Once upon a time there was an Undead Mystic named Aziris with the awesome power to create a single skull. And the players rejoiced whenever they enountered him in battle, because he would place that skull randomly, always setting them up to reap the benefits. The Gods remained silent, deeming Aziris worthy of punishment, for whatever reason.
Once up a time there was a patch that introduced the awesome power of weapon upgrades. And the players dispaired whenever using them in battle, because they would randomly interact with a single gem, always setting up the opponent to reap the benefits. The Gods remained silent, deeming the players worthy of punishment, for whatever reason.
- Most full weapon upgrades cost an arm AND a leg, often taking weeks to farm.
- Most full weapon upgrades make the weapon borderline useless in some way, by changing the spell to add or remove a single random gem.
- Weapon upgrades can’t be reversed, once you have bought them, you are stuck with the sorry remains.
- Higher kingdom power levels force players to fully upgrade 8 kingdom weapons, which essentially means breaking all of them.
Dear devs, you’ve ignored this issue when it was brought to your attention by your beta players. You’ve ignored this issue when it was brought to your attention during the patch preview. You’ve ignored this issue when it was brought to your attention after the patch. You’ve ignored this issue when it was brought to your attention as part of your streaming questions. You are currently ignoring this issue as players are finding out the hard way that “upgrade” means the opposite of “better” in GoW.
Please, please, PLEASE break your silence and limit the damage in some way. Tell us something, anything, about how this design attrocity is going to get resolved. That you actually ARE planning to do something about it. Heck, at this point even a “Ha ha, sucks to be you!” would do, at least then we would know that there’s no point in further avoiding fully upgrading weapons in hopes of this getting fixed.