Breaking it down simply.
I want a competitive game where I can fly cool dragons and be challenged. I still get those moments of “dear god that looks awesome”. But I also want the game to be balanced. Surt is a perfect example of this. Giant hellfire like dragon with a sword on his head. Has an ability that makes him get so mad he sets the screen on fire and he throws a giant fire sword at towers to kill them!? I cannot tell you how much aesthetically pleasing that is. However balance wise… yeah…
I want to be able to progress smoothly through the game and obtain new content at a reasonable pace. This isn’t about things being easier. It’s the spacing. It’s about content droughts. It’s about actually thinking I might get at least one new dragon a month and not “I’m going to have to grind for 6 months before I can hatch my next”.
I want to have the option or “chance” to unlock anything. This is not the same as unlocking everything. For example, I like the current mythic system as it is reasonable for a smart player to unlock one mythic per season. Sure they can’t do every mythic without paying but that’s fair. But they have a choice of which to get and it actually requires work to do so.
I want events that are enjoyable. I want events where I am at the least relevant as an e2p player.
And lastly. I want there to be a better game/life balance requirement. There are so many quality of life things we could do to make the grind less. Building troops isn’t hard. It’s time consuming. Egg token missions aren’t hard. They are time consuming. Quests aren’t hard. You get the picture. Some of these on their own aren’t bad. Altogether it’s one hell of a shopping list. (I am specifically referring to the chores here). Simple
Things like the raid feature, having gold and “hat regen” be a daily thing so someone can log in and do them all in one burst. They can still use bullhorns to boost this. Hell you could give people an option to do multiple gold runs in one for a penalty. Quests you could give us a weekly list rather than daily. Hell it’ll let us take days off.
And that’s something I’d love to do even if it meant I put a little more work the day before or after. Not have to worry about missing out for a day off