Okay, so this is just going to be a bit of a mini-rant (hopefully). I just wanted to get most of this off my chest and not argue with people on other social media like Facebook about all of this. So, as the title suggests some of us might be aware that there are those who don't monitor the development status of CoT as close as us forumites, but this is perhaps my main problem with the public. There is perhaps SO much skepticism towards CoT's release that it's almost saddening. Over the past few years I've become emotionally invested in this game and hope to see it do very well given the lack of superheroes games as far the MMO market is concerned. To see people call City of Titans, “vaporware” or see comments like “This game is never going to release, it should've come out three years ago.” is just completely annoying. To address the latter statement about CoT releasing three years ago (2015-ish), I feel as though that would've been a very speedy development for an MMO that only acquired the software funds needed to create the game only two years prior to that point (2013). The comments then would've been “The game looks like shit.” or “This looks sooo bland and cheap.”. There's also the fact that MWM switched engines twice I believe, so depending on how much managed to get worked on with either engines before finally making the transition to Unreal Engine 4 is debatable but can be safely assumed that it may have set them back a bit to even make a 2015 release date even remotely possible.
Comments such as these are really unfair and are coming from a completely ignorant point of view. To see comments under even the latest update on the game that say: “I've given up on this game, it has been nearly half a decade and there's still no game. I hope they enjoyed the pizza my money went to.” < (This by the way was an actual comment I came across on Facebook, I believe). However, I will admit that from an outsiders' perspective I could see why they would think this. I've seen it discussed on here that there needs to be a 'Gallery' tab added to the top of the web page because clicking through each individual update to find something shiny and new does get really repetitive. It also doesn't help that small teases and bits of information are scarcely spread out between forum threads that can go on for five or six pages with about a hundred posts on each individual page. There's plenty more that I could go on about but I think that's going to be about it.
TL;DR: I don't like seeing people lose faith in this game, but I can understand their reasons for why.
P.S. If any discussions are generated from this, please try to keep it PG. I've seen some threads get locked down because very heated debates.
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