I highly doubt anything will be different Monday. The forums look like this with every new civ release. Tons of people with complaints come to the forums complaining, while there's only a handful praising the game. It's a big part of game culture, especially when the hype is huge. It's very rare for a launch to not be surrounded by negativity. I know some people say 'The minority that hate the game are busy complaining on the forums, while everyone else is busy playing the game', but it's honestly not that simple, even if that is sometimes a part of it. In actuality it's a very layered phenomenon containing... 1. The game not being polished and awaiting patches, expansions, and dlcs. This is so common with big game releases these days I wonder why anyone is surprised anymore. 2. The game not making up for the hype. Admit it, almost no games do, and some people get disappointed by this. 3. People expecting the same type of game from before, or people expecting a completely different and heavily altered game. Both camps start complaining with nearly every single game release, even though devs tend to aim for the something in between. 4. The fact that the more people playing, the more people there are to complain. A game's popularity usually peaks at launch, so this is the time when it seems like there's a tidal wave of negative opinion, even for good games. 5. People not understanding the game yet and complaining about things they don't yet understand. Yes I see this pop up often with every game release, and this one is no exception. Most people are launch are noobs after all, so it's expected. 6. People that hate the series or changes to the series anyways, and want to chime in. ... and there's many more reasons. They all make the perfect storm at a game's launch, resulting in a flurry of negativity. I am sure many devs are jaded by this by now. I know I am.