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My motivation here is to get a discussion going and not just fill the responses with troll posts. Now this is another "where did everything go wrong" post so bear with me while I explain my point. I assume a lot of you are like me and have fond memories of games that have come and gone and most new game just don’t live up to our expectations. I think these expectations are completely community and media created. Our involvement with a game is much earlier than it has ever been, even influencing some of the design aspects. I would argue that this lessens the excitement of the game when you already know the world since you helped shape it. Developers rely too much on what the community wants then coming up with something new and exciting. Now I’m not saying to block out your community completely but take their suggestion with a grain of salt. Make the game you want to make developers, and if you show your passion players will want to play that game.