Pardon the terrible pun. Let’s get right into it, shall we?
Scopely has told us many things about Ascendance to try and assuage our fears and reassure us that “player first” isn’t just an empty promise. Here is your evidence to the contrary.
Let’s start here. Not only has Scopely famously reneged on their promise to restrict access to 6★s by making them available outside of the Ascendance process, but they have not ramped up the availability of 5★ Epics, nor have they given us more consistent ways to get the upgrade gear we need. How many times have we had to beg for gear roadmaps now? It is a constant problem.
This one was an outright falsehood. Perhaps Scopely didn’t foresee that they were going to renege on this, but renege they did.
Scopely may claim that this is technically true by including a Long Coat as a Milestone Reward in the SR Tournament, but need we remind them just how many Long Coats are needed to upgrade a single character once? The amount isn’t acceptable, the avenue isn’t acceptable. We need the promised Gear Roadmap to be able to regularly farm what we need, not have our needs partially fulfilled by RNG. This was promised by Albert Wei in July. It is now almost November.
By “they aren’t going to be wiping the floor with 5-Star teams out of the gate” did you mean “they are going to be wiping the floor with 5-Star teams two months out of the gate with no warning just hours before the largest event of the game”?
There was a brief uptick in the availability of Benedicts but like all else, that has dropped dramatically. We are being starved out of every resource imaginable. Scopely has shown no sensitivity whatsoever to the issues we face as a direct result of their actions.
For a short time almost all reward structures centered around Medals, giving us a short-term surplus to work with. That surplus is beginning to dry up, however, and this roadmap has turned out to be yet more vaporware from Scopely.
Was a massive stat boost that destroyed the balance of the game mere hours before the game’s second ever Cross Region War not an abrupt shift in power? The pool of viable top level teams has narrowed down to two teams. Total. Carl and Mirabelle.
Speaking of team viability. What happened into having a meta with multiple top-tier team builds that are all viable? Scopely narrowed the field down to two teams total. Scopely has not at all delivered on this “major design challenge.”
For these reasons, and many others, I want a response from Albert Wei acknowledging his and Scopely’s failure to live up to his own “player first promise” made in July and outlining not only a roadmap (har har) to fixing that, but timelines to doing so.
Do you think we need a response from Albert Wei following Scopely’s failure to deliver on his “player first” promise in July?
- Yes, I want a follow-up from Albert Wei
- No, I believe Scopely will one day deliver on their promises
Read below for a direct address of the points specifically brought up in Albert Wei’s letter to the players, and not just points related to Ascendance:
And a more concrete proposal for a resolution: