Didn't realize it was naive of me to say that you guys have limited time and small team, and a bi-product of that was a lack of communication and what seems like, to players, a lack of faith with the community and that not all whiny responses would be sifted through to see the importance or credibility behind it. And if the changes are ill-received they would be reverted as they have in the past.
-tank guard changes
-White lion Guardian changes
-Original Dok/WP changes
-Original AM/Sham changes
Just to name a few. Also didn't realize it was naive to think the reason it wasn't being worked on (no shadowarrior changes last patch) was because people might have burned out or set it aside to gather more data on the fact...
You will get, "endless forum threads" because you fail to address to the people who play your game where you are going, what you are doing, and what you are thinking. If you don't feel like you owe or should give us any of that then I don't see how I'm being naive as that is literally keeping us in the dark. I think it is incredibly naive to think you will never have to under any circumstance revert changes and that any change made is incredibly correct and going according to plan and to not use the huge community of players who sink thousands of hours into this private server, but I don't know what you're thinking or planning. Maybe you wanted to see how morale drain worked on shadow warrior, saw it was too strong and nerfed. Maybe you wanted to see how extra proc damage worked, realize it was too strong and nerfed that. But alas how would I know, none of this information was conveyed. There is no reason to changes or information to back it up. Changes just happen and we as a community is left to interpret the why, with or without bias.
I.E. Shadow warrior was given these changes to be able to participate in content they was otherwise deemed unworthy to participate in being over shadowed (haha) by other strong range dps choices or specs.
Instead we got this,
You don't specify a class direction, a role you're working on for the shadow warrior, or an identity or specific spot he can fill. You don't even describe how these changes will help or where they were intended to improve shadow warrior, although you could leave that up to testing you still should explain where shadow warrior was under preforming (needed love) and where preformance (love) was given.
rSW was the spec that needed help but crosscut ended up getting a 3rd hit, a mSW ability. Changes like this leave us as a community wondering what the heck is going on with no answer to be found.
And maybe this is all out of your ability to do (since you are a small team) and if that's the case then my "naivety" is justified. And the final nail in the coffin is we aren't truly allowed to voice our opinion since it will result in exile, punishment, or some kind of other harm to our account or character well-being. I don't mind being called naive but I've been on this server since t1 and seen it all, my post wasn't meant to attack or offend it was to explain simple truths, those being:
You have a small team, changes don't come out as often as most would like, and little to no communication is given to the community about upcoming changes or change direction. An example is we've complained about forts and city content for a few weeks (maybe few months) now providing feedback and you tell us to, "make the most of it" I assume since resources and time are limited then subsequently hit us with sleeper Arena of Quaph and new weapon skins. This is fine because its your server and your direction to take but things just seem so one sided with any constructive or informative talk being met with responses or sarcasm akin to, "don't like it, leave."