It generally takes a lot for me to post a concern on the forums. But, here I am. And please remember, my opinions are my own and do not necessarily reflect those of Seven Days.
I’m concerned. First and foremost, I’m concerned about the number of people in our community taking breaks from the game or quitting altogether. Many of these are top players… I remember posting a similar complaint about a year ago when Ascension items were way too difficult to obtain. You fixed that, and we moved past it.
I mean, I get it. You can’t make everyone happy. But, I think there comes a point in time where a voice that carries a bit more weight needs to speak up and say something.
This game is heading dangerously in the Pay2Win direction. When you hear from multiple people in the community that they are spending hundreds and hundreds of dollars on the HotM and Event Hero lottery, just to barely come up with one rare hero… is, at the least concerning.
Are we really going to start having to shell out hundreds of dollars to get the most coveted of heroes in Guinevere, Gravemaker (and other prior HotM’s) in order to compete at the top? Because, that’s what it’s starting to feel like.
I understand that there is a business model. I understand that summoning hero is essentially gambling. But, it didn’t used to be like this, in my opinion. And I think this same mistake was made when Small Giant made ascension items ridiculously hard to find.
Also, some other questions. What is going on with Wu-Kong? Can we get a transparent answer about the changes that have been made to him? Am I imagining them? Are others imagining them? Sure, we could speculate all day about it, but wouldn’t it be easier to offer a clear explanation as to why one of the best heroes in the game appears to have taken on some sort of change?
Let’s talk beta.
Recently, there has been an abrupt shift in beta policy, in which people were scrambling to undo what used to be a loose policy on talking about beta content. What is the policy exactly? Why is there no Non-Disclosure Agreement in writing that clearly states what we can and can’t share in beta? Why does the sudden change of heart about beta details and its sharing, end with what one can be interpreted as a veiled threat via forum post.
I’m a concerned player. I’m also the leader of the largest community in the game. I’d like to think my voice carries some weight. And I hope the same effort I took to write a civil post about reasonable concerns, won’t be taken lightly.
Founder of Seven Days