I just discovered this, while reading through the developmental release history of Construct 2:
What next for Construct 2
I just want to say that this is awesome, and I think it would be even more awesome if this feature was directly integrated into the Scirra website.
I understand that features that are in the works are very likely based upon necessity (bug fixes), long sought features that have yet to surface, technological breakthroughs outside of C2, etc.
However, since the list of features to implement into C2 is, I've heard, substantial, I doubt that it is completely impractical to let the community have a small, directly visible, easily accessible, and actively encouraged request device on the website.
Furthermore, Scirra can, of course, create the listing of choices for the community to vote upon, thus eliminated the risk of lengthening the feature request book any further than would otherwise occur.
And I don't believe this implementation would involve much additional work for Tom [or Ashley]. Simply refreshing a poll each new release (betas included), announcing the 'top pick' from the previous poll (i.e. from the previous release...just making my thoughts entirely clear<img src="smileys/smiley4.gif" border="0" align="middle">), perhaps a very brief statement regarding that chosen feature, and finally adding one or two feature requests into the new poll.
Personally, I feel this is very doable, and would be an outstanding way to make everyone involved, regardless of their social and/or technical fortitude. Likewise, I feel it would do even more to excite users for new updates, would be attractive to potential C2 users, and would really add to the feeling of 'belonging' and personal gratification felt by all members the Scirra community.
And as a closing statement, I would like to offer my services, if desired, in implemented this website feature request. I know that I am new to the Scirra community, but I have been working vigorously to gain the knowledge necessary to become an asset both here and throughout the online community as a whole. I invite Ashley, Tom, or any moderator with influence regarding any incorporation of mine regarding Scirra and C2, to PM me requesting information or anything else deemed valuable.
P.s. Please bump if you would like to see this feature (a "what next for Construct 2 poll for each update) implemented directly onto the Scirra website!