Hi Snip, good to see you here. I'm sorry if there was some confusion, I did not realize you beleived that you had a solution, nor did I know you'd put in so many hours! I'd ask you to read the following and mods not to lock because I think this is just a misunderstanding and I don't want anyone thinking I had ill intents. The offer is still there.
If you're angry, and you don't want to read this, then we should take this offline to avoid some kind of flame war, I certainly didn't realize I was offending you!
Here's my previous quote: "I'm going to send you some materials by early tomorrow - I'm at work again today, but I can send you a sample. I still haven't decided who to pay for their services, so I'm not asking for any help until I've chatted with each of you"
We did not chat, but you did ask to see the materials, so I sent them. You stated you thought you could "Delete" some events to improve things by 30%, which is not a solution, but I was tentatively impressed.
"Wow! Thanks for the work! I'd love to know your advice, but before I pay, I have one other fellow who was investigating. Don't tell me anything until you and I have a deal, I don't want to steal your time! I have a lot of unusual mechanics, but I do need to figure out how to do them better.
I'll get back to you in the next day or two, either with a small fee for your time, or to arrange a deal for your solutions."
You said the key was to delete an event. I have no idea from that that you have a solution, obviously anybody can delete an event and fix a game, for example, delete all the code and *boom* done. As I said in my email, I'm ready to pay you for the work, if you have a solution, but you have presented nothing so far.
Look, I don't want to get any bad blood here, everything I say is completely sincere. If you have solutions, and want to talk about them, I have a similar response in my email. I intend to pay for suggestions that will honestly improve the game but just telling me to delete core mechanics isn't helpful. If you have more than that (and it certainly sounds like you do, from your latest message), then I'm happy to pay, but I'm not going to pay anyone unless they have concrete suggestions. I think that's fair. If you don't think the fee is sufficient for the work, then I certainly feel you, I'm not a rich dev with a company behind me, so unfortunately I can only offer what I offer. If it's too much work, please do not help me, I REALLY don't want to waste anyone's valuable time.
Anyway, SNIP, I'm being sincere here, if you have a solution that will help, I'm still there. I leave it in your court.
Mods, if this gets abusive of rules or something, feel free to lock, I'm honestly surprised at this turn, but I'm trying to mend the fence, don't really want to "stiff" anyone.