@rhrmn the op wasn’t complaining about there being no new information, just there being nothing new going on here on these forums.
I think the sense of frustration stems from people registering as insiders and coming to these forums expecting to be involved in some way and there being nothing following it up. This isn’t an unreasonable expectation given how the insider programme was ‘sold’.
I suggested weeks/months back that it wouldnt be unreasonable to share a new screenshot with the community here from time to time. I also suggested that forum members like Northpole could be elevated to community moderator and be given a few minutes access to a developer a week to ask questions and then relay to the community here. The second has happened with yourself being promoted (much deserved) but you are collating information released elsewhere not providing ‘insider information’. Why don’t they say ‘look we have a dedicated community member here, let him answer a few questions from the community on these forums without risk of breaking the NDA’?
Instead, we have content being generated for the community that is fairly irrelevant such as:-
Mixer streams of people playing AOK (who cares we are here for the DE).
Articles on how the pyramids were built etc (who cares we are here for the DE)
(who cares we are here for the DE)
Even the most basic questions such as ‘Has the Upatch been strictly adopted or are there any variations?’ have not been answered and there’s limited evidence to suggest that anyone from the development side is actively taking note of anything that is said here.
Basically, it looks like the team need to take a leaf out of Eugen Systems book, a much smaller team but much more engagement with the community on their official forums (have a look). Eugen with their Wargame series scratched my RTS ‘itch’ in the years where RTS releases were thin on the ground
I have confidence in the team to deliver a polished game, but I can also understand the frustration in the OP.
@ScaryBoot I live pretty close to you in Colchester, small world! How long have you been playing, did you have any zone nicks? I actually flew over to Germany to find out new information see my post