Which rulesets are good/mediocre/garbage depends on individual sense of game style. Thus highly customizable game allow to make ruleset, which fulfill your needs.marioxcc_ wrote:There is no point in making the engine very general if no mod/ruleset is good enough. A game with a hardcoded but good rules of gameplay is still a good game. A highly customizable game engine with several mediocre rulesets and graphics (like Freeciv) is still a mediocre game.
marioxcc_ wrote:It is a shame that “I am a volunteer” is taken to be synonymous with “I do not take this seriously and I make mediocre and sparse contributions” in the free software community. Developing a game is no joke and if one chooses to undertake that endeavor, one ought to do it well. Being a volunteer is entirely irrelevant and not an excuse to doing a mediocre job. Only a person of despicable ethics would find money to be the sole reason to perform well, and perform poorly when money is not offered in reward.
It is an opensource project, thus you have opportunity to make good ethical job adding patches discussed in this topic.
Please submit it to https://github.com/freeciv/