Thank you for the reply Dan! I figure any kind of official response would need vetting and iteration, but it helps to get a basic idea where the crew is at. Different teams are siloed in their own activities and all. The new community manager Matt seems like a great guy!
I know this isn't the avenue for this feedback, but I really hope that communications will be fired up in a big way leading up to the Worlds finals at least, and I hope that there is a broader official response to this lack of communication on the competitive scene over the last few weeks. Doesn't have to be much, just an acknowledgement. Having an excellent game and a tightly designed new set and rotation and all is great, but it has to be paired with community engagement to really land with the gaming audience and propel the ecosystem forward.
We all are here because we love the game and want to rally around it (for 5 mana qq)!