I can tell you based on my experience that a company not hiring is in bad shape and a company who is hiring is growing and growth is awesome.
I agree with you. But I'm looking at this at another angle. Those are first two people LM ever hired in almost two years! What would you say about them a month ago, before this statement, and before information about new guys was available?
I'm not really confident to discuss internal stuff because I know nothing about it but I have logic. Never before LM did an announcement about them hiring someone (well, artists. No disrespect for you guys but this isn't the same). And now, when it's finally happened, it looks almost like worshiping to them, to be honest. They've arrived and now LM can do this, and that, and something else, and everything is going to be great. I'm sorry, but behind this I see "we weren't capable to do all of this stuff before these two guys". Yeah, that explains me couple of moments from the past few months.
Actually they fill two separate roles, much more important roles for the state we're in.
And who replaces those who had left? Their roles were less important but not useless I suppose?
See, Teremus, I'm not dissatisfied with the post. For hyper-connected user as I see myself it's "meh" but you explained that you want to keep it simple and short. Well, I can live with it, newcomers need info too and if you think this format is better than I won't argue with you.
I'm dissatisfied with the fact that this post is late for at least 3 months. Back then I could be excited about something you do "internally". But instead we had promises about Q1 statement and lots of excuses about how it should be approved, and improved, and updated. Month, after month, after month. In the mean time what were your deeds?
The gap between 1.2 and 1.3 is 3 months and for that time nothing happened here. Those are your deeds. Russian server was launched. It was a terrible mess and as far as I know it isn't recovered in full, it still has some troubles. 1.3.12 deed a few good things and broke another ones. As usual. Those are also your deeds. Besides that we've had promises for the balance patch, and IW 2015, and some new exciting feature with first info about it in the February. Nothing of it ever happened and those are also your deeds (or no-deeds if this is a word).
And now your post says "everything will be great. I won't tell what happened with all that stuff we promised you before, instead I will tell you lots of new stuff about our great future". You know what it reminds me? Russian politics. Well, I suppose you can tell it about any politics in the World but I know only Russians. Promises, after promises, after promises. Always about the future, never about current situation. Later no one cares to fulfill them, instead we just have new promises. Yes, you're talking about current problems but when they will be solved? In the future guys, in the future. Everything will be amazing in the future, just stick with us and you will see.
In the mean time, six months since release, we still cannot play without risk of being screwed by one bug or another, patches' quality isn't getting any better, people are leaving but hey... great future awaits.