I’m going to answer this one now!
As the game has grown, it was inevitable that our lead developers (Nimhain and Sirrian) would get busier and busier. As such, they won’t be interacting with the forums in the same capacity as in the past. They’re still around, but their time is being increasingly demanded. As such, there isn’t the same amount of wiggle room to produce graphs or a detailed breakdown on why a decision was made every time there is a query. (Also, the amount of questions and demands has risen exponentially as opposed to the past!)
This is one of the reasons that we are bringing this Q & A, so you can talk to the devs more directly. This also allows them to put aside a very specific amount of time in order to chat, answer queries and let everyone know where the development process is in real time. I’m sure a wisp question will get through for dev time, so they can explain a little further on this particular issue.
We are aiming at having these Q & A’s once (if not more!) a month, so instead of there being a longer wait, you will be able to have a direct line of communication more often. This will be in addition to me being around and clarifying things, as well as when other developers pop on the forums. (Which they are likely to still do.) It won’t be exactly the same as before, but the Q & A’s are one of the ways we are implementing to address this issue, at least in part.