And thus does it go. We voice speculations, complaints, demands, questions, seeking any bit of information, and FFG is silent. The worst part of it is that we don't know why. Does the company know of this shrine of anticipation? Has any employee ever looked at these forums, or read these posts, or thought of communicating, even a word? Was it a conscious decision not to inform us? Did they merely not consider it a priority? Did no one have the time to put together a preview? Would it set a bad precedent to speak directly to the players, to gift them with a few words? It must be one of these, or some other permutation. One of these must be true, must be known to some, but for us, there is nothing, just an absence, a waiting for something, anything, a hope that the next news item on the main page will have the new logo. It is strange how connected everyone on the internet is, and yet how such a void can form and take on character.
And what will it be when the first preview comes out? What will come of this waiting when the game finally arrives? Will we forget? Surely, these threads must fade into the morass of abandoned topics, to be replaced with new excitements and reviews and questions. Will everything join them there? Will all the time spent waiting, and thinking, and begging, and hoping, fade as well? Will these words I send out into the void be just a memory, or not even that? Will it all be subsumed? Is waiting-for-Descent no more than an aspect of Descent? If the game never comes out, if FFG shuts its doors first, if the sky rains down fire and obliterates all that we know, will the time spent on this forum mean anything? Can this soon-to-be relic of our hope really be said to exist? I have no idea.
...It would appear that I have too much time on my hands.
Godspeed, Descent previews.