And here I, as a new player, was just starting to discover and really appreciate GalNet. It's one of the few things that makes the galaxy (at least the Bubble) feel alive.
Just a quick note to let you know that we’re postponing community GalNet submissions for the timebeing.
We’ll be looking at reviewing the process in future, but for now we will no longer be accepting submissions.
I'll let you know when we have more opportunities for sharing your narrative and experiences via GalNet.
Sounds like a perfect opportunity to set up a curated fan run news site for the game.
I know it wouldn't get as many eyeballs as the official gal net, but there's a chance we could make something as important as coriolis or inara, but for in game news.
Anyone up for that?
First public action as new community manager: Screw the community.
What a way to start a career.
I can understand that people are irritated, annoyed and all the rest of it but really that's uncalled for, not least because you have no idea what personal involvment (if any) Ed actually had in this decision.
I've recently made a couple of posts in threads about communication highlighting the fact that all too often the idea of 'toxic communities' is held up as a reason for game developers to reduce direct contact with their players. Unfortunately, crap like that post is exactly what they can hold up as the reason for it. I'm not saying don't express your dissatisfaction, several other people have done so in this thread but petulant nonsense like that adds nothing of value whatseover.