*Preface: when looking to buy this game, read the forums. Not just the genreal discussions, but the subforums. I explain why later*
One of the only games of over 100 that I've uninstalled from my library with no intention of reinstalling.
Riddled with bugs from day one that are still not fixed, a resource system despised by the community that they refuse to alter, and boring repetitive gameplay that is very unlikely to change, These things have been discussed in mulitple other reviews, but 22cans now has another nail in their coffin:
Any negative posts about the game or company, as well as discussions about refunds or legal action are either outright deleted or hidden in a subforum no one will visit. The moderators of the forum have, two days ago, created two subforums where they have placed all negativity to give the illusion to newcomers that everyone is happy happy happy.
The disturbing thing is, as recent and deplorable as that is, it is only a contender for the worst thing the PR team does. Banning anyone who speaks out while obvious trolls who say they like the game but are only there to stir up anger are allowed to roam free*. You will see people clearly just there to make people angry, but because they're saying positive things they are exempt from punishment. Anyone calling out these obvious trouble makers is branded as "hostile" and threatened with banishment from the forums. Anyone posts a relevant quote in two or more threads it is considered spamming and they are threatened with banishment.
I'm amazed this game is still allowed on steam, early access or not. I believe that one day Valve will be bitten from its association with this game
My adivce: STAY AWAY FROM 22CANS AND ANY PETER MOLYNEAUX GAME
*There are the occasional people who genuinely like the game, nothing against them. There are even more who claim to like it just to create arguments with those that see all the problems, however.