If it was the one about “where are all the players” kind of topic…
Well it really had no real value -> no constructive use.
Even going into the direction on telling about new and really popular games/addons wouldnt help that - though that would at least hint at the fact that those people might come back again.
And reminding them about the number of really bad bugs which got introduced with the launch client wouldnt have helped neighter…
The reasons why people might have left this game seem quite clear to me.
However, the same applies to me when thinking about each and every single release of some game/addon having exeeded the expected rush on it.
Every. Single. Time.
Those Publishers must have gotten the sale numbers. They knew.
Same applies to Conan Exiles. (As the same line had been stated.)
The reason for that?
Gamers are a fickle folk.
They will say “nah! never gonna play that game again! it suxxxxx!!!1!!”. Half year later: “Ohhhh hyyypeee, new addon, it will be soooo great!”. One month later: “WEEEEH IT SUUXXXXXXXX!..”
Rinse & repeat.
But always expect a ton of past customers to join back in. Whatever title you might be wondering about. That applies even more on early access stuff going through full launch. It’s thoughtless to have seen dozens / hundreds / tousands releases of other games going that way and then expect the own game to have something else happen to it…
As that last point is something which ticks me off a bit, I should join in on those games/addons one or two months later… But gamers are a fickle folk…
I wanna play!
Ew. I totally went offtopic, didnt I?