I am new to the forums for sure but I don’t think overall that the response was tantrums by people. Yes there were some strong ones, etc. by people and those could be curtailed. But, overall I think if you boil things down the discussions that resulted from the posts is much more valuable than not having it.
There are clear issues with the game around “world connection”, community building, and supporting new people. If those are not worked on you will lose new people as they come in because they don’t find enough people to have a community or just can’t connect to another server group where there is one.
Had we not had those posts things would not have come up. Also, when the devs release something maybe they need to do some things in smaller levels or something. They could have easily made the mobs a bit harder, evaluated, then increased from there versus releasing a huge change and then pulling back.
There are some things where huge changes are ok like “new alts”, but in things that are fundamental to the game smaller bites would help lower some of the shock and awe responses. At least in my opinion…
Lastly sometimes while we hate overly strong responses, they are good to see because it reminds us all that people are passionate about the game and also brings up areas that people value or think are important. It helped developers understand the direction people see the game which helps marketing, re-alignment, etc.)