For 3 years I've obsessively checked these forums. I have read every single post in every single thread. Primarily I wanted to make sure a balanced view was presented to the devs. I took a lot of opposing stances I didn't necessarily agree with when people seemed to be piling on in any given topic. I appreciate all of you. Over the years posters who I thought were needlessly negative all the time evolved into having incredibly reasonable and insightful posts. Some of the more positive posters made some of the most offensive and abysmal posts, and everyone argued a lot about everything and it was fantastic.
I appreciated the community, and the interactions I had with it. But I treated it like a job because of how important it was to me the devs be given good arguments to inspire them to make the right decisions for a game I positively loved. The new board is a publisher board rather than a developer board apparently. The focus seems it will be more on managing the community and less on influencing the devs. So I will be much less active there.
Devs: you screwed up on your switched focus to simplify the game. Taking so I many things off the stack has caused endless problems. Dumbing down the number one important feature that makes this a tcg is the worst. Put priority back on top of the priority list. Reinstate hold priority and properly support it in client. Make this game better than mtg again rather than a half measure, a stepping stone from hearthstone to hex to mtg. You had so many good ideas in the outset and clearly development constraints caused them to be pushed aside. Get your shit together and get these things resupported with the tech to make it manageable. Also, you gotta do something about in client chat. It can't support thousands of users. You all remember Barrens chat.