Don't get me wrong, I love Starbound, and mods, servers, and custom items have helped tremendously in keeping things interesting. But, why was so much content removed before the full release of the game, and never brought back? 2 bosses (the only one I see as justified since bosses are a big deal) 212 codexes, many of which still fit seamlessly into the game after the lore was rewritten (including 12 Hiraki Corale books, do you know how excited me and my best friend got every time we found a Hiraki Corale book? "Hey, Hiraki Corale! Here you read it out loud." and after that we would scour the area with just that much more pep.) Dozens of legendary weapons that could easily be rebalanced if needed Racial weapons Outpost side quests Foods Techs Various microdungeons Over 1000 things have been removed for no given reason. I want to know why that was, and why they haven't been put back in. I've already heard a few explanations, and believe them to be inadequate. Placeholder content: The sheer volume and amount of effort evidently put in to this stuff makes it hard to just brush off as placeholder content. People liked these items and removing them was only detrimental, there was simply no reason to remove these things when they were good content. They were enjoyable, rewarding, and added to the play time. Balance: Rebalancing any removed weapons to fit 1.0+ balance would take almost no effort at all. Do not fit the lore: Only applicable to some of the codexes. Some. Just-...why?