This is from a user on Reddit in regards to open dialogue between the Destiny community and the developers for the Destiny game. "This just makes me wish there was a genuinely open and evenly-constituted forum where players and Devs could chat without either side getting annoyed with the other and speaking truthfully about what's going on. For the community's part, they get that here. If someone genuinely believes something, they post it, and the 'community ethics', such as they are, behove them to adequately substantiate it with proof. What is absent are the genuine responses from the Devs. We occasionally get a tweet from Deej or Cozmo, but that is in a vacuum, not as part of a dialogue with shared input and supported continued communication. I can't help thinking that if there was such a place where Bungie and the community could talk equally and rationally without having to use PR-speak (that's you, Bungie) or flaming salt diatribes (that's you, Community) we could get to the bottom of most of these issues. Yes, it would require Bungie to admit sometimes that they know there is a problem but they don't have the resources, or the will or the interest to change them as they don't make the game unplayable. Yes, it would sometimes require the community to filter out the more extreme and unrepresentative views about the wider aspcets of the game from that discusion group, but, like any democractic representation, anyone would have the chance to input, and it would be a matter of the degree of public backing as to whether any particular issue was pushed forward or not. Of course, it won't stop us being annoyed sometimes at Bungie's response, but it would give a discussion place for us to find out exactly what "working as intended" really means, and why they have organized the game in this way."
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There was a time when things could have happened: Three years ago. Unfortunately, three years of bitterness and disappointment has removed any good will and good faith this community might have had to extend. Their last chance was with the launch of this game and Bungie blew it spectacularly. At this point, Bungie would have to suck it up and accept that any comment they make will be met with large amounts of scorn but do the back and forth anyway. Even if that means picking specific comments at first to respond to, or doing a live stream and not shying away from answering the questions honestly with actual answers. Bungie needs to make the first and largest steps to mending.
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