Dain Ironfoot said:
the threads are dead b/c of naysaying crap like this.
i know many, many ppl who don't visit the FFG forums anymore b/c of the crap spewed here. the negativity of these boards is (or at least was) rampant. it certainly drives me away for months at a time, always hoping when i return that it'll be different. it never is.
1) it is one of their best selling games as has been reported many different places, not the least of all GenCon
2) this game is playtested. i know some of the playtesters. is it playtested enough? perhaps not. but you must remember FFG is a company of around 100 people, including IT, marketing, and all sorts of other non-game design personnel. it's not a huge company by any means - and they certainly don't all work for LOTR.
you can find lively, vibrant, positive discussion about this game in other locations. the FFG boards are not that.
it's full of people bitching about anything that comes out (what?!? a deck article! screw that!) instead of appreciating the work that is getting put into a game you all supposedly support/love. and good lord - people are seriously claming nothing has come out for the game? we've had 9 quests since August, plus 3 nightmare decks (if you were able to score those from your local gamestore). That's 12 new quests since August, 13 if you count Laketown. Some folks really need some perspective. That is more player cards and quests than we'd ever get out of a full 6 month cycle!
the designers work long hours, for what i hear is little pay and even less recognition.
delays happen. most of us have no inside information as to why. so it's pointless to speculate and (incorrectly) claim that FFG doesn't care about the game, doesn't playtest, etc. it's simply insulting to those who work so hard to deliver a good game.
Ok, this is bit too much.
I know you probably do more for LotRLCG community than me, and from what I can tell, there may have been a time when people were just trolling and hurting each other's feeling.
However, I felt like I needed to reply to this, because I feel like I would also be included in your category of rampant negativity of the boards that drived people away.
Everyone who says anything bad about the game should shut up because it drives people away?
What is wrong with 'bitching' about things that come out when they are less than what you expected?
'FFG is small company, designers work many hours'….. well that's not exactly consumer's fault now is it?
I don't know anything about how company works, but they have money to buy license to create SW and LOTR and GoT and Cthulu products, that sounds like big enough company to hire some more people if needed.
This thread wasn't that negative, it was merely people wondering why there is delay in LotRLCG but not in any other LCG products. There was no trolling involved.
The thread about articles pointed out it is perhaps better if FFG used only 1 core set in their decks as not all of us have multiple Core Set, and it was also pointing out a simple mistake they made about Elrond's Council, which could've been fixed if they proof read it bit more.
As you pointed out 1) This is one of their top sellers, 2) FFG doesn't spend enough resources to play test the game enough.
Maybe if we 'bitched' enough, upper management will higher more people to take care of this product better.
As far as I can tell, FFG is NOT team of dedicated fans making LOTR products for free, they are huge company that makes many frenchise, and why shouldn't we (fans of LOTRLCG) be entitled to feedback?