Im just necro-ing this, because there are have been a number of recently and currently active threads asking for more dev news and more interaction with the community, and when asked about it, the powers that be give smart arse answers...
i know im not going to get any kharma for this, but i really dont think higher-ups should have their asses kissed no matter what they do.
just some regular info in an easily accessible place, 5 mins to write about whats happening... i.e. right, so the next patches are ready to go we are just waiting for some more beta testing to be completed and you will get it.
rather than having to scry through every single forum post for scraps and tidbits from whoever seems to care enough to write.
i mean, in other forums, even the forum moderators are kept up to date and can answer some of the slightly more complicated questions.
so why does IC/SD have to be so uptight and secretive, and then lash out when the community, the people who are keeping them in a job, ask for more regular/more reliable news updates