Well, that was short lived.
Because of the large amount of information I had found from in these pages, mostly early reverse-engineering attempts, I had hoped to join and be of some use around here. Pay it back, to the community if not to the exact people who helped me out.
I don’t feel like there is much that I want to contribute here.
This thing with the “doubling” of Emblem rewards today, it made me think… why do we as a community have to work so hard to get useful, but basic, game rules out? For instance, why are the loot rolls published in-game for Tournaments, but not for Titans? Why did we have to figure out that there was a defence bonus? Why do we have to figure out what the TC odds are, and why don’t the descriptions always match the actual output?
In a nutshell: why do we have to wrestle with SGG for certain kinds of information at all? I’m not talking some grand conspiracy where “dey just wants our moneyz”. I’m talking about about basic information that’s just really shoddily served up, and very patchwork.
I love the data and the stats and working things out like where the best Recruit farming is. Second- or third-order analysis like that is fun to me. But the basic rules, first-order information, should be right there, and it just isn’t all the time. And I’m tired of helping provide explanations about this stuff for free. The company makes all kinds of money, and I pay them. I don’t owe SGG anything.
Today’s issue over the Emblems really underlines SGG’s poor information handling. I’m not interested in being one of their free fix-it guys.
As far as the people I’ve met here, it’s been fun, and I wish you well. The vast majority of you rock.
When my VIP runs out at the end of the month, I’ll probably stop playing; perhaps even sooner. It’s not that the game is bad or unfair or anything. I just don’t have any faith in what SGG tells me, and that makes contributing to their little empire substantially less fun. And fun is the point.