Monday, July 11, 2011
A Message from Circe!
One of our favorite things about DF is the relationship between the designers and the players. There's a good rhythm there, a lot of back and forth that is so rewarding. The two most noticeable markers of that relationship are the discussion in the GD and the suggestions in DF Suggestions. As the game changes and as our responsibilities to it change, we've discovered that the old way of taking suggestions doesn't always work. We want there to be more feedback and more interaction, but we also want it built around discussion - around the exchange of ideas. This prompted us to come up with ways we could blend suggesting with discussing.
To that end, DF Suggestions will be eliminated by July 1st. Make sure you save all your work stored in that forum to your private computer!
On July 1st, DF Suggestions will disappear and special suggestions threads will appear in the DF GD! Members of the game and forum teams will be posting threads soliciting specific feedback from the players to improve or supplement the game. While this does mean that we're not allowing players to submit any suggestions they want anymore, it also means that we're going to utilize General Discussion forum to get player participation channeled in a way that makes it more meaningful to game design.
We appreciate your patience (and tolerance!) during this period of upheaval and look forward to seeing your ideas!!