Dave, I get that Atlas is your baby and you nurture it as such. Thank you for owning it.
My biggest issues are:
1- teams involved in WW being able to opt of of regular wars
2- Atlas currently pays out daily eggtokens to each player, right? With this change, the players don’t get the tokens, they go to the bank to pay for WW, thus killing a possible additional income of eggtokens so you can “gamble” them on the outcome of a WW
3- giving players entire tiers of dragons. If you are going to give tiers of dragons to players, just put them in packs in the store, and call WarDragons Pay2Play, get rid of the breeding process as that is just about the only thing keeping me playing at the moment, breeding new dragons.
4- giving WW winners a new unique dragon. I’m against this because whether you are aware or not, Atlas has been pitched and mentioned as an add on that players could ignore. So far, the only thing that you can really get in Atlas that you can’t get in the regular game is Riders, but we CAN get those from seasons. Our choice. Adding some “exclusive” new content such as this only widens the gap between Atlas and nonAtlas players. We can no longer ignore it if we choose if we want shiny new things.
That’s just the tip of the iceberg, things that come to mind immediately. I don’t know the ins and outs of Atlas, I was only briefly exposed to it in my alt account which was way overleveled for my dragons, so even that exposure did me little good.
Now, add to that you have teams that have been in Atlas for such a long period of time, reaping the benefits of being there, whether they choose to or not is not relevant, while the rest of us sit here waiting…and waiting…and waiting… for the chance to even see it in action firsthand.
I hate to say it, but even your rough first draft FEELS like Atlas is the intended course for WDs, meaning it is intended to replace what we know as the core game currently. If I am wrong, please, please, correct me. But if I am right, please own it and state that it is so. And even it being less than a full replacement is unacceptable, if Atlas gives new shiny stuff that you cannot get even a toned down version of without it, then it is replacing and/or mandatory to play Atlas to get new stuff…
Thanks for taking the time to come over here.