Well it makes sense considering they won't be using the half star much. They have 4 good scores(5-3,5), 4 bad scores(2,5), 1 average(3) and 1 broken as shit(0,5).
Having 2,5 be average would mean there were 4 bad scores(05-2) and 5 good scores(3-5) so it's more even this way.
Jim can't go back in time and change something that happened almost three years ago. Holy shit it's been three years and people are still angry about it, wow.
He did say something in the article though:
This podcast isn't about the books, it's about the television series, which is on the third book. So I didn't expect spoilers from anything after book 3.
Like I said, I was already 99% sure he wasn't dead so it wasn't a big spoiler, I was just asking them to not talk more about the later books.
I do the same thing you do, not just in RDR, but in most games. That's not a problem with the game in my opinion, it's a strength. People like me who care about story can do that, and immerse themselves fully in the character. Others who just want to run around tying nuns to train tracks can do...