Any response about the old expansion? Quanrian?
I have to agree that the Expansion is just going to take Notrium towards 1.3 again. One thing most don't seem to realize though is alot of what was done in 1.11 was done because it was more or less the only way. It's nice now to be able to make 1.3 like it is now with structures and building or make it like 1.11 with everything being random and hectic. The only thing you can't get back is the puzzles. The puzzles were removed after a while because it turned out they weren't a smash hit and were a deterent for some, so Ville chose to omit them in later versions.
My main thing with the Expansion was this. I had several people tell me they didn't find much variety in the enemies and everyone seemed to want more enemies and more to explore. The whole point of the Expansion was to add more challenge, however most, including those I had test it said it just ruined the immersion of being stranded. I also wanted to add more weapons, especially an alternative to the energy draining weapons which is why I added in the pistol. The Expansion was never originally meant to be anything more than a hobby for me either and I attribute a large amount of it's succes to the fact that no one else was publically submitting their mods because there were others but you just never saw them.
So while I think there were some novel things done in 1.11, the best thing that could happen has happened now. That is that people are openly sharing their mods and not hording them away. That is what I wanted to see all along when I released my Expansion was just to promote the fact it could be modded and see who else submitted theirs. No one else did, which is why I'm so happy with the modding activity I see now because that surely wasn't the previous trend.
I'll see if I can dig up the old expansion for 1.11. If anyone else has it in zip form could you please email it to Ville.