Thanks so much for doing such a great job! Also, thanks for helping me out with my game personally and getting it to work. LOL Im such a geek, but when my wife came home I was all smiles. She was like:
"What has you so happy?"
I responded, "I got to talk to Derek Paxton" grinning hugely.
Her response quickly nullified some of my grin "Who?" /face palm
To defend my wife, I will admit she does game and has done so for quite a few years...mostly MMO's. From EQ on up. She just doesnt play single players 4x type games. Also she is carrying my baby girl who will be her in about 6 days so I decided to go easy on her for her lack of knowledge.
"Hes the guy who was brought in to help with the WoTM sequel and he did some kick ass stuff with Civ 4."(She knows Civ 4 because I played it...alot.
"OH so its a Civ game," she asked
"No, its not a Civ game but its kinda like it...more like Master of Magic revamped in a way." (She knows that game because its what she used to have to drag me from to go on dates). You know its made by Stardock," I explained.
And again..."Who?" /face palm x2
Deciding once again to go easy on her because of various factors, I replied "You know the one that made Galactic Civilizations...the space game that I modded with Star Trek ships."
"Oh that one...the one with cute Cat race that I liked," she said while smiling.
"Cute cat race..the Drengin?? ARe you crazy...they are ruthless cold blooded killers and.." the rant when on from there for a few minutes.
She nodded at me "ya them...the cute cats." I let it drop, because in my years of marriage I have learned a few things.
"Well anyway" I explained after regaining my composure, "Derek called my cell to ask me some questions about the problems I was having. See? Here is the number he called from...I could now have him on speed dial and could call him on a whim!" I exclaimed with pride(and no...i have no intention of doing that, but hey its a guy thing to brag about someone famous calling them isnt it?)
"Oh so he knows you then," she asked. Blissfully unaware that no...Derek did not know me.
"No not really, but ummm, well he was asking for volunteers so I did and boom he called me. We had some game issues and he was trying to get them fixed." He did ask me if I used mods, and I was like no I dont...though I did edit my xml files to make my Sov a bit better...I profusely apologized for the umm...advantage I was giving myself, but Derek laughed and said its "Your game do what you want" Crisis of conscience adverted!
"Oh that was nice of him," she responded while turning on the oven to make our pizza which was waiting near by.
"Hell ya it was...I mean it was like Sid Meyer was calling me," I exclaimed proudly.
"Who?" she asked
I headed downstairs to my man cave at this point...
Thanks again for all the hard working and calling me to try and see what was going on. Sorry I did a complete re install of the game before you called back the 2nd time. And at least through all of this my wife has learned a few more names...though she did ask me if a new version of the "Cat game" was going to come out soon. Kudos to everyone for all their hard work!!