Last night steam records showed 750 active players across all regions.
Then we see the new popo round 2.
Popo is not a solution, it’s just afking in game, that’s what you’re encouraging. And for very meager rewards at that.
There are a few solutions:
You need to make rank resets happen monthly. Even if it’s just one per team. People make mistakes, or want experiment, with the grind this game has that’s burnout material. Giving out rank resets does not hurt the game, you’re still locked into the category you chose, and the gear you have. We aren’t going to be rerolling out of velc gear to wear generic 380s again.
You need to make weekend exp events permanent, and you should make all <360 chars have the friendship bonus permanently. Players don’t want to make new alts because the grind is too much. If there was less, people would be more inclined to buy more char slots and roll more alts. This doesn’t hurt the game.
Lastly, unlock more stuff to do each day. 3/3 dungeons? at 390? No.
This popo event encourages us to idle in town and afk. How is that a solution? Unlock more stuff to do, and add good rewards for doing it. But don’t make the game about dailies. Dailies ruin games. Players feel forced to play to keep up. Burnout, hate the game but keep with it, then finally quit for good, they won’t return. If you don’t burnout your players and they decide to quit, they might come back next content update.
Ideally I should be able to login and have the CHOICE to spend ~6hrs doing random things of value. Possibly 1hr is tolerated for FORCED dailies, such as the Saulus mess and CM(s), but really these should be weekly things. Instead of doing Saulus 1/1 time per DAY, it should be 7/7 times per WEEK. Some days we can do 2-4 others days 0, it’s not FORCED, so we can explore other options for that day.
That’s how I’d help the game, the #1 thing every player says is the class system is amazing, but it’s limited behind GRIND and no resets. If you mess up, either start over or oh well. Once you have a character you really like, THERE IS NOTHING TO DO ON THEM.
THERE IS NOTHING TO DO AT ENDGAME EXCEPT IDLE IN TOWN.
This needs to be fixed.
Thanks for reading,