It's not your fault. Thanks for sharing that piece of information actually, but you can't expect us not to react to it.
ACE shouldn't fear confrontation on the forum.
I feel like I am the only one with a bit of memory here, and since my memory usually sucks you guys must be bots or something.
ACE has promised FF numerous times. If you're looking for a "WE'LL DEFINITELY HAVE FRIENDLY FIRE" quote you won't find one, 'cause ACE and its developers have been ultra-cautious about any feature (duelist digging, full loot in the dregs, the whole "the shadow" ruleset ordeal... and the list goes on), they're the masters of promising things and not promising things at the same time. Todd's school.
Anyhow it's always been obvious to us who have followed the game since the start. At first it was the promise of not having "groups" in The Dregs, not in terms of guilds but rather "targeting groups" so that anyone could attack / backstab anyone at anytime without the hassle of going through "friendly fire toggling" bullcrap. Then it was the promise of going full in with physics, which clearly implied the fact that projectile had to be stopped by bodies (of all kinds, friends included) and of course damaging them otherwise physics goes to the toilet. But now the only thing based on physics are those horrendous pushes that make team fights super chaotic (not even a form of bullet drop included).
Even then, things were kinda uncertain... so we asked them. They included the answer in a FAQ which might or might not be there anymore.
I made a thread about it. The FAQ clearly stated that FF would be enabled "wherever possible", which again can be interpreted in many ways but was clearly a sign that the Dregs would at least have it. I made Tully so mad that he had to answer, and oh boy he did it hard:
"I'm not entirely sure how you can read an FAQ that mentions the possibility of turning off friendly fire on 1 or 2 of the announced rulesets, and to you that translates to "only FFA has friendly fire".
Make no mistake, we'll be working and testing this area heavily and we'll find what works best for each campaign ruleset. We might find a way to execute it well on all of them, we may not.
It's best not to jump to hyperbolic conclusion's when we're being very forward and open with our thinking with you on this."
Tully... look at us now.
A song from Serj Tankian comes to mind.
Not so sure about that. Now, maybe, that the forum has been basically taken over by the usual casual MMO crowd that buys the game and then leaves it after a month. But it used to be different. I challenge you to try making the poll again, see how things have changed. Definitely not a vocal minority though.
You're the vocal minority.
No poorly made socks sherlock. ACE can do whatever it wants with the game and still manage to make a profit out of it.
We were here to see certain features get done and be implemented though. And without us I am not so sure how well the KS would have ended.
Maybe you're new and you don't understand... imagine if your sissy Roleplay got banned somehow from the game.
That being said. Again, ACE can change their design whenever they want and it wouldn't be the first time.
What hurts the most is that WE have seen the combat being built up, WE told them it wouldn't work with FF and if they wanted to stick with that design they had to change it, THEY repeatedly asked us to calm down 'cause they knew what they were doing and it was prealpha after all.
Turns out they didn't know what they were doing and ended up choking on their own food.