Daley_Kong wrote:Hey all.
Just been catching up. I see this thread contains a fair bit of discourse and has been around for a pretty long time. Usually, I would go for a lock as it's not great forum etiquette to revive a dead thread, however, I have opted not to due to some of the concerns being valid and still relevant today - plus these forums are a pretty inactive place and necroing is almost inevitable.
With all of that in mind, I hope there can be a little more understanding surrounding "silence", which is going to morph into a different kind of keeping tight-lipped.
I was hired as a Community Lead on October 15th. Since then we have communicated that the 64-bit Tonic is on the way very soon, and also alluded to being busy with "something". I hope it can be understood that a lot of work is being done behind the scenes, both by the developers and myself. A whole part of my role is figuring out how to mend the rift that has been caused by us leaving you all in the dark for too long - but that's not something I was ever going to be able to do immediately. It's going to take some time to build some trust back up and for us to set expectations that you'll have full faith in.
Now, even though I am going to be around now to communicate with you all frequently, there will still be some things I can't talk about. It's the same with most other studios. That said, it's also a part of my job to monitor what you are asking for, and how you feel about things. This isn't me saying "stop asking, we will talk when we talk", I'm trying to reassure you that we hear you, and we're working on sharing things with you as soon as we can.
Now, as for what I can talk about:
Developer Commentary Videos - Polishing up the first episode (there will be 6) as we speak. I am aiming to publish it on Youtube this week.
64-bit Tonic - So close to being ready. We've submitted a fix to an issue which put a bit of a blocker on things.
I can't comment on anything else just yet, but I can say I have my head absolutely buried in documents most days. My role extends beyond handling social media and forums. I'm doing a lot of planning, a lot of figuring out how best to present something to you and working on making sure our messaging is candid and honest. - I know it's the developers you wanna hear about, but let's just say without them "doing the things" I wouldn't be working on lots of "stuff."
I hope this post offers up some clarity/reassurance. Sorry that you've been feeling a bit neglected, I'm here to try to put that right.
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