I’m a little concerned about the game’s progress. The game is managed is by a closed staff team, who take player input into account; but progress feels very slow at times and unnecessary barriers are being created. As things stand, the only ways to implement a player idea is either by a popular player convincing one staff member about the necessity of a change or the entire playerbase complaining about it.
Now it might be the case that staff might actually want to make said change but do not have the know-how… But then maybe find someone who does? It’s staff decision to keep the game off-limits so it isn’t fair to slow down or freeze progress because of this decision. There are so many other fangames that accept help from players because obviously staff are humans and cannot do everything on their own.
Regardless, there are some really cool suggestions either here or on Discord. And obviously there are many (perhaps more) bad ideas that should be scrapped. I’m not saying we should say yes to everything; bad ideas need to be tabled. But at least get some input? Yes or no. I do not understand the radio silence from staff. Usually players don’t just express cool ideas, they are actually suggesting that this be implemented. If it’s a bad idea just say so, that’s perfectly fine. But if even staff agree “yeah that’d be nice” and then change the subject… Um… who’s going to implement that exactly?
In order to tackle these issues, we can extend the forum voting system by adding upvotes and downvotes to suggestions. If downvoted by a deadline the suggestion fails and won’t be discussed for a couple months, but if it passes it needs to be implemented. This might help implement ideas where everyone essentially agrees on, but no incentive is being taken. What do you guys think?