SInce there is a very good and useful topic on the current state of the game (http://community.gemsofwar.com/t/genuine-thoughts-on-the-current-state-of-the-game/29911), I thought it would be a good idea to also have a similar topic on the state of the forums, as that is an extension of the game we all apparently enjoy to some degree.
In all honesty, IMHO the forums right now are garbage. They have no added value for my experience with the game and although I have been on these forums since the start I am seriously considering just quitting the forums and getting my information on the game from my guilds discord server.
Basically there are two things that are really making my forum experience terrible right now.
The lack of moderation. Now I read that Salty is trying to get more mods for the forums, but for what purpose? No offense intended to the mods (and I mean that 'cause the job you do is a thankless and time-consuming thing), but what good are mods every time I report an abusive post all I get in return is a silly PM saying “Thanks for letting us know about this. We agree there is an issue and are investigating.” ? Yet nothing happens after that 'cause even the most persistent abusers are still on the forums.
Every single relevant topic (OK, I am exaggerating here, but it’s definately a lot of them) degenerates in either a meme-bombed mess or a name calling shouting match, returning us to point number 1…
Seriously people, is it so difficult to behave a little more civilized?
I understand that we’re all passionate about this game and probably have strong opinions about it but that’s no excuse for the behavior of some people these last 2-3 months!
So please, let’s all just try to get along and treat eachother with a little more respect and patience.