At this point it is getting to where I am just about over the concept especially after the Hype from James place holder post and the lack of details all around. I run a game development business and can’t just take time off at my leisure. So being able to plan would be nice.
I feel like the created the hype of the placeholder post just to keep everyone interested not only that, but it has caused even more players to go on an indeffinate pause. How do I know? Because things that normally sell in my shop in a day or two are either taking a week or more to sell or they don’t sell at all. It has been this way for a month. To this point I also have not been coming across many players in the universe.
Then the post that was made saying they were super close. Ok super close means in a few days not weeks.
Now I would never tell these guys how to run their company however other games have flopped because of these same things. Ie holding stuff way to close to the vest, as well as building false hype to try to keep players staying around. While not setting deadlines publicly for major releases. I have found with other games that do this too updates take longer to be released and I personally know from experience is because this way the deadline date is never set in stone and keeps getting pushed back.
I see everyone would be a lot more willing to be patient if there was more transparency.
Point is leaving us completely in the dark and creating ambiguous expectations is bad for the game in it’s current state and even worse for the future of the game. It will cause people to not play, new players to stop playing because everyone is on a pause and contribute to negative reviews on steam and playstation, which will ultimately effect the games player base growth in the long run.
I love this game but I am beginning to find myself getting irritated and not even wanting to get on. If we had a date it would be fine but without that and all this hype it is making it very hard to stay interested let alone wanting to spend any time in game, because why build more when you know you are getting a sovereign. This may not be an issue for those who have no interest in them or are on the fence about getting them. But, me and my guild are waiting for Sovereigns as many of us plan to move to our guild planet.
Even worse people have been packing up their builds, shops and shutting down portals in preparation for the release. This makes the game even more sparse and hard to keep crafting more advanced stuff to even work towards crafting stuff for our Sovereigns. No one has anything to focus on so everyone mines and that makes resoutces more scarce then they already were or people hunt which I have seen a lot of people getting burnt out on the hunts.
I love this game, I am not going anywhere and still I think the devs at Wonderstruck are doing a great job! But, this is insane. It is driving the community nuts and causing in game issues with lack of online players due to the aforementioned reasons.
Still can’t wait! Bring on the Sovereigns!