Way back around v1.4 of Gentlemen of the Row, I got a ton of requests to have gang presence in the city post-game. The feeling from many players was that things were boring just fighting the police after you had wiped everyone out. I spent all sorts of time trying to find a way to make that happen with cheats, scripts, etc…
Fast forward a few months, and I finally came up with an idea in v1.7 to remove one small territory unlock for each gang. The result was that there were tiny pockets of gang resistance left that you could go and start a fight with. These areas were all in out of the way locations like the beach, trailer park, and a tiny arm of the docks and warehouse district. One of the neat side effects of doing this was that the gangs would randomly do pushbacks post-game.
Since then I have received a lot of negative reaction to the change. I have gotten hundreds of questions from players who didn’t look at the readme, asking if something was broken in the mod (because those territories were never gained.) Many players hate it so much that they learn how to mod just so that they can change this one thing back to the way it was to have the map all purple.
I’ve been wondering if perhaps this was a bad idea and the hood unlocks should be reverted back. There are still non-flagging cheat codes that players can use to add gang notoriety and achieve the same effect without this change. I would certainly miss the random pushbacks that happen post-game, but it really wouldn’t be that big of a loss.
So, please leave a comment and let me know what you think. Everyone’s input is appreciated, as always.