- Dec 31, 2006
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Some good stuff listed here though when I see all your recent polls I can't help but think... "where is MA in all of this? Why aren't THEY doing any of this?"
MA should be running polls like this. Actually interacting with the community regularly and shaping the game based on direct feedback and discussion should be job #1. I don't know what they're waiting for on this.... They've got a chance here with Unreal to really shape the game into something groundbreaking that takes the best of what people love and enhance it while removing the things that everyone hates. But they skulk around on the forum like trolls reading threads but never engaging. You've made a ton of these threads, have they replied in a single one? I know I've seem them reading the threads.
No, no official at MA has replied or commented in any of the threads themselves. I did receive a very short private message telling me they appreciate the polls I've been doing.
In my experience watching and interacting in this forum for over 15 years, MA communicates very little, if at all. It has always been that way, though it is actually a little bit better lately but not much.
My own personal opinion about this, and I could be wrong, is 2-fold.
1. They have to be really careful because people are always trying to read between the lines with every single statement or post that they do to try to gain economic advantage in the game, since this is RCE. And then later there are upsets and accusations here about "promises" that they made, which were really only conjecture on the part of players or the community.
2. It's kind of impossible to know how something is going to be received by some. Quite often, the 'mob' will seize upon one simple derisive opinion, then others, who might not have even thought of that will fall into agreement and unite against you, it can be a very dangerous thing to say anything in this forum, for anyone, not just MA.
The future of Entropia should be one that leads by example how development should be done in a living breathing ecosystem by utilizing more of an approach seen by good development companies in Early Access. Where are the official livestreams of development? Where are the official active discussions about the direction of the game? Where's the AMA's? Where's the follow ups after community input on the UI - did they make any changes based on user input?
Yes, they have made a ton of changes over the years that was because of input and requests from players. I actually made a list a couple of years ago in another discussion thread. If you want I can try to find it, but it's actually a long list of things that clearly, the players wanted, and they implemented.
Edit: actually, come to think of it, one of your own suggestions was implemented, don't you remember?
Believe me, I wouldn't waste my time doing these if I didn't think the feedback would actually be used by MA at all.
I do see they quietly removed the ability to just see all recent MA posts on the forum too, now it just shows a list of threads and you've got to wade through an entire threads to find their post. Why would you make it even harder for people to see your already sparse communication? You don't want people to easily see your communications or something?
Challenge to Mindark - how about you say something... anything, in acknowledgement of these threads. Is it possible any of these things are on the "todo" list for Unreal or are we all just wasting time even mentioning them. Is it just another case of "yeah yeah, we'll pass it along into the ol' T file" like all the other suggestions on the forum lol. Any chance of an official statement being made about the directions this update is going in? How about a state of the universe address?
They will, soon, everything is slow at MA, but I think it's better to be slow and do things properly than to rush things and make a bunch of mistakes, which wastes more time because it then has to be re-done over again or fixed.