Massive changes? Hardly. There's the never released connector you showed on irc and that's about it. Filling up a gap and making 2 new ones in a mesh is not a 24 hour job. The only tedious task remaining is the re-lighting , wich idd would be necessary for my crab-way concept, but isn't necessary right away.
And about that 'further delay' comment, I honestly think you shouldn't talk about delaying MI's progress. Planning is good and necessary up to a point. If mainly G and locO didn't came to aid, MI's progress would still be all talk.
Now, there's no reason why this should delay a release of a cut up, lighted island. The 0.6, or even the 0.99, is not a finished product. It's a WIP. Roads have been altered in the past and will be altered in the future too.
Now for those points:
1. You may find it silly, I find it entertaining. The rollercoaster effect (dark to light and vice versa) is an example of something where I believe gameplay should win over realism.
2 and 3 : Could be solved by using a basic X-junction, where the tunnels' arms reach the existing road.
4.: Funny, when you talk about 'demolished' it almost sounds as if we're using bulldozers in stead of mouses and keyboards. But anyway, I don't see why those roads can't co-exist. The crab-arms could meet the crater's main road next to the existing X-junction, thus making a larger X-junction.
4i en 4ii are really far fetched, since the basic roadwork in the crater will still exist.
5. You've jumped on an unnecessary train of thought here. There's absolutely no call for eiter a, b or c ....
6. Again with the realism
But even so, all we know now, is that the crater will house G's gas-station. Who knows what other people might build there that'll require mass transport... I think questioning the need or use of a certain road should go to illcom in stead of empty land.
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Euhm, yeah I really need to. Last time I checked the 'C' in CMP stands for 'Community', not 'Cerbies'.
So for the end of your post, no I don't see any reason why you'd want to do a make-over of the entire crater when it's basically just an alternative connection for the current lay-out.
And that 'it's not going to happen' and 'You waited too long'... jeez, moddeling of the main tunnels has started only recently. The gold tunnel was even posted less then a month ago. As a frequent IRC-user I assume you're familiar with one of my favourite quotes I often hear there: 'Nothing is set in stone.' MI is WIP and most likely always will be.
ow, and I believe we've also got an issue with the grey route. If you'd really want to go for realism, I think a 4 lane tunnel entrance located at the end of the road coming from illsub is a rather unbelievable transition.