I originally replied this in another thread, but felt it was overlooked and off-topic. If my observations are correct, then I hope the devs will take this to heart. Otherwise, all that is left is for me to take my usual advice, and play, or don’t. All you can do in the end.
The more I think about it, the more worried I become, if for no other reason than I’ve spent a fair amount of money on this game. I may be being paranoid but, first a few folks whined about footfall, which is now broken and probably being considered for reworking. Then a few folks complained about settlements and names being taken over, and now bufferzones are being considered. Then people cried about prestige and gleam (again settlemts being taken over), now that’s being considered for change.
I’m noticing a frightening trend, that a few complainers are able to shape the game into some sort of snowflake simulator. Making the devs (for some reason) second guess their choices. I find it hard to believe that people bumping up to other settlements, taking settlements over, hoarding prestige, and taking advantage of footfall, wasn’t something that was already happening pre-release, and also that the devs weren’t aware this would happen (assuming it wasn’t actually intended even, though I doubt that.)
I have been a big supporter of this game, praising it. Bought a friend a copy even.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m just feeling grumpy.