The problem with posting immediately after reading something is you post your immediate reaction and not a more considered opinion. This is exactly what I've done with the producers letter. I was pondering on this today and then I read war4scrubs and it really made me want to revisit my post.
The removal of sponsored cross realming and the much improved armour system are 2 things that are important for me personally and as such I was so smothered in Happy Juice that I completely ignored the fact that this letter does not cover the things that I actually spend most of my time ranting about. Those being the ping-pong campaign, Zerg clumping terrain/zones and the WAR gamer's desperate need of rock solid news for the future.
However I'm not sure if the producers letter is actually at fault here. After all in it's current state it's meant to be a brief "this is what we've done and this is what we're doing" monthly update. Perhaps the problem is at the moment, as ever with WAR, there is just so much we need information (and in fact reassurance) about.
We've seen Mythic allude recently to sorting out oRvR, but it was all very loose and watery. We don't know anything at all. A lot of people are not convinced anything IS going to happen, perhaps after the city update that would seem overly cynical, but then so much was promised even before launch and MMO gamers have very long memories. Maybe the WAR community want too much info too fast or maybe Mythic just haven't got anything to say. I doubt the latter very much, but I do think Mythic need to stop playing Secret Squirrel and give us a real glimpse of the future.
With Age of Conan getting an expansion and not a sniff of news of that scale for WAR it's no wonder people are getting twitchy. Unless you count the Red Plague rumours, but that could just be a sign of our desperation. All we really know is that the Red Plague IS coming, but if it turns out to just be a live event or other such mediocre thing, well... Yikes the disappointment will be physically tangible. And that will be the fault of people like me that hyped it, but then what else have we got to go on? A bit worrying really, I don't want to be part of hyping a huge let down.
So it's not really the letter itself, it's the whole situation. We need Mythic to not rest on their city siege laurels and lay the smack down with more epic news. And soon.
No pressure Mythic.