Let me start off by saying, I’ve been playing for a good while now, and up until recently I’ve very much enjoyed this game.
I’m sure it’s been mentioned, but the most recent update implemented has kind of ruined the game for me.
There are several things contributing.
A lot of it for me was the chat. I enjoyed (sometimes, in various stages of inebriation) hanging out in chat. The gameplay has been made so that there’s no reason to be on here for more than a few minutes at a time. You pop on, and wait just long enough to find a place to dump your stamina, an’ there’s no reason to stay on. Now, yeah, this may sound exactly like it’s always been to some. But it used to be worth it, to hang out, an’ shoot the shit with other players long enough to get that next ’zerk in, or to see what the boss drops. Which brings me to my next point:
The raid tables. Though yes, it’s awesome to know how much damage it requires to get X percent chance to get Y drop or whatever, the increase has been so much that, even as a high level player (I’m currently level 115), I can only effectively hit one raid a day. There’s no longer a point in throwing a “mere 80 or 90 stamina” into a Nyx III, for example. Which brings me to point three:
Lack of platinum. When I could get a couple platinum from raids, on a good day, I was inclined to throw my own stamina raids out on occasion. I (amongst others) won’t be throwing out those stamina raids any time soon. And that’s going to reduce the number of raids, in turn reducing the number of possible acquired platinum, ad neaseum. I understand the point of platinum is to create income for the game. An’ making them more rare is a way to further that generation, but it’s gotten to a point where it’s not worth it to not be a paying player. Which seems a good way to drive off the free playerbase.
Just observations, all this. I can’t speak for business, obviously, or I’d be marketing instead of ranting about someone else’s games. I’m sure the game’s doing well. I’m just beginning to enjoy it less and less. And I know I’m not the only one having these thoughts.