Dracarona wrote:This won’t go down well but a big reason this game is dying is free to play players. There are people who have played from the start who’ve never spent any cash. In fact, it’s actually looked down upon to spend money by people who I assume would go to a bar in real life, enjoy the social scene, make buddies and be entertained but only ever drink free water. Then act surprised and sad when the bar closes down.
If people had paid a bit into their entertainment to support the game it would never have got into such dire straits. And the fact is it IS dying. There’s nothing to play for. Full DG is commonplace and I’ve observed that a lot of people get full DG and quit. Or massively drop their activity. Because there’s no motivation anymore. Even the fun of collectin rare fash and items has been ruined. Sets like frost guard which used to be desirable and rare are now worn on every noob from here to eternity. It’s a real shame this excellent and unusual game has been left to rot but ftp people have to take some responsibility as well as the developers.
The game isnt dying because of free players , but because of poor design and Even poorer insight.
I dont thunk the Devs ever had a road map or the wouldnt Have wasted staff resources and talent.
When they tried to create gold sinks , they only created loopholes and weaknesses to benefit those free players aka BOTs.
Game should be called BOT HEROES its that lame and easy to make gold now. After years of absence thats all i see everywhere and fishing and cooking or the farmable ingredients needed for, are all for benefits of free players.
free players are perfectly in their right to enjoy all free benefits provided to them BY THE GAME ITSELF! Free players havent killed the game. The game is killing itself.
Hours and months spent on designing cooking , fishing activity for who ? The 70% Non plat spenders , free players who are still an essential part of the community .
But listen to some of them boast in forum how they dont use hastes now that they use bara . ...bro one is hastes the other dmg . Doesnt make sense but for Mr free player, it does.
Hours spent on fancy animations , such as for gele weapons only for these to be neutralised with MOUNTS. You could have spent those lost hours designing new boss instead .
Druids are the new dps now. The cheapest class gets kills and is top priority At EG.
Rogues , aka pot spammers, plat consumables addicts, also the class that used to be the top plat item spenders , cant even participate at DINO now.
Druids dont feel the need to use green pot of purification at BT, dont need haste , combos or whatever at DinO but dps druid group eventually get kill anyway.
Rogues And Rangers, the two biggest plat spenders , became backbenchers at EG . Whos fault is that?
Devs took the suggestions and rants of this forum micro community as the voice of the macro ch community and inteoduced aeon and legacy, therefore washing their hands of designing new bosses and events and fashion.
Now that a new team took over in Thailand , a third world country with third world salaries how can you compare that its in more danger when the financial burden and taxes are not comparable to european ones....
What i post doesnt even make sense to me but i wont even edit this since Mega eraser Definitus will definitely errase this post on monday anyway.
Enjoying my bottle of wine is priority.