Okay, so what the heck. I just almost physically, literally had to throw up from this health hazard.
I am horrified at this point that from what I’ve seen not even that “fix” (which is not really a fix) next week won’t even remove the auto-sidescrolling (Link is here). At least from what I’ve seen it wasn’t mentioned. Given that I just did three dungeon battles and five GW battles and then spent all seals to open guild chests and event chests one last time (10x multiple chest openings) I can absolutely say that I almost threw up. And I don’t mean that only methaphorically because of all the ugly stuff now but literally because the auto-sidescrolling made me feel absolutely nauseous. And they’re not even going to remove all of the stuff that makes people ill. Like, really ill, not just the eyecancer-green-button ill but actually causes physical discomfort and pain. After seeing the post in the suggestion section of what will be (not) fixed next week, I am almost looking forward to tomorrow being the last day I have to do this (for my guild) because I just want to give up at this point.
So many people gave so much feedback and nothing mattered. They won’t border the text. They’ll keep the UI black - in fact, they just make it more black by darkening the part behind the numbers. That’s a great “fix”. Keep half the health issues in and fix the other half by doing more of what people are complaining about (the black color).
At this point I feel tired. I actually cried about this in real life but seeing the post about what’s gonna be updated and actually feeling how this game currently is - and seemingly will stay - harmful to my physical health, I am by now also pretty angry and upset and that means that hopefully feeling happy about being able to move on will come soon. Saying goodbye to my guild will hurt because people there are awesome - and if anything, the fact how people here in the forum react shows that the whole community is, too - but I will not endanger myself or support anyone who publishes a game with health hazards.
In my opinion, the second so many complains about nausea, eye strain, dizziness and whatever else was reported by a TON of people here, there should have been an immediate rollback to the old UI until the problems were absolutely fixed. Instead, not only are people playing with a health hazard game right now, but the “fix” won’t even fix all of those problems.
And sorry, that’s irresponsible.
Sure, many here are adults, but this game is surely also played by children, given that those are the ones growing up with smartphones.
I feel like the limit of what’s acceptable has been reached. It’s one thing to ruin your game, but I just had gastric juice in my mouth. From watching sidescrolling animations less than 20 times. This is crazy and I am done with this. At least put a warning up that there are (currently and seemingly for good?) several things in the game can cause issues with your wellbeing, dangit! Of course every person is responsible for themselves, but any child or teenager who has played this game for a long time will not expect any danger and children are usually not that responsible to put down a videogame after five minutes.
Okay, ranttime is over. Sorry, just had to get this out of my system because maybe somewhere someone will actually care and make this game fun and secure to play again one day. But that day will very obviously not come anytime soon, given how even the whole community in this official forum can’t make the devs reconsider… and I actually, too, think that that the devs don’t have much of a choice and it wasn’t really their decision, given how it was apparently Google, Apple, Sony and Microsoft which needed to be pleased.