Now I completely understand this game isn't a triple A titled game, but that is no excuse to leave it in the position it's in. This game has so much room to grow and in the past 3 years it's been ran into the ground and used to siphon money from kids during holidays like Christmas. The lack of communication that is given out is horrendous and the moderation of the game is even worse. This game has so many great mechanics, and yet it's been unpolished and left to rot. Content updates only happen when there is possible income to be made and then left to sit for another year. Unless serious changes are made bankruptcy is ahead for this company.
Besides the fact the PC build currently doesn't function half as well as the IOS version, there is serious problems socially. I could probably list an ungodly amount of issues in-game related which I have before, and get nothing done, or I could talk about an even larger issue.
You cannot tell me, when you are off your day job, with plenty of free time on your hands, that you are unable to go and change some things development wise, story board ideas, or even interact with the community for an hour a day. This needs a serious change, because money is going into the game from players, but the developers are not returning a damn thing and there is only a single update once in a blue moon which just adds a preposterous amount of bugs for users.
I'd go as far as to say you can expect any revenue for this game to be <$50 a day. I personally wouldn't give you a single dollar at the current time, it's just not worthwhile. I haven't seen pretty much anything added and what was added was a money grab. I'd like to give a couple examples of money grabbing and bad contact that has happened, I'm sure most users will probably relate.
The interview: This one bothers me a lot. The fact that instead of saying, sorry folks we can't get around to it we're uninterested, you literally unpinned the announcement and didn't say a word about it and then stopped acknowledging the existence of it entirely. (Correct me if I'm wrong but from what I see, the interview thread was deleted entirely...)
The last update: Obviously Christmas time is the season of giving in America, and parents give kids Itunes gift cards and money to spend and plenty of companies give a large update during this time, but seriously, 50% of your updates have happened around Christmas time. If this isn't being acknowledged by the community yet and they don't see the pattern then I feel bad. This game has been a sinking boat for years and this snail slow "soon" update trend is getting older and older by the day.
The Competition: This one can probably go without saying. It took forever to come up and was started before Christmas. It was literally used to give the community a little hope of more activity and here we are 2 1/2 months into the new year and very little has been done. Barely any activity and lisa and our other super hero's of admins have almost pretty much vanished. They barely speak in the forums and the lack of communication is honestly disheartening. The interview with them was left to sit and die and not much word has been given out and things are winding down after Christmas time once again to follow the same trend that has been happening for many years now. To add on to the competition it's still going on, there's serous flaws with the rules, half the nominations have rare items in them and make pretty much no sense in adding, alternate accounts were entered to give unfair advantage and not a word or rule change was made and the original rules were extremely vague. This makes me laugh historically because I predicted everything that would happen after the Christmas update and it has all lead up to being exactly how I thought it would be.
World Machines: This one is one of the more sad ones, the obvious cash grab. These machines were added around about 2014, and still have yet to be completed. Not only are some of the promised machines unadded but you can't even pick them up to move to a new world and can't even be moved on PC. You have to pay real money for them and not a damn thing has been fixed for them since release 4 years ago and there's no word from the devs other than "soon".
This game has far more broken promises and I don't want to sit here like a broken record and waste more of peoples time reading. This games been abused for many years, and it's really saddening because I used to love Deepworld. I've grown to dislike it more and more though over time, with little acknowledgement and communication from the devs and admins on things, it's safe to say I've grown to just be utterly disappointed.
Now plenty of you will just say "Quit then" but what good does that do? Deepworld is missing out on so much potential revenue from not only me but plenty of others. This company is giving itself a bad name and is missing out on so much. Devs, if you are wondering why barely anyone is sticking around for this game at current time, it's because it's an unpolished monstrosity of a game. Advertising and getting the word out is the last thing you should be doing, and instead should be trying to get your game fixed up and get new content that ***WORKS*** in so that new and old players feel a reason to stick around. This could be done easily with daily login bonuses, the daily loot being kept with a log-in bonus, adding in loot boxes for winners of competitions/events that are held much more frequently, and an overall polish/overhaul to the game.
All I ask is you sit down for an hour or two a day, have a beer and have a good time with this game, make your project great and inspire yourselves to work on the game more. Don't leave it the way it is or you're just asking for more and more problems, get more regulation, communication, features and events and I can almost guarantee you will see an increase in player count daily.
Anyways, that's my long spiel on things. I truly hope this gets acknowledged and we see some form of change, I'd love to come back to this lovely community and get back into a game I once loved so much, but this game needs some serious reforms.