I was not going to say anything…I was going to just let it go…but then I was scrolling through comments on Ronin and saw a little mini-conversation emerging on trying to predict how PG will nerf a dragon that hadn’t even been released. Are you guys serious? Has it become that much of a norm now that we are just taking for granted that the product will be worsened later on?
This thread is not intended to be a jab at PG. I completely understand and respect their “right” to “adjust” dragons, towers, and power levels over time in order to have a more balanced game…but MINOR ADJUSTMENTS are very different from what is being referred to as “NERFING”.
I am far from the first player to make this point, but advertising a dragon or tower with the KNOWLEDGE that customers are paying for THAT dragon/tower AT the advertised power level, and THEN KNOWLINGLY DE-POWERING said dragon/tower after the sale has already been finalized, is simply immoral. It is a textbook example of “bait and switch” and will, inevitably lead to people not trusting your brand and not being willing to pay for these dragons. Poor customer service kills businesses, and I am hoping that the PG QA team can jump on this matter and address player concerns to PREVENT this practice of nerfing dragons from becoming a normalized business practice.
Please, keep this conversation civil. This is NOT a dogpile on PG. I would like this thread to remain constructive. I would like all comments to focus on your honest feelings about the nerfing of dragons, and what would be a fair solution for PG to embrace moving forward so that this doesn’t continue.
Would it be better to release dragons earlier to a larger group of beta testers, even if it takes away the excitement when dragons are first released, just so that we can get the kinks worked out? (I know GPF has early access, but perhaps a larger test pool/longer beta time is required).
Would it be better to get PG dev team to commit to defining what “reasonable” means when it comes to de-powering dragons…and hold them to that limitation? “A dragon can have its AP reduced by X%, and if AP is reduced any further then players are issued a refund”
Please share if you have any further suggestions…and let’s please get PG involved in this. It would be very proactive of us to discuss this NOW before Ronin is tinkered with so that we all know what to expect.