@ashardalon You can laugh and mock me as much as you want. It doesn't bother me.
@Alandauron Those restrictions that developer may have or not are the fruit of the deal between developer and publisher. If there is such agreement it means that both sites agreed to ignore customers who are paying them. Painting developers as some "victims" of the system is a missed shot because they agree to all of this. And how much would it cost to make a post on the forum once a week? With 2-3 screenshots maybe, even marked as work in progress. Maybe answer for a few questions? Such big money? Somehow they have resources for journalists (selectively picked ones as far as I know the game industry). Vacation, illness, fires... floods, hurricanes, whirlwinds, heats, snowstorms, strikes... And why should we care about such things when we do not know anything about it? They do not care about informing us about such events, if such took place, if they assumed from the beginning that we, simpletons, are not able to comprehend such situations.
What delays do you speak of? There are no delays for now as far as I'm aware of. We can doubt it or not but there is no delay to speak of. It is hard to estimate what they will deliver in relation with what they have promised because they did not promise that much and nothing recently and they are completely silent about anything form months. Maybe they haven't done anything "misleading". But What they have done at all? No information for months, the release is planned for the next month, people still do not know what they are exactly buying and everything is in the best order somehow?
Disrespectful for me is selling a game without informing what do you exactly selling, Ignoring customer's questions and concerns for months, bragging about inviting the "chosen ones" to events when the community is "starving" for any informationa, community manager who first finally give some hope for some information and after that he just says that there will be nothing and it is ok because he, in fact, have not promised anything, simpletons do not need any apology and explanation after that. And I doubt that this was his fault, probably he was misled by others but it only shows how much care the responsible people for the customer and I personally think that arrogance was not the best way out of this situation, even if the situation, he was in, was indeed unenviable.
And what this media event was any good for us, so those who will pay for this game? This will make media coverage, great. And ignoring the community will help in that in any way?
My main problem is that this game in on preorder and they do not give any information about it. It doesn't matter if I can choose to not buy it. It is available and it should mean something. If it wasn't in preorder I could have some worries and a little surprised but they would not pull anyone into their machinations and it would be somewhat fair. Preorders, and even more, early accesses are rot in this industry that allows selling pigs in pokes. Quality and thus customers are only losing on that, and crooks are gaining.
Yesterday I was talking with my friend who works for developers. And he says that he can't come with another branch that does such things as the game industry does and he would like to see some sort of regulations because there are none, for now, they do what they please. Releasing uncompleted products, why not? Deception and lies in the bright day, let's not talk about it. Treating customers like a nuisance, Why not? Fanboys will minimize the impact of those who do not agree to this and when you will invite "the right journalists" even the media will be in order. This industry will not change until we, the customers will not change.