Every time I have ever met Resoln when they had more score than me and when I was a good side race they always DOWd me 1 turn later.
I don't take that to mean that the diplomacy system is broken, I just assume that Resoln has some kind of modifier to DOW early.
I have not had the same experience when my opponents have been, say, Krax. Krax seems not to DOW very early or easily even though they are also a dark side race.
I just kinda assume it is supposed to be that way.
Anyway, it was clear from other threads that Frogboy had about enough of using his personal time on fixing LH. People like Primal_Savage tried hard to get Frogboy to ignore the people saying Frogboy's effort was wasted in those threads and he kept on.
This just happened to be the straw that broke the camel's back.
It is very unfortunate for all of us that love FELH, but the writing has been on the wall for quite a while now that the effort wasn't going to continue much longer. Frogboy didn't need many more reasons to quit and he was going to get them sooner or later anyway. That is the nature of the world.
The lack of further support does sadden me a great deal, but I can't fault his decision to discontinue supporting it.
- Edit - One thing we can do is try to help design a diplomacy system that will do better for the next GalCiv project. I don't know if Frogboy wants to open source the diplomacy system, but if he could be convinced to then we as a community could put a lot of good effort into that and maybe the next GalCiv will end up with a diplomacy system that is top of the line. Not that it won't be if Stardock handles it alone, but I do generally think that the more eyes that look at the problem the better the end result tends to be.