Please go over and read them. It won't take long, and it's worth your time. Read the post, then try to predict the thing that caused the most rage. And yes, the CSM was consulted. And the response of... ummm... some of the CSM was... ummm... what prompted Rise to write post #2. Anyway, try to guess the thing many players jumped on first once these proposed changes went public.
It's that the Mammoth is proposed to lose its crown as the largest Minmatar hauler.
If you feel as strongly about this as... ummm... some CSM members do, please feel free to visit the thread in question and express your opinion. In the meantime, though, enough players have done so that it prompted Rise to explain why the Mammoth was being downgraded. Here's the explanation:
Why the Hoarder instead of the Mammoth? This basically comes down to art direction. At earlier stages in this rebalance we considered both removing some ships from the game, and also adding more. Part of that discussion led to art asking that we use the Hoarder rather than the Mammoth as one of the primary Minmatar industrials.So, it's the art team's fault. But that wasn't good enough for a number fo players who asked for an expanded answer.
So Rise got them one and it's the quote of the week:
About the Mammoth: I just checked in with Art briefly and they confirmed that they simply don't like the way the Mammoth looks. I'll point them to this thread and see what they have to say about your feedback =)In other words, the Mammoth got a downgrade because the art team thinks it's ugly. That's it. That's the only reason. Hee! If you're on the art team, I think you should probably expect to receive 20 or 30 3D printed Mammoths come next Fanfest...
Anyway, if after reading Rise's post you have further concerns about the Mammoth or the other haulers and how they are being changed, you should express them. You may rest assured I have expressed mine.