They announced in their live stream that they are aiming for 11am GMT Thursday 04/08/21. Not radio silence, just using a different outlet to tell us information. Sure its frustrating but plenty of devs do it.This is just FDev to a tee. They're always radio silence until right before something happens. It's extremely frustrating but it's nothing new or unusual.
Not exactly; there are companies that build their whole business around large scale testing. Those companies supply hardware and manpower to do exactly this; and of course; they cost money. Frontier like many other companies; prefer to cut costs; employing users; and not for free of course; you have to pay to have the privilege to actually test things around.You don't hire a community of software testers to stress test your servers when you have a community that is "willing" to pay to test it.
Unless, of course, Frontier busted down your front door, held a shotgun to your head, and forced you to cough up. You knew EXACTLY what you were paying for and why you were paying for it, and you chose to read it or ignore it.
My guess is that most of the whine comes from people who haven't even read the first post on this forum!