I’m really trying not to post again on this thread but I want to set the record pretty straight and let people know that demand information that they really should stop saying the devs missed the point when it feels like most of the community is missing the point…
I am using the above quote as an example of the general statements people make. Again this is not directed at Anea directly but for the general community on why they need to chill some and understand that sometimes communication is completely irrelevant and helps nothing -
I talked to James on Friday 5/31. He was getting ready for a week off. We talked about various things and I brought up the timing around Farming. He said if things worked while he was out that it would hit testing the first week of June.
So if that became common knowledge many people would have started a hype thread and tried to take time off to jump on testing and see what they could do with farming, etc., etc., etc… Excitement ensues and the general community then starts doing the math by saying that we have maybe 1, 2, 3 weeks at most before farming his production. Plans and schedules are adjusted, hype continues, world stops breathing waiting for the BIG FARMING UPDATE!!!
Farming didn’t hit testing…
So how did that earlier information that it was supposed to hit testing help anyone?
It did NOT and would not because it didn’t happen.
Then people want to know that it didn’t hit testing as planned. This could be fair if the original “timing” had been communicated. But it was not, so needing to know that it didn’t hit testing isn’t needed.
Plus, once you start communicating that you miss scheduled dates then this community starts demanding WHY it didn’t hit testing or starting rumors about what is wrong with farming or when will it finally hit, or blah blah blah blah. Or things like why the developers couldn’t code or whatever - referencing the comments about “lazy developers.”
In the end, the community starts to second guess or try to micro-manage the developers because they think they know best or want what they want in how the game should be communicated.
Please stop. Respect the developers and understand that the situation they are faced with FIRST before yourselves. You’re allowed to disagree but in the end respect that they have reasons and in their eyes they are good reasons. We are allowed to challenge the developers but right now most people are just complaining and not challenging in a constructive way.
Complaining about no roadmap, no communication, no X, Y, Z doesn’t help anyone here. It just makes the community argue - as shown in this post. And it makes some of the community talk bad about the developers or don’t understand a point when they clearly do.
Instead of complaining about no roadmap maybe understand WHY there is not one. Maybe instead of complaining about no communication maybe understand WHY it is lacking. Once you understand from their perspective, then maybe we can find ways to help get those things working better.