So... I only today needed the planks to do the finishing touches on my new fort... After the floorboard changes... I now see that the carnage has not stopped at the floorboards. You have completely destroyed the visual function of planks. They were used to add contrast and make a building look spruced up by having high quality touch-ups applied in order to increase visual attractiveness... (Hide those unsightly timber gaps.) And quite frankly, just to increase visual appeal. To increase the visual interest of the design. You could make your structures look cool by adding a little extra detail here and there. Adding contrast, so not every piece of wood blends together In no particular style. Now, am I looking at a peasant house or a rich mansion? Can't tell. Visually the wood is the same and you can't make anything stand out in any particular way. It all looks like it has been shoddily thrown together out of cheap wood that is rough, full of grains, and looks like it has seen a lot of weather. The floor boards have no rings on them, like proper wood has. It has grains. Lots and lots of grainy patches. That means the wood was never sanded in any way. The log pillar is a mess. In one particular section of my fort, all the log beam supports decided to grow visible, ghastly knots in very close proximity to each other. Enough to make my skin crawl. It's only in that region, for some reason. Other places using the log pillars don't look so knotted. And the icing on the cake, planks reduced to mere flat plane replicas of the timber and round timber blocks. The dark lacquer is gone. The texture differentiation is gone. It feels like I'm placing wooden timbers everywhere, but in flat forms as opposed to square or round timbers... I'm not even sure what to say. What possessed you to make such awful changes? It's horrid. Did you consult with anyone? Did you even look at pictures of old, medieval mansions and castle interiors? Because you will be hard pressed to find anything that looks remotely like this. But in practical terms... I can't paint the wood, so my entire fort is one single color. One hue, top to bottom. I can't even tell the visual details because the tones all blend together in one hodge podge brown. And the wood looks cheap, brittle and to top it off is full of grains. There is zero contrast in wooden structures because they all use the new bland, grainy wood texture for floorboards, planks and plank walls. You didn't even leave the old versions in game. To let people decide which set they wanted to use. You butchered the style of the game in regards to wood and didn't even document it in a single patch note. You mentioned an animation change, but didn't bother to tell anyone that you changed the floorboards, watered down the planks and changed every texture on a block that uses wood? Really? (Have I missed something??) There are games on the market now, that are clones of Medieval Engineers. Clones using the original style of the blocks, from the stone to the black lacquered wood. And yet, you make such changes without even thinking about the customer - what we like. We have stood with Medieval Engineers ever since launch. I myself bought two copies. And this is how you repay my consumer loyalty? Did you even ask if anyone wanted wood that looked abandoned before you decided to butcher foundations, stairs, floorboards and planks? Did you get complaints about the look of the blocks? I never read, heard of, or saw a single one. Ever hear the term 'if it ain't broke, don't fix it'? The answer is of course no, and you didn't even document the changes. Not only that, but you replaced - you didn't leave in the old sets. I could have lived with these new changes, if I could still use the old texture versions of the blocks and most importantly, the awesome old planks. Would that have been so bad? To let the user decide between two sets of planks, two sets of floorboards? Instead of increasing the visual options as the game progresses, you chop them up, hit delete and make them worse than they were before. I could have lived with the floorboards. I can't live with the new planks. That is just a "no". Whose idea was this? Was this another Marek idea? Is that why everyone is so mum about it and doesn't say anything? Flabbergasted and speechless. Everyone loved the old planks. If you spent any time reading this forum, you would know that. At least it would make you think twice about turning them into a dull, bland, timber block variant.