You are right but don’t forget FTP players that hav been here for time the grind has been long and hard to get to where they are now to try keep up so think the anger is just the same if not more if this game was to ever end.
Yeah PTW spent a tone on there account and if this came to a end soon I can’t imagine the anger it will cause them to.
Exactly, I spend to speed it up. Get more heroes, ascend them faster etc etc. That’s it and it enhances my personal enjoyment of the experience.
I don’t consider this an ESport so being Number 1 matters for nothing. I mean, who actually cares about being number 1 in a faceless anonymous game?
By all means be competitive if that’s your drive but the day will come when that’s in the bin and a new experience will need to be looked at.
And on the day the plug is pulled, so too will be forum so the outpouring of grief will need to go to FB or Reddit. And I read neither so all will be good.
For what it’s worth I see a 5 year life if they want to keep it going. Ultimately once it’s set up the server does most of the work so even if they stop new content there’s more than enough to just leave it running. It will continue to earn legacy money for years to come.
The purchase behavior from P2W, C2P and F2P players in my opinion has not changed much, if at all.
Over the past 18 months since I started this game, there have been waves of “no spend” movement, including some of highly recognizable youtubers, to protest against the nerf of Telluria and Vela, release of massive number of new OP heroes, and lack of respect towards opinions from beta tester etc. Unfortunately, the end result is, none of these movements lasted for more than a few months and many C2P and P2W players continue to spend money as they used to.
From the business perspective, if the target is to achieve 20% revenue growth per year, and yet this game is unable to attract a large number of new players, then the only option is to exact more value per player from the existing player base - which is probably why they keep releasing heroes faster and faster, and also adding more offers to entice ppl to pay.
But right now what about this game is making that spend of time any different from when you started?
We will all end in the grave let’s be honest but if playing this has scratched an itch and enabled you to be engaged and entertained then it’s done it’s job.
No one truly expects this to last forever. It will stay as long as it’s profitable. What that profit needs to be time will tell.
But the day it gets switched off you will go and find a new distraction to spend your time on.
Those that spend use cash and time. For me it was cash I had to waste and I’m very lucky that I have that in my life. There are many that don’t so I never take it granted. The day this game ends will be a sad one.