What if every 90 days all your PvE gear was wiped. And you had to regrind. After the DEVELOPERS OFFERED rewards to cash players.
This update was terrible. In a game that allows cash for rewards any player with 10k+ should kill a $0 player 100% of the time. If you have an issue with that then don't play any MMO that has a Cash Shop.
What this update did was made raid gear obsolete. And on top of that they Nerfed every raid into the ground. Pulrik got nerfed AGAIN. Todt is weaker than Handy Hammer. They released a giant casual content update and rework and turned their backs on the players who financially made this update possible.Z
The amount of core players in our guild that are not just talking about quitting but instead ACTUALLY quitting because of this update is terrifying. Whenever forum cryers say a game is dying I laugh at them and troll them. But this is really really bad. The amount of refunds going out this week is immense. Just in Thundercall Forest I can guarantee you in the ballpark of $50k in refunds.
On top of nerfing every single piece of high end content to make the game casual...they added a raid that panda and ocho said, and I quote from the live steam "May not be clearable for up to 6 months". So nerf everything currently out to complete ****...and implement impossible raid. This is BAD programming. This is BAD PR. This is BAD.
So far every casher who built this game...and understand the CASHERS BUILT THIS GAME. Who put the first 10s of thousands of crystals into rotation? Who allows the crystal market to thrive so the rest of us can make gold? They have now had the developers turn their backs on them. And bar them from expressing the full extent of their power through the grind and cashing that THEY OFFERED TO SAID PLAYERS. They have turned them into high end PvE players only.
In legal terms, all of this money can be refunded under false advertisement. Because it was FALSELY ADVERTISED TO THE PLAYER BASE that spending money would provide an advantage over other players.
And anyone who likes this fair duel faction update...in 90 days when they reset your gear and wipe faction again, you're gonna be here pissing and moaning just like the rest of us. And if you say well we knew this was possible...you guys know they originally planned survival to be 3 month seasons also? With a full rep wipe. It's still in the survival details. Imagine how that would feel. All your hard work for demi-god for agility circles gone in 1 update. It's going to happen.
TL;DR a massive amount of players are ACTUALLY quitting and refunding. They aren't lying. It's not a scare tactic. For once you need to strongly consider the implications of such a royal **** up. If ever there was a content reversal worth doing, this is it.