I have a feeling that some of the community managers overseeing the development of this game haven’t been up to the task lately. With all due respect but “some” of them need to chill and I’m not talking about Aqshy who hasn’t missed a beat. I don’t want to start throwing names out there but we all know who’s to blame now. It would be great if Hedge would sometimes research the topic himself before responding. No matter if he still cares for the game or not, he still gets paid to work.
While there are times to joke around and have a laugh now is certainly not one of them. The game is sitting at mixed reviews with 65% positive reviews as of writing this post and declining every day. All of this is really weird because Hedge seemed genuinely excited about the release of Darktide, but his comments aren’t just poorly worded but intentionally stingy. The four of his responses I will paraphrase really rubbed me the wrong way.
-The penances are too hard and require you to grief other players.
-Just make friends.
-Why isn’t there an attachment system in the game?
-This isn’t COD nor it was designed to be
-Missing weapons, crafting, scoreboards and scummy aquila pricing huh?
-We are hoping to add a “buy what you need” feature, it’s just immeasurably complex
-Why can’t we craft weapons?
-Crafting weapons doesn’t really fit the theme of the setting
I suppose the predatory cash shop and the state of the game are lore-friendly products of the grim reality of living in the world of Warhammer 40k? Again this post isn’t a witch hunt, but we really need to talk about it all. His bad takes are just like trying to put out the fire with gasoline. I understand that the steam forums are very hard to tell apart from actual cesspools, but somebody has to talk some sense into him. Again, I fully understand that he constantly gets thrown under the bus and blamed for literally everything that is wrong with the game but still. He’s getting paid to act cool and helpful and he isn’t doing his job. You’d think that he would be more careful especially now after the poor launch and the constant drama surrounding him yet here we are again.
I’m still rooting for the success of Darktide even if it means months and years of development before being worthy of a recommendation, however, I also think that when you no longer have any hope or passion for the project, maybe it’s better to move on. I hope that my intentions aren’t immeasurably complex and that I only wish Darktide gets better. I also hope I made myself clear when I said this isn’t a name-calling post, but I’m fully confident we deserve a discord channel specifically dedicated to memeing on Hedge’s replies if he doesn’t relax and change his behaviour. Anyway here are some memes that came to life because of his bad takes.
Please do try to remain civil and don’t threaten the developers. I don’t want them getting death threats and neither do I want to have my post locked. Thanks