Bad. Not that Microsoft did anything, but that a bunch of modders knee-jerked and ragequit (most notably cpw, in his case out of dislike of Microsoft).Hmm. Is his a good or bad thing?
vazkii quit too? I missed that announcement...with Botania being so new to the scene I find this surprising (well maybe not too surprising considering who we are talking about) and disappointing because even though I was skeptical at first I think its not half bad... But the departure announcement on vazkii's blog is all crossed out as if she changed her mind. Who knows! Mithion of Ars Magica 2 left and that right there is a good reason for me not to bother with AM2 this time around, since its probably still got bugs from the 1.6.4 transition. But in all honesty, AM2 kinda sucked so...cest la vie.
Don't forget Running Red 1/2The DW20 pack for 1.7.x will tentatively hopefully be out by the end of Oct, but if I understand the little I've heard correctly, a forge bug broke biome generation & the fix broke compatibility with all the things, so expect delays. In the mean time, everyone seems to be playing either Crash Landing or Material Energy ^3. I'm in the ME^3 camp. I would happily trade all the metallurgy ores for my TiCo aoe tools. Now that Gendustry exists, I will never use forestry without it, but it may not be enough to keep forestry in the next pack. Minechem, on the other hand, is unexpectedly cool & may get added to the next pack.