I have been a player and a reader of the forum since this game started – ive put my share of money on this (almost prestige 13) but I never expected that my purchased goods will live forever thus ill start by saying that 6* rendering 5* obsolete aren’t a surprise for me. That being said, we can all argue how things could have been much better with all the “ifs” the player base has.
Scopely’s way of doing things: first we all need to admit that it’s a business thus profit is number 1 priority - however the difference between scopely and EA games for example is corporate brand image - scopely is mainly making its living out from this game and will milk it as much as possible while EA builds 100’s of games yearly and “marketing their brand” through star wars game for example is more important than the game profitability itself thus u can’t compare other games to this as the background is always different specially that it’s obvious that scopely does not have an objective to build a fan base of their corporate brand. It’s just a way of doing business, we don’t like it, but it’s still a way.
Remember: negative advertising is still advertising ;).
6* nerfing: many theories were out about why - imo 2 simple facts led to buffing the 6* stats:
Round 1 and round 2 teams were killing the war event revenue for scopely - 1 faction dominated each region where no one even insta and almost everybody farmed refills with occasionally repairing once. Then with gear for 6tier 4 being far from being released only way to render rd1 & rd2 teams obsolete was by buffing 6 general stat so that on tier3 there is no way to use those rd1&2 teams. BTW that was the only reason war was stopped for 2 months - so that 6* are rolled out into teams - and to prevent can farming before rd1 rd2 teams are killed which was also killing the refills purchase.
Existing ascendable 5* VS new ascendable 5* (now 6* directly from pulls);
Now this is the kind of shit that’s unacceptable - u can’t make announcements then do exactly the opposite because it didn’t suit you Scopely. Scopely knew that bluntly launching 6* toons will cause mass retirements so being smarter than what we think the developers are - they reached deep and found a way to make 6* exist without pissing off the player base in a hard way. However the unexpected step back that players took on pulling from premier recruits really hit their revenue specially with wars being on pause, which forced them to put 6* directly in premiere recruits and holding on releasing any new existing 5* as ascendable as they did barker for example to push more pulls despite the simple fact that players were not pulling just because of the slow AR’s of 6*. Sadly imo scopely’s maneuver worked and from what I saw in my faction alone – pulls were being made at a good rate again.
We all have our views and our opinions on what should have happened and all the whys and ifs wont change a thing - so as a fellow player I said this to my faction:" I will survive as long as I can with what I have - I’m not quitting but I’m no longer spending like I did before - I’m done pulling and going on rage pulls" although I admit doing a few single pulls on that negan lol. But Imagine ideas to make this game much more enjoyable while making scopely’s profit hit the roof with an ecstatic, happy player base, stuff like this:
Before a toon is launched into premiere recruits (say 1 week earlier) - a solo raid event has below prize structure:
1st Place Prize: free 40 pulls for this toon when launched in premiere recruits - 1 week access on using its maxed version (until it appears in premiere) – Any 4 Bags
2nd Place Prize: Free 20 pulls for this toon when launched in premiere recruits - 1 week access on using its maxed version (until it appears in premiere) – Any 3 Bags
3rd-10th Place Prize: 10 Free pulls for this toon when launched in premiere recruits - 1 week access on using its maxed version (until it appears in premiere) – Any 2 Bags
Milestones can now have 5* tokens – gear or whatever the hell scopely likes to put in prizes that the player base hates.
So I ask scopely, and the players, how much advertising will that toon get before its appearance on premier pulls, thus how much more pulls will occur? how much will players compete more to win that tourney?
Even every now and then instead of 40 free pulls - a tourney that actually offers the toon itself or a faction SR tourney giving all 30 members free pulls – faction competition will be off the charts!!!
Sadly ideas like this are plenty all around except on this game. From all my heart @kalishane I love this game but the its seriously being run badly.
At the end of my very short post – all I can say is that I was bored @ work but I seriously love my fellow teammates – I love the walking dead – I love this game, unfortunately all I can say is:
“Yes scopely, I’ll keep surviving, but in the way that fits me best”
Good Luck to you all fellow players – see you on the battlefield.