Hey everybody! Taking a few moments out of my family vacay to comment cause this thread has really struck a chord, no pun intended.
To all the devs: I have been here forever and know how hard you work and I appreciate it. This is still the best game forum I have ever been a part of.
To @Sirrian : I am sorry that you are experiencing these kinds of attacks. They are uncalled for and childish. I am more sorry that they have caused you enough stress that you felt it affected your performance and ability to create more amazing content for us.
To @Saltypatra : I appreciate you being a liaison for us to the other devs. I also sympathize with the limitations that come with this position.
Final thought: I think there was a lot of fear about sirrian and Nimhain taking a step back from the forums. When you were both so vocal and present the kind of change you implemented, though necessary, felt very extreme. From almost daily interactions to a third party liaison. It is my hope that this is just one more growing pain for the GoW community and we will learn from it and learn to trust the chain of command that is in place. But the real positive takeaway is that GoW is GROWING! And though things may get rocky at times that growth is good for us all in the end.
Alright, I'm out! Back to Disneyworld!!
Much love to all of the GoW Community!!