This is something I’ve been thinking about lately. A lot of players seem to dislike Carrie and her ways of running the game. Let me tell you a true story of someone I know closely.
This man once was a teacher at a school. He would always think, "Why doesn’t the principal of this school do this, or that? If I were principal I would definitely fix that problem. Not sure why he isn’t." Well one day he got his wish. He became principal of that school. No sooner had he become one than he realized how difficult and hard the job of the principal was. Everyday he dealt with being in charge, running, and keeping in order that school. Hundreds of parents everyday came to him angry about something that they heard their kid went through that day (most of the time they never went through what the parents thought they did). Everyday this man had to put down the fire these angry parents were shooting at him. One parent even said her daughter would commit suicide due to how he treated her. She obviously never did. Anyways, this went on and never stopped when he was principal, until he finally quit due to how much stress he needed to deal with every single day.
Now think about this. Did this man ever have any interaction with the children? Sometimes, yes, but most of the time it was the teachers who were interacting with children. So why were the parents always coming to HIM? Because he was the one in charge. Because he was in charge, he was responsible. Because he was responsible, he had to deal with every problem that was thrown to the school.
Now, switch that whole scenario around and imagine Carrie as the school principal. But think about it. She’s not just in charge of a private school, she’s in charge of a multi million dollar company. Now, think of what the principal went through, and think that 10x more, but still laying all on one person. Now you understand what she goes through every single day.
Lots of people say the devs party on the weekend, they think they come up with stupid ideas on the weekdays, and they have no idea what the community says they want them to do.
Those are all false. Okay, maybe not completely. I’m sure they go have fun every once in awhile, and not all of their ideas for this game are very bright. But it’s an exaggeration to say that’s all they do all the time.
Now, I’m not going to spend long on this subject, but here we go. Communication. This is probably one of the most understandable complaints against the devs and Carrie. They promised it. They should keep their promise. In any relationship communication is the MOST important thing. The MOST important. But try to remember that they aren’t just sitting around doing nothing twiddling their thumbs and staring at the ceiling wondering why they are doing just that. They are very busy trying to get things done. On top of all that, I’m sure some of them have families that they need to spend time with, loved ones as well. They’re real people with real lives, they aren’t gods.
All I’m trying to come across with in this post is try to put yourself in Carrie or any of the devs shoes. Please understand I have no personal relations with them and have never actually seen them live their normal day lives. I’m just showing that they’re probably going through the same things that that principal went through all the time. And I hope by reading this post we can all have a little more compassion on these people.