During these recent days the devs received a boatload of backlash in regard to the botched Steam release, and rightfully so. Without a doubt they dropped the ball.
But since yesterday I think we can all agree that the game is in a playable state again (looking at you, error 401). Finally the countless hours of overtime and probably sleepless nights over there in Houston have payed off. Kudos to all the devs for their efforts.
The game is not fully enjoyable again, though.
The new hangar is still unintuitive and convoluted. The sound effects are still ill-adjusted or don't fit the respective action most of the time. Unfortunately the devs confirmed via Steam that both the new hangar and the new music/sound effects are here to stay. So all we can do at this point is wave our final Good Byes to the beloved old ones and let go.
It's a shame that the game gave such a poor first impression to new players and veterans alike. But hope is that the gameplay is convincing enough to make players forgive the hickups that plagued the game for the better part of this week. Fortunately the 'upgrade' didn't touch (or degraded for that matter) the core gameplay as this is without a doubt the strong suit of the game.
However there is no point in dwelling in the past so I think it's time we stop doing just that and move on with what we've got. That doesn't mean that we should stop giving our feedback or critisism, on the contrary, but please keep it constructive. As the former US-president Teddy Roosevelt once said: “Complaining about a problem without posing a solution is called whining.”
So here is a short list of things everyone needs to do now:
- If you don't like the new hangar: get over it.
- If you don't like the new music: turn it off.
- Don't focus on the things you don't like about the update.
- But most importantly: Don't forget to have fun because in spite of all the little bugs and setbacks it's still the game we all came to love and enjoy. Perhaps we just need to remember that.