This is kind of an odd discussion but it still kind of belongs in feedback i suppose. So i actually work in the game industry myself (this is going somewhere i promise) and i’m a little concerned about the separation from the forums and the in game community. Many will think “well they are the same” but this isn’t really the case.
The thing is from my own experience at work, these is often a separation between players who use the forums and those who do not. Generally speaking if someone is using the game forums they are much more engaged and attached to the game. They’ll generally be a significantly better player than what is the average and have more extreme opinions. While this is fine and i believe everyone should be allowed a voice it does bring concerns about how the developers use forum feedback.
I see a lot of threads and users who are simply ignoring aspects of human error as if all players are automatic robots. A game in my opinion should be designed around the aspect of human error, it’s unavoidable and part of how we ALL play. From delayed reactions to simply not noticing something on screen we all do make human errors at times. It’s just grown a little concerning when a lot of the feedback is becoming “get better” from some (this doesn’t mean it has to be you as a reader) on the forums. I’m fine with pushing people to get better but again my concern is developers looking at the forums as an accurate representation of the playerbase. Reality is, if you’re using this forum you’re most likely in the top 10% of the players within the game.
I just hope the developers do keep into account player concerns of those who are not actively posting on their own private forums. You can certainly see different mentality between the Steam and this private forum. Just to clarify i’m not stating that everyone here is wrong, i mean i myself am here to start with. I’m also not stating we should make the game completely for “casuals” just more that we should certainly consider feedback in other areas as well as here.