CCP, you guys so crazy. lol
Why do they like to post the more important devblogs at the end of the day, or even worse.. Fridays?
Just seems that people will have to read, collate and respond to the community response in their free time rather than during work hours.
I find it ironic that arnar's blog is the complete opposite of the transparency that Hilmar spoke of encouraging as this 'sneak preview' to the winter expansion is nothing more than a list of name drops of low hanging fruit. I mean I don't mean to sound ungrateful but the blog pretty much said nothing new at all and I think it's downright condescending considering how much build up the thing received.
If this limp dicked feature list is CCP's attempt at re-engaging with the community they're wrong. They need to show their plans, share their ideas and stop instantly gaging anyone who dares to share such information(NDA, marketting etc). I'm posting this in the CSM thread because I feel that the CSM should realise this if they haven't already
I liked the old ccp that posted their plans publicly and even if they didn't follow through with them or the scope of it changed they still posted them. I know the reasons for why they don't now - which is so people can't go BUT YOU SAID YOU'LL DO THIS LIKE -THIS- but if it's such a big deal just throw a disclaimer at the end key words being 'subject', 'to', 'change'. Then all the rabble getting furious calling you liars and cheats are just fucking idiots because you said it was subject to change. Instead, CCP refuses to say anything that isn't already set and stone and is usually a week before the actual content release. So we receive nothing but a half-baked idea from someone completely out of touch of the subject matter that is completely broken in both the aspects of not working as intended and the fact that it's fucking useless within the scope of the game.
Right now or perhaps previously if Hilmar is to believed, CCP thought of nothing else but fucking marketing. And it fucking shows with the dismal expansions that have been release as of late. The only criteria for a new feature was 'is it shiny' 'will it sell' and 'how much can we play it up to be more than it is' remember tyrannis? I sure fucking do, where is the PI that was shown in the trailers and at fan fest? It never existed it was just a marketting gimmick to make a boring half-baked feature look entertaining.
Less marketing more transparency I'd rather hear about features and ideas being scrapped on a daily basis than see another marketing and legally approved dev blog with zero content.
I suspect that's coincidence, though. I bet the blogs hit at ~6PM Icelandic time for the exact same reason my customers send in all their requests just before noon and just before 5PM. Time to go, can't procrastinate, fiddle or tweak anymore: hit submit and get your coat.
Fundamentally (idealistically), marketing = transparency so your post is a little.
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I am happy to take Seleene and co. at their word that they pushed for Winter to be lots of little fixes instead of a bunch of rushed, incomplete new features.