You’ve already lost me as a spender. You’re now close to losing me as a player.
I’m telling you, one or two more events like this will do me in.
I (used) to love and spend on this game. What was the point in ruining it? Seriously, it’s like you have people with no idea what they are doing making all the decisions.
Here’s why I stopped spending, something I never thought I would do, months and months ago, and why I am on the brink of no longer playing.
- Terrible Prizes
: I’m a top player. I spend to win, and I win for the prizes.
Event after event, week after week, you feed us steaming piles of sh… Take the upcoming war for example. When my faction finishes first, as always, we stand to win :
a) 1.8 fodder characters
b) 2 failed weapon craftings
c) Gear that is mediocre at best, and which I have plenty of. We should get this junk from a roadmap.
Please explain to me how your team is surprised when they see lower revenues when the event I buy characters for is worthless? I don’t give a rat’s armpit about getting first for this stuff, so why would I buy a new character to do so?
- Lies :
No explanation needed. I’m sick of excuses and broken promises. Better to say nothing than to lie. You’re giving yourselves a bad reputation by doing this. It’s beyond my comprehension. Such a bad business plan.
- (Lack of) Free to Play 6 stars
We keep hearing that you’re behind on characters, but new premiers come out like clockwork. Most of the players have stopped giving a care for spending, so they run free to play characters. When there’s only a few characters that are free, you see all the free to play players running the same teams. When free to play is becoming an increasing percentage of the playerbase, you can’t have such a small pool of toons. It leads to everyone running the same thing.
- Effort no longer matters
Let’s say there are two players : Victor and Wendy.
Victor checks the game once an hour, and plays all weekend for war. He farms all week to prepare for war. He even pulls for the new premier characters. Unfortunately, Victor doesn’t have any luck. He can’t pull Carl or Shiva (instead getting lots of garbage toons). He only has 100 bucks a week to spend, and he doesn’t manage to get premiers either.
Victor is left with a half decent team.
Wendy plays three or four times a week, and only puts up a few points to collect the event prizes. She’s in a pretty decent faction, so she gets an odd 5* pull every once in awhile. She never spends or farms. She’s just in it for fun, and doesn’t care about winning. Wendy through a stroke of luck, manages to pull Carl, Shiva and maybe another free to play 6* as many players have.
Wendy is left with one of the best teams in the region
The result is, the quality of each player’s team is based almost completely on how lucky they are with 5* token and elite character token pulls. Prestige 12 Victor deserves to be better, but he is frustrated to be defended in war by prestige 9 Wendy.
Here’s a hint: This is now a common situation.
- It’s just not fun anymore
Month long events for gear. Cool gear, but it’s really just mediocre at best. I’m tired of it, and so is everyone else. Remember how exciting it was when Jose was a war prize? When Maggie was a war prize? Hell, even Siddiq managed to get me about half the excitement I used to have. I would wait impatiently for war to start every Friday. I would play deep into the night, coining and canning to keep my faction at the top.
What am I going to do this weekend? I’m gonna put up the milestones, and call it a done deal. I will not coin one single time, and I will not care how we finish as a faction. Who cares honestly? It doesn’t make much of a difference in prizes.
I’m glad you at least started taking action. However, as long as a certain Coosa player exposed by Just a Box gaming’s video remains unbanned, he remains a beacon attracting more clean players to the cheating field. This man rose to the top after being banned previously in less then a month (and in an old region.) He had 3 or 4 maxed tier 4 six stars after the screwdriver event (a higher number than most regions have in their entirety. My region has 2 people with a 1 single tier 4 six star character each.)
I was attracted to cheating myself this way, and I’m sure many others were too.
I play this game to enjoy it. I no longer care about prizes, spending or… even the game itself. So why would I keep playing it.
This is why you keep losing players. And they really are dropping like flies.
I hope Scopely HQ is picking up good people as their “staff is switched around.” Who knows if that’s even true - seems like another excuse in a long line of excuses to me. You’ll need good people or there won’t be an HQ for them to work at.