I've been thinking a lot about this. Enjin has been very important to me for a very long time. I learned a lot through Enjin, inadvertently or not. I made a living off designing on this platform for a very long time, and have hosted several of my own sites through it.
I absolutely agree that Enjin has lost touch with the CMS side of their business. Enjin Coin honestly looks like a very cool idea, and could be fantastic for the platform. The fact it's taken such a backseat though, is completely unacceptable. There were so many fantastic initiatives that they had going on which made it felt like they cared. They just seemed to have fallen out of focus.
I'm going to start off with some positives, though.
- Ability to use HTML, CSS and JS at all. Something very valuable.
- Projects getting off the ground have the ability to get noticed within the Enjin network
- For Minecraft server owners specifically, having your forum, store and voting page all on the same site is really nice. It's harder (but not impossible) to achieve with any competitor.
- Multi-site profiles feel very social (hi friends)
Cheaper than Buycraft + a Xen license + a VPS to host Xenforo, depending.
- When it works, the Enjin API
- Enjin Coin could be fantastic if you kept the promises.
- Very limited themeing capabilities outside of using CSS, hard for beginners.
- Unlike Xenforo, no templating engine. Makes a world of difference to be able to edit the source code of a module. I use jQuery (and a lot of !important's) to change the layout of certain modules, and it's stupid. Yes, I am a bad jQuery dev, but having to do this is completely garbage:
- Not mobile friendly. It's 2018.....
- "themes" shipped as a base are all average at best. WHY MUST YOU USE SO MANY IMAGES????
- HTML tables. Again, it's 2018, I genuinely cannot believe that you guys have kept this up so long.
- Anyone remember when the new latest threads module launched and was super buggy but we had no choice but to use it til someone complained? I do.
- No community interaction from Enjin anymore. Last post from Maxim was a year ago. September 21th, 2017. Last online in June? How can the CD be that
- There are some pretty big bugs that haven't been fixed in FOREVER, like the ones mentioned by Hellomynameis99 and Tomo.
- No PaperSpigot support...??? how?
- No support for new games
Guys, we've seen how proactive you can be when you want to be. Enjin coin has a clearly laid out, fantastic roadmap. Why can't we have that? You have a community here who are willing to help you build a better product. Please at least give us something in return.
I know I have more to say, and have said a lot over the years, but this is just what I've got for now.
I hope someone sees this thread.