Thank you very much for the lovely compliment Sorry for the late reply, I was traveling on vacation, and only getting my titan hits in, no time to read the forum…
Yes, the inexplicable changes in titan damage were also the last straw for me. So I left the lovely top50 alliance where I was playing, and I “went into retirement”. I am now comfortably playing in a smaller alliance, hitting smaller titans.
After all, anything anybody needs is loot tier 9. That equals a C on a 9* titan. Anything else is just “nice to have” and for bragging rights. And most definitely not worth farming 24/7 to stock up on items to counteract this recent reduction in titan damage and / or the sudden titan aggressiveness. This is a game, not a job. And it is supposed to be enjoyable, not annoying.
It was interesting to read the other postings in this thread as well. Also the many postings in the thread started by Avicious. Yes, of course, some people will insist that we are all just imagining things. But then, some people used to insist that the earth is flat I personally ignore such musings.
I myself am happy and content as a “retiree”, comfortably pottering around in a smaller alliance, and - especially - not bothering with doing more than I need to do.
You see, lately, the game had been telling me very clearly “No matter what you do, what you spend, how many heroes you level, how much you play, practice and farm, you are still not good enough. Do, spend, level, play, practice, farm more, more, more!” - And after one year of playing quite intensively, I most certainly do not appreciate that. So, I decided to stop this nonsense. And glad I did.
When I look around in the raid leaderboard, I can see that quite a number of players are also taking it slowly. To my mind, that is the best - and most enjoyable - course of action. If the game starts to tell you clearly that you are not good enough anyway, then why bother continuing to try? Waste of time, motivation and life energy.
I have got my life back! YEAH!!!
Oh, and by the way, I greatly enjoy playing the game again. As a game. For fun.
Not as a race trying to keep up with ever moving goalposts. BIG difference.