As much as I am glad you decided to back track on the tower Nerf which was part of version 4.0 i dont seem to see where/how you plan to address tower re-balance. As i posted in that other chat i outlined what I think should have been done but i would like to know if you guys actually have a practical plan. As I wrote:
Regarding Dark Flax: I understand that you felt the Dark Flak SS was over powered, and in general the fancy towers (flaks, ice and fire) needed a rebalance. They were not well balanced in relation to the older more typical towers. HOWEVER this is NOT how you fix it. SMALL adjustments are all that was required. Fine you don’t want the dark flak at level 56 hitting for almost 8m damage. Then reduce it a LITTLE bit to say 7m and see how that goes. Fix the issue that its base attack stopped gaining power at lvl42. That’s all that needed to be done. But to go from almost 8m down to less than 3m? WTF? What you did was WAY too drastic.
Regarding Fire Flak: You reduced it to be comparable with Archer towers. Yes I know these fancy towers cost more because of the ember requirement but they still cost just as many timers. Archers and fire flak maybe should have similar stats. The fact that fire flak shoots instantly and can’t be dodged with cloak in attrition to it being a tower that does not have an addable resist is what gives it an advantage over archer. And I think that is all the advantage it needs. (I know I will get lash back for saying that). However instead of boosting archer to make it more in line with fire flak (as you should have done), you SIGNIFICANTLY nerfed the flak… wrong approach.
WHAT REALLY NEEDED TO HAPPEN: All the old towers (archers, cannons, trebs, lightning) are really what needed to be adjusted. Do they need to be as strong as these special element towers? No, but they need a boost to make them viable and to be comparable. They are the fundamental towers of the game. The towers everyone from low levels had to build. They need to be useful.
Rebalancing in general: BABY STEPS! You often go to extremes. This balance issue was extreme. Both previous max exp increases were extreme. Just STOP IT! If you don’t know how to rebalance from a practical standpoint (which you clearly don’t), ask the more experienced players in the community. Ask skilled fliers who have been playing for a long time and have experienced all leagues and dragons. Others in this thread have even offered to help test such changes on a test server for you.There are a lot of us out there, and although we don’t always agree we could still help you here. Hell, look at Panda and I. We are notorious for arguing and generally not getting along. But I guarantee you if you asked us both we would have come up with a much more reasonable and practical way to balance this game. And we could probably to it in a matter of minutes.
Way to go PG! at least you were fair to all player by officially pissing us ALL off.
Well that’s my rant on this subject."
Now that you back tracked on the severe Nerf of the dark flak. Other issues still need to be addressed. Farms seem very easy to kill now. Is this intended and will it stay this way? ]
Bases in general (im talking about MAX bases now) seem to be a little on the easy side to kill still. not much but a little. I can manage almost all of them with 1 dragon and im still in Obsidian. What i proposed above would balance this; give a bit of a boost, and i mean only a bit of one, to the basic towers such as Lightning, Cannon, archer and Trebs. Those towers should be better than they are.
What about Warrior and Sorc balancing to make them more viable for the higher tiers? (although this question may be part of a different discussion)
In general after this last update, myself and much of the community in general, would like to know what the plan is going forward so we are not broad sided with whatever you decide to do next. I’m not looking for exact specifics but a general plan and outline. surely you guys must have some idea as to what you are going to do next? please dont say it will be your typical add more tower levels method (as we got 10 for obsidian and we dont need any more). What is your plan to fix the imbalance that is still an issue in this game? answering my questions and giving us a rough plan i think would go a long way in restoring at least some of the faith you lost from the community from this last update.