People are bored and frustrated because they have nothing to look forward to. That's a bad time for Relic to do a "for fun" stream with no real content to deliver. Give people a carrot on the end of the stick, some kind of event or release on the horizon, and suddenly the whole mood of the community changes drastically.
For a company that sticks so tightly to their NDA and makes such great precautions about never saying anything that they can't deliver, announcing a partnership with ESL last summer and then not delivering anything at all for 6 months is a total buzzkill. They have us trained to believe that if they actually say something, it's going to happen! In the case of ESL it would have been better if they had stuck to their plan of utter secrecy and had not said anything at all. Maybe we would have had another season of SNF in the books by now. Maybe players & community organizers that are interested in competition would have something to practice toward & work on and wouldn't be quitting left and right.
What people man? The ones who are moaning day in and day out on this site? Its the same people every time my god have a look at the thread posters, same people day in day out with the same theme, doom and gloom, 'Game 100% Broken''Axis OP', 'Relic Sucks' yada yada yada.
Personally, I have never once encountered any of these individuals in game which leads me to believe that they either dont actually play it, or that they did once, didnt get on fantastic in MP and now prefer ranting here more than the actually game. Makes em feel big or something I dont get it myself?
I would like to think that the majority of the community didnt actually care about the way the stream was handled, it was a stream, they said prior to it on their twitter feed that it was going to be a bit of light MP fun, thats all.
And those players that you say have quit, doesn't seem to be affecting the game I play, although it would be great to have them back , who really cares? they left its their choice to do so, bye bye....
All I say is enough of the negativity, get on and play the game, their is no doubt that it is fun, if you dont think so then dont play it?