I personally, wish I could wave a magic wand and have every promise ever made to the players come true. I firmly believe that the Devs at the time had every intention of following through on their promises. I'm not a magician and being realistic that won't happen anytime soon especially with our team size. I'm saddened by many things that took place over the years with this community and I know why many left and those that are still here, why they are frustrated. Hell, I'm frustrated but that doesn't mean I'll give up on everything. Once the PS4 and Engine Upgrade is out, the team can sit down and discuss what the next focus is. There aren't going to be any huge road maps, we all know those don't work. Just a simple plan of what's next on the agenda and go from there. Hopefully over time we can build the community back again, I'll always remain hopeful for that.
Look, I'm not trying to be a pessimistic douche here, but uh...
There's just too much damage done, over too long of a time.
This game was doomed from the start because it never truly made it out of Beta. It just didnt.
There were plenty of terrible "creative choices" made over the years, coupled with a few seriously bad mistakes made by (now, formerly) developers, like permanently altering the game's shaders with no backup save, or disabling features, or accidentally removing features.
There's been a ton of community drama, and quite a few people exposed for cheating (not as many as some would claim) which has ruined the game for many.
Not to mention that this game is constantly plagued by one, or a small handful of, very seriously vindictive people with coding skills. And it's always been this way.
In a way, goat (plus more possibly) is winning. Slowly, but still so.
If you couple that all with extremely slow progress on anything, and some rather questionable Support and GM actions throughout the years...
It's all adding up to the inevitable demise of this game.
The XB1 port was a f***ing disaster.
The PS4 port is taking so long that by the time you guys make solid progress, there's gonna be absolutely nobody left playing.
It honestly just feels like beating a dead horse at this point.
Player population numbers are at an all time low, and not getting better. At all.
I love(d) this game.
But it's over.
Edited by Vir Tristis, 09 February 2017 - 06:20 PM.