Unfulfilled Promise - "Special Operations"

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In a 2017 PC Gamer Article Armağan Yavuz talks about different advantages to increasing relations with notables:
Getting to know an important NPC doesn’t just confer a recruitment bonus. Later in the game, your friends will offer extra services. “For example,” says Yavuz, “if you need to kidnap someone, that will be much easier if you have some friendly NPCs in the town. They open up opportunities for mischief.” The service is based on the type of NPC you befriend. “Merchant NPCs give you an advantage in trading. A gang leader can give you advantages in ‘special operations’,” Yavuz says.
I guess unused assassination animations are related to these "special operations". There is no kidnapping mechanic as well. It is also pretty ironic that Ali Erkin, managing director at the time, says "While we missed our 2016 target, we are confident we’ll be able to get the game out in some form this year.". Makes you wonder how much is compromised of the game's vision to make sure its early access release gets delayed "only" 4 years.
 
When people demand more communication, this is why companies very rarely do it anymore.

Because weirdos will take some random stuff you said SEVEN YEARS AGO!!! and hold it against you like you killed their dog or something.

So this is why companies learned to never talk to fans, or if they did, just say the most simple and non-committal platitudes possible.
 
Bannerlord is obviously unfinished as a product and as a game. TW know this ! (because they aren't stupid).

They just DON'T CARE.

TW have made their money now. Finishing their game is clearly not important to them.... in fact, it's more than that :

It NEVER WAS important to them!

Their actions (or lack of actions) show that they never actually cared about the game.

Bannerlord is just a 'cash cow' to them: something to be milked... and milked... until it's dry.
 
When people demand more communication, this is why companies very rarely do it anymore.

Because weirdos will take some random stuff you said SEVEN YEARS AGO!!! and hold it against you like you killed their dog or something.

So this is why companies learned to never talk to fans, or if they did, just say the most simple and non-committal platitudes possible.
If you say something is in the game to generate hype for your audience in order for them to buy the game, and then never speak of that feature again and never say it's been removed then you, as a company, are a **** company.

If you say there is a feature in the game, but later state it was removed, or will be removed for a legitimate reason, then you are not a **** company.

It's called communication.
 
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When people demand more communication, this is why companies very rarely do it anymore.

Because weirdos will take some random stuff you said SEVEN YEARS AGO!!! and hold it against you like you killed their dog or something.

So this is why companies learned to never talk to fans, or if they did, just say the most simple and non-committal platitudes possible.

Bootlicking response, bizarre
 
When people demand more communication, this is why companies very rarely do it anymore.

Because weirdos will take some random stuff you said SEVEN YEARS AGO!!! and hold it against you like you killed their dog or something.

So this is why companies learned to never talk to fans, or if they did, just say the most simple and non-committal platitudes possible.
The only reason companies do this is as an excuse to hide behind to remain blameless; much the same as it is to hide behind 'management/crunch' when in fact, a lot of times, it really is the developers that are the fault.

They can make whatever claims and promises they want to sell during EA; I can give them that - if I paid into it, that's on me.

But if something during the development cannot work or has to change, that should be communicated. As they did (after much pressing) about things like the 'build-a-town' aspect, change in graphic fidelity, or a bunch of other things they dropped because it was too complicated. That's part of the EA and the 'terms and conditions'.
It's not like I'm able to refund the EA game mid-way due to change in the development/direction of the game (this should be a thing to a degree).

Remaining silent after and pushing the incomplete official release, then continuing to remain silent with this bait&switch bs 'patch is coming but we can't share anything' is a bold-face lie.
 
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