This is gonna be a long post.... It is me who's sorry. Sorry because I worked almost without interructions to my mod for one week and more, checking every line of the protos and fixing things that people in the past asked to be fixed and preparing it as a base for further development, since I almost completely abstained to apply changes based on my own ideas and personal changes that may alter the game spirit (do you remember the alternative NPCs protos? nothing like that) to listen such nonsense like this only for an animation, an abstract concept, like if it was the only change that I did. Many of you are trying to "climb on mirrors" as we say in italy (almost impossible since mirrors are flat) to find the most fantastic explanations for a thinking skeleton but I see D&D in a different way. I see it as a result of complex rules and changing them too much may cause severe unbalancements. Now, the skeletal proved to be well balanced but, as much as I try, every explanation that creates an exception sounds too weak for me to explain why a creature that is created to be an obbedient, mindless slave for its master should be different. That's why I changed it and I proposed it to you. Co8 is a private forum where modders are expected to cooperate as a team. Since we can't join in front of a table with pizza, coca-cola and pen and paper to debate about the next mod and the further developments, the only way left to share ideas is to share them already ready, as I did. Trust me, if Liv was still reading the forum, I would have asked her authorization before proceding, but since she is not here, I used rules and I trusted my good taste to improve her idea and change something of it that I deeplpy belive wrong. If we put a copyright on other people's works, then it is the end of game developments since it is known that the best ideas come while acting and it is necessary to go further and to revise what already done at the same time. More, as I told more than once, I don't care if you further change my mod if the changes are done wisely, so no problem if, when Liv is back or when somebody makes te next mod, he/she changes 2 values in the protos to restore the priest animation and portrait, maybe writing some line to explain why the skeletal priest is a skeleton that mantains his intellige and wisdom. Honestly, instead I would be happy to know that somebody of you had used or changed my mod for further development, since we are a community, every single person cannot think to everything alone and will never have all the good ideas. Every mod should be a brik of something bigger, not a stand-alone, immutable set with a virtual copyright on it! Is it so difficult to say "ok, give it a try and see how it is and, if we don't like it, restore it"? It sounds clear that the community is expressing a negative vote about that change to defend Livonya's work and I understand it, but don't you think that it is too much to reject a whole and exausting work only for this reason, work that I'm allowing you to change at your own will? More, don't forget that the first user of my mod is myself, I did it for myself and I don't mind to bend myself to the forum's will since I'm nobody's slave. I don't care if you revert it but I don't want to be the responsible of an action that I belive wrong. As long as you talk and don't play the game, I feel like a man that is sentenced guilty before a process. More, everybody of you is focusing of 1% of the mod, without thinking to the many other benefits that my mod brings, and this is very irritating. Where are the people that drived mad when they discoverd that Elmo and Otis were fighters and not rangers from the beginning untill the previous version? Or that went angry when they saw the amazing Lamia's saving throws or that were complaing for the exagerated Bugbear's natural armor class or were tired about making 20 minutes long fights against Galeb Dhur with that amazing dr 15/- and CR 4 ? Why aren't they here to say "Orion, thanks for listening our requests and for spending a lot of time to fix them and much more"? Honestly, I don't care too much about thanks but please judge my mod in the whole and not focusing only on a animation. Do you have any idea about how much fatiguing and stressing is to make the work that I did? Have you any idea of all the bullshit that I discovered in the game? Aren't you happy to play a game, where fights are really a huge part of it, without cheats, without missing feats or attributes and with monsters that are are better balanced and more competitive? And remember that what you have here is now clay in YOUR hands, since this is probably my last work. Work that is waiting to be tested from you all and rejected or approved, I hope, by Livonya when she is back and hoping that her dissease to eyes will pass quickly. But with this, I mean that I expect not some answer like "the mod is mine and don't even think to change it just because it is mine", but some more concrete answer after a deep analisys of the changes and what they mean. Please, you told your opinion, I expressed my reasons that are strong as your ones even if I'm alone: don't be reluctant toward changes, and stop pushing me to revert something that I belive right. Thanks and use my mod in the wisest way, feeling free to revert the few changes when Liv is back and she is able to say her opinion.