So I have been keeping up with the forum, reading reviews, checking steam reviews, just kinda paying attention. I have not played too much lately (but I have nearly 180 hours if I recall correctly logged in this game) I have played about 30-40 days on the 1.0 or newer, and it was cleaned up a bit and the ui is nice. But that's not what this post is about, this post is basically for Gaslamp employees, Nicholas dbaum and all the guys who build the game who are not involved with the forum. What I have noticed, people are playing the game. The reviews have not been great, but if you look at steam they all seem to have 15-20 hours bare minimum before deciding they wanna leave a negative. People are fighting the somewhat buggy nature of the game to play it, and are just running out of content. More content would extend the game play, and the bugs will get fixed, and are not that bad. Given, games are so well polished these days when you go buy console games from major companies that you are kind of put on that standard. I know that implementing new things creates new bugs yada yada. The game is close fellas, I felt like it was premature to release it, I don't work with yall I don't know motives I do not know what goes into making a game I don't even want to pretend I do. I know it is hard work, takes lots of hours and is easy to get down on yourselves I would imagine when it wasn't a home run on release. But this game is close, idk how close in terms of hours or days months years of man power doing the programming etc etc, but this game is not far from being really really good. Just needs more depth, more events, more purpose. Whether or not it will get there, idk, but I would ASSUME it would be worth pursuing, because even though people are not going all positive on this game with their reviews, people are not buying it loading it up playing 90 minutes and saying "man this game sucks" they are putting solid hours in then deciding, it is just not there. I hope some of the ideas from the past get worked into it. There has been lots of good ideas to add more events and depth to the game. I know people are wanting the steam punk stuff, and I am not even 100% sure what that entails, steam punk didn't draw me to this game, I just watched the trailer and said that looks pretty neat. It is close though, and I am not sure if it would be profitable to invest the hours to making the game get where it needs to get to, as I do not have a clue about how sales are influenced by post release not going over as well as it could, whether getting it where it needs to go will be able to rebound because for one it never goes under the new games on steam again, and number two a lot of people who hear a less than positive thing about something usually wont give anything another chance. I really don't know what the outcome would be if this game got that extra MMMMMPH put into it where you got to day 50-75 and had 50 colonists and you said to yourself " I need more" that is what this game has been lacking to me the whole time I have played it. Building a 50 day colony then going ok ill build another one rather than continuing that one. Basically, this post is to just say you guys are close. This game is not far off, and I hope it gets where it needs to be, because no matter what the reviews say, people are playing the game for solid numbers of hours, and that is something to be said about how close the game is to being one of the best games people have played. I would be hard pressed to find steam games with similar reviews (pos to neg) where people are playing as many hours before leaving the negative, I didn't see one negative from a 90 minute or 4 hour or anything under 10 even. 14 was the lowest I remember seeing. ITS CLOSE! GL with it, I hope the game is polished, and some stuff is added to make the late game more purposeful, I think that is what everyone is feeling when playing this game. Yall definitely have some unique intellects that did some pretty creative stuff building this game, so surely yall have had some ideas that could be introduced fairly easy just to give the game more longevity. My words of encouragement to you guys, not sure how encouraging it reads. I hope you guys have seen it the same way I have, and have a bit more knowledge to know it is worth pursuing hopefully. I know the 1.0 stuff on here kind of stated that while it will have stuff added still, it just will not get to where it once was hoped to get to, and it doesn't have to get that far imo, it just has to get some late game content no matter how simple it is or cheesy it is. I am not going to check what I wrote and I am tired going to bed as I type this, but I can ramble on a keyboard with my eyes half closed pretty darn good!