I’m going to be both honest and blunt here.
This attitude - that because a few have worked through the levels despite the cost, and therefore everyone should have to pay the same cost - is what will cause the game to collapse. This attitude creates a no-win scenario for PG, where they desperately need to address this issue, but people with this attitude won’t stand for it.
Let’s say, just for argument, that the solution they come up with is to address the 300 wall by correcting the XP awarded for leveling towers, without modifying the times those towers need to bake. Now, players who have been getting approximately 1 level every 1.2 tower upgrades will continue to do so, rather than getting 1 level every 4 tower upgrades (which is what makes the wall).
So, in theory, this makes people who have not yet hit 300 happy, and people who are in the mid-300’s happy, but people who are in the 400’s and beyond are unhappy. Not because they won’t benefit directly from this change (they would - because such scaling would extend to towers in their level range as well), but because other people will have it easier than they did.
Ok, so here’s a solution for you. What if PG takes all of the XP that you should have earned for your towers, and retroactively tacks that on to your account. At this point we will have achieved parity. People who are in the 400’s would suddenly be in the 800’s, and anomalies like Harv and Princess would be something like level 1300.
With the exact same towers that you currently have on your bases. Talk about an absolute shit-storm; we have problems now where 387’s can take out 4-500’s…imagine if 387’s were taking out 800+.
But when we get right down to it, the threat of discontinuing spending at the top of the pile will only carry weight so long as there are people actually spending. Many have already stopped, because the game needs to be fixed. And now others are threatening to stop if the game is fixed.
There’s only one appropriate statement to be made here. What the actual fuck do you want them to do?