During the previous week, i found this game, and i thought to myself, huh, i love ja2, and this game seems like a successor. Gfx and gameplay is fine too, for a browser game.
But soon i started to feel like going nowhere. Whereas the gameplay is fun and the gfx pretty to the eye, there is a big number of problems:
1. The greedyness of the devs: Its ok to ask for real money for your work, but in this game, in almost every screen i can see a way to pay gold for something. Most of those things that are gold-only, are not worth it too.
This is damn obtrusive and annoying for any free player.
1b. This way it seems like the devs are trying to milk their playerbase… but this is a new game…. come on… playerbase will never grow with that policy.
2. The grindiness of the missions: After a while, a player has to play the same missions again and again and again to grind enough thingies to grow and proceed… That makes it repetitive…
3. Not all character professions are viable to start with, and whatsmore, asking in 50% of the missions for x headshots means that you HAVE to have a sniper in your squad.. this limits gameplay considerably.
all these these factors increase my frustration of the game so much that i decided not to play again. i can always go back to JA2 – v1.13 mod, that’s very superior if i want that (http://www.ja-galaxy-forum.com/board/ubbthreads.php/category/11/v1_13_HQ.html).
Finally, if the devs read this, you should understand that my opinion of you is that you are good coders, but bad businessmen. Your ways of promoting the game and making money are not helping to keep and expand on your playerbase (imo).
And since players=money… you could do better if you made the game thus, that more free-players will want to play. Assuming no free-players = low activity= paying players will get bored = game dies…
that is all… hope you won’t take it amiss