I did a poll a while back and the MOST common setting for people's PC's nowadays turned out to be 1024x768. That's just a quick post to answer whoever asked that question, though it's only the desktop reolution and not for any particular game.
I understand that players may want 800x600 if they have either machines that would run the game more efficiently at that resolution, or if they couldn't read the smalle text very clearly.
In the above mentioned poll, 1280x1024 was a second choice for screen size, even though it was behind 1024x768 by a long way. 800x600 was even further behind this though in third place.
Perhaps the next poll we should run is which screen size you all prefer to run your games at? I'm very much open to opinions on this, as even if it doesn't get anything changed in an upcoming patch for this game, it could well be helpful for a sequel.
I don't think there are going to be any strong agreements in this post as we each have our own preferences, and some of us can only guess what games look like at higher resolutions (grphics card limitations etc.), but I certainly agree that perhaps the game could have benefitted from the option of resolutions.
It would be nice if we could progress this topic now past the "Why I think this game is shutting out players" and the posts poking at people that disagree with each other in ways that could cause (offensive?) arguments.
If anyone's got another perspective to add, then please do, or post your opinion on the poll suggestion and otehr opinions for other parts of the game that could technically be improved without neccessarily rewrtigin the entire code structure (as perhaps a mod can be released by the fans in the future if a patch does not address these concerns). Just try not to overkill what's already been said
*Pete tries to be even-handed and vaguely enforcing whilst having all the impact value of a damp lettuce*
May your terror missions always be infested with Chrysalids.