My point is this. Collectely getting feedback from the community is why a forum exists. This tool and in game communication should be the primary method to help improve the game and provide feedback. Narrowing this down to a few players will get their feedback and experience which may or may not actively represent the player base. If 3/4 members agree that Haus is over powered and you change the dragon, what happens if the community is not happy with this change?
When we introduced the Atlas group this worked really well as an avenue to provide feedback and changes made by listening to the majority of the player base I think @PGDave listens and responds to feedback daily in almost all the Atlas threads inviting discussion before a change is made.
Creating a group and inviting players to talk and decide changes for a game doesn’t feel right without the community feedback. I would have expected that someone from each of the tiers and where knowledge resides within different aspects of the game. While people do have alts would be nice to get daily continual feedback from these players in each category. As we do not know the members this is hard to judge, but hearing @Warlord and @TheRedDelilah are in the group is promising.
Thoughts I’m having are:
1)What is a change is made by the group and the community is not happy, then what?
2) How are the discussions going to be shared with the whole community, noting the issues discussed and potential actions. Wouldn’t it be better to give full community feedback on any potential game breaking changes before release once narrowed by this group?
3) Can the conversation be streamed so that others can jump in to provide feedback?
4) I personally feel everyone in the group should be noted as a point of contact to raise issues to have them fed back to. Not sure I agree with a secret group that is discussing changes yet we cant have a contact to raise our suggestions to so they can be discussed.
I still personally feel a specific forum for this topic should be raised. It could be read only for the rest of us but it will allow us to see what is being discussed and the potential changes being made.
My 2 Cents,