I have an idea for SG. How about making this game F2P again? I mean sure, you can play without spending money, you just cant complete all events/quest, it will take you a year to level up a hero, and 6 months or more to LB a 5*. You will always be raiding in a lower tier, you will almost never get a competitive 5* hero, and if you do, they might get nerfed. Another 6-12 months to max emblem a 5* hero. Likely wont make it into an alliance killing 14* titans, which give you the best chance at 4 star mats. (Seems odds have been decreased for that as well). ETC ETC.
The fact is, this game has been going P2P at an increasingly fast rate. Limit breaker quest on completion don’t even give you enough to LB a 5 star , and the only other places you can get them are either from war loot (very small odds), from tournaments (seems harder to get good placement without buying back in) and of course from buying them. Chest and farming loot has been increasingly worse. (Good thing they sell ascension mats and food and iron bundles). SG is buffing great heroes that are very hard to get, and nerfing more obtainable heroes, after players spent to get them, and used rare ascension mats to max them. Now they are making Atlantis a day shorter, making it even harder to get items and resources for free.
When I started playing this game, I felt like if a player was smart, put alot of effort/time into this game, and really worked at it, they could be at least semi competitive. I did those things, and unfortunately also spent alot of money. As a result, I was able to become a very good player, and play at the highest levels. Now, over the course of about the last 6 months, as I have cut back significantly on my spending, I have become less and less of a competitive player, because I just cant keep up with the power creep, and so many things being behind a paywall.
I am really sad for this game, and the many players who have left, and are losing the enjoyment this game used to have. Greed and lack of concern for players is quickly killing this game.
In conclusion, what can we as players do about it? Well we can quit, but many of us don’t want to do that, even though we are close to being forced too. We can do nothing, say nothing, and just ignore it all, while it continues to get worse. We can continue to play, but stop spending, and accept that we will slowly fall behind. Or we can continue to play, stop spending, and speak up, and fight for what is right. If you don’t like what SG is doing, let it be known in the forums, leave a 1* review in the playstore, and if you have an outlet such as YouTube, use it to speak out. For all that took the time to read all for this, thank you. I wish you all the best.