Hey Salty, just saw that this was where your answer was originally posted. I’d like to reply here in a bit more detail compared to the Q&A since it clearly belongs here.
First of all, I am very, very grateful that there’s finally some feedback from you guys on the issue! Thank you for taking your time to explain things; I’m definitely glad you’re back from your vacaction and back to taking care of things so quickly!
I had asked in the Q&A already if a temporary rollback is impossible to do. And quite frankly, I wouldn’t even mind a button that would turn the effects, including status effects and numbers off. That would still at least let me play (and lose more often) compared of not being able to play, which would be a bad hotfix, but at least a hotfix. Granted, my vision problems mean that I cannot see the numbers most of the time anyway, so maybe that’s just me thinking that…
At any rate, I completely understand that you cannot fix the particle effects quickly. But as this means that I will lose a place in my guild (since I cannot meet requirements if I cannot play) it basically means… that I am forced to quit. And that would be absolutely sad for me. I’m not sure how many others have the same issue, but I know at least one more person of my guild quit.
Hence, either a temporary rollback (to give you guys time to change the effects after Christmas holidays or find a way to introduce a button to turn them off, but not the numbers/status effects) or a hotfix turning everything off would be very much appreciated by me. At least I could keep playing and that’s all that matters to me.
Lastly, I would like to say that I think it’s sad that you guys think that GoW needs to be “in like with other games in this and similiar genres”. Being different is not a bad thing - actually, I think it’s a good thing. If everything looks the same, what’s the point in having many games of a genre? For me, as a visually impaired player with several health issues, the “old”, minimalistic, non-modern style (both in effects and UI) was a blessing, as it made this game playable for me when I couldn’t play anything else.
I understand that moving forward is important for any company. And I also understand that I’m just sad because the changes mean that I’m left behind. But I wish that things like people complaining about the bright flashing button - which you have now fixed - would have given you the idea that the particles might cause health issues in those people from the start.
Still, thank you for taking your time to try to fix things, even if the absence of a rollback/hotfix will mean that it’ll be likely too late for me since my guild only allows one week of not meeting requirements.