Well, I finally did it. With a heavy heart, I quit the game last week. I sincerely hope that it’s temporary because I have really enjoyed playing this game.
I have been thinking about quitting for the past few weeks for the following reasons:
- The buffed troops make it feel like the game is no longer balanced and a player must rely on only luck, instead of strategy to win a match.
- The constant bugs and troop nerfs that make it nearly impossible to keep on top of all the changes. Especially, the gem spawners nerf that makes several troops basically unusable, unless you want to feed the other team 4 gem matches when you miss.
- The differences between PC and mobile - I play on both platforms and it was significantly easier to win a GW match on mobile than on PC for the last couple weeks. This makes the game feel unfair.
- Lack of a significant end-game for higher level players. GW was fun in the beginning, but now feels like a chore or more like playing a slot machine than trying to figure out a strategy to employ.
This week sent me over the edge because of the Orc teams being pumped 50% and starting half mana. I had one match where I chose a 3 blue, the AI took 3 red and then I took 3 purple and the AI took some yellow that cascaded more mana and they looped on that turn until all 4 of my troops were dead! I just sat there with my mouth open thinking "Wow, that was some bad luck. OK, I’ll soldier on and go to my next GW match. Oh great, more Orcs. " So, I quit to play some regular PVP to try some different troop combos and I was consistently getting wrecked by cascading AI combos. After that, I just went back and finished my GW matches, dreading the Orc teams.
I realized that I was no longer enjoying the game and decided to take a 2-3 month break to give the devs time to work out the major bugs and maybe balance the game a bit more?
I’m sad because I miss the way the game used to be and I definitely miss my guild-mates. I wonder how the rest of you feel about buffed troops, GW, bugs and nerfs and how you’re still able to enjoy the game. I wish I could get motivated or excited enough to play again!