As more and more people reach that mythical 300, they will soon be slapped in the face with reality.
I’ve said it before but I’m truly super close to actually just leaving this game this time. At one point I was the most hardcore, biggest supporter of WD but it’s a real struggle to stay motivated at the present. This game used to be fun and enthralling. Not so much any more.
With bigger towers on the way and a new dragon tier looming (with assumed higher caps), I’m just about at the point of culling my losses and walking out the door.
Every time I turn around it seems PG is removing something else and making it pay only. Keystones, rider stones, shards, etc…
THE BIGGEST ISSUE IS the time it takes to go from 300 to 357. 3-4 levels per maxed out fort event is ridiculous. The only reason I can assume there isn’t more outrage is because people simply don’t know yet. Up to 300 the levels come frequently and often enough to keep a player engaged and motivated. If this was your idea to keep me “trapped” in this game PG, It’s not working. I grow more and more disillusioned every second.
Mrs. Lx always tells me things happen for a reason…
While they are discussing the same thing, I think this is how the stagnation of progression of the game is affecting him personally (almost like a prefarewell if nothing is changed), while the other one is more a general overview. Nuance maybe, but I think there’s enough difference to not shut down
I was about to start a similar thread myself. I spent 10 minuets scrolling throu matchmaking and filled my bookmarks with 300+ naked players. I’ll only add one pic because it isn’t necessary to show them all but it isn’t an isolated occurrence anymore. As I’ve stated in other posts I’ve walked away three times now and been drawn back only because of the amazing friendships I’ve made in the community. I know what it cost me to get to lvl 300 and I have even contemplated giving up elite simply because it seems pointless to try and get further in the game because of the ever widening gap. Unless something changes it won’t be much longer…
The gap between whales and even very active moderate spenders is just insane. It gets worse at every expansion. When I first joined diamond, years ago, every diamond team had several max bases and several others that were not far behind. Looking at diamond now there are some teams that rely on only a few bases. Balance is gone from diamond, they could divide d1 alone into 5 leagues of 5 teams and there would still be a huge discrepancy between the strength of the top and bottom team in each of those 5 leagues. D2 shouldn’t even exist but thats a separate thread. With no catch-up machanism, and this ever increasing gap between the whales and the rest of the player base this game will pop like an over inflated balloon. I just hope it pops sooner rather than later at this point.
Ill quote myself from a few days ago and direct this at any PG employee who may be reading this, PG read this:
Major title MMOs try to add aspects of the game that encourage players to want to play, however that design philosophy does not live in this type of game. With this type of game they design new means to encourage players to grow stronger faster as a direct revenue source. It is why they are referred to as P2W.
Essentially this P2W model pushes the burn out of the game. It is a matter of choice that PG will choose quantity (revenue) over quality in the long run. Atlas and how poor of a job they have done is a prime example.
Im not sure Atlas is the best example of it. The way they rolled out Atlas was piss poor but overall i am okay with Atlas. I actually enjoy Atlas and at first it didn’t require huge spending. Recent changes in atlas however i would say agree with your point (such as all but removing those red things from prizes forcing us to open those other chests).
I’d have to agree. I’m somewhat thinking that people at around how I play the game will bottom out at Obsidians (or somewhere in mid-Harb), as Harbs will just stall things too much for people who don’t want to spend to get past what might as well be a paywall/endless tedium of slow growth.
Just out of interest what is the level requirement to get a mythic harbinger breedable? Assuming that’s the requirement to unlock the next level I’m just curious how insane the pain the higher ups have to endure is