I don't think anyone has claimed to know what the developers are thinking/saying beyond their own words. Yes, some things may be unduly implied... but at least in this thread I don't think it has gone beyond that... at least for my part... and I am one who routinely calls people out for making assumptions/extrapolations that can't really be proven by the evidence we have.
Originally Posted by frickinmuck
In fact, I keep trying to make the point that we NEED to know more about what the developers are thinking. We NEED to know (or would like to know) what the developers' vision is... so that we (the players) can know... for instance... when the "balancing" meets the developers' intended goal.... heck, there is probably a multitude of helpful, constructive suggestions waiting to flow from the mouths of the players... but we don't know where the developers want to go with the balancing... thus, a little more communication on some key things would be helpful in tailoring our suggestions so that we achieve the goal.
Personally, I am heartened by the fact that we now have an Exec Producer who seems to be more willing to engage with the players. He seems to be willing to make a far better attempt at bringing balance back to the game... not just balancing the classes, but balancing support for various aspects of the game.
But, I'd be very interested to know what the vision of the developers is for the game... it is information that... without it... I am unable to determine what suggestions/advice would be most helpful to achieving that vision... let alone determining if that vision might need some tweaking as well.
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