There's something I need to know. I've been to several fan sites (and banned by all of them at this point), and every once in a while, there will be a thread that comes along asking what the community believes will make VMK better.
Almost 95% of those posts involve adding a new item or feature to VMK.
Yet on a daily basis--moreso during the summer season--the same group of users complain about lag and not being able to get into games because of server issues.
I don't understand something here. Wouldn't the logical answer on how to make VMK better in those threads be something like "Fix the servers" or the like? I mean, you can add all the new features you want, but that doesn't mean they are any fun if they cannot handle the server load. It just seems counter-productive to say that VMK would be better with this new feature while still dealing with the issues of lag and server overloads bringing down the site.
While I'm on the subject, why do very few people think that the level of communication between the staff, both internally and between them and us users, is unimportant unless you are reporting something? Reporting a problem to the staff is only half of the communication that should be going on. The newsletter doesn't so much give us updated news so much as it gives us a heads-up as to who won the last contest. Where's the news? Where's the update on the Dream Month items and explination as to why there is no Friday Pin set? Where is the previews and teasers of what will be coming for Halloween? It is like the staff doesn't want us to know anything until the last second. Wouldn't things in VMK be better if they told us things more often? Not everything, but the important things.
It doesn't make sense to me why most of the users think adding more stuff makes the game better when you have all this already being an underlying problem with VMK.