As a software developer, I’d like to express gratitude to the team for an outstanding update. Please know that the “angry twenty” in these posts do not speak for the silent majority.
I realize that hat/troops regen was basically walking back the most recent release, but that takes guts, and is an illustration of the team proactively adjusting to client feedback. In an agile world it’s refreshing to see you embracing these principles.
In my experience so far, beasts have been a welcome addition. And a nice reward to my countless hours glory hunting in Atlas. I have one last bronze out in the wild and have not had any trouble locating targets through my teams castles.
What people don’t realize is they’ve been constantly given these Atlas perks for free to entice adoption. Yet rather than sack up and go PvP they hide at their castles with their poachers and mindlessly soak up the free gold and extremely generous xp. Good for them. Meanwhile I’m out busting my ass and challenging myself to take risks on difficult bases to become the best flyer I can be. I hunt glory like a champion and have badass event rewards to show for it. I can also go take whatever beast I damn well please as both a mid-level player and mid-level spender. Why? Because I’m embracing the damn game.
And as for the shards, it’s evident the high level beasts at high level castles are a reward for the heavy hitters and big spenders. Guess what? They deserve more out of this game than you. They’re paying the salaries of the people who create this fantastic experience.
TL;DR - Great update so far. Thank you. Continue to refine it. Fix the bugs. Keep innovating new experiences. For those of you complaining, leave the effing nest and fly.