I have been researching this for a while, hence by absence from the wiki. I have come across a very disturbing discovery. My sanity is stretched very thin, so do not try to disrupt my already fragile constitution.(Note: This is technically a joke post, but still think about my point.)
Renewed is becoming more and more datapack customizable. This is a very good thing as it allows more player control over what they want their middle-earth experience to be like. So once I started thinking about what that means:
More control over experience->Less need for developer tweaks->Faster updates.
Sounds good right? Right? Not so fast.
While updates would be faster due to less needed features, less tweaks would be added. What if you need a certain tweak that the developers would add but they don't because they say just get a datapack? Imagine if you can't find a certain datapack that you need and can't make one yourself? At first, I just thought this was a necessary evil, with no menace behind it. But I was wrong. Very wrong.
Once aware of this, I thought to deeper rifts of cosmic blackness and hilarious pits of of elder gods unknown. What if this was intentional? What machinations of sloth and scheme does Mevans have in his dark tower? What nameless groups of writhing cultists madly dance around their datapack fetish? I cannot think. I cannot. I know to much. The cult still lives. In the dark places of the world, they worship the incalculable gods of datapacks and Mevans is but a puppet, seduced by whispers in the darkness. God help him if there be any help in this world. I will be taking a absence from the wiki for a while to grasp the implications of this discovery. I leave to my executors to make sure that this message does not fall in the the wrong hands.
(I don't think that Mevans is corrupted by elder gods, and the argument has some holes, but please hear it out.)