I think we’ve had some unassailable reverence for FDev and their capabilities ever since this game came out. There is something undeniable about it, but sadly this has tricked us. If this was any other developer, and not the developer of elite dangerous, the game would’ve dropped off everyone’s playlists years ago and thrown into the pile of c-tier gunk that no one plays. But instead, we’ve all continued to hold a candle for FDev, for some reason confident that they’ll make the game we all want.
They haven’t. And they won’t. This expansion makes it clear that they are really not good at video games. Really not good at all. The fact that they haven’t addressed anything wrong with the base game for years should say enough. I don’t think it’s that they don’t care, or are too busy to focus on these core problems. I think it’s actually that they just aren’t good or competent enough to focus on them or fix them to any degree. Who knows wether that’s due to mismanagement or lack of person-power or lack of simple capability. But it doesn’t matter.
If anyone actually wants anything fixed, wants to keep holding out hope that they’ll be the company we think they are, they should send a clear message to them by uninstalling and letting them know why.