But whatever you feel, whether it was a long, drawn-out lie, or simply the truth
Faber never lied about the project, his cryptic messages appear to have been made out of concern for not wanting to make false promises that he can’t possibly uphold. That is why he only wants to show his progress once he has had those important meetings, because he doesn’t want to give anyone a serious reason to expect anything from the project until something tangible has been agreed to.
I know that many community members like to think Faber is some devilish internet troll who gets off on hearing them beg for content, but this perspective is ridiculous. Faber is an artist, he is an entrepreneur, and most importantly- he is a father. He doesn’t have any time, nor reason to play a cat and mouse game with the fans of a twenty year-old toy line- unless it wasn’t a game to him and he actually cared about the outcome.
Coronavirus clearly surprised Faber and potentially set him back majorly, but he still took the time to show the fans that he cared. The fact that he graciously talked about some random caller‘s MOC on a livestream that was essentially a business boardroom pitch meeting (and possibly using the same slides that were meant to be used in the meeting he missed)- is all I need to see to support him in whatever his venture is. And by the look of his charts on the livestream, and from what we know about his plans for Rebel Nature, that venture is most likely connected in some way to VR Gaming.
Edit: I really wish that “and disappointments” would be removed from this topic’s title because it predisposes a negative bent to the 310NICLE discussion, and I don’t think that’s accurate or helpful to us, and it’s definitely not fair to Faber.
Personally, I’m more interested in discussing how the project being a spiritual successor rather than a continuation would mesh with different peoples’ ideas of what Bionicle is and how much it can be changed before it is no longer “Real Bionicle.” Since we know it is extremely unlikely that the project will lead to the production of a typical line of LEGO sets, I want to know what type of experiences people are anticipating instead, and what are they willing to accept?