First up, this is not a complaint. This thread is for gathering informations, because i am highly confused now in regard to what i can expect from the game anymore.
Chaos Wastes seems to be a moderate success, which is obviously fine. I still give it the benefit of the doubt because the novelty effect is still in the game, but i am pretty sure that at least some people will stay in this mode for a longer time. Everything fine with that. But now, some people also want and expect new content for this mode and thats were my worries kick in. We now have at least two groups of people who expect content for their favourite mode and as far as vague informations go now, the group who likes adventure mode has very little to hope for.
These vague informations include: Maps take too long to develope, Map packs werent economically viable and the official statement that V2 is not a live-service game (even though releasing content for free and financing it with skins is exactly what a live-service game offers).
These are conflicting informations though, because CW offers many new map assets to a point that new adventure maps should have been a viable option to develope. Now, this content doesnt have to be free either. Its not like we are getting a massive amount of content each year and i am perfectly fine with paying 20 bucks for at least one map pack a year. I would also be fine to pay 40 bucks for two map packs. But i fear that this time seems to be over now and when map packs are already a problem for Vermintide, then Darktide will be plausibly affected by it too.
Now, i am not saying that new maps are out of the question now, but it doesnt feel good to what i can expect for the future. Chaos Wastes seems to be easier to support with content than adventure mode is and Fatshark isnt really the fastest in regard to content updates. But instead of focusing on one mode, the original mode that made Vermintide what it is now, the playerbase will be split in expectation to what exactly should get more content now.
I am sure that people will now say that we just got new content for free and i should be glad about it, but this content was not for me. Same as WoM was not for me. I am not the target audience, even though i am part of the core community since the beginning of the series. I know i am selfish, but i am slowly getting alienated from the game and even though it was a certainty that i would buy Darktide, i am now not so sure anymore. The time of expecting glorious maps like we got in V1 dlcs is almost over. I cant expect any big content update anymore this year.
What exactly is the goal for this game? It feels like Fatshark rather wants to implement modes from other videogame genres. The pvp mode is also still out there somewhere, again a mode that is not for me. Is the plan to just get as many people into the game as possible? How does Fatshark expect to properly support all of these different modes?
Or am i at fault here? Did i spent too much time and money into the game? Do you want me to stop playing? I am confused.