I dont want it to feel like im losing rep with them every time I do. Have them just be like "phew, I needed a rest" and chill out on 'tude.

What is the problem you are solving? Does your proposed change solve the problem? Is your change feasible? What else will be affected by your change? Will your change impact revenue? Does your change align with the goals and strategies of the organizations (Larian, WotC)?