Drew does neither, really? any evidence to back that up? as far as I can tell the weekly posts are still being posted, so he must be doing something, and that proves the above statement false.
Are you a troll? Or are you unaware of the length of a week?
so you admit that Drew at least does something? because in your original statement you said that Drew does neither, and I take it as you mean that Drew does nothing at all, to avoid misunderstanding in the future it might be a good idea to elaborate your statements.
depending on your definition of trolling, I might be a troll I guess.
Weekly Posts are only a thing, cause IW commited themselve to bring up Weekly Posts. I dont think there was a weekly demand of such posts from the community, as long as there is some transparent insight of what is happening. And if there is a post like: "We are working the next month on the Rebellion-Release, dont expect other activities during that time" a large portion of the "vocal" players would be glad.
It just turns out, that Weekly Posts have become a burden for IW and for the community as well. The community is holding IW/DrewUniverse to that timeframe, cause such promisses do come with reliability and credibility. Putting up to date informations in a post is of course some kind of work and can be very time consuming! But if a company fails already on such low promisses, what can you expect even more? In what higher achievements can you believe, if there is not enough inside/outside communication about the last week? Right now, these posts dont succeed in their goal, to give the community a good feeling and dont transport the message: We are on something, what will blow your mind sooner or later!
And thats maybe the most needed skill of a CM. Not beeing some kind of secratary, just listing up some facts and putting them together for a report. Its more about turning anything minor into something usefull/mindblowing and positiv. Just by using words! Sure, still with the perspective that there will be an update/patch/new content/whatever in the near or distant future, which fits to the well sounding words the CM used.
And if there is realy nothing you can turn into something, well... just beeing around and showing the community or each single player, that he matters and there is someone who "would" care about him no matter what. Well, that gives each single player who is taking note of the activity level of a CM that his presence has value and there is only one precious ressource to the company and CM: the community!
To transport that feeling there is no 24/7 CM needed. Even a monday-friday 9-5 job is more than enough... its just hosting 10-30 players and satisfying them. But sure, you need to analyze the lowest common denominator to get a understanding what kind of actions might have the greatest impact of the whole group. And how are analyzes are done? With communication - i do think, the most part of the forum users do drop the ball frequently enough... but communication only works, if the other side picks the ball up and is starting a dialogue.
Sometimes its hard to get a clear picuture, of what is needed. In this case, in many posts it always sounds like a superman creature is needed, or someone like Teremus who is sacrificing his whole life/health just for trying to be such superhero CM. Teremus did a lot of things wrong as well, he tryed it even too much to turn nothing into something meaningful, ending up with tons of wall of textes, but the simplified version was always close to nothing. "I" dont need a lil Teremus again, but i dont need a CEOs secretary as well, just reporting for the sake of reporting.
A human beeing, who gives the impression that he understands the needs of the vocal playes, and is acting accordingly to it, would be more than enough. Doesnt sound that challenging i think... does it?
On the other side, i agree with some players as well... a lot of posts and how damage is already done, the community failed to treat DrewUniverse as a human beeing. Putting more and more pressure on him, wont do any good.
If DrewUniverse needs an easy exit out of the whole drama, maybe we should lead him to a door. The door could be, dropping the "Weekly posts" and comitting himself to new standarts, he rly wants to do and how he wants to succeed in his job.
If that could be a thing, maybe DrewUniverse should start such a poll and asking for some desires people have towards him.