Ah, I see. To be honest, I was almost sure that this was going to happen sooner or later, this was something that was going on ever since he came back to be honest, it was really more of a matter of when rather than if, there were many instances of him having issues with the way users provided feedback (vivster, NATO, bananaking21, Rol, me, Ganoncrotch, etc.). As for this site/community, I'm wondering why we even bother staying, why remain on a site where the owner does jackshit when there are other forums that have ones who actually do a ton? With Talon gone and updates being much slower again I'm mainly staying for nostalgic/sentimental reasons and also because I've put my entire game collection on here so it'd be a huge pain having to re-add it elsewhere.
However, while things may be bleak, maybe all hope isn't lost, it may be possible that he'd be willing to have a curator/filter or such in order to prevent something like this, in fact I believe that Versus, Ryuu and I were originally brought on-board to do that essentially (as back then he was getting overwhelmed with all of the conflicting feedback and requests and wanted something more cohesive/organized). I don't know if he'd be willing to talk to me, and to be honest I am not really in a position to become the curator myself, but maybe he would be convinced by the idea.
I cant speak for others, but the reason i stay here and participate in this forum is:
1)The numbers.Accurate or not, me likes it.
2)But most of all, the discussion.It dosent matter(that much) if the site dosent get game changing updates every year.As long as it functions, and as long as there are awesome users who i can discuss things with, I am more than satisfied.After all, thats the main function of a forum:The excitment of sharing the ideas and discussion with like minded people.people that share your hobby.
This is not meant as a critique, and Im sorry if it sounds a bit harsh, but if you come to a forum because you want new tools, to see it have a new logo every year, or to make friendships with 90% of the users and have that friendship last until the end of times, then you came to the wrong place.
My (locked) thread about how difficulty should be a decision for the developers, not the gamers.