EDIT: This topic was not meant as a question as to why you’re still playing.
As I mention myself, I do still play the game. I don’t care for the pricing model, so I no longer spend on it or worry about where I place in the rankings or whatever, but I’m still very much invested in the game itself.
It was meant to be directed at those who have completely given up on the game specifically.
I want to know why or how they’re able to simply permanently walk away from something after putting so much time and/or money into it.
No, I have no immediate plans to quit the game myself. I’ve put too much time and money into my heroes, training up alliance mates, and making friends here on the forum (some of whom have also become alliance mates). I don’t think I could simply pack my bags and completely walk away for good.
Walk away from the forum? Yeah, maybe, some days I contemplate doing so.
Walk away from spending? Already have. Gave the game more than enough money already.
But for those of you who finally got tired of the game completely for X reason (excessive cash grabbiness, nerfing of your heroes, power creep continuing to make your “old” heroes less and less relevant every day, etc.)…
How are you simply able to walk away?
By that I mean… I have seen videos of people deleting entire rosters of heroes that I assume must have cost them thousands of dollars to acquire and many many hours to ascend… and they’re feeding them all to Aife…
How… what… why???
Because the game pissed you off? Man, this game finds a way to ■■■■ me off practically every other day at least. That’s part of the game. It’s not a “fun” part of the game, but if you’ve already been playing for X amount of time, you should already know that the RNG is bull at times.
And yeah, their so-called “new features” are mostly cash grabby bull that isn’t worth the time to read about it, let alone the money they expect you to spend to buy it…
But how do you go from spending all of that time and money on a roster over the course of X amount of time, to one day just tossing the entire thing into the garbage? All of that time and money… for nothing?
Is that just something you normally do anyway? Get bored, move on, spend thousands of dollars on the next game that comes along, no regrets?
If so, wow. Major kudos to you! I could never do that myself.
Or is this a one-off kind of thing, where you were expecting the dream to last forever, and once SG started disappointing you, you decided “well that was an epic waste of my time and money, not making that mistake ever again”?
I’m kind of still in this game for the long haul. On a completely F2P basis going forward, at least until they start charging me just to log in (which sadly would not surprise me at all). I’m in this because I my alliance and I already invested way too much into my roster to just give it all up completely without a damn good reason.
Just curious as to how other people - especially those who have spent thousands of dollars on the game - can just get up and walk away so easily. Do you walk away feeling mad and like you were ripped off? Or do you not even care? Was it just “fun while it lasted” and now it’s “okay byeeee”?
I don’t think I could do that myself. I still own video games that I bought 10+ years ago. Even the ones that I thought were mostly awful, I can’t bring myself to just throw them in the trash like that.
Curious to hear thoughts, opinions, rants, etc. here.