Quote: Originally posted by unclevic on 1/10/2010As I saw somewhere in the forums, "Patience, grasshpoppers."
Ah yes, snake_p's line. It's not incorrect to preach patience, but I fail to see why we can't be unhappy with the way things are currently going, i.e.:
1. Six months ago this game had 2000 users. Now we're just floating around the 1800-2000 range, despite an increase of alias IDs (I don't have any hard numbers to support this, but it certainly sounds/feels that way). And even if that second part is not true, the fact that the game has stalled out is concerning.
2. The January 6 update is nice and all, but considering all the clamor the FCD diehards have made regarding PBP enhancements, second divisions, scouting enhancements, and fixes for potential gaming of the FA system, it feels like this is a "cheap" update with not much to it (other than smoothing out the financial situation, which was well though out, and I think it is for the good of the game). Also considering this is the only update we've seen in 11 months for a fledgling game that gets advertising on a major website... well, that's just not a good sign.
3. There is a stale feeling about this game that I've heard multiple users talk about across my alt leagues. I don't feel it necessarily, but I can see where these people are coming from - this is purely a money management game (which is unfortunate, because the beautiful game deserves more than that) with minimal features outside of budgeting, chatting on a nearly-invisible league/world forum, and champions league tournaments that the users had to create themselves
Look, I get it - FCD is a free game, and WIS is trying hard to get the ball rolling with. This is not meant to be a knock on norbert or WIS or whatever. But when legit complaints/problems are being brought to the table - even about something that is free - that doesn't mean "patience" overrides reason. There's a reason these issues keep coming up again and again... and it would be nice to see them addressed, instead of being pushed under the rug for the sake of patience.