I don’t even remember the last time they have mentioned it, I did skip a couple of posts on their blog but I don’t think they would put any info about something so important in an event update.
Remember Elder Realms? That was more than 2 years ago. I won’t talk about how insane that guy is, huge respect for him. Let’s talk about DECA, what did they do these past 6 years?
Fantastic job on the modern client. I don’t think you need designers for that really, no?
Amazing job on the dungeons. QoL improvements, general rebalances and gameplay changes that are still coming out.
I don’t have any problems with how they are smoothing out this egg. I’m honest when I say this. This egg is really, and I mean reaaaallyy shiny. When will you heat it up so it can hatch?
The gameplay loop consists of:
Make a new character and run out into the realm to level up
Run dungeons you find in the realm with other players.
Once potted up and geared up join a discord so you can run better dungeons for better gear.
Die and repeat.
Is that it? I think so. It’s very simplified but it is basically that. Dont get me wrong, it holds up quite nicely if you know what you’re doing but you still haven’t experienced everything. Im talking about finishing the hardest dungeons, solo some of them or rush most of them. You get the point?
You’re now a veteran. Rushing dungeons like you are just walking down the beach, dodging every single pattern just to collect the loot alone. You played your 1000 hours and you are happy with your playthrough of the game and you can move on to something else. But… you think to yourself. People could have so much more fun if this one thing changed…
The place where 85 people are circling a single (sometimes 2) spot in the map, mindlessly going from one ent to another just to have someone buff the last lich and waste more of your time.
This is what you will do for most of your journey in this game. I’m saying journey, because dungeons are one time things that you learn and then grind. In realm you can sit on the beach and talk to some random people about how pee is stored in the balls or… run around in a circle…
The realm is empty.
Where are the different biomes with different levels of difficulty that change depending on the time of IN GAME DAY? Where are the rare mobs that will make you shit your pants once you stumble upon it and call the WHOLE REALM “AYO “insert mob name here” IS HERE TPTPTPTPTTTPPTPT”. Where are any interesting versions of parasites, cyclopses, liches and ents? Local chat?
The mmo part of the game boils down to being able to get a heal from a priest with their now useless puri or have a bard increase your range a bit. Oh and don’t forget free pots.
The game will die sooner or later if all that is being added to the game is new “sets”, skins and OH LOOK ANOTHER EVENT!!! RUN THIS DUNGEON NOW FOR a drop of a piece of a reskin t12 weapon with +2vit.
(On the topic of events, make them rarer but more enjoyable and profitable like holy) ekhem.
Don’t get me wrong, a 1000 hours in a game that is free is A LOT. It’s a great game, but it could be better. WAY better. That’s what I want, but I also don’t understand why do you fail to realize that when you add another hour of content to the game it won’t make the game better, it will make it more it more cluttered. I don’t care about a 10th set to a class that instead of giving me 2 vit now gives me 2 att and looks different while also being worse than what I can easily get by spending couple pots.
Start doing something about the old stones that make up the pavement that we walk on every day to your casinos, arcades and villas. My feet are tired and the shoes of others are wearing out. Tell me that soon the new people interested in your arcades will walk on freshly laid bricks under the shade of young trees that you plant. Im tired of having to wear a cap everytime I have to travel on this rocky, smelly path. It’s not worth it.