I understand that, i critized the game aka the rng mechanics and not finished crafting also, but then i realized, well that’s it for now, but the core gameplay still is very good and fun, at least to me and i think to many others too.
Imho the ongoing critizising doenst help that much, we need more constructivity, more posititvity also. And i think some are already in a form of negativity bias about the game or FS as a developer.
I can understand this also if some of you already went through that process for Vermintide 1 and 2. That doesnt mean the critics are gone, but i think FS has heared them, know them and also knows they need to react.
Afaik DT is their crowd puller now, at least they want it to be the game that they focus on developing, building a large community and sell cosmetics, future and seasonal content for.
And i doubt they can scrap these plans easily, but need to react, need to do something as they have for sure invested a lot. Not only time and money, but also lifeblood and dedication.
The fact they are searching for employees to me is a sign to expand and not they lost lots of developers and employees. Sure some employees allways leave after a milestone like a release had happened, but the staff stays and need to be expanded to make the profect thrive.
This post is not about to forget about the viable critics, but to give everyone the opportunity to make more or less concret suggestions and to tell FS, we are still here, we like to play, we have fun with the core game, please do this, do that, change this, tell us that in a constructive and positive way.
In my experience this will be far more helpfull for us all. We all know FS needs to deliver and the ball is on their side.
I’m still willing to support the game, i have hopes and maybe i’m naive because i dont know exactly what the story was when VT 1 or 2 launched and had similar problems and rough starts.
All good things go by three. Time to complain is over (for me), the players that have partially overcome the issues and are still playing should start to be more constructive and help FS to develop, to recreate some mechanics and FS will hopefully listen and react this time.
That said, this thread has already some good suggestions, some are more concrete than mine, but i wanted to gather some ideas and wants of people who are active here. Like the surveys also do.
FS has metrics of their game for sure, that help them also to balance, fix and improve the games systems.
I for myself agree with some of their more unpopular decisions and can see why they did that.
Random Maps and conditions for example is something i see people dont like that much, but i understand this and are okay with it when i think about longevity and casual, beginner friendliness of the game.
I also understand having no score board with personal stats and support that.
Other ideas and suggestions made i want for myself.
I will maybe create some topics that we can discuss these controversies in detail, but later, when there are maybe some more posts made in this thread.