angry enough to get a thread-lock (NO, I won't link to it) after only two posts.
Fair 'nough, I've been than angry about that same subject, and the same topic of said subject, for months.
NOW I'm going to make the counter-argurment.
New Executive Producer.
anyone who's been a production lead, or foreman on a worksite, can tell you that if the boss decides you're wrong, you're going to bite down and accept being wrong, or you're going to find another job.
since D'Angelo was removed as EP, we've seen positive motion from the developers in addressing balancing and game-breaking bugs introduced during his tour.
I'm suspecting the only reason our sole option for a command level ship isn't the Samsar, is because the new EP made a call and made it stick.
This has positive implications for the future-not just of the game, but of the "Minorities" in STO, including the PvP and KDF playerbases.
(whether you like or not, those two are deeply linked in the history of this game, and their fortunes have tended to follow the same trend-lines.)
I'm not saying it's all rare roast targ and bloodwine, but the possibility is there that we've finally got someone who can tell certain single-faction staffers with big mouths "NO, You'll do it THIS way." and make it stick.
and that someone has a decent track record of listening.
If I didn't think this, if I didnt' have this bit of optimism, I wouldn't have begun trying to organize a fan-driven event for the KDF playerbase, and I wouldn't still be trying to organize it, (See the link in the sig).
The positive motivation for working on The Festival of Blood and Fire, is to vitalize the KDF community after more than a year of passive-aggressive neglect and open hostility, slanted mechanics, and an almost sub-audible humm of "Dump your character and play fed".
Which...has, for the moment, at least, maybe stopped.
The Negative motivator is simply this;
Showing the people at Cryptic that we're still here, still strong, maybe stronger than ever, and that we're not going anywhere.
That we're not giving up on the game, not going to be run out or run off, not going to meekly accept being binned off or tossed out.
If you love playing KDF, or loved it, at least, if you want the game to be better, if you want to regain the ground we lost in the D'Angelo period when Gecko ran loose and unchecked...
If you're angry, or if you're bored, if you're new, or old, faithful or cynical...
Hell, the root of why I even started this was anger. Anger put to positive action is defined as Passion.
show your passion, show your anger, show up, show them you're not defeated, that you can not BE defeated-only destroyed.
Make our enemies at Cryptic Stuidios know, they have not defeated us, they will not defeat us.
we're not giving up on this game, and maybe the ones on the fence, maybe even the guys like the new EP, will see that we're a worthwhile market to court, that they gain more working WITH us, than against us.