No Man’s Sky Subreddit was shut down yesterday due to overwhelming negative discussions and criticism for the game. The Moderator, r0ugew0lf, refused to provide the community a platform just to hate the game.
No Man’s Sky subreddit has 150,000 subscribers so naturally, the community erupted as soon as the news broke. “r0ugew0lf” also complained about moderation tools etc and was having a hard time handling such an aggressive community.
After being offline for a few hours, No Man’s Sky subreddit is back online under new leadership. “r0ugew0lf” will be taking a break while “Sporkicide” handles the duties.
“Sporkicide” wrote a post and explained that he will be removing all comments that do nothing but criticise the game. However, constructive criticism is welcomed.
I know the past few hours have been confusing. I’ve been reviewing the situation and working with /u/r0ugew0lf to determine the needs of this community and how the admins can help meet them. He’s been an enormous help and I appreciate him working with us during a difficult time. He’s going to take a break and has handed the reins over to me to get the subreddit restarted. I’ve extended invitations to some of the previous moderators to get things started and will likely be needing some additional help.
At the core of things, this is a subreddit and a community centered around No Man’s Sky. I’m asking everyone here to participate in good faith and leave any frustration with the recent situation at the door.
EDIT: I was hoping I wouldn’t have to add this, but yes, I’m going to remove comments that do nothing but criticize the former mods. You’ll notice I am currently the only moderator, so complaints about the old ones aren’t constructive or applicable.
EDIT2: By criticize, I mean namecalling and vague complaints. Constructive criticism is encouraged, but posts consisting only of “x is an asshole” and “this sub sucks” will be removed.
Constructive criticism won’t work until Hello Games and Sean Murray comes out of hiding. Murray may appear on a YouTube Gaming show later this month to explain what happened.