since the last couple of years brought no news but vapourware advertisments, the development of this community is turning into a bad direction, but sadly the devs are obviously not doing anything against it.
most of the new treads and communications are questions of "when will it be done?" "where is more content?" or "is it dead, yet?"
so it seems that the devs do not even care anymore and even negative comments are not changing that attitude one bit. they have pulled themself out of the trouble by simply refusing to say anything at all.
so it is true that negative advertising is also just advertising and as long as people come to this board ant talk about the future of lfs there will be some kind of buzz for the game that keeps it from dying completely.
it is obvious that the devs do not care about only having a few paying customers - if they wanted big success they would have changed their business modell years ago.
so what should we as a community do? beg for more content and features again and again? be satisfied with what we got and also don´t care? or shall we do another "new features" petition or another "longest waiting or a patch tread", again?
all that would not change a thing - the only move that would truly alter the state of lfs is if nobody would play it and nobody would comment here.
because if the players leave THEN the game WILL be dead!
then the devs can say to themself:
"oh, see there are no players anymore so we can finally end the development..."
or they hopefully say:
"oh, shit where are all our paying customers gone and where are all the good friends from our great evolving community of equal racing lovers all around the world? it used to be so much fun to race against all those nice people from all over the world. and even if there were bugs in our game and some things were not real enough, with the active part taking of our truly car enthusiastic racers we will develop the best driving simulator of all times!!!"
why on earth are they not even considering doing a small patch with something little in it to show us that they still care? if you followed the discussions then it should be more than obvious that we all LIKE to have great and real new physics, but it is not MORE important than having fun racing and having some intresting new content! even if this new content is not perfect! what about a lx8 challenge? if this car is so undriveable as they said, then it would be the ideal candidate for a narrow cone packed driving skill challenge, where not the one with he most heavy foot will win, but the guy with the most sensitive throttle control!
"dear devs, we fully understand and support your aim to develop the most realistic and greatest driving simulator of all times, but we would not mind if you release something that is not prefect in the meantime! that way we have something new to be happy about and gap the hole to the next big stage in the ongoing development of our most favourite racing game of all times!"
if the devs do not want to communicate or actively develop this game than we players can only vote with our feet and go play elsewhere...