Disclaimer: before we start, I get it, silence helps avoid broken promises and disappointed customers. Can't get criticized for something you never teased or announced. I get that- felt like I should clarify that part before getting into the bulk of the thread. That's not what this thread is completely about though. Compared to last year, we have very little to look forward to. Last year we had the stats revamp hype, which was a pretty big update that could have gone a lot worse, so kudos to the team again for that- but it's not finished. The powers are closer then they ever have been, perhaps maybe a 20% difference in performance from worse power to best power, that's more balanced then they have ever been, but now we need to focus on balancing the playstyles performance with each other. Hybrid is underpeforming compared to PFtT (yes there's some competitive precision builds, but require a certain weapon and certain set up). Trolls could still use a few tweaks, PvP needs to be worked on, feels like every time one of these are bought up a piece of that dead horse falls off with each blow. In Feb, we received an announcement thread teasing how big 2018 would be. It got people excited and hyped up. Then we got the deluge and death of superman announcement. Which I guess is big news if you're a hardcore DC comics fan (which I totally get, I'm more of a Marvel person myself and I would screech like a little girl if a game came where we had to take on Thanos in the infinity gauntlet storyline, so geeking out over the DoS arc is totally understandable), but for the rest of us that enjoy playing the game more, there's nothing to look forward to. We don't know if more balance adjustments are being made, if the devs feel like they need to be made, if any cool features are being planned, we just dropped the ps3 and have had some awesome QoL changes so far, and again kudos for that, but it's nothing really game changing that would hype the community up. As stated in the disclaimer, I get the reasoning for silence, but you have to understand players feeling hyped is how you retain interest level. People want to look forward to stuff so they have a reason to remain subbed (well, me at least, I'm not claiming to speak for everyone, they can speak for themselves). If there's barely any dev interaction besides feedback threads, things start to look a little bleak and you get the doomsday posts from players where they scream the game might be shutting down soon, this and that, and honestly I don't blame them for having that perception. If you really enjoy the game, and want to see it thrive at it's fullest, being met with silence on requests and suggestions that aren't style related (Megzilla is awesome, be like Meg) is disheartening. I understand it's only April and we still have 8 months left to be surprised, but from what I'm seeing on the forums, patience is running thin around these parts. People are already upset Deluge is mostly revamped content from the starro event, then the death of superman being an event has players expectations set low by default, my league and many friends are barely logging in nowadays from boredom and ventured to other games and I'm sure i'm not the only one seeing that, you gotta give them something else to feel like logging in is worth the time. I enjoy playing DC. I enjoy the powerset I main with enough to continue playing, but I hate seeing the game evolve so slowly. So much that can be done and so many cool requests, it's sad that a lot of folks feel as if they aren't realistic enough to happen. I'm not asking for an announcement thread leaking every little detail of 2018's plans, but a little more dev and player interaction can lighten the atmosphere a little and make people feel like the guys behind the game itself are happy enough to see their customers excited. This thread will probably either get locked or deleted, since any thread asking about dev silence has been as of late, but I've been wanting to type this out for awhile, and hope it can at least get some thoughts churning, but for now all I can ask.......is that it??