Do people here think that Sidereal-related fluff in Yu-shan is just a litttttle toxic in Ex3 ?
First is the Loom of Fate who contribute to the notion that Exalted is a scifi setting with magic, I saw posts as far back as 2004 talking about Creation being some kind of computer with the Loom as system and the rules of nature as program, not to mention Creation being "reboot" by the Loom whenever a Calibration discussion comes up like Creation is some kind of Matrix.
The second problem is setting creep in the vein of Primordial War/Yozi, the former means Sidereal/Heaven's influence too much of the setting, everything created by the player have to conform to the rule lay by these two, like my tea reading example, exactly how do my Bluesid see the future when the Loom and the Department of Fate exist ? Did she send mind control malware into the Maiden's head to make them change the future ? Or remotely download the log file containing the future plans ? I find it way more easy to create ancient magic fluff without the existence of Yu-Shan and the Loom of Fate
Another kind of setting creep is similar to Autochthon i.e introducing setting facts that make Yu-Shan/Sidereal way too important, like how Auto went from designing weapon for the Exalted in the War to inventing Exaltation in the Alchemical book.
The above combine with the fact that no other splats can come to Yu-Shan (save Eclipse) make it seems like the place only exist to justify Sidereal's importance, like the Paragon's stick whom powers are all written to explain why some Lunar hasn't wore his innards as necklace, I saw it as "Ooooh Sidereal is super duper important, they have this Loom in Heaven that control all of Creation's physical law and if it go down, so does Creation" which get on my nerve just a tiny bit.
Normally I would ask if any of these things are a real problems and whether they will be fix in Ex3, but since I'm anti-fun Jen, I'll ask if the people want to see both Yu-Shan and Sidereal get throw into limbo, never to appear in another book ever again ( ͡~ ͜ʖ ͡°)