My take on gold lock, because apparently memories are a flimsy thing.
It has been stated on multiple occasions that this wouldn't even break the lore. There is friction between the factions all the time. Would be simple to explain some mission interferences.
Also in which world does this not help at all? It literally doubles the pool... it's in the word itself.
Sure one world phasing would still be the ultimate solution however that doesn't mean we need unnecessary limitations.
What do you think those formulas consist of?
What has your suggestion to do with the mentioned balance changes? 1 sentence that addresses the point... 5 of completely useless chatter that just water down your whole post making it harder and harder to to get a grip on it. You just throw in so much bullshoot that it becomes impossible to pin you down on the facts because you pollute the whole post with obsolete information that sidetracks the whole point.
And if you seriously put those two things (gun/car/mod balance and complete change of vehicular functionality) on the same level then you're really as lost as previous posts indicated.
Thinking the EU will make way for a completely new map (or even multiple "maps") in the future is borderline delusional. You're so out of touch with what will happen.
Yes, the current code is a mess. No one ever denied that. It's a hurdle not an impossible to climb wall.
This whole thread was never a discussion about the now or the from now on. It's about the past and what would have been an alternative way besides years of drought in hopes of a magical EU.
It was theorized that it would have been a healthier solution to work with the mess from then till now to have a properly supported game that could have been in a much better state than currently.
And no, G1 did not do that. They didn't provide continuous development. They announced the EU and started milking without doing anything.
It's not about extending it's life, fixing APB now... now it's to late. Now there is literally only the hope of a magical EU and looking back at what you think it will bring - oh boy will it be not.
That is why "ENGINE UPDATE IS THE WORST THA HAPPENED TO APB", because it prevented what could have been. And let's be honest everything would have been better then the current APB.
For LO I hope they pull a miracle, I would grant them success for the effort but again they will not succeed with so many delusional people around.