I don't know how much of an impact the time of the day has (it's got to be the middle of the night somewhere).
Also, I think your post was very long. What's more attractive, especially on Reddit, an image macro meme or a wall of text ?
Finally, and this is just my personal opinion,
Originally Posted by Saito Hikari
[...] actually coming up with any solutions at all
is not my job. It's the devs' job. I generally take very little part in "the community brainstorming and coming up with solutions".
As GMTK puts it, "focus on problems, not solutions" (section at 7:49 in this video). The advice is meant for the devs, but I feel it is valuable for players giving feedback as well.
That's why I always prefer to analyse what doesn't work, and why it doesn't work. And I prefer describing what the criticised feature cause in terms of player experience (impracticality, tediousness, frustration, feeling of unfairness, break of immersion, boredom, un-engaging gameplay, etc).
Yes, I occasionally make suggestions. Often they are requests (e.g. adding options for an equally deep experience as a non-musician Bard). Sometimes, when analysing an issue with a feature, the solutions are pretty clear, so I might suggest some. But that's overall rare.
On top of all that, Larian really does not engage with their community. And they certainly don't motivate their changes or non-changes (contrast with how the devs of Diablo 2 Resurrected commented on their patch notes). There is no way to know why Larian hasn't implemented satisfying Reactions. It is a lot harder to look for solutions when you don't know what the problem is. And it is harder to convince someone to do something when you don't know the reasons for their reluctance.
So, as far as I'm concerned, I upvoted your post (in the hope to increase visibility for the general issue of Reaction, not so much out of agreement for the detail of the proposed solution), and moved on.
Originally Posted by Niara
there are audiences that check at different times, and at least a portion of them check based on new posts, regardless of other people's ratings.
I always sort by "New" instead of "Hot". I hate the idea of seeing mostly/only what others have upvoted.
Last edited by Drath Malorn; 19/07/2202:44 AM. Reason: added ps