If you guys want to blame me, that's cool.
As for any considerations made, no, I will not divulge them as they are protected by DPA for the most part.
I'm sure your "trusted sources" will fill you in on what they know - but none of what they don't.
However, there was a lot of discussion, and we quickly realized we could not make everybody happy.
Just like every merge - somebody is going to be left out.
So everybody knew going into this we were going to need fire blankets and hazmat suits.
Feel free to kewlness all you want.
I'm going back to trying to fix merge problems now.
LESSON NOT LEARNED IN THE LAST MERGE: FLEET SPEED IS THE PARAMOUNT DECISION ON WHICH ALL PLAYERS DECIDE WHEN TO PLAY IN ANY UNIVERSE.