Before I start, yes this is long and a word wall.
Scopely, for months now all we’ve heard is promises of putting your customers first(crazy to think a business would even consider customers first) and constant reminders that things will get better, that so much is planned that we couldn’t imagine the things in store for those who hold on to absolute naseum only to see nothing to confirm or substantiate your claims. It’s gotten to be where we can’t trust a word anyone who has a Scopely emblem on theor profile bc either it’s bus to calm the growing anger and dissent or you’re being fed lies and there’s not enough in game knowledge to tell the people handing you what to say to question it.
So where does this divide between player and developer/publisher come from? Early in this game, the game wasn’t perfect but it held so much potential which we as a gaming community saw and those running the game I would assume would say the same. However over time, before pop up offers were introduced, you had crates and bags full of good looking toons/gear/etc that you could use so you bought one and usually ended up with a media pack instead of something useful. Same for pulls, as I had a teammate once pull $1500 in one day for yellow Sandy when she first came out only to not even get a $5. I kno, her fault for pulling absolutely but not to receive anything of use at all… that grows animosity. So as the pull rates got worse and Scopely claimed they couldn’t be adjusted, we had our doubts but no true proof… until Viktorgate. There we all saw not only was the percentage adjustable but how quickly Scopely will swoop in to fix something that affects their bottom line. So players of course were upset bc for over a year, we had been lied to.
The armory bug is the perfect example of money over gameplay, money trumping players fun. Bc people would coin it to increase their chance at construction, it seems it was ignored for 6 months despite pleads to ban the exploiters and fix the bug. It took 6 months after it became public knowledge, that’s shocking tbh. 6 months to stop something that was hurtinhg your top dollar earner. But they were still making short term money so who cares?
So then we have nerfing of cans and regardless of what they say, it’s not the same and they can adjust it bc we had a blitz war that had none drop at all. They can’t be adjusted, just like pull rates couldn’t be adjusted, right?
You have vk now changing the landscape and yet nothing is done. Active cheaters reported, claims they will be dealt with and nothing done. 6s open buffed to make 5 irrelevant and trying to force players hands to spend like you did to build those first rosters. War pulled for 2 months only to come back with the same problems as before. New bugs popping constantly as if it’s clockwork. Prizes basically stopping people from even caring to compete. And on and on and in.
But the real reason we can not trust Scopely more than anything is bc they refuse to listen to us. Not in the small ways but in many ways you read players suggest everyday here. If it’s their priority to not listen and heed advice from these most knowledgeable people which is the players that is their right of course but also this games downfall. Since there isn’t exactly a hardcore player who plays this in HQs offices, shouldn’t they consult us? Isn’t that what these forums should be? To help preserve the lifespan of the game and possibly implement ideas that will increase everyone’s enjoyment and in turn fill Scopelys wallets? But it’s not like that at all. the players care the most and they are the ones being ignored and will continue to do so. Been this way for two years, why should it change. We’re the silent contributor to a narcissistic notion of whatever we do, they’ll continue to accept.
So after seeing posts about showing Scopely good will, to extend the hand first… I refuse. I would for once love to see them swallow some pride, admit the way the players have been treated was wrong and implement/deliver on promises made to us. It’s the only way to keep the people who are on the fence bc if this is how it stays, the fence will collapse. I know they think they can draw in all this new blood to replace the loyal people who have been around a very long time, the people many of us have seen leave ourselves but that’s foolhardy. Within 6 months, you’ll wish for these players to return but you’ve lost them, not just from this game but any Scopely game in their future. It’s all up to them but I’m sure nothing will change bc that’s not how things are done in hq.