Then allow me to brighten your day by leaving. I'm done with these forums, they've become utterly useless.
Well..... /hug anyway
I really wish you understood the intended use of the forums. It is simply to have a place for players to provide feedback and a place for them to discuss the game with each other. The forums, like any forums, are not and were never intended to be your personal Q & A playground with the developers. They're busy, they cannot read the forums all the time. The blues that do read the forums pass the necessary information on to the devs. The blues can choose whether or not to respond to a particular thread, they can choose to lock it, or delete it. They are forum moderators if you will...they are NOT developers. They are in charge of completely different aspects of the game than you want them to be...but there is nothing they can do about that.
For some reason players think the forums are supposed to be this Shrine where we tell the devs what to do and they do it. It doesn't work like that. The newer complaints cannot and will not be addressed immediately, no matter how much you want or even expect it.
This thread, as silly as it might be, still provides useful feedback to the developers. It shows we are having fun with the game. It shows that some of us particularly appreciate the new critters they have given us for taming. The whole reason I'm upset I accidentally killed that Clefthoof is because it's a tameable companion pet....and also....a baby Clefthoof...who doesn't love a baby Clefthoof? I'm not literally crying tears of real sadness, but it was kinda upsetting to accidentally kill something I would have actually liked to have caught. What if it was a rare pet? I'll never know. Now the devs know, it actually affects me as a player when something happens to these little animals they put in the game.
It lets them know I care, not about the Clefthoof in particular....but rather about the GAME as a whole.
The fact that people come here and have fun in this thread is a sign that they are enjoying the game. As useless as that might be to YOU, it is actually somewhat useful to them. Not to mention a good way for fellow players to enjoy themselves in a game related atmosphere.
If you step back from your narrow minded view for just a moment you'd see how USEFUL and even NECESSARY these silly threads are for the forums. That is why they are allowed to continue existing.