Dear Trever and Team,
I did dive a bit deeper in the history of your company and have to say I am impressed, not just about what you did but when and why. I also had to read that you felt burnt out and exhausted and overwhelmed by the things to come and here we, as an audience, have a duty to say something.
I want to tell you that if there is no additional update anymore, MT2 is still a great game and a work of art that is able to stand tall. The work you already did is great and something you should be very proud of.
I want to thank you for that.
Don’t get me wrong, I will not say that you reached the end of the journey, I think its far from that, but I don’t see it as things that are missing, I see potential that can be added and will elevate this game. Based on the Boxleiter number I would estimate that you sold about 120 000 copies and the reviews are very positive. All this creates not just joy but pressure, especially pressure to deliver and this very pressure can be paralyzing, especially if one beliefs that he has to deliver something or otherwise would be considered a fraud or worse.
Please let me ensure you that I would not see it that way and I think most of us wont. We did buy an early access title and yes: as such we hope for things to come but I would not have paid the price if that what is already there would not be at least “good enough” to justify the price. I expect 3 hours of joy for every 10 bucks I spend. MT2 delivered more than that already. Way more. You deserve my money with the work you already did.
I look very much forward to what might come, but I think that if you try to force things out of pressure, it wont be the marvel that the game is now. It would just be a product.
Please don’t fall down the trap of deadlines and milestones and all the other crap that we all know just produces friction and please don’t understand all the ideas we put in the forum as requests we expect you to deliver, but more as things that even increases the attractiveness of this wonderful little game of yours and with even more features, even more people will spend money on the product, once they think its worth what you ask.
I think a lot in the community will agree and let me end with wishing you all the best, many great ideas and the energy to make them real and most of all: the knowledge that you are where you are because you did what you did and not because you earned something that you haven’t fulfilled.
And let me end on the note that I hope all of what I said does not even matter because the feelings you described some month ago are already a thing of the past.
However it is, I wish you all the best!