After that, I will hopefully have the new version release out the next day on Tuesday, apologies for all the delays thus far.
On an off-topic note, do any of you really, really dislike "fanboys"? I am not referring to merely fans of a franchise, even hardcore fans... I am referring to the type of fans that militantly seek out and verbally attack all those that have any form of opposition against their beloved franchise. If you are still not exactly sure what I am referring to, here's a fictional example:
User 1 says: "This map looks very detailed, but it is too dark to see anything."
User 2 responds: "In other words, this map looks very detailed, but I am too stupid to adjust my monitor's brightness settings?"
Could you imagine if that is how I responded to criticism? Instead of acknowledging the fault, I would be deflecting the complaint and essentially blaming the victim. It is a very similar mentality to victim blaming in fact. You see these sort of responses all over Steam, it's like an infestation. Genuine users, often those playing Early Access games make critical statements offering suggestions for improvement. Most of the comments never even get responded to by the developers, but instead get consumed by an almost...viciously fanatical fan base - seemingly present for every... single product.
In some cases it is quite terrifying, if not traumatic. Threats of death, torture, claims of stupidity and "lacking the ability to appreciate the product just as much as me" often are thrown around by these fanatics. The only reason why I am sharing my views on this is because recently it has got on my nerves.
It's really bizarre, you know, I can read a critical piece on Halo, because hey, even though I really like Halo (at least the first three), I absolutely agree that it is not a perfect game - not on any stretch of my imagination. So, reading even a negative opinion on Halo does not bother me, but what does bother me is reading an extremely hostile response to that opinion - like one that outright blames the person for having a negative opinion in the first place.
Some of you probably know exactly what I am talking about and you have likely seen this kind of thing all over the place on the internet, not just on the Steam Community.
The thing that I always get confused by is that these people know that there will be those that will not like the same things they like. They know that the "Discussion" section is open to exactly that, discussion, which of course is going to include a lot of diverse opinions. It's like some of them maybe get confused and read the "Discussion" section as the "Worship" section or perhaps believe all discussions should be in fact forms of worship instead of a critical opinion.
The real bad thing about this is, some of these fanatics are the developers themselves. Although not always, there are occasionally extremely egotistical creator(s) that do in fact censor critical opinions because they either consider it "slander" or "irrelevant". Some of them do manage to take criticism, but only if the commentator manages to walk on a very thin layer of eggshells without making a sound.