- Aug 5, 2016
I am not entirely sure it is the first time. Species packs almost always get mixed reviews because they suffer from the stigma of being essentially quick buck instalments. While that is exactly what they are, they do put new things in the game so I do not resent them as such. What is new in this case is that things are starting to come to ahead; a lot of people, myself included, who could support changes to the game on the grounds that "once we get a fix for X the game will be better than its ever been" can't make that argument anymore because in two years it hasn't happened. I still think if the game was properly fixed it would be pretty good, but rather then fix things as they emerged, problems have accumulated to the point there is just no avoiding them.
As to how Paradox will cope; it depends. They could easily just go on ignoring this, they could try to repair to a minimal degree that will at least restore playability enough to rig the next DLC to it (meaning keep it static) or they could make a more concentrated effort to repair the game. Personally, I don't think they can ignore it anymore, minimalist fixes might let them rig other DLC's but in order for the game to go on to 3.X, I do think it is in their interests to eventually fix it properly. My guess, is that they will ignore it for now, try to make minimal repairs for the remaining 2X content, and then either choose between making an effort or at least the appearance of an effort of major patching for 3.X or gradually discontinue development (perhaps for Stellaris 2, who knows).
Talking to us would be a start, but I can see why they'd be queasy about doing that if they have nothing to tell us.
For sure they can ignore the all thing, quarantine threads exist for a reason. Maybe somewhat justify like FTL changes or sector, but the one for performance is just a middle finger for players, pretexting the uncivilian behavior of a few to discard a legitimate criticism. Even if the topic is less taboo today.
I wouldn't be surprised if the current matter is treated the same way, but I hope to be wrong, sincerely.