Well, I’ve been playing for 2+ years now, consider myself a mid-heavy spender, have seen my fair share of moments, and I still have hope that they’ll get their together and stop screwing over the source of their income. I’m sad to say I don’t think it’s going to happen though. Since the merger/sale to Zynga, I’ve seen a decrease in 3* & 4* ascension items across the board, an increase in advertising via MV, a few broken promises by the Dev’s that wouldn’t have happened beforehand imo, and an overall negative demeanor from almost every player I talk with about the game. It’s really sad to me that they have gotten so far off base of creating something GIANT from something Small. They did do exactly that but it’s clear to me now that what they wanted to have become giant that was small was their wallets.
The fact that 95% or more of players I ask say that they only get 2* ascension items from the Titans that they use Harpoons on is a perfect example of the greed that has taken over our game developers/owners. Us players using a battle item designed to give us a specific reward (Titan parts) if we use them, that we have to invest time and materials from farming into in order to even make, should come not reduce the normal loot from Titans. It’s an Advanced item, so the loot from it should be advanced as well!
I won’t even bring up the fact that SG’s idea of good loot from a hero chest consists of two 1* Pieces of String for Ascension items. I have gotten 3 of those from one play of Season 1, Provence 3, Level 4 before!! Kill 40 heros in raids, get two pieces of string. Play S1-3-4 once, get 2 pieces of string… Brilliant!
And let’s cut the ! Everyone knows why the Raid Tourney loot got reduced. A couple of what they consider “Elite players” whined and complained about not getting as many Emblems as somebody else did and threatened to quit playing, so the loot got reduced to crap and it’s been that way since, no matter what excuse they give us for not fixing it. The loot got reduced within a few days, so it would only take the same amount of time to adjust it back up to something worthwhile. The fact that they’re using “We’re busy working on new features” as a reason that they won’t listen to the thousands of complaints about the Tourney loot is a big old pile of horse , and an insult to our intelligence and loyalty.
Costumes? Really?? I didn’t know we were playing dress-up with Barbie’s. I could’ve sworn that this game was about heros, villians, dragons, and monsters. Chef Boldtusk?? It will be a sad day in the E&P community when this comes out, just like “Atlantis, where you’ll spend loads more gems for 0.3% chance at the hero you want”…