I posted this on a spur of the moment on an announcement thread so the context goes along with that thread but it was such a long post that I am making it’s own thread for it;
I have to say something to the management of CoG and everyone who may agree. I don’t know if it deserves its own thread but I have to say this.
I really love these CoG games, just like everyone else here. We even check on updates/news daily! Not one of us, I have seen been upset, maybe down, but not upset/rude about these release date changes.
However, have we ever got a message or explanation on why CoR and Trials got changed to 21? I mean I know things happen, that’s why everone is so polite.
However at CoG you guys created a new wave of gaming believe it or not. You got us hooked on a new format and created a stage and the precipice for a real big text gaming community that rivals all others on the internet.
With this said, we the fans, are the first wave of supporters. I feel as fans we shpuld do our job to spread CoG as much as possible. As management, I feel you guys should explain why you changed release dates or at least say you are going to do so. Or why BOTH trial and CoR when Trials has been done and tested already? If that’s true, wouldn’t it be best to entertain the fans with Trials while you finish testing CoR? We do also pay for these games, being loyal fans.
Also I noticed, no offense, the blog and updates for new games ESPECIALLY the hosted games are done poorly. The only reason I have even known about Unnatural or Tinstar is because I checked the blog which is not your homepage. This could have been low on peoples radar thus. I know you made a reddit subbreddit but its a ghost town. If done correctly you could probably get many people on reddit talking about this and generate a lot of hype.
I’ll be honest, with the lack of announcements, changing the dates around with no word to your fans, and the weak recent CoG games like Deathless and Space Pirates are really making me not want to stick around. If that’s just me, imagine other loyal fans? I care too much about this franchise to give up without at least saying this.
More new players, more fans, more $$ and revenue, more writers join, etc.