We're in the planning stages for a new Q&A process that will replace Ask the Devs, and while we're absolutely certain people will continue to be upset we didn't answer every question, we think it will overall be a far more successful approach.
That is nice to hear, but I am hoping you don't use the forum for that again.
The current way to ask questions is very flawed....the thread can only have so many posts, and many of the posts are spam (the same person asking the same question over and over), double posts because people were in such a hurry to get their question in that they didnt see it had been asked 5 times already, or completely off topic. In one of the ask the devs, someone had a completely empty post.
By the time those posts could be looked at by a moderator, the thread was already closed and no more questions could be asked, so alot of good questions couldn't even be posted because of people violating the forum rules.
If you guys continue to use the forum format, if you could please have moderators focus on those threads until they're locked it would prevent alot of the unnecessary posts clogging up the thread so other questions can be asked. Also, tell people in the first post not to ask questions that have already been asked and tell them to vote up the ones they like...in big bold font lol
My other concern, like others here, is that the devs are picking questions then not really answering them (for instance telling us you guys have plans to work on something in the future but don't give us any further info)...or grouping questions together so it seems like they're answering more, but they're ignoring half the ones they grouped up (like the bear tanking issue for instance). If the devs don't want to give us information about a topic because it's still "classified", they shouldn't pretend to answer the question. Give us info or don't choose that question at all, even if it's highly rated, just pick a different question you actually can answer.
Another frustration is the broad topics, with focused answers. For instance the Professions atd turned into being all about archaeology and the good questions about other professions were ignored. A little extra info about archaeology was great, but an entire atd about it when other professions (engineering, leatherworking, jc, etc) needed attention too was very frustrating.