For the newer people (or those who don't remember): After the release of Assassin's Creed Revelations there used to be a thread titled "The Multiplayer Improvement Thread" where people could submit ideas to improve the Multiplayer aspect of Assassin's Creed Revelations. The thread was removed on December 13th but without any notification about what it would be used for. After asking the mods, they replied the ideas were passed on to the development team who would look it through. The reply also mentioned that they were merely suggestions and they could be expected either very late in the same title or in the next one.
The thread held some amazing ideas, aside from the typical "I don't like this mechanic and neither must anyone else so it has to be removed" ideas, some were thought through and balanced. I think it's safe to say we will NOT see any of these ideas being implemented in Assassin's Creed Revelations due to the focus on Assassin's Creed III and the weak patching posibilities in Assassin's Creed Revelations (this means that ony a very limited amount of aspects can be altered through an update).
It will still be a while before Assassin's Creed III will be released, and so I ask if it's possible to re-open the thread, this time BEFORE the game is released. Doing so allows the ideas to be implemented during the production proces which gives much more freedom and flexibility than through a patch afterwards. Sure, there are plenty of 'idea' threads already, but none of them were started by moderators and also none of them will be passed onto the development team. Re-opening the thread could allow everyone who missed the opportunity to have another go. Those who've already participated might have more and better ideas which would all go to waste unless someone either brings the ideas to the development team, or brings the development team to the ideas. Either way, I see more and more people posting threads about mechanics and ideas and even though I encourage them to keep going, in the end I know nothing will happen because nobody who's associated with the production of Assassin's Creed III will read them.
The latter brings me to the next remark. What Ubisoft has on these forums are tons of experienced people working for free on new ideas that could improve the game drastically. It is on these forums that direct feedback from the customer can be received, along with the possibilities to improve the product in such a way it could attract even more. The moderators on these forums are only responsible for maintaining order. The Boycott that happened a few months ago clearly pointed out that none of the members of the development team visit these forums unless due to some rare occassion (in this case the boycott).
So what I was wondering: why not use this "huge brain" to improve your product. I studied some economics, barely enough to know anything about it, but I do know that customer feedback is vital in a company.
Sure, we may not know how to program or design a video game, but we all know too well how to play and enjoy them. And isn't that the goal of a game? To be played and enjoyed? Well then, why turn a deaf ear to the experts?
So I ask: re-open the ideas thread or make sure the development team does something with these forums. Because they're missing out on a lot...
Thanks if you actually read everything.