This is why I usually don't bother with making suggestions in forums, because angry/antagonistic people are usually in charge of berating everyone's ideas or constructive criticism. I am AWARE of vocal minority and tradeoffs, you little ..... 'staff member'. Maybe I struck a nerve, but I'm not 12, I'm in my 30's, and I work in IT, so I know it's usually 'safest' and 'more stable' to stay at least 1 version behind. Perhaps I'm overestimating the allure of the 'convenience' involved with using a popular and published modpack. Yes, I have seen servers with their own custom modpacks for Tekkit. They had a special webpage with download instructions to add the modpack to my Tekkit launcher. BUT I'M A CASUAL SERVER OWNER with ZERO staff. 1. I want simplicity. 2. I want stability. 3. I want the latest and greatest. I know that there is no way in hell all 3 are going to happen at the same time, especially with 'free' software. (You get what you pay for?) But I would hope for at least 2 out of 3. By not supporting 1 previous version (NO DOMINO EFFECT!), I'll be lucky to get 1 out of 3. I'd be interested to know how Mic knows who is running GC on which versions of Minecraft? Does GC have a phone home/telemetry system like Minecraft and some other mods/plugins? Does Mic *know* usage rates and end-user sentiment? Polls are not scientific or accurate because they attract people with strong opinions, but telemetry only shows what is being used, not HOW or WHY it's being used, or the wishes of the server ops. But I digress. I am willing to admit not knowing much on the subject, as I'm relatively new to the depths of server administration of a Tekkit server.Let me introduce you to the concepts of the Vocal Minority and Tradeoffs. ......It's a little thing known as a tradeoff......That's what being "professional" is, it simply isn't worth Mic's time and effort to update 1.5.2 as well as 1.6.2 when most users are going to be playing 1.6.2. In addition to this, if Mic did update 1.5.2, then you'd start a domino-effect of "Show 1.5.1 some love, show 1.4.7 some love, show Beta 1.2 some love, etc... etc."
Who you talkin' to Willis?It's been my experience with tekkit that you never upgrade. It never really works out. Maybe MicDoodle will give 1.5.2 some love. I cannot speak for him. This is not the first 1.5.2 request. You demand for Simplicity, Stability, and Latest and Greatest, are quite reasonable, IF you are paying for the product, and IF the product isn't in BETA. I appreciate how much MicDoodle , and whoever else has put into this mod so far. To show my appreciation I try and report bugs, and help in the forum as much as possible. I don't come in here and demand he double his workload, or call him unprofessional, or try to tell him that the choices he makes with his labor of love are the wrong ones. You only had to come in and kindly ask by stating your reasons. You need not get personal sir.
FYI You were the first angry antagonistic post.