Posts like this are really code for something else: “The devs won’t make the changes I want them to make. I’m right, they’re wrong, and the fact that they aren’t talking tells me that they are ignoring the truth. This is why the game is dying.”
But moving onwardly.
I don’t think it’s out of the realm of possibility that the devs can’t post here without checking with some lead first. Any post that does have that blue text is going to draw ALL attention to the thread. You’ll get people who copy the post so we can rate it (back when we could up/downvote), you’ll get people who thank the dev, and people attacking them. You’ll also get people quoting and getting less than polite about how that topic got attention but not the OTHER topic. It’s a nightmare.
Devs talking can really make or break the public image of a company. Look at the backlash against Blizzard for the comments the devs made regarding Diablo Immortal onstage. More recently, look at the response to the translated post from the dev attached to Metro Exodus… So I’m sure ANY developer is going to think VERY carefully about what they should say and whether it NEEDS to be said.
What makes it worse is the fact that the team is still sorting out what they’re going to be doing for their ‘slower cadence’ of releases around the game, how best to allocate their resources, and so on. They have enough to figure out that they don’t need a furor over a blue post on the forums because they didn’t think before they spoke. This is also compounded by the fact that we’ve heard the rumors that Activision is gonna start laying people off, so I think there might be more pressing concerns about whether they should be updating their resume in the near future…
The forums are a good way to see what people are thinking. However, these are opinions, based on personal preferences and understanding. It’s entirely possible that there are factors and facts outside your understanding.