already working on. However that doesn't mean they will be able to complete it. For that reason they don't give estimates on when something will happen. Also, they really like to avoid the word promise probably for the same reason.There are things that are happening I may not know about or isn't my business. It is life, things happen, but if you promise something and then fail to keep that promise, how are folks going to trust you in the future?
Well, no, that's getting ahead of the curve. If they've looked long term and realised that, if they haven't got all that much time to work on it (people do have lives, after all) then I think its entirely fair. Embers, as an example, is somewhat buggy and incomplete for 1.10, and much more feature-complete in 1.11 - that's just the way it goes. Its not "bad form" - its practicality.That said I know of a mod/mod author that has a mod they announce would not gain any more updates for a particular minecraft version and that all development was being moved to a new version of minecraft. That is really bad form.
No, you inferred a promise. The error was on your part, not theirs.Also in reply about "promise" I know the actual word wasn't used, but was implied.
I know people still to this day keep over looking this but forge is what pushes to the next version. They stop support for 1.10 forge except for bug fixes and the like. This means all the mods have to move to the next version with forge or that is the line of thinking most take. It has little to do with what FTB wants and they can in no way tell modders or forge what to do. They have no control of that they just have to ride the waves like the rest of us.I understand that as pack creators have to depend on the mod authors to actually make a particular mod available and stable. That said I know of a mod/mod author that has a mod they announce would not gain any more updates for a particular minecraft version and that all development was being moved to a new version of minecraft. That is really bad form.
Then of course you have mods that the author has just stopped most likely due to something in their life changing unexpectedly. And most of those have announced that has happened.
So yes I do understand where the pack creator(s) are coming from when they have to wait on mods or mod stability. That said, personally 1.10.2 has been very stable for me. So I honestly don't know why who ever it is behind the expert creation refuses to make it in 1.10.2, but instead move on to one of the newer version of MC which as of now are most likely not stable as far as I know mods are just now starting to really populate in 1.12, though that doesn't mean they are stable.
Also in reply about "promise" I know the actual word wasn't used, but was implied. They implied a promise of making an expert pack, but as of yet nothing. I have a friend who told me the other day that he feels like the expert pack is turning into what happened to a mod that was promised to be ported by the author back in 1.4 to 1.6 and such, but yet it has not happened, and this author has even began being childish when someone asks about it.