In regards to players spamming buddy key invites, we will most likely clean those up and add a forum policy if it gets out of hand. Currently there is a possibility that it will go away on it's own, so I'll hope for that for now. If we still see "offering EC for referrals!" after the weekend then we'll most likely need to get a bit stricter about it.
How about sending these posts off to their own "way at the bottom of the forum list" ghetto instead of posts about gameplay and game design and other decisions?
I'd much rather see 10 threads of people trying to convince other folks to subscribe to the game than the usual 20 threads moaning and complaining about how horrible it is.
The latter is what will 'destroy the game'.
Agreed. And they think they are trying to help when they are really hurting the game in the end. Sad thing is some of their ideas for change are not bad. Just that they are always coated with a sick layer of jaded disdain, negativity and cynicism. If they truly loved the game then try to positively and constructively help things to change. If they are so disgusted, then move on. There are other games to play. This game is not the end all of games, or the last chance for fun.