Hi, my name is Fire Giant. When I was released I was perhaps OP. But it wasn’t a big deal because I was only OP during my event weeks. Soon after… The buffs for event weeks were nerfed from 25%/50% to 10%/20%. Can’t fault the decision. Some event weeks were just cray cray. My issue is I was built to one shot troops during my event weeks (with the right build of course). Unfortunately, this week I can’t one shot any fully leveled, fully traited and Max kingdom stats troops. Because the Armor, life, and attack of all troops has been increased since my release… But no love for magic to properly balance the skills out. When Shentang was released… The game it’s self tried to right this wrong. But quickly the magic bonus was changed to life.
Since 4x was given… There has been a calculated move to slow players down.
This topic combined with my issues recently with RFG. Pushes me closer and closer to believing that you don’t want players that play at least 2 hours a day. Or end gamers who played for years.
I suspect this is financially influenced by numbers that we are not privy to. My guess is you see much more revenue Generated by newer players than older ones.
I ask for 10 minutes with the person in charge of these stats. To explain to them that the commerce in this game is like none other than that I’ve experienced before. To keep it simple… New players wouldn’t play for longer than a week if it weren’t for vets. And they wouldn’t be making purchases to help them enjoy the game if not recommended to do so by your loyal customer base. A customer base that has a had growing divide… Since at the very least the introduction of the “combo breaker” into the game. I was still relatively new at the time so vets that are wiser than me can correct me if my time line is off.
TL:DR - Essentially, I want everyone. (most importantly myself. ) To enjoy the game that I fell in love with… Without feeling like the moment I start enjoying it again. I get punched in the face by a change in the mentality that made this game great.
PS just for @Sirrian… You built a great product here. Please don’t let those clouded by greed ruin your artistic instinct. If you need more revenue your veteran player base would happily help you crowd fund it.
To everyone that took the time to read this. I thank you. Now I stand against the wall prepared for the type of crucifixion that only the forums can provide.