Wube Software, I'm still waiting for that official response. I know I live in a world where it is now far too much to ask people to follow their own rules and apply them consistently in their areas of authority, and to explain to those who want to keep you happy what exactly about their behaviour is making you unhappy so that maybe it can change and the relationship can be restored. I thought you were an exception, and I thought you wanted
to be an exception.
You removed a post of mine, that contrary to the guy reporting it, was accurate, on-topic, and not inflammatory (I pointed out that Nubm1 provided an accurate description
of the News section, especially as it was at the time.) A moderator acted upon the report of someone who, at the time, had been registered with these forums for less than a week and had only two posts to remove the post of one of your two-plus year veterans who wants you to succeed, who wants you to be the bastion of integrity in the gaming industry, and you did it in such a way as to destroy his faith in your rules, your developer, your company, and your game.
You might be thinking "This is just one guy," but I've seen several others go dark at about the same time. When encountering situations like this, most people simply leave without complaint (business courses tend to say between 95% and 99% of customers do this, even when it is very easy to leave feedback!
) I've seen several others (at least five) go dark at about the same time I did, keeping an eye on the forums, but not leaving any posts. Now, I'm seeing signs that censorious behaviour in forum moderation may be affecting development in the latest FFF:
So posila went ahead and fixed that, and now, biters are still affected by belts, but it doesn't completely bug them anymore. How did we not notice it for like 2 years?
Is that the same posila who said this?
posila wrote: ↑
Thu Dec 13, 2018 10:46 am
I am listening (actually I am spending on this much more time than I should), but all I hear are emotions and very little reason.
I believe this is the answer to your question. If this is how you're regarding the feedback coming to you in the forums from users which have been noticing this and exploiting it for over two years, it could answer this question very easily.
You guys have a tremendous opportunity in front of you: Blizzard and Bethesda are leaving their audiences behind, and now Bioware has Anthem turning into a catastrophe, and this is all happening because studios and publishers are paying more attention to social justice rhetoric and shareholder greed than they are to their paying customers. If you start treating us,
your existing customers, in a markedly different way then they've been treated recently, you can reboot the 1990s' golden age of video games, and they could be soon be your customers.
Factorio might not be the game for everyone, but the Wube ethical model that I once found here is. You need to get it back. And you also need to listen to your modders: The genre of game most affected by these issues are the "looter shooters", top view RPG, third camera RPG, and first person loot/RPG and base building games (with the exceptions of Fortnight and Apex.) The franchises most affected are Fallout, Destiny, Anthem, and, most importantly to Wube, Diablo. Factorio could be modded to provide gameplay experiences very similar to the 1990s classic RTS and RPG games like Diablo I and II, Warcraft I-III, Command & Conquer, and the concept-identical Outpost 2: Divided Destiny. There is a big market for that kind of gameplay, and more importantly, there is an even bigger market for the creative and ethical background these games were made in.
But if you decide to continue on the path I see you following, I might shed one, or maybe two more tears.
If you don't want to respond to this issue, I'd like you to lock this thread, and I will be satisfied with that as an official response, and thank you for it.