I find the timing odd of after 6-7 years Gems of War always having a bridge between players and staff. Now NOT having a community manager weeks before EVERYONE (and their mother respectively) was conned into believing that Arachnaean Weaver was in Event Chests for 4 days that it was (now confirmed) very much not in event chests.
When the game first rolled out @Sirrian was the community manager according to paintings on the walls.
@Nimhain took over as the company continued to grow according to sea scrolls.
And then they hired @Saltypatra who did the gig for years and I have no idea what the circumstances of her departure was.
Meanwhile no new community manager has been announced in her wake.
I don’t believe any of the developers actually KNEW that Arachnaean Weaver wasn’t going to be in event chests and just tried to save face after the fact. So should any of us assume that they know that they haven’t saddled any of their current staff with the community manager responsibility?
Or do our millions in revenue gifted to 505 Games and Infinity Plus 2 annually not warrant such a position?
To be fair to them, it’s extremely difficult to manage a community when you can’t even manage your own game properly. If that sounds unfair then I ask any of you with any semblance of business knowledge to review the Arachnaean Weaver situation and tell me any part of it has been (still very much a present issue) handled properly.