I’m Zepp and I’ve been playing since before Guild Wars, which means I know 10% more than someone who just started yesterday. Gems of War has added many many things since I got my first Goblin troop.
A Few Notable Events Added:
- Guild Wars
- Tower of DOOOOOOM
A Few Notable QoL/Cosmetic Things:
- Chat upgrade
- Leveling things more than one level at a time
- Mass Ascension
- 4x Gem Speed
But are you having more fun?
I love all the events and the variety. I am glad those things happened, and I think they went a long way to keeping the place fresh.
I don’t love the direction gameplay has gone. Power Creep has made 90% of the troops obsolete. The strategy of working the board a few turns ahead offensively and defensively has been ruined by (troops that double convert / gem exploder troops / empowered troops).
This is no longer a strategy game. It’s just a fairly mindless grinder. RNG gem waterfalls decide games more than studying the board. The 4x Speed has taken away the accomplishment of a single match. It’s all about matches per minute now.
Warframe is a grinder, but one that keeps me fully engaged. Gems of War had the best Match 3 implementation of all time, but like many action movies, they have abandoned the fulfilling progression in favor of CGI and Special Effects. I don’t know if they horse is WAY too far out of the barn, but I’d like to see more of the strategy game it used to be instead of the multiple board clears per turn it currently is.