AngelicPenguin wrote on Jun 21, 2012, 11:02: He did say they were going to change that though, right? He seemed to be eating crow on that one in the reddit forums as I recall.
Sure, to his credit he owned up to it and took responsibility for overriding the team. Unfortunately it still remains unchanged. They seem to be able to hotfix nerfs almost at will but making positive changes to the game is glacial. Normally in the past these things arrived together in a patch so things would offset each other a bit but now they are just feeding the perception that they want the game to be punishing and work-like, only allowing the player to enjoy themselves in a narrow controlled manner.