[Video] January update, was this what we ASKED?! & Fleet carrier delay...

This community restlessness is made worse by the airtight comms policy. Nothing is ever revealed until they're almost done with it. Therefore in the dearth of knowledge expectations become unrealistic, people become jaded, etc etc. And then there's a push of info right before a big gaming show and it's all bells and whistles again. (until it's delayed)

I've thought many times over the years that FD have created their own community problems through lack of discourse over the game's roadmap. If people are willing to wait 7 years for Star Citizen with still no release on the horizon, I think people in this community would be willing to bear some delays from time to time, if the game's roadmap is being openly shared and discussed. Holding things too close to the vest is causing more harm than good in my opinion, but I think this has always been their style.
 
i think there are, at least some carcasses. they've been very secretive about the real deal, but it's not really a big deal, is it? just a dlc. conspirations aren't really necessary for business screwing stuff up all the time. used as a bluff to save face at some point, maybe, but not a deliberate strategy. you need to have your folks trained like clockwork for such strategies to work and i don't think that's the case at all.
Well look what actually happened. Carriers promised, advert released, players mistake artwork for "actual in game footage", hype is generated, no carriers. Quite some effort was made to make people think there was going to be carriers, not much effort was put into making the carriers themselfs.
 
This community restlessness is made worse by the airtight comms policy. Nothing is ever revealed until they're almost done with it. Therefore in the dearth of knowledge expectations become unrealistic, people become jaded, etc etc. And then there's a push of info right before a big gaming show and it's all bells and whistles again. (until it's delayed)

I've thought many times over the years that FD have created their own community problems through lack of discourse over the game's roadmap. If people are willing to wait 7 years for Star Citizen with still no release on the horizon, I think people in this community would be willing to bear some delays from time to time, if the game's roadmap is being openly shared and discussed. Holding things too close to the vest is causing more harm than good in my opinion, but I think this has always been their style.
If they told us now exactly what was supposed to be coming by the end of this year, you know what the only difference would be right? Twelve months of endless whining instead of maybe three.

Oh and on top of that you'd have twelve months of dreamcrafting, at the end of which people would also be berating FDev for things that they never said they were doing to begin with, but that people had managed to convince themselves that they did during the preceding 12 months.

Source: Four years membership of this forum.
 
Well I don't want to list all of them, but yeah. Point being it's not just bug fixes, they're trying to make small improvements that may have consequences to be ironed out.
I played the beta, looking at the things I was interested in. I played today, repeating the things I'd tried in the beta - behold things were changed yet again. (I'll admit to at least half-liking the 'new' POI scan)
I think I'll not play for a few days, until the patch, patch, patches have been rolled out.
 
If they told us now exactly what was supposed to be coming by the end of this year, you know what the only difference would be right? Twelve months of endless whining instead of maybe three.

Oh and on top of that you'd have twelve months of dreamcrafting, at the end of which people would also be berating FDev for things that they never said they were doing to begin with, but that people had managed to convince themselves that they did during the preceding 12 months.

Source: Four years membership of this forum.
Do you mean something like the plans being made around space legs, base building and atmospheric planets that abound currently?
Roll on the beta tests :)
 
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