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Lt. Commander
Join Date: Dec 2007
Posts: 120
# 5
01-06-2011, 11:53 AM
Originally Posted by Felderburg View Post
Actually, the Devs have stated that a very small percentage of subscribers visit the forums, and even smaller portion of that group actually post. The council was a way to try and reach out to people who did not come to the forums.

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on your point of view) the way it was presented was a PR blunder of enormous proportions, and the whole thing got canned.
Since any current subscriber can use the forums, no one can complain if they choose not to use the method of communication that Cryptic has provided for them. And regardless of the intent, the end result was that the people on the council would receive more direct attention from the Devs than another other random joe community member becauase they supposedly "represented" other people. Of course, there would have been no way to ensure that they werent simply representing what they wanted. IMO, all paying customers should have equal voice, and there shouldnt be some elite group of representitives that either receives more attention or has greater influence than any random poster on the forums.