Yep I agree, I've said it before, while some people have actually good arguments why unlocks work and are good, they simply don't belong in this game. Huge disappointment.
That's a matter of opinion.... an opinion based on how "You" think they should make the game.
How would I feel if they took all of that out?
I would feel it was a complete waste of time to remove all that work and effort into putting it into the game and back tracking to having just a newer version of RO1, but with fancier graphics.... which is the "real" step in the wrong direction, since that's all everybody else does with their games.
Leave it as it is..... it's not going anywhere, so just accept the reality of it.
Again, if you don't like the unlocks, etc.... don't use them.
The Dev's already stated before the beta was released, that the stats and upgrades provide very little, if any advantage to anyone.
So why have them in?
Because for most, it's something extra that keeps the game interesting.
For all those who continually argue "Well I'm an RO1 vet, I don't like these things.... I don't need them because they're only there to make new comers feel like they're 733t...."
..... You're all a bunch of hypocrites, because you give the exact same 733t attitude back when you constantly preach on about "I'm an RO1 vet, therefore my opinion is better.... I don't like change"
Seriously, if stating you're some wonderful "RO1 Vet" makes you somehow better or more right than everyone else..... does me being an RO:Mod Vet over rule you guys?
Do the UT2k3 Mod Vets over rule me?
Does anybody see how silly this is?
The nice thing about Tripwire is they're willing to let people tweak the game settings to the degree they desire.
It's when people suggest that they should throw away 6 months of work, and that NO ONE should be able to enjoy it, is where I get annoyed. If they want their bland servers with no mechanics, that's cool. That doesn't mean it should simply be taken out of the game for everyone.
Exactly..... you get a cookie.