Hey FC. My brother and I are loving the update, and discovering all the new things. He's flipping about the way trees break now, lol. It's giving me the same vibe as the first time I played the game, right after the Haloween Update. That's a feeling I've not felt in almost 8 years, so thanks for that.
Gotta question for ya, if you don't mind. Are there any plans to expand on the high end of the tech tree? Maybe steampunk stuff or internal combustion engines? I dunno, just throwing it out there, might be fun to tinker with. I seem to recall you saying at one point that you weren't opposed to high tech content, but that it would have to serve a greater purpose in the overarching game design, that it had to follow both the rule of balance AND the rule of fun, that it couldn't just be something that players rushed to get and then ignored everything beneath it because it was OP.
If that's the case, I can see how implementing something beyond current late game could be complicated. You'd have to get it to mesh with everything already implemented.
But, if you do decide to add content in that direction, I'm all on board for it!