I havnt exactly been here forever, but has there ever been a time where Ned and Marcus have merely guessed at something pertaining to the game?
They’re here as community managers and part of the support team, and from what I’ve seen so far, they’ve answered where they could, when they could. The answers havnt always been incredibly insightful, nor informative, but that’s merely the nature of the beast. They’re messengers.
Which leads me back to my initial answer to OP’s post. From how it was worded, it did indeed sound like a direct answer was expected from the devs. If that’s not the case and I’m mistaken, that’s totally fine. My point still stands. And I’m still going to have to speculate what their meaning was, if I’m going to give an honest answer. I hope they get what they’re looking for, I just don’t know how likely that will be.
The whole purpose of responding to OP at all was because I think some caution should be exercised here. We basically have a rapport starting to smooth out with the dev team as they’re finalizing scheduling, how they’re feeling with communication through FB, Instagram, the forum, etc. We’re getting videos, more in depth patch notes, they responded personally after that huge update gaffe, etc, etc.
These are all good things. They are things that should be done. But you want to be careful in expecting a direct line to developers for all things all the time, because while some companies are like that, this really does not seem to be one of them.
There are ways that some have met halfway with their playerbase. Livestreams where they’ve answered questions, things like that. Its an evolving process. This all is. So maybe we’ll get to something like that with them at some point?
In any case @Yohomie, I do hope you get some sort of answer soon!