Just like with everything in this game, the current state only stays current for so long…
Rep used to the be the measuring stick, its now activity. High rep usually meant you had a solid roster, now with the way tokens and 5* are thrown around, you can be low rep and have a monster team.
There once was a place for casual players, but with the speed at which the meta changes in this game, you have to stay current or else you fall too far behind to really compete. Raiding exemplifies this sad truth more than anything. EVERY team you face is modded or loaded with stuns or both, and you cant get anywhere rep wise anymore…its a battle of attrition
And now Lydia is in play. That card, on a yellow 6* team with Zeke, Jesus and Tyreese? The type of team ALL the whales will have? Game over man. Game over.
Now all those Erika/Magna teams are going to be easy with Jesus/Tyreese/Lydia teams… Scopely keeps upping the meta, and hastening the power creep with each new premier so they can get more money. There is nothing to game balance in their method.
THere will always be a disparity between p2p and f2p, Its not that one has an advantage, one is an entirely different breed of player. And to have both play on the same playing field is like having Manchester United play against a High School team. But… we cant walk away can we? The community aspect brings us all together, and the morbid curiosity of wondering what happens next keeps us all here… A sort of shared hysteria, one that makes us all feel better about what is happening
THe more things change, the more they stay the same. It feels as if we are all in a KIA commercial, tiny hamster/mice running on a wheel chasing our own tail. Trained by the bell to accept starvation and to run to the water spout that has been laced with cyanide every time the bell rings… If only our Machiavellian masters would listen and show mercy in the form of BALANCE. Just balance, not advancement, nothing free, just balance out the GAME PLAY of your game and stop focusing so much on what people will spend for.
Too much to ask for, @JB.Scopely?