ANNOUNCEMENT Community Update July 2020

Do you think they will submit to this blackmail ? :p
That's the thing, it really isn't blackmail because I don't much care at the moment. The emotion center of my brain is saturated with excitement for Flight Simulator 2020. To be honest, my primary interest in Odyssey news at present is to help pass the time until August 18th arrives :D

I'm not saying that I'm uninterested in Odyssey in the grand scheme of things. MSFS will no doubt take me away for a few months, but "just flying" won't hold my attention forever. Maybe Microsoft should take a page out of Frontier's book and add an FPS to MSFS. At the very least, I could land a bush plane in Africa and hunt tigers or something! But until that day, Odyssey at least potentially has some gameplay to offer that MSFS doesn't.
 
lol@ 1st page.

"Why does FD never talk to us!!!"
"Why does FD spend more time on social media than here?!?!?!"

FD: posts something

"Lol bet it will be buggy!"
"I dont care without VR"
"We dont want more words from you!"

And so forth. You just know that when they post something about Oydssey next month, Reddit will talk about what they've seen. Meanwhile the responses here will be:

"Yeah, I bet it will be way worse in reality!"
"I didn't see [x], who cares about [y]?!"
"I dont want to see things, just release it already!"
"Does this mean its all over for ED?"
"I feel gutted, this is worse than the day all my children and dogs drowned!"
 
lol@ 1st page.

"Why does FD never talk to us!!!"
"Why does FD spend more time on social media than here?!?!?!"

FD: posts something

"Lol bet it will be buggy!"
"I dont care without VR"
"We dont want more words from you!"

And so forth. You just know that when they post something about Oydssey next month, Reddit will talk about what they've seen. Meanwhile the responses here will be:

"Yeah, I bet it will be way worse in reality!"
"I didn't see [x], who cares about [y]?!"
"I dont want to see things, just release it already!"
"Does this mean its all over for ED?"
"I feel gutted, this is worse than the day all my children and dogs drowned!"
Yeah, different people have different opinions ;)

Then there's the people that just complain about the reactions not being one, unified message.
 
Yeah, different people have different opinions ;)

Then there's the people that just complain about the reactions not being one, unified message.
It's not about differing opinions, every community has that. I am also not complaining. I am merely pointing out in amusement how petty, sour, nihilistic and angsty-emo-teen this 'most mature community' is.

You know that one kid that would always intentionally throw the ball in the water when things didn't go his way, until he was confused why nobody wanted to play with him anymore? That's what this community is. Except Billy is now a bunch of 40+ year old dudes who really have little excuse for their behaviour. :)
 
You know that one kid that would always intentionally throw the ball in the water when things didn't go his way, until he was confused why nobody wanted to play with him anymore? That's what this community is. Except Billy is now a bunch of 40+ year olds who really have little excuse for their behaviour.
If you still think people change as they get older ... you're still young ;) The most that happens is that you realise you can get away with more bad behaviour :)
 
It's not about differing opinions, every community has that. I am also not complaining. I am merely pointing out in amusement how petty, sour, nihilistic and angsty-emo-teen this 'most mature community' is.

You know that one kid that would always intentionally throw the ball in the water when things didn't go his way, until he was confused why nobody wanted to play with him anymore? That's what this community is. Except Billy is now a bunch of 40+ year old dudes who really have little excuse for their behaviour. :)
It is about differing opinions, that was the point of your post ;)

I think different opinions about the game are interesting.

I think you are just generalising & not taking into account that different people fit into different demographics & most are not acting in a hypocritical way, they just don't all line up exactly with everyone elses.

I think this is quite a basic concept of demographics.
 
lol@ 1st page.
well, you actually made everything up but i get the joke. ha-ha. 🥴

actually, op is an announcement of an announcement in the finest frontier tradition, and most if not all the first 20 responses is the audience just cracking up. which is what i would expect, but whatever. more interestingly, though ...

You just know that when they post something about Oydssey next month, Reddit will talk about what they've seen. Meanwhile the responses here will be:
... you seem to have a strong opinon about human quality differences between elite's reddit and forum. it is worth of note that you do so precisely in a post making fun of 'teh community' in a quite generalizing, manipulative and sort of demeaning way. but homoristic licenses apart, who doesn't like a bit of irony! :p

anyway, fascinating ...
 
It is about differing opinions, that was the point of your post ;)

I think different opinions about the game are interesting.

I think you are just generalising & not taking into account that different people fit into different demographics & most are not acting in a hypocritical way, they just don't all line up exactly with everyone elses.

I think this is quite a basic concept of demographics.
It's not about what opinion people have, but how to express them and when. It just amuses me but I am not going to spend the rest of my evening explaining it to you. :p
 
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You just know that when they post something about Oydssey next month, Reddit will talk about what they've seen. Meanwhile the responses here will be:
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Lol, why is there always this "forum vs Reddit" mentality? The overall mood is pretty much the same all the time for both of these communities, or rather two sites of the same community.
 
Lol, why is there always this "forum vs Reddit" mentality? The overall mood is pretty much the same all the time for both of these communities, or rather two sites of the same community.
I'm hoping that we are in for a tsunami of information and right now we are watching the tide go out.....but so far its very, very slow everywhere. Hardly any input here, very light livestreams, minimal information, fallout from tritium (as in, I logged in this AM and the first four topics were just about mining). If FD are intending to hype EDO this is a bad place to be starting from IMO because its relentless 'meh' and apathy now, and so easily fixed with minimal amounts of drip feeding.
 
I'd laugh myself silly if the new reveals are tied with Gamescon- because FD could have told us about 4 weeks ago exactly that rather than letting us all stew.
I'm not stewing, because, as others have pointed out, once we know, we still can't do anything with it. 2021 before any of it becomes really relevant.
 
I'm not stewing, because, as others have pointed out, once we know, we still can't do anything with it. 2021 before any of it becomes really relevant.
Its not that though, its smooth communication. You can cut out a lot of angst just by saying "we will have more information at Gamescon" rather than just saying "in August sometime"- that is, unless the detective work joining the events together is the content.

Its also knowing a full manifest of what is being added or updated. This does not have to be detailed, just something like "with Odyesey we will be updating all previous (1.1 - 3.6) content with new gameplay".
 
Its not that though, its smooth communication. You can cut out a lot of angst just by saying "we will have more information at Gamescon" rather than just saying "in August sometime"- that is, unless the detective work joining the events together is the content.

Its also knowing a full manifest of what is being added or updated. This does not have to be detailed, just something like "with Odyesey we will be updating all previous (1.1 - 3.6) content with new gameplay".
I don't disagree, but Frontier is the only entity that really suffers from restricted communication. I have come to accept this leopard isn't going to change its spots, so why waste energy on slightly indenting a brick wall.

ED is just a software toy to me, in which I very occasionally take a stroll. Maybe Odyssey will change that, if not there's plenty more fish in the sea (even for macOS gamers ;) )
 
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