1st Reverse Engineer Battalion
- Nov 10, 2016
This is you just a few months ago, when there hadn't been dev diaries (while stuff was in progress):First of all the purpose of dev diaries is to show off in progress stuff
To my understanding, stuff that is being presented in a dev diary is done -- to the extent that a piece of software can be called "done". Of course there can always be changes after the fact but the principal development is completed. Dev diaries never say something like "I'm currently reading up on topic X" or "we'll have to decide between monarch Y and Z, what do you think?" or the "naval part of the tree does not exist yet, but here is our draft of the political part, based on these sources". On the contrary, they are written in a matter-of-fact tone (e.g. "those who wish to see the return of Wincenty Witos will be able to bring him back to leadership via event") and there will be mentions like "these numbers are still subject to change" -- which implies that by default things are *not* subject to change.Usually we don't really talk about stuff until its mostly done, or at least done to a level where we know we don't have to toss it or the like because its not fun
What makes you think that? The Poland nuke thing is a storm in a teacup of course, but a marketing person would have known that you don't dedicate the last paragraph of a text to the thing you *don't* want the readers to think/talk about.The devs take time away from critical work to talk to you guys and we we do that because we are gamers too and know that nobody likes talking to marketing drones
I'm clearly not the core audience but after I've read a dev diary, I feel like "phew, I just read an advertorial for a product I'm not going to buy" instead of "I now know what this developer is up to or is excited about". Which is fair; no company would leave the opportunity of 100K page impressions weekly on the table. But in my opinion your "dev" diaries are more about marketing than development related. So I don't consider the idea of them being instead written by a marketing "drone" outlandish at all.