I'm generally a soft-spoken person on this site. Every so often though, I find myself driven to write about something here. Whether it's game related or site related, it's generally quite varied. Whatever happens to strike a chord with me.
Tonight (not really finding sleep), I found myself moved to write about this: Site Wishlist items.
I don't pay much attention to the Site Wishlist forum to be honest. I pop in every so often. I apparently have 11 of my votes currently used. I haven't placed a vote in months until the last week or so to be honest. Over the times I do take a look, I see one common refrain when someone's idea is being shot down by others:
"There's no negative to the idea so why are you voting against it?"
I used to not mind it. It's not the worst question or idea I've heard in my life. That is however, until I began to give it the time it deserves. I use this site mainly to game. I track myself and have taken to trying to help fellow gamers. It's the whole reason I write solutions and walkthroughs and eventually decided to join the WT team here. My brother once asked about me doing game streaming since I enjoy the hobby so much. Thing is, I get more enjoyment writing ideas down, posting a solution here or there, and answering questions. I enjoy the events and competitions, and I try to participate in all of them (if possible). I've made friends here that I value and enjoy talking to, whether online or off.
Here's the thing, an idea I don't want to be implemented, while not "negative," will detract from time for other ideas. I look at the amount of time devoted to the multiple genres. That was months in the making. A couple of these non-negative ideas could have even further delayed this site improvement that I and many others cared about (and those others cared a ton more strongly than I did). The developers of this great site only have so much time to improve things and create the events, content, and contests we know and love.
So while I might vote against something (and honestly I don't find myself doing it much anyways), it's not that I hate your idea. It's just that I see something that I care about more in terms of the site and what it will add to this community.
On a more positive note - my streak legitimately hit the 1000 day mark last month! Funnily enough, that coincided with my birthday as well. Had a good laugh about the unlikely chance of that (seriously did not plan that). My pace has been a little slower (in terms of daily point/achievements gains) the last couple months (this weekend aside) and that's just all the time devoted to the never-ending Free-to-Play games (Clicker Heroes, Gems of War, and of course Lies of Astaroth - that WT is nearing completion. I promise
As always, I'd like to thank those who take the time to read and comment on this blog. It's been especially nice on some of my past posts to hear from people not currently on my friends list. Thank you again.
Posted by RadicalSniper99
on 26 June 17 at 06:05
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