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The "problem" with ds/t announces

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EuedeAdodooedoe    1,186

To people who do want content asap, patience takes literally nothing for you to do. Just come in, check on updates and that's it. If something doesn't come up for a very long time, may be it's time to ask questions, but I'm sure a lot of content takes months at a time to make, not 2 or so weeks, so you can't expect things to be released just like that all the time.

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x0VERSUS1y    1,969
35 minutes ago, FuffledBeeQueen said:

Honestly, if you could just say something whenever [date] hits like "Hey Guys, sorry we will have to delay [content] for a bit since we aren't ready yet" or just something similar to just give us some information and not sit here "HYPE HYPE, CONTENT TOMRROW!!!" until the disappointment arrives.

I've been hyped all the weeks (this and before) for the new character, yet my hype semi died down because nothing was said that it was gonna be delayed. We just want you to share some more info with us if something goes road B instead of road A

As with anything, expect the best yet prepare for the worst: take to heart and hope mid-March-and-whatnot is the relative date of said update, but expect it realistically at end of March or beginning of April - thus you will never be (majorly) disappointed :black_eyed:

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lifetheuniverse    1,308

Dealt with this myself in the past. Adding half as much time as you would expect to take to the deadline for any creative endeavor leaves time for tweaking and refining at the end without having to rush.

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4 Da LOLs    534

what would be cool is if Klei would call a release date extremely far off to the point that it would be months after the approximate release so when they have it done they release it earlier than the date

just so no hype spam comes and also its nice to bend expectations

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Majestix    93
15 hours ago, Szczuku said:

it's just that I've seen quite some "where's the xontent?" posts

The real problem being the people on these forums that have too much time on their hands, and prefer writing manure posts at regular intervals rather than patiently waiting and in the meantime doing something productive, while Klei are also being productive. Honestly, most of the time reading these forums is like having two impatient 5 year olds in the back of the car, and that has nothing to do with the developer.

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camelot    49
Posted (edited)

I think the "problem" here is because the majority of Klei fanbase might be 15-21 years old users, so they have a lot of free time.

But as a service provider, you should never blame the users, you should find a better way to communicate with them, and manage their expectations. 

For me, the "Mid-March" announcement is quite clear and people (including myself) expect 15 March +- 3 days (most of them don't know/care about regular Thursday release I think). An announcement like "Will be ready in several weeks", then "A few weeks" would be better and don't create the hype much

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__IvoCZE__    2,488
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I just wish that this Wortox dude will be in game after a week or smth I don't know really.

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Wilson_pl    544

I think that they should say when they drop content, approximately. Something like "expect the X update/content drop between mid-march and mid-april" and set some priorities.

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DragonMage156    22,471

When it comes to pushing updates back and the impatient part of the community, there's not much they can do anyway except wait. Take the Reignited trilogy for example. When the date was pushed back, many people understood but there were also many people unhappy with it. Though despite how unhappy they were, nothing they said or did could push them to release it sooner.

As for announcement times, they probably could have limited it down to the entirety of March or by the end of said month then no one will be getting impatient right now (not me, I know games take time and Klei work hard enough as it is ^^; )

I agree with Maknov. I would rather have quality over quantity.

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CrimXane    122
On 3/20/2019 at 9:33 PM, JoeW said:

People get more upset when we don't say anything at all than they do when we're late.

not really, we waited around a year without any announcement and nobody even cared, some did as it has been a year or so with little to nothing about the future of the game, but most just knew Klei was working on something, i mean they are always.

People will get more upset when something is pushed back

i sometimes have to deal with personal stuff that require timing, so i just give a date that i think i am capable of doing that thing + 10-20 days
i mean what's unhealthy about being early ?
sooner than later.

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