We need a thread to discuss the Design Document, so this would be it If you have anything to say about the DD, feel free to post it here. I will also be posting news relating to the DD, such as when new versions go up.
Unfortunately I have to start it off with a little bit of bad news. I had to add a 25th milestone to the overall milestone list. Pix willl no doubt be coming on and yelling at me for feature creeping And he'll have a point. The overall milestone list is supposed to be locked in stone with Version 1.0 of the DD for that very reason.
In defense, I have to cite that the addition was again something I had always meant to have in the game, and in fact, it is necessary for playing (what I added to the list was the leader screen design and implementation). It was a major oversight that this wasn't added in the first version of the DD. I thought we had in all the major steps, but I totally overlooked that screen for some reason (note that M19 and M20 deal with data FOR that screen, but there is no actual milestone that sets the screen up, so the new milestone was inserted at M19 and the rest were moved down one).
So, my apologies. We're now up to 25 milestones that take us from version 0.00 to 1.00. I HOPE I've not missed anything else major like that, and that we really are locked now. I honestly can't think of anything else that was missed.