The problem I see is that I think most of us can agree that knowing what (little) has been announced for 1.3 it's hard for me to imagine how 1.3 can make this game fully better/more fun to the point where there will be universal praise and the subsequent continuation of work on it. So what are we supposed to do then, praise it just so we can hope for 1.4 and beyond?
And considering how few people are working on EWOM now.. how long will any of these changes come. I honestly think Brad et al are doing as little work as possible on EWOM now hoping that FE will so awesome as to allow people to forget about how sucky EWOM is and just move on to FE and it's subsequent iterations.
What I don't get, after Brad's repeated statements that he/SD doesn't need the money, is why they were so quick to rush into FE and almost completely abandone EWOM to the point it took so bloody long to get 1.2 done (and even so it's still flawed) and god only knows how long it'll be until 1.3 comes out even though they originally said it'd be very quickly after 1.2.
It's funny because I so bought into SD, that the openness and honestly, and subsequent failure to back any of it up as far as EWOM is concerned, makes it more difficult to swallow the disappointment than just getting the typical zero feedback from other companies. I've never been so saddened by a state of a game, and lack of delivered promises, as I was with EWOM and I think it's because I bought into Brad and SD being so seemingly (and historically) pro-customers. The thing I've avoided doing is literally compiling a list of what was said/promised (or heck, put on the BOX of the product) that was never actually delivered (on time or at all!).. I think I'd give up on SD if I did that.
But yet, here I am. Hoping and waiting for 1.3 to make things better. but yet, here I am hoping and waiting for FE. One thing you're good at SD/Brad is selling hope. Please don't let us down ....
And remember, sometimes saying less is better. Put your heads down, stop promising us shit you're not 100% sure you can deliver on, tell us only "it'll be done when it's done as quickly as we can" and deliver on it. That'll go incredibly far in restoring your image/name with the community that cares so much, especially those, like myself, who had little experience with you before EWOM.