You forget, everyone is entitled to an opinion whether you like it or not. Also just because someone hasn't 'backed' the game doesn't mean they cannot suggest an idea.
Let's say Bob (I'm sure you remember him, right?) has this wonderful idea that can make the game really good. As you previously posted but he wasn't a backer.... then what?! Does his input get ignored? from what you're typing here:
I much prefer that to letting just *anyone* vote. (No offense, but if you haven't put your money where your mouth is-so to speak-you shouldn't be talking)
sometimes you need to think about what you're posting before you actually post it...
Some people might not have a credit / debit card, some people may not be financially stable at this moment to pre-order the game. Some people just like to have an input into the game which is what the developers would like to see I expect. A COMMUNITY based game which allows everyone to have an input.
The point in my initial post, was to allow the Devs to see the suggestions that the community would like to see added the most.
To help reduce duplicate ideas and for suggestors to put a bit more time into their posts. Reducing the amount of suggestions (good or bad), that the Devs have to trawl through, before making decisions on what will make it into the game.
As a community we should strive to make the whole experience ,from our initial interest in the game (whether a backer or not) to playing the game together, as enjoyable as possible.
I'm fairly active on the forums, as alot of other people are, i'm sure if Bobs game changing idea was posted somebody would see it and the community would hear about it. Bob himself could message the Devs or a Mod and get it noticed.
Thank to those of you who agree with me, and thanks to those of you who don't, we're keeping the discussion alive which means you're investing your time on these forums, and ultimately the game.
I know the majority of people here are backers. I'm simply saying that I don't think people who are not backers should have the same entitlement to deciding the direction of the game as people who have already invested in the project, no different from shareholders in a company versus the influence of private citizens.
this is not a company. this is a community made up of backers and future backers. they have as much say as we do!
I am by far more active on these forums and have far more experience in watching ideas develop "equally" than you do @Applejaxc so no, i dont think you have a valid point nor do i think you will ever have one.
The OP made a point the majority of community, that has viewed it, likes it.
So either you feel the need to post things because you think you know (but you dont) or you just want to cause a wave of negativity.
Please, i am asking you nicely, please consider what you are saying and how people will be affected by it when you are typing it.
You are most certainly entitled to an opinion, as am i. But you are blatantly negative, insensitive to other peoples cultures and the most ignorant poster i have have had the displeasure of reading.
What privileges hmmm? i havent seen any besides the backer section anyway.
No one agrees with you here. Please just go away.
We dont need your entitled bulls**t thinking your s**t smells different to the people who havent backed. and i doubt you paid for it yourself anyway. You are too young to be remotely responsible and your responses show it.
Just leave everyone alone. i promise you, your input is not welcome nor wanted.
There are clearly 2 Suggestion sections in the forums, 1 in the main section, and 1 in the backers section, so non backers can suggest what they'd like to see in the game. This has been done by the Devs/Mods, are you saying they are wrong for giving everyone the opportunity to contribute? (More input will hopefully add rather than detract from the game experience).
What about Bob(as @Lord Goose) stated earlier wasn't a backer but had a game changing idea? Would you be annoyed about that?
Finally, 'Power'!?!? What power, the power to back a game, to make suggestions, to stress test and get access to early builds? Thats not power, power is in the hands of the Devs, they could bin Bobs idea from the game (regardless of how mind blowing it may be) if it didn't fit in with their vision of the game or wasn't technically viable, or they could add it to the game even if the whole community voted it down. What we have is a fantastic opportunity to help shape something that we and countless others can enjoy for years to come, it's a privilege, and I certainly feel glad that i'm part of the process(even if i do talk a load of bollox).
Relax, have some tea and crumpets, if you'd like to continue this debate, please feel free to PM me or meet me in Chat. This page is going a bit daft.