I like the color blue.
Half the internet now thinks I hate the color red.
Seriously, that seems to be the way things work now. Mark Jacobs makes a post talking about NEW things coming to WAR in the near future, and half the readers glaze over it and feel it’s a (everyone’s favorite) ‘slap in the face’. “No mention of lag, clearly no solution to the lag is EVA coming!11!1!!one!1”
How informative would the post have been if all Mark said was “we have people working on improving client performance and server stability, enjoy”? Torches would have been lit and the idiot mob would be out demanding solutions to whatever their current problem is. We know they are working on improving the client; all MMO teams are constantly working on that. You have to be truly delusional to think a new game is going to have the same level of fixes and tweaks that an MMO out for 4-5 years has. It’s also delusional to think you can just drop everything, and get every single worker tweaking server performance. Joe the plumber won’t fix the lag, even if he spends all 250k+ of his plumber income on it. The best the art team can do is draw you a picture of a stable server, but somehow I don’t think that will really be all that helpful.
Reactions like this, and I know it’s not the first time in MMO history, remind me why most developers don’t like communicating with fans. No matter what you say, the idiot mob is going to find something to bitch about, no matter how off-topic it might be.