Just to be clear we are very happy with the performance of CoH 2 so far. It's tracking very well against the sales of our other games, including DoW II and the original CoH. Some of that's made the news: http://ca.ign.com/articles/2013/07/31/sega-financials-rise-on-positive-company-of-heroes-2-sales
We have a long term plan to support the game and will continue to roll out new features. For example today we're adding map veto. We have an aggressive support plan in place that will see new content dropping regularly, much of it for free. We are in an exceptionally good place with a publisher who understands both what we want to do and the PC gaming market.
People will come and go as the game grows and changes. A lot of people just buy games for the single player experience, and after a few months will have finished up the campaign and other missions only to return when more of that stuff comes is released. Others, like most of you, only really play for multiplayer and so will stay on constantly as long as you're having fun.
Whether or not you're having fun is up to you, and we're eager for all the feedback we can get about why you may or may not be having fun. That helps us improve the game and we definitely appreciate it.
But the rumors of CoH 2's death are greatly exaggerated.
As for leaderboards we're very thankful for the hard work that COH2.ORG put into the ladders here. We will have Steam Leaderboards, which are being built by a third party who has been much slower than they should be.
If you think about who might be the non-Relic company responsible for Steam Leaderboards you may guess who it is. For whatever reason they promised us Leaderboards at launch and have so far failed to provide them.
We're sorry about that, and for now it's beyond our control. However it did prompt us to work with COH2.ORG to provide something in the meantime and I think these ones are probably cooler.
The problem in Coh2 isn't really the quality but the lack of features. I can't even comprehend how much work it takes to work on and release a game like CoH2 as it's definitely more than I can imagine.
People will always find something to bitch about, that's just how things are I'm sure you guys know that but in many peoples eyes CoH2 was released as an incomplete game; the whole multiplayer side of CoH2 feels very inferior to the singleplayer portion.
I think a lot of the negative feedback has to do with people feeling you guys just haven't fully achieved their expectations they've built up from CoH. I think it's great that CoH2 stayed true to it's roots in the gameplay department where it's pretty solid but once again everything but the core game feels either uninspiring (bulletins) and rushed (experience system) or non-existant (in game ladders, chat lobbies, clan support). I'll have to add that CoH2 is one of the buggiest games I've played since probably Elder scrolls 4 Oblivion, I lost count how many times my game crashed on startup due to apparently having something to do with my replays folder.
It's great you guys are working on some of the multiplayer features that are missing from the game but I feel some of the ones I mentioned are pretty essential for a successful game. While I understand you guys are a business and working for free on new features is counterproductive there just simply needs to be more content added to really make this game feel whole.