Please know that I’m not coming from the angle that fans “deserve” anything.
I also don’t want this to come off like a rant because it’s NOT. You guys have been awesome at communicating with us over the years; of wading in to the deep end of the forum and responding to fans directly, which is endlessly appreciated.
However, am I the only one that feels like we’ve been in the dark for a while?
After season 3 ended with the release of Shadow Lords late last year, we found out that there are three more characters and some other stuff like Ultimates, some skins, etc, which is great. But when asked about the future of the game, we’ve mainly heard this year that we’re in a “post season 3 mode” or that we’re “post seasonal” or something along those lines.
-Does that mean there are definitively no more seasons, ever?
-How much longer does the post seasonal content last (especially since we’re at the end of everything that’s been previously announced)?
-What about the Season 3 Survey characters like Lovecraftian, Djinn, Pre-Transformation Cinder, etc? Are those not happening?
-Will the rest of the cast get Ultimates at some point?
-Will we ever get another full on character rebalance?
-Will 3.9 be the final update for the game or will there be more quality of life updates, bug fixes, etc?
-Will we ever see any other types of updates like changing the UI colors or changing / upgrading stuff that fans have asked for over the years like faces, hair, retros, etc?
-Will there be any more skin packs, outfits, stages, etc that we can buy at some point?
-Will any more fan input go in to anything about this game?
So while it’s always nice to get a string of stuff like we’ve had throughout 2017, it feels like in getting a stray character here and a skin pack there with no overarching construct of a seasonal model where we know what’s guaranteed over the course of several months, that we’ve been dealing with relative uncertainty for a while now.
It’d be awesome if they could give us a little bit of a hint or clue in terms of what the future might or might not hold. Maybe even have some sort of town hall type of deal in the form of @BlitzedKraig or @TempusChaoti doing a KI Q&A? This might be especially helpful given where we are in the content push (aka there’s no more content we really know about).
I know there’s stuff they can’t tell us and stuff that’s up in the air. I know they don’t want to over-promise and under-deliver. I totally respect that 100%.
But it’d be great if the lines of communication could open back up again a little bit and they could start informing us of what’s happening with this game as much as they possibly can. I miss the weekly textual streams, I miss knowing that we were getting a large amount of content and what that content would be.
TL/DR: Sorry to be a pain. I’m sure many of the MS people are returning from Gamescom, exhausted and jetlagged. But as a fan of this game, I’m hoping that some of the @developers might see this and maybe take some questions soon on what the future might hold for this game or shed some light on what, if anything, is being worked on, not because we’re owed anything, but because MS and IG have been so awesome about communicating with us in the past, and it’d be fantastic if that could continue now when we don’t really know much of anything beyond what we’ve recently received.