but seriously Rethorian do you still play IW?
No. I fail to see how that's relevant to anything i've said. As near as I can tell, no one's called me out on any real factual errors in anything I've said (except the whole 'imbalanced cards' thing, which is more of a result of my overusing hyperbole for entertainment purposes).
What is this post about? What is the purpose? Are you just trolling or do you have something constructive to say?
Well, you could try reading some of what i've written for a start. Anyone with a 3rd grade education should be able to read enough of the words to understand the underlying criticism.
TLDR: The History of IW's development is a load of crap. There's absolutely no provided evidence anything will be different this time (and conversely, no provided evidence it won't be different). Please provide some sort of proof that things will actually be different, or please stop repeating an empty promise the community has heard for years.
TLDR TLDR: Put up or shut up
Nothing about this post is helpful... why even post it
As to whether it provides any benefit to the future development of the game, I can't say. I can say that at least a few people have contacted me privately to agree with me, and at the very least are amused by it, giving it a point. I personally enjoy my own writing style, so I've had (and am still) at the very least amusing myself. And if even 1% of it improves the development of the game, technically it's a bonus.
It seems to me you're just screaming in a room. hoping something you say makes someone pay attention. (you got me)
Honestly I was going to drop it after my last post the ES thread, but then they said it was off-topic and couldn't be discussed further, which seemed unfair to me, so I made a General post (as I was suggested to by said mod) because I knew no one else who agrees with me that Lightmare's development team historically has been a dunghole, would waste their time making a General post to continue the discussion (hence why I literally copy+pasted all the content of the original post) because they've all given up any hope of changes ever occurring by posting feedback (and mostly post for various other reasons, possibly because it's more fun to poke fun at Lightmare than cry about the impending doom of a game they enjoyed).
Whether you believe me or not, i'm far more amused by my own attempts at being witty, than any responses anyone makes to my posts (unless said posts can prove me wrong, which would make me very happy that the game might not die and would be of extreme interest to me).
From here on why don't we(the community) just ignore Reth.
First rule of dealing with Trolls: Don't feed the trolls.
If you really believe i'm a troll, literally the worst thing you could have done was post and give me fodder to work with. I mean with an active forum community, it would only take like a day for this post to drop off the first page of General and then everyone would forget about it.
I admit my posts contaitn
truths about Lightmare for my own amusement, I admit i'm being antagonistic (I always play the devil's advocate), but my main goal is not to troll and has always been to either get some solid details about why things will be more different than the last time things were different, or tell Lightmare off for making more false promises/overestimating their ability (It might actually be fun to compile a complete list of every promise Lightmare has broken), because ultimately broken promises and missed milestones will kill the game (and I'd like it not to die).
No one in any official capacity to respond to anything i've written has treated it as anything more a troll post. Which normally would be whatever, I didn't structure it in the most constructively critical way, and had near 0 hopes it would change anything because of the way negative feedback about how Lightmare's manages things has worked in the past. If I was a community manager, I probably wouldn't have put a lot of thought into a post like this and treated the feedback as there's still a negative view towards them by a portion of retired and semi-retired veterans (not that that in of itself means any changes are necessary).
But... if I am a troll, then trying to 'troll me back' seems extremely childish and unprofessional coming from someone speaking with an official capacity. It would only ultimately create more trolling, which is a negative for any community (unless based around trolls I suppose). I mean, I'm not employed by Lightmare and will fully admit i'm a jerk. What's your excuse?
If you want a truely constructive post about how the dev team needs to handle things in the future, I can go and dig up the original post that started the whole Teremus Thesis saga (serious apologies I can't remember the author's name off the top of my head, if you're reading this you were a cool dude). It might be 3 or 4 years old now, but it was written EXTREMELY constructively, and exactly 0 of the issues brought up in that post have actually changed:
-Horrible levels of communication
-Devs making balance changes with no clue
-Extremely slow development/feature/content creation speed
-Deciding at the last minute to completely change a set and rotate an entire faction out earlier than planned because someone in management's girlfriend didn't like undead and liked angels more, completely puffying up said set's development, and the development of two factions (one which required a complete overhaul in the next set because of it)
Thanks for the input, ill forward this to the dev team.
Am I missing something or do you actually have a way of forwarding this to the dev team (and actually believe it's something the dev team would want to read)?