Like many players, I’m on the verge of getting burned out. My friends are leaving and getting bored of the game. Being level 1130ish and having already contributed monetarily to the game, I feel less and less like my game experience matters. The quality of the product I have been investing a massive amount of time into for a particular entertainment experience is becoming more and more questionable. The steady stream of weekly content and bigger updates is giving me a particular perspective on how things are going to go, and I should not be surprised from here on. I feel like the flaws in this amazingly entertaining game’s quality are only now becoming visible.
So I’m going to give my perspective on what area of the game needs the biggest improvement in quality, and I want to know what others think as well.
(Elaborations on the poll choices)
Improving the game’s broken chat system. Improving guild features, like guild war ranking and point system, accurately purging dead guilds, and possibly having a more interactive and accurate guild finder.
Addressing the pre-alpha quality class system with its multiple overlapping traits/talents. Also taking another look at weapons, and how the hero overall effects game balance.
Adjusting outliers and making many more troops in the game viable. Adjusting the rewards given making every game mode worthwhile for different reasons. Alter prices to stimulate the use of soulforge and in-game shops. Re evaluating what it means to reach different progression levels in the game and keeping a purpose for higher level players to keep playing.
Much the way the game is already going. New troops, new game modes, new kingdoms/factions.
- Chat system, guild system, leaderboards and game community
- Hero implementation, repairing the class system, balancing weapons/classes, new hero content
- Troop balance, adjusting rewards, shop prices, game progression
- New features, content, game modes, UI, art, bug fixes
My choice is majorly #2. If I heard that the devs expressed interest in this area, I would be overjoyed to play happily for a long time to come.
When I see the sometimes self-harming, sometimes game-breaking, sometimes overlapping talents and traits, I feel like devs don’t care. It simply looks, and feels sloppy compared to the rest of the game. I know that much better can be done. As a player, I don’t have to like how the class system is, but it should look like its fully developed and be cohesive enough that I don’t see a paltry game of word association be the entire basis of a class’s available talent tree. Very few classes have a strong enough association with their namesake to justify their existence.
I feel like there is a myriad of obvious things that can be done in this area. Me giving a a specific suggestion as to what, would defeat the point. The point is that this system is undone and I I know that there are many developers capable of finishing it with their own ideas.