Leaving two of the three downloads broken does not send good signals, and the focus on Steam is in my opinion misguided for two reasons:
- there's already a TA-style, Spring-based free RTS on Steam that looks better (something that rarely guided my decisions to try a game, but I guess it is not the same for the average Steam user)
- it doesn't seem to me that ZK gained that much players thanks to Steam (maybe 3X "only" considered the vast userbase of Steam). I don't think ZK can afford to ignore potential new players.
It's also not a good time to leave this as is. Yet another TA-style, Spring-based free RTS is currently in alpha but already looks promising.
FWIW, I might lose patience and just switch to it. To me, the fact that they cannot fix the issue quickly (not to mention that we had just 2 responses and then silence - are they also Discord-only?) is sending bad signals about the code base and/or the dev team.