First of all, thanks for posting here. It is nice to see optimism and realism coming from someone who worked on the team previously.
As someone with knowledge of the upcoming big feature, I have a question for you. For months my alliance has been dwindling, people are burning out faster than we can replace them. Lately we have not gotten content that could really bring guilds together towards a common goal except for the TBs, and light side has been more frustrating than anything else.
I am concerned that the only things we've gotten this year have been focused on the player alone, and tend to not take up much time. The Jedi Luke event was fantastic, and the galactic challenges seem like they'll add a lot for individual players once fully implemented. Right now I know we're still in the "grand arena" phase of "grand arena championship", so I'm holding criticism until we get to that point.
That said, without giving away any real details, do you think the next feature is something that can potentially bring guilds together? I've been holding on to hope that something is coming, but with the lack of big features over the past year I'm becoming more skeptical over time.