Just saw the forum post from COM about the outcome of the polls. It really feels like the decision makers in Munich got a cheesy presentation from a corporate consultant, "How to Engage Your Stakeholders and Win Their Support!"
I peeked in on 4/1 to see if it was worth coming back to the game. Saw the blog post about new tribes -- they don't want to admit that was the joke. It was. Now they are either 1)reeling from the "surprising feedback" on the new tribes idea (which KEEN will never even consider so no one get your hopes up) OR 2)realizing they are insanely out of touch with their player base.
Hire a #1 robber that speaks fluent American English and this company will change forever. This is a culture problem. Not a German culture problem -- but a gamer nerd culture problem.
Hope everyone playing is enjoying it, but this game hasn't gotten back to fun status for me.