7 Days Notice for Future Changes
The Splinterlands team would first like to sincerely apologize to the playerbase for the lack of sufficient notice given before the recently announced changes were implemented in the game. In retrospect, many of the changes were a knee-jerk reaction to some abuse of the system that we saw happening, and then other unrelated changes (like the balance update to Archmage Arius) were just bundled in.
We understand that many people have a lot invested into the game and that it's disconcerting if not scary to think that changes could happen at any time that could affect that investment. We clearly did not take that into account, and we appreciate the community letting us know about it.
Going forward we will ensure that, except in cases of true emergency, we will provide at least 7 days notice for any upcoming changes to any part of the game. This includes new features, changes to existing features, card balance updates, as well as anything else.
It has also become quite clear that had we bounced these ideas off of members of the community before announcing them we could have avoided a lot of this in the first place. Going forward we plan to be more open and communicative with the community and key stakeholders about issues we are seeing and various ideas we are considering to address them and/or improve the product.
The goal is that by the time something is officially announced everyone can be confident that it has been thoroughly thought through and vetted by a number of different community members from the various stakeholder groups and is generally agreed to be a positive overall change or addition.
We Want To Hear From You!
We also want to encourage the communication to go both ways. The player community has been an amazing source of ideas and feedback since the game first launched and we want to see that continue and grow as much as possible. We LOVE hearing from players, good or bad, as long as it's communicated constructively and respectfully.
So please reach out and let us know what ideas you have or what issues or obstacles to growth that you're seeing so that we can work together to take Splinterlands to the next level!