What Obsidian Ants video gets right, and this community gets wrong

Before you even start reading this please consider your own stance on ED in this moment. Would you be content to see it crash and burn, get no more updates and eventually shut it's servers down in 2-3 years, or would you rather that the issues get fixed and development continues? I'm very serious about this, and while I have my own opinion I do understand both sides. It is very frustrating when you wait so long for something only for the devs to release something half-baked.

The reason I want you to answer this question for yourself before getting into my main argument is that if you are content to write the game off as a lost cause, then nothing I can say will sway you. This instead goes out to the people on this reddit who are very passionate about this game, and while very frustrated (to put it mildly) with FDev would like the game to improve and and strive to reach it's potential.

I'm writing this because of the absolute fury that has manifested here, on the official forums, steam and on almost every youtube video about ED since Odysseys launch. If you want the game to improve, then exaggerating the issues or doom-saying the games future is counter-productive. We all know that the current state of Odyssey is not ideal, there are several issues (my main gripe is the performance, though if I was an explorer the random POIs in the black would kill my immersion) but the game is not broken or dead.

The server issues have improved drastically the last week, the first week saw 3-4 hotfixes and the first patchlog was as long as my arm. Should this have been necessary? No. Of course not, but these things give me hope for the future of ED. What, however, gives me cause for concern is the reaction of the community, and the counter-productiveness of this was really clear when watching ObsidianAnts latest video and the comments about it.

In the video OA clearly lays out the issues, doesn't sugarcoat them but then gives constructive ways to move forward with clear examples. However, many in this community seems to not have gotten that point, instead focusing on the fact that an all-around positive guy as OA is now delivering criticism – which in turn feeds their feeling of righteous fury at FDev.

This is what we as a community need to work on. The Odyssey DLC is not the end of the world, and there have been several games just the last few years that have released in a much worse state. Instead of doom-posting we should be productive, report issues, give real feedback, post suggestions etc. That is, if we want the game to improve. If we just want to feel justified in our anger at FDev then we are certainly on the right path – but it will cost us the potential future of ED.

TL:DR – Doom-saying is helping nobody, even if it feels good. Be constructive.

Source: https://www.reddit.com/r/EliteDangerous/comments/npcz7y/what_obsidian_ants_video_gets_right_and_this/

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