Can’t say I’ve noticed, but I don’t spend a lot of time looking at the ED forums. As you say, good on 'em for trying to be more open and friendly. I can’t imagine it’s an easy job to manage a sim forum (except for Mudspike, of course).
NineLine conversing with SimHq members? Not really ground breaking news. SkateZilla conversing with SimHq members…now that would be shock horror. Alarm bells would be ringing that ED have indeed changed direction with consumer interaction.
@Aginor exactly how we felt at SimHq with the heavy handed moderation of ED’s forums and the moderators treatment of posts by consumers both at ED and elsewhere. We just stopped going to ED’s forums and here at mudspike for that matter. But hey, mudspike claim to be better and with out the attacks on other sim forums and their members doesn’t it? I mean…it does say that when one signs up here in the user agreement.
I think a lot will depend on the community to be honest. If the venom and vitriol get out of hand then I can see ED backing away again. Some people take this hobby, and themselves, far too seriously. The internet provides a degree of perceived anonymity that emboldens some to act in a way that they never would in a face to face discussion.
I just wish these people would take a step back and realize that buying an $80 Early Access module does not give you the right to be a childish jerk or dictate company deadlines, team allocation, development priorities, what modules are being worked on etc etc.
@PaulRix “If the venom and vitriol get out of hand then I can see ED backing away again. Some people take this hobby, and themselves, far too seriously. The internet provides a degree of perceived anonymity that emboldens some to act in a way that they never would in a face to face discussion”
Could not agree more. What is getting repetitive is NineLine coming out and apologising to all those banned members who have been hard done in every new thread that has been started from 3 weeks ago. What I’d like to see is a newsletter release that states a true time frame of all things Nick Gray mentioned in the reddit thread. Rather than apologies for a lack of communication.
If they provide a time line then some would consider it a personal slight if for whatever reason ED deviates from it in any way. I personally don’t think they owe us that at all, especially while there are elements of the community that are acting like spoiled children with an inflated sense of self importance.
Welcome to MudSpike btw. Coming from SimHQ, I think you will see quite a few familiar faces here.
Welcome to Mudspike!
It is funny how the exact thing (OK, among others) that drove me from the ED forums is also what made me a (rare) lurker over at SimHQ. Just another side of the same medal so to speak.
Mudspike fills exactly the part of the community spectrum that was missing for me.
Thank you @Aginor, being a SimHq lurker, you would probably know my posts there have been less than impressive to members here. However, if NineLine and Sobek can make the long awaited return to SimHq, I personally felt the need to do what I said I’d never do and make an appearance here. I’ll abide by the rules and not stir the pot so to speak. My vendetta has gone on long enough.
Yeaaah, maybe? I mean I certainly want better weather, ATC and more ‘realistic*’ AI - it is good to remind ED that these are things I am interested in and with enough added volume of other users it may increase its priority among the ED team, but its all about how we frame those things right? I mean I am pretty sure that most of the ED team wants those things as well.
*: For some definition of ‘realistic’ AI where I can still compete with them, with my mediocre gunnery and Air-2-Air skills, even if it is too easy for everyone else