Hey, Fatshark devs and forum members.
I’ve had a bit of a division of thought about Vermintide 2 as of late.
To be honest, i was almost commenting a full-on rant on another post about ‘being disillusioned’ in this forum, before stoping in my tracks.
I though to myself:
‘Will this result in anything helpful? Will this help in any way, shape or form or do i just want to rant my heart out and leave the game as so many others have done before me?’
It gladly didn’t take long before i recollected my thoughts and tried to move them in a different, more positive direction. I tried to come up with an idea which would benefit the game and the community, as well as maybe more importantly to you, Fatshark, your company as a whole, and your future games.
I also tried to come up with something that would be a possible resolution to a pet peeve of mine, which would’ve been one of the headlines of my rant:
But way more importantly, this:
The idea I came up with is the title of this post.
An additional hack week, which we know you are doing at least once a year, but this time with a twist (but not less common hopefully). The stuff you will be working on will be chosen by the community. I believe you can come up with a fair voting system to determine which and how many of them are going to be picked.
The ideas the community voted on will then be treated the same way as you treat your own ideas during hack week: the ones you can come up with a possible positive implementation will be integrated into general development. If one of the picks is already in development, you can use the hack week to get more employees to work on it.
I know this is a huge request. Taking a whole week from a year of your company time is no joke, it’s a huge financial investment.
I’m nevertheless of the conviction that this huge investment will be rewarded with overwhelming positive feedback as well as publicity, and result in more sales in general.
This sounds like a sales pitch, it might very well be one.
Further, giving us and yourself this opportunity would be a huge step in staying faithful to your statement:
I truly hope you consider this.
To all on the forum: I hope i can count on your support to get this to the people who need to hear this.
I think i don’t need to explain how impactful this could be. This could result in some of the highest discussed, yet unresolved topics to be resolved or at least be moved forward with a tangible result in sight, a tangible ‘we know they are working on it’.
This is not only meant for Vermintide 2, but for Darktide and even other, further away future titles.
Thank you for taking your time to read through all this, i really hope this will result in something.
Tl;dr: FS pls gib us our own hack week