the seems to be a lack of vision on what the players themselves can see, and i spent about an hour trying to define vision in this term. please keep in mind this is my opinion and i cannot speak for others
what i mean, is that we don’t see in your perspective, or at least i don’t. as in you ask for what we want in mobs, but we don’t see where the map is going, so we don’t know what new mobs to want in. I get it will have the general feel, but if there are biomes then we can have a wide variety of mobs, if there will be no radiation then mutants shouldn’t be in the game, etc. will there also be boats? other land across the water? etc. going back through the updates at www.playrust.com does not do alot as there is only 2 updates that show what you feel, and those are somewhat old.
this lack of vision adds to confusion, no one knows where the game is going and without one, the game will slowly start to fade as people start thinking the game is going nowhere, as has happened to Dota 2. when the updates from Icefrog started coming slowly, and the release did not come out for a while, people flocked to LoL as it was newer. this led to Dota losing the potential it had, instead of dota redefining the genre and gaming industry, it was LoL (its on average 40-80K viewer difference on twitch)
on the other hand, notch (minecraft) updated his twitter frequently about minecraft and what he thought was needed doing. players who knew the game always had the feel of where the game should go. what could be added to make it more adventurous, as it was all about adventure and surviving. there were no discussions about dinosaurs, robots, mutants, etc. because everyone knew it wasnt minecraft. rust is in the same way, going with pve or pvp instead of adventure and creative. it is not which way the game should go, as it will eventually be going both ways, but which way to go right now.
but we don’t know how much PvP oriented you want it to be vs PvE. adding more difficult mobs, mob AI would do PvE justice, While defenses would Do PvP justice, but we don’t know which way you want to head torwards first, so we cannot provide feedback on that. there are articles out there on google, but they are all outdated, and give a general feel, but not of the current status of the game. this is another problem, as your ideas change and what was your vision might not be your vision anymore.
this is why i believe you should have your own sticky thread, where you post, and only you, about the polls and how it influences you as it happens? writing things down kind of solidifies things and it would also make how you feel about the game and the new features that are added and what people want, or in general just rant about things and get your thoughts out to the public.