Dear Development Team,
I am contacting you out of shock and disbelief in what you have done with this update in regards to the ability to merc within the game. I understand your desire to limit a players ability to the amount of loot and titan kills they receive, but the manner in which you did that fails on all levels! Instead of implementing timers on those items you wished to limit, you have made it so you have to be in the alliance at titan spawn in order to attack. I guess you did not like the fact there was a good size portion of your gaming community that enjoyed helping their fellow players? Because that is what merc’ing was about for me! It’s always been about being able to bounce around and help random alliances in need and along the way getting to meet 100’s of new people! The community is what is keeping players playing this game, not the amazing game aspects! It was never about the crappy loot I received for killing the titan, truthfully 99.9999999999999% of the time I get better loot from farming the map on auto attack!
I take the risk of sounding egotistical here, but here are other ways in which my ability to merc has affected the game. As someone who is probably in the game more than 99% of the rest of the players, I’ve been able to join dozens upon dozens of alliances and meet their members which has provided invaluable insight to numerous people looking for a good alliance in your global chat. I had the ability to steer them towards alliances that I knew firsthand were active and full of great people from an objective viewpoint. Another thing that has come from my merc’ing is numerous people who were in alliances that I helped are all the sudden joining in conversations in global chat and being more comfortable there! Like I said, I’m not trying to be egotistical as arrogance is simply not me, but the fact remains when you have someone extremely active in global chat that is willing to join an alliance to help them and get to know those members while they are there, it makes people that might not be as outgoing feel more comfortable in a global chat setting.
Those are just a few of the things that you have wrecked in this update, I didn’t even touch on what it meant to alliances to have mercs help them! I am asking them to reach out to you and provide you that feedback themselves!
I would like to know where and how you came up with the decision to do what you did. I don’t want some canned copy and paste reply…I want a direct and candid response! I also want to know what you are going to do to fix this mess you’ve created as it clearly was not the best way to address what you saw as an issue. If your plan is to do nothing, then I ask you to refund me all money I have spent on this game. I happily spent my money based on the fact that I enjoyed the game play and planned on playing for a long time. You’ve changed that with this update. I’m sorry, but you cannot sell someone one thing and then completely change it after they’ve paid.
Thank You For Your Time,