TundraPuppy wrote:I think using the forums to let EW know the priorities you want isn't a bad move. I enjoy reading the polls and the conversations about the reserves and animals that players want. EW does read the forums, so what you say does get heard. I am merely saying that I don't think it's prudent to demand or expect an answer whenever you do this.
Think about it like a suggestion box. Dropping suggestions into it means they get read, but it's silly to stand around next to the box and yell that no one is talking to you about your suggestion.
With that said, I also think Alena and crew want the focus on the forums to be the community itself, not EW.
I've never had an issue with requiring a response, Not only do I recognise it is almost impossible but it can often be deemed as binding, as many here have probably witnessed here and elsewhere.
expect however that concerns would be read (and perhaps tabled) OR it needs to be made quite clear that the forum is NOT the conduit we might have expected. Pretty sure most would agree with this line of thought.
I know I keep harping a little here but I'm convinced some kind of official channel for the serious issues could be opened to alleviate much of the "stress". The "issues" being defined by a consensus, not as individual pleas for option X in passing threads. In what guise I couldn't say or even whether any specific issue makes it to the next EW meeting.
It's one thing to say we have a "bug list" (as David pointed out), it's another to know which or what is being addressed. I concur we didn't buy into the company or the decision process but I would ALSO have thought the retention of existing customer goodwill is a high priority too. (WE are in fact EW too - all of us.
The extraordinary thing is we may ALL be on the same page... but no-one knows it.
Alena is probably best to answer this (and I don't want to appear presumptuous here) but is there any way we can identify the common ground here? IF we (the forum members) knew what was on the table to be fixed and what was absolutely not on the table, perhaps drawn from a list compiled by members, say once a month (quarterly?). Would we be too bold to expect devs/management/the janitor to respond?
No, I (we) did not buy the right to expect it. It'd just be...nice
ie: Tight, specific 2 way feedback? Presented agenda style perhaps?
(Hey, humour me. I worked in government for many years - we had meetings to discuss what was going to be in meetings...