To start please lets keep the constructive and positive. Lets not focus on what may or may not be wrong but brainstorm ideas that may help the Devs and player base reach that glorious middle ground
I hope this helps as a word of warning. I was a closed alpha tester with world of tanks (in fact my team won the first Ural steel tournament for north America) And as someone stated in another post I only played the last year or two out of a sense of "I've spent this much time and money it would be a waste to quit." That was a mistake looking back it only made me angrier and more disappointment in the end I just stopped playing. Why because the Devs stopped listening and started skinning World of tanks into an air and sea game and at that point you can see their other games suffer. I refused to buy Master of Orion because of world of tanks and looking back I was right. The game wasn't even out of beta and they started selling DLC if the game is not complete it's not DLC it's basic game components.
Now on the other had I have Star Citizen I have spent close to the same amount and this game isn't all that playable. That game has pulled in stupid amounts of money why because the players feel invested like part of the process. Still you'll see whiners but over all the constant flood of information given to players keeps us busy so we don't have the time to stare at forums and think about what makes us mad. If I'm frustrated with the current state of the game I can go look at all sorts of concept work, Dev streams, Schedule-report, or a number of other things.
I'm not trying to tell you to change what you have throw it out or keep it. I want to give you money to play your game but I don't want to feel like I'm forced to in a free to play game. Every game is different and every group of players will be the same way so what works in game A might be the worst idea for game B. How ever I am a grown up and I do not expect Free so do not mistake this as I don't want to pay as one person suggested. But I do expect to get what I pay for.
Last thing is the only suggestion I can think of we want more communication with Dev's and they really don't feel like dealing with the jerks out here. I get it how about a subscription plan just give those players who want to be more vested in the game pay for our own sub forum with more direct access to the Dev team? No advantage in game you earn more money and we feel like we are getting something for said money. There are almost limitless ways we as a community can support a game we like we just need to brainstorm more and stop rehashing the same things over and over.
I know I was all over but I just want to get us talking in a constructive way so we can work through a lot of this negativity.
Sgt. Ret Tim