I know threads like this aren’t very productive, but I would just like to say that after 33 months of playing, I have officially considered myself as someone who no longer players this game. I haven’t logged in for about a week, and haven’t flown a dragon in nearly month now.
poor performance: on this device my game runs at about 1FPS on good days.
Repetitive gameplay: there is nothing in this game that provides any entertainment. Everything is a mindless cycle that could be better accomplished with an auto clicker. When the gameplay consists of running sand dry invader bases and running a certain event base nearly 75 times inside a week, there are better things to do in life.
Even things that should be fun, like the temple guardians are eclipsed by fact that to do well you must log in every three hours and be prepared to drop 20-30 mins then and there to do the runs. When a PvE fight has a real world time window, when you are (if you want to do well) forced to do something that is fun at a given time, to drop everything and play the game for a few more points, syphons all the fun out. Even when you have time for a different one later, the stigma that you have from your forced participation earlier kills it.
Before I had Atlas, flying dragons use to be more like a skill based puzzle. You would find a base you wanted to attack, then try to piece a mental puzzle together of how to beat it with the right dragon combination and added spells. Alright, rage kill dodged and storm tower down with dragon A, clean the kill island with dragon D with an added fireball, wrap up with dragon F with deatygaze just in case I can’t kill that farm. Then you would try to do it, with skill, not with a supervised auto battle run while you sort through emails. You would adapt depending on how the attack was going, the game required attention, the run wasn’t timed against someone else’s it was you, the base, and any defenders that were present. Now every run is either a grind or a rage inducing speedrun in which you gamble 2 days worth of troops.
There is nothing here for me anymore, I wish there was, but forcing myself to log in to click through a few runs degraded into just doing whatever didn’t require running a dragon, finally it was not logging in at all. There were no goodbyes, just a few mails that that asked for my increased participation that I couldn’t answer, there was no team for me to leave, they moved on without me.
Shout-out to the following teams:
Lions786: my starting point in Silver 2, even if it was for a short time
Skystalkers: my only other team without Atlas, fun when it began, gradually dissovled.
MythicDragons: A good team betrayed by its poor leadership.
ServesYouRight: A long time stay, one that I wouldn’t make agian, but not an entierly bad one either.
Skyphoenix: My go to pirate team, the one my account will fall into inactivity on.
I776: My favorite team, with an unfortunately unsustainable leadership structure.
BurntWoods and DreganRigh: the teams bounced between as I watched my activity fade.