Your disconnect of logic in this though is simply: Whether people that post these entitlement threads think they are or not, these threads do absolutely nothing to improve the game. You want a better game? me too! I have really been enjoying it, but there’s always room for improvement!
The problem is, ‘Hey! Give me stuff for my time!’ does not make this game better in the slightest. At the worst, its a distraction from the real issues, at best its a means of keeping the community occupied.
The patch could have been implemented better. There are no questions about that. I would put money on the fact, as this is Funcom’s best selling game of all their history, that they are doing everything in their power to resolve the issues that come up like this for the future (business 101). Would make very little sense to see the success of Conan Exiles and then as a company write it off. Clearly all the bugs introduced was a mistake.
That said. This is not a subscription based game. Funcom doesn’t have the resources to give anyone’s stuff back and their time is far better spent working on the current bugs and improving future patches then worrying about how to reimburse self entitled players.
If you are worried about the past and the stuff you lost, read the EULA. You have no ground or entitlement to your virtual items on this game. There is hardly any administration (once again, lack of resources from a non-subscription based game) and there isn’t anyone available to go looking through log files for every player that was slighted…
If you are truly worried about the future and better patches going forward, the argument is essentially:
“Hey Funcom, don’t screw up your patches so badly!” I guess everyone looking to be compensated though feels like they may need to be reminded?
I dunno, maybe they are sadists, don’t care about business at all, and get their kicks from ■■■■■■■■ players over. Does that sound plausible to you?