I’ve been on vacation so I haven’t had a chance to read through the forum in a while. I’ve been curious what everyone else has been thinking about the new Atlas Elite. I have been really torn. When it first came out I was pretty excited. I have been waiting for PG to offer something that is actually worth spending on. Something that would give me some value for my money. This actually does that.
Of course, it pisses me off that they artificially created/exacerbated the scarcity of gold while simultaneously setting the gold prices for the new prims into the stratosphere so that it is LITERALLY IMPOSSIBLE to obtain them without this new subscription. But that is typical strategy from a company like this.
What really has me upset, frankly, is the fact that they didn’t match the rate of gold increase to the rate of troop creation- or at least make it closer. 5X versus 2X is way too far apart. Those who have heard me whining on here (and anyone else facing the speed-up shortages that will hit you around the level 250-300 point) will understand that speed ups are the biggest pain point for me right now. I’m not going to be able to breed or level my divines for several months because of a lack of speed ups. Forgive me, but I am NOT HAPPY about PAYING for something that requires me to use MORE SPEED-UPS just to get the full benefit of it. I can’t believe you would do that given all the strings out there about the scaling problems and shortages of speed-ups?!? It doesn’t have to equal 5x = 5x. 5x = 4x would be fine even though that is a worse that what we have in the regular non-Elite. I can use the extra to contribute to infrastructure for the team, etc… But 5x and 2x?!? smh
As it is, I may purchase Elite for prim leveling events here and there, but you could have had me for a regular customer.
Offering a yearly subscription would also be a smart move given the way people are dropping like flies. Would be smart to take their money now before they decide to quit. lol Many people will take it for the discount without considering the future. Heck, I just re-extended my regular Elite and I’m already regretting it.
At this point it would take increasing the shard payout from poachers and mines and decreasing the troop building time further for me to consider locking Atlas Elite in to a year.
Bottom line, well done trying to offer something with value. Please go back to the drawing board and make it something that doesn’t ADD to the scaling problem (which makes my head want to explode) and you will have a really happy customer.