First, thanks to Blair for being a big person and admitting he sounded like an ass. Sorry for my own response, but i didnt apreciate the response given the pretty ordinary request.
Releasing stuff takes time. It ain't just a make & upload business. Patch has to be tested (so every next update doesn't f**k the game up like relic does with COH recently), sent to the publisher for further testing (they're paying the devs for their job, so they want to know if it's done well) etc.
i realise this, which is why i said complete as in ready? as in ready to be uploaded... he did say they are complete, without a but, so i was wondering if there is no but why is there no patch?
Well, Blair posted a few lines of info and that's just fine. If he was to go deeper into everything they're planning for the next five years of developing Soase, he would never have time to code any of it.
A few lines of info regularly = ok. Some teasers = ok too.
i never asked for that much info, i only asked for the exact same as everyone here on this thread, just 5 mins to say whats going on, even if its just, hey, look, heaps busy with stuff (and the word stuff is fine) no real update this week sorry, and id be happy. i havent got big expectations, just would like something. also, i just asked for it to be posted somewhere central. Blair said all news is posted in the pinned section in the Sins general forum... i have to say i havent seen any new threads there in a while, especially not about whats going on with the latest updates or with the next X-Pack.
All in all, IC/SD didn't deserve that much bashin'.
i wasnt bashing SD/IC or anyone here, i was simply saying that, to an outsider, its possible to not know who he is, and he could just be some random who decides to start a rumour or take up a sword on the Devs behalf, but it does not make him right. again, it was linked to the fact that searching through every forum post to find tidbits of info is impractical, especially when not all staff have the big staff badges.
I just wanted to suggest that they spend a few minutes weekly to post some visible news everyone could find. That would be helpful in keeping the forums and fanbase alive.
After all, IC's doing a better job than Relic with COH (10 patches, each fixing 2 things and breaking 3 other) and Creative Assembly (E:TW beta sold out!)
absolutely agreed. i think SD/IC does fantastic work with regular updates etc and asking what the community wants (ala Frogboy's post Diplomacy Wishlist)
however, all i (and others) asked for was a dedicated, regularly updated (even with a 60 sec "sorry we're busy no update today" post) news forum where each piece of news gets its own thread rather than searching through generalised threads and threads created by other people, and the response we got was a smartass retort about we should be happy with what we have, or else. didn't much appreciate that
All in all, thanks for the reply Blair. sorry it came down to mud slinging, and at least its been brought to someones attention so we can move forward and keep on improving.