I may just end up kicking Titan rank to 600 simply because Shoogie suggested it and his reasoning looks sane.
-CCP_Greyscale, post in the EVE Online Forums
That isn’t really the quote I wanted to use, but everything I did want to use was so long and interconnected that I would have to reprint the whole post to get what I wanted. So I’ll do that too, but further along.
This was the end result, on page 49 of a thread, when Patri Andari up and asked three questions:
1. No one has ever proclaimed the criteria a post requires to get a response, yet this “good post” rises to the top and is responded to fortwith. I would love to see an enumerated guide on how to get a response from the devs.
2. Why have so many other posts which bring up even more important circumstance gone ignored?
3. Is it required that one post in a way that rubs a dev the right way to be considered a ‘good post’? If so, how do you like to be rubbed?
I am sure we have all asked ourselves how we can post something on the forums that will get the attention of development. And, judging by what I have seen in the past, at least a few people have decided that being as angry and as insulting as possible (I always love when somebody calls developers lazy, as an example. No better way to get somebody on your case than calling them lazy!) must be the key.
Maybe this will get those people to reconsider.
I am putting CCP Greyscale’s response after the cut. It is long, but I think it is worth a read (and preserving somewhere I can find it easily) even if only to see how one developer views player input in the forums.
Hat Tip to CSM9 member Sion Kumitomo for highlighting this post on Twitter.
Lots of text after the cut.