I realize that. The whole issue here is that the RF4 team will not publicly take any of this responsibility upon themselves. I have only seen mods making support posts for players to check their routers, or players to send in information from their network. Now it is being blamed on nodes around the world. I have not changed my hardware, software, ISP, or anything since I first installed this game over a year and a half ago. I am sure something was modified or changed on your end to cause these issues. Perhaps you changed your server provider or something of that nature.
I understand this game is in beta, but we are not talking about a groundbait bug or something that people can work around. We are talking about the game virtually being unplayable for many people due to this disconnect issue. I disconnect more times in one day than I did in the previous 1.5 years combined. If you look at the steam stats page for you game, you can see you have lost about 40-50% of you playerbase since February due to various reasons, mostly lack of new content. I understand that there is a separate standalone launcher as well, but people are people and the numbers have to be about the same for that as well. Now we have a disconnect issue that has persisted for around 4 weeks now with no solution. Each time there is a patch to try and address it, it has just made it worse for a lot of people. In the 20 years I have been online gaming, I have never seen an issue of this nature persist for more than a few days before it was fixed by the development team. The community just wants to see the game succeed and that is a big reason why it has become such a point of frustration for many people. We want to play this game, we want to support its development, we want to work beside the dev team to see this game grow. When you look at it from our point of view, it always feels as if changes and direction of this game only are to benefit the company and we as players are very rarely ever shown much compassion. One perfect example was when the dead livebait bug was fixed but the groundbait bug was not. The one that effected the dev team profits was addressed, while the one that effects players still lingers for over 2 years. You put up posters and advertisement for new content in game, eg reels, boat motors etc, and then 6+ months goes by without even an word from RF4 on it.
When your new team came on and took over, you had made a post about how things were going to different and better. Right out of the gate there was nerfs to bleak. Still no new content. No bug fixes. Now a game breaking issue in the disconnects that have persisted for around a month and the only feedback we get it is not RF4's fault but "nodes" around the world. I don't know what it will take to remedy this disconnect issue, as I am not technically trained to do so. I do however know as a consumer like myself, and others, we deserve better than waiting so long for such a serious issue to be resolved. Many people, including me, have thousands of hours and hundreds/thousands of dollars invested into the game and deserve a better product/service than what has been provided to us during this 2019 year.
I am not trying to start an fight or anything here. As you can see, I have only posted on the forums 3 times in the 1.5+ years I have played this game. I have been very understanding with the dev team and kept to myself in regards to all the issues that have caused me grief over the time I played. I have got to a point now where the disconnects are so blatantly ruining my experience with the game that I felt something needed to be said. I hope you recognize how detrimental the current state of the game is to the future of RF4, eg disconnects, bugs, massive spans of time with no content, and put all your efforts into finding solutions in a timely fashion. Priority obviously falls on a solution for the disconnects currently. I want to continue to play this game, see it succeed and do great things, and I know other people I play with do as well. What I feel the playerbase needs from the dev team at this moment is more honest communication, a roadmap on the future of this game with dates, and much quicker response times to the bugs and glitches. This is what we need from you to regain our trust and hopefully see some of our fallen comrades return to a game they once loved. I will not make any further posts in regards to how I feel about the current state of the game as I feel this sums it up fairly well. I hope you take what I said to heart as I do love this game and know the people I play with do as well. Even through these issues I have listed today, we still stand by your side and log on to play everyday. It says a lot about the support we have shown RF4 over the years and all we ask if to be reciprocated back some of that effort and dedication we have put forth on our end.