While I agree that they can code whatever they like… I also want you to consider that they still haven’t managed to implement something to finally let us buy more than one pack from the Glory shop at the same time, despite wanting to do that since ages. And that it took them like five months to make the replay button in explore (because I remember that people asked about it in a lot of the monthly Q&As). I understand zero things about coding, as it needs math and me and math are not friends. But from what I’ve seen and how quickly things got changed/altered that were an easier change than this… I have no idea how big the difference between “they could code what they want” and “they could code what they can” is. Not saying that the devs are dumb - merely saying that we all know that Sony, Apple and so on dictate what update is due at which point in time and that the devs are under a LOT of time pressure (hence, bugs). Anything that has no fast and easy way might simply not be viable because it’s not part of the plan of the big companies, hence no time to code it.
Also I think it’s not about not wanting to interact with people but the fact that the devs don’t want to give out what might (not) happen in the future. Simply because it raises expectations. Don’t get me wrong, I rather have a definite ‘No’ than no answer at all. But people here in the forum have been harrassing the devs with “when does X come”-questions constantly. The second something got announced/previewed - be it a whole patch, a new feature, a new kingdom, you can BET that especially some people ask in every stream, often even every day here on the forum when X will finally happen. And it’s annoying as crap, even for me as just another person on the forum. I don’t even wanna know how annoying it is for the devs. I don’t blame them for staying away from making promises, both time-specific and in general.