Ashardalon wrote:just have some damn patience
they dont do small updates last one added things like causing a mutiny on boarding, before that adding things like slow effect to lances, before that temporary crits
those are significant things that cant just be thrown together in a few days
its theyr way of balancing and were you see delays i see eventual stuff modders can use to tweak things
be patient and things will be awesome
+they are game develelopers not forum wathevers
with how things went with some in the beta its understandable if they want to actually hire someone for it
but if you read all their posts you can easily see that they love W40K
and for hiring someone they would need to find a pr person as dedicated to W40K as them, and that cant be easy to find
Patience was had and burnt long ago, i was an eldar loving player, the hate i endured for months over the broken state of eldar for a sustained period was epic, for which the blame lies squarely at Tindalos' feet. I could go into further detail, but im sure your aware of the abuse stream that flowed, and still does to some extent.
The patch alterations are questionable, and basics like patch notes get ignored ( nearly every post release patch has had ommisions in the notes ). And again i'll point to beta with this, we had bi-weekly patches in beta, with new/altered content often far exceeding that of the released patches. If it was able to be done in beta, why do we now have monthly patches ???. From an outsiders perspective, the game development has scaled back massively, almost appearing to be at a standstill.
As far as them being game devs not "forum whatevers" as you put it, FORUMS FOR THE GAME ARE A CORE PART OF HOW THE COMMUNITY FORMS AND GROWS AROUND THE GAME ITSELF, they are often also the only avenue for support if things go wrong, and the PRIMARY ADVERTISING POINT FOR THE GAME. The forum is a reflection of the game itself, its broken, poorly managed and hurting potential sales. If they can't get a basic forum right, what hope is there for the game ??? Or are you implying forum coding and management is far more complex than game development ???
As for PR, 40k lovers are not as rare as you think, they are actually the most common of all GW products fans, with most average people equating a love of warhammer as "that 40k thing", when there are far more products based on the IP than 40k alone. Some of them are even PC gamers, and some of those are working in programming, or a public relations role. To hire someone is only limited by Tindalos' willingness to employ, nothing more, there are plent of people out there that would be suitable for such a role.
All of it still comes back to the big issue, with a poorly managed forum, and the continual silence from the devs of late, the game and Tindalos look very unprofessional and give rise to the prospect of the game failing in the long term. Multiplayer requires PLAYERS by its very definition, and the way the game is currently represented is very poor.