They never said it was a concrete full release date.
I work in app development. Dates change. Features are added or removed. Sprints are pushed or hit. Etc.
They said “GOAL” numerous times. Goal isn’t a promise, it’s a targeted deadline. In app development I can tell you with 100% confidence that 99.999999% of the time those target deadlines are never hit.
The excitement around this project has made a lot of people here a little too wide eyed. We need to taper back expectations and realize these things take a while.
Now, with that being said, another unfortunate issue that occurs in app development is Dev speak. It doesn’t translate well to consumers. The things we say in the office to each other are technical in their own right. I work in Communications. My job is to translate that dev speak into terms and ideas that are easily relatable to our consumer base. I’m not so sure the Safemoon team has done this well. The AMAs are amazing and I love them, but the vernacular used in their delivery can easily be misconstrued by those unfamiliar with that particular speech. The team really needs to get a dedicated Community Manager that is 1 step removed from development or at the very least able to transcribe that Dev speak to a more familiar consumer focused message (SFM team I’m definitely willing to throw myself into that role… 😉 ) self promoting aside here, that would greatly improve expectations from the consumer side and diminish panic or misinformed sell-offs further increasing the value of SFM.
In the end, the project is still on track for great success. It’s still happening and we are still going to get our hands on the wallet. Did they miss their deadline? Sure. Is that bad? Not one bit. We are freaking out because it’s a week later than our already mistaken interpretation of the information we were given. It’s on all of us. Still, we have no reason to panic. Nothing was canceled. Nothing was “fake” or manufactured. The wallet exists. The project lives on.
When lambo? Stay around to find out 🙂