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In my opinion, people have to stop getting their feelings hurt when others bash the devs. The demand for new updates and bug fixes started over a year ago, and people were kindly asking (with some exceptions of course), curious about what's being worked on behind the scenes. The answers given were mainly the "state of Deepworld posts". As time goes, the "State of Deepworld" posts accumulated, and people started to realise that they announced new projects, before delivering the promises made on the ones before that. Gradually, everyone's patience starts to fade away, and the questions that were first out of curiosity became demands -- and in my opinion, you can't blame anyone for losing patience at this point...We aren't their parents and it's not our job to teach them. Besides I'm sure they know more about running a game than people who never have.
The "soon" meme was the inside joke of the community, but it's only funny when it's a joke... not when you realise 'soon' really means never.
I don't care about the devs leaving Deepworld to make a new game, I don't care about Deepworld not getting any updates anymore (I don't play it anyway), I -- and I think I can safely speak for everyone here -- want the best for them in life, and success for their company. However, a very important lesson is to be learned here, for them, and they just seem to overlook it -- TRANSPARENCY IS KEY, as @ChatotTheParrot has mentioned... If they communicated their decisions with us directly, explaining to us why some bugs aren't being fixed, why this and that isn't added yet etc, then no one would be so rude to them.
I hate to say it, but they brought the negativity upon themselves. Although I truly love them, avoiding to answer questions at this critical point of their career is the biggest mistake they're making. Be honest with your audience/customers and you will have credibility. They weren't honest, so they lost credibility. So when everyone is hearing about the launch of a 'new game', of course most are laughing at them. Of course there's criticism. Stop making excuses for them, that's not how they'll learn. The only way for this company to actually be successful is if they recognise their mistake with Deepworld, and communicate with their customers for their next game. If you keep on defending them, they won't see their flaws.
EDIT: If you really care about Mike, Jason and Lisa, you would let them learn. When you're a parent, there are some times where your child is going to mess up, and make a mistake. You love your child more than anything, but if you learn he's a bully at school, you won't comfort him saying it's the other kid's faults for being soft. You get angry at him, and he learns. Same idea here.
We all wish deepworld to be a thriving, popular game. We want the devs to devote their lives and being to make deepworld all we want it to be. But seriously, the devs and admins are human beings. They run a private business with absolutely no obligations to fufill to anyone. If they decide to shut down deepworld tomorrow, it's their choice and there is nothing you can do about it. I can see why people would be angry, but the devs have only given to the community, and it's sickening how players demand something from the devs like the devs owe something to the community. You are not a stockholder of Bytebin. You have not invested in Bytebin. Your crown purchases are meaningless to whether you have a say in the development of deepworld. The only responsibility a business should have to outsiders is to the shareholders of said business, and seeing how none of you are, be happy with what you have.Said it better than I could
Then leave. Don't try to kill other people's funMany thanks to a wonderful friend!That thing won't matter anymore with the game dying! Sorry to be such a bummer but I don't feel a need to advance in the game anymore because of how dead the game is.
Many thanks to a wonderful friend!You have the best friends