Many features that were attractive about 7 Days to Die in alpha 11.6 have been removed in a12. Here is a list of common user complaints from the steam forums.
-Hostile community moderation, posts containing negative opinions and bug reports on the game are being deleted by PR on both steam and the games official forums and users being unjustly banned.
-Mouse moves to the top left hand corner of the screen on its own.
-Characters are black and textureless until a worn item is equipped.
-Overpopulation of powerful bear and dog enemies with no rhyme or reason to their locations.
-Bows now doing nearly no damage.
-Weather effects and environment textures change depending on which type of biome voxel you're standing on. Two people standing right next to eachother will see completely different worlds, one snowy and one desert depending on which they are standing on.
-No randomly generated lakes or rivers, only small prefabricated ponds.
-Even the prefab water ponds are too rare.
-No more natural caves.
-Getting hit by an enemy reduces your wellness (maximum health).
-Removed item category colors from item icons in inventory.
-Loot rarity is now limited by the xp level of the looter.
-Physics are nice but perhaps introduced more lag for servers with many players.
-Buildings spawn with voxels benethe the terrain, which cause these voxels to free-fall under physics and contribute to poor server-client performance.
-Certain areas looked "Stamped" into the heightmap of the terrain with little or no blending showing a distinct circular feature on the map.
-Many objects and environment textures have animated rain reflections playing constantly which make the whole game look "slimey".
I made a post on the 7 Days to Die Steam Community Discussions boards with a simple list to outline some of the issues that were causing people to dislike this version (A12) of the game. The post was called "Whats wrong with A12?". Many users found the post helpful and we were creating some valid feedback for the developers. Shortly after making the post I was confronted by "Red Eagle LXIX", STEAM_0:1:5711787, a forum moderator who was getting very defensive and attacking users personally, calling me a "Troll" and a "Whiner". I tried to have a civil conversation with him and he banned me from the 7 days to die steam forum with no warning. The thread has also been deleted (for his own protection) as many other members of the community recognized that he was being abusive to the contributors of the thread and commented on it. Today I am banned until Jul 11th @ 1:20 pm, here is the last PERSONAL message that he sent to me;
//"Your very first post broke the Steam discussion rules with insulting the game and the developers (on an issue they listed in the notes, and was listed as temporary in nature)
"Standing on an environment voxel causes that players textures to adapt to the biome type of the voxel you are standing on. Standing on a single voxel of snow in the middle of the desert makes the whole desert appear to be a snow-covered tundra. Take one step and it all turns back to desert. This was probably a "feature" however it was poorly thought out and implemented."
Further you broke rules arguing with a moderator.
As you can see, saying that a feature may have been "poorly thought out", was in this moderator's opinion grounds to ban me from the steam forums and call me a "whiner". According to Red Eagle LXIX you are not allowed to have a different opinion than his own or you will be banned. If that isn't abusing his powers then I don't know what is. I believe this moderator should lose his privileges.
I've requested that steam support restore the thread to examine it's nature and that moderator "Red Eagle LXIX", STEAM_0:1:5711787 have his privileges revoked.
The point of the post was to give people who previously enjoyed this game a place to discuss what they don't like about the current build so we can offer feedback to the developers in a place that was easy for steam users to find.
Unfortunately this isn't the exact same list as the original post since it was deleted by the maverick moderator. I don't know how many other participants of the thread were also banned. The original thread was a simple checklist very similar to the one above.
I have opened a ticket with steam support on this matter and have also left a copy of this on the fun pimps 7 days to die official website forum.
When a number of other users and I brought this up on the official 7 days to die forum, my thread was deleted yet again and I was issued private warnings from another administrator named "Fox", STEAM_0:0:22519404.
As to this day The Fun Pimps have been unapologetic about their moderators behaviour, although their efforts to silence complaints about their game are being overwhelmed by a largely dissatisfied player base.
I do not recommend 7 Days to Die at this time.