I'm still salty over the firing of Lord Barrius from AQ. Immediately after he was laid off, the lead coder of AQ, Westwind or Zephyros also left the team. The repercussions of those are still being felt since this is by far the slowest I've ever seen AQ in a long time. The first half of the year was nothing but fillers, and even now we havent had punctual releases in a while. The staff are trying their best, but I dont see the point trying to run a game if you are understaffed. AQ even despite being past its peak, still had a busting forum and plenty of activity, but now we're lucky if a thread reaches 10 pages.
I know it might a bit much, but I think the players deserve some transparency about the events behind the game. As of this moment, I don't really have all that much confidence in the game that would prompt me to support it in any capacity.
Unfortunately, I have to agree with this completely. I realize that AE makes games for the younger audiences, but at this point it's like pokemon. Those that started playing it at the beginning are now adults, and the content and company don't seem to have changed with that fact.
We're adults now,we can handle the behind the scenes stuff that's going on. In fact, a lot of us would prefer to know instead of being left in the dark when things like this happen, because if not, then two things happen:
1. Makes us less interested in a possible job due to (what appears to be) random lay offs.
2. Makes us less likely to support the games due to what looks like a potentially slowly failing company.
Look, AE. I like your games, I like your stories, and I like you. But please don't leave us completely in the dark and act like we're still the thirteen year old kids that played your games. We can handle the darker and more mature stuff.