Steamcharts look really bad. Where do we go from here?
The game really feels dead. Looking at my guild list I see like 1-2 people a day log in at most. Most people haven't logged in in months. This is a real mess. Let's look at the steamchart:
Average players the last 30 days is 167 players. While steamcharts isnt 100% accurate since you can log without it, that it really ugly considering the steamcharts show a 20% decrease in pop over just the last month. Like seriously, we are about to hit double digit numbers for players.
Maybe time to lighten up on the RNG and oneshot BS. People play dungeon grinders to mow through monsters, not get oneshot constantly. People HATE the insane low drop rate on EVERYTHING. I cant even get Eerie costume 9/9. I have done Bella on 2-3 alts a day for months and I am at 4/9 pieces. Gear is even worse, like WAY worse. Top that off by the insane gearwall everyone faces because for some reason our version is totally overtuned to hell and back (even after they lost 1/2 the population of the game when they screwed with Starhenge and broke it early on in the game by adding shield, speed hacking monsters and insane amounts of HP on monsters). Add on all of this the fact that upgrading costs a ludicrous amount of money now, you end up with like 10 people still playing the game.
I love this game, for better or worse. Been playing since open beta, but jesus, its time to lighten up on stuff. No one is having fun anymore, even the whales. Best thing you did for them was add a new dungeon that is just the old awful dungeons all piled into one with even more shield and HP. With the quest gear(1.2 million cr, 65k sr) I could not even kill the first boss after hours of trying. I wont even talk about class imbalance, where I can mow through stage 1 challenge mode on my 550k CR/ 45k SR Catpaw in under 1-2 minutes, yet took me 12 minutes and about 5 tries to even kill it on my 900k CR/ 55k SRArtifex.
Letting bugs persist, but continuing to add Kritoken garbage, this game moves more and more to P2W. What happened to Smorcerer and Bearshoes. Where is the EME interaction? It honestly just feels like they have given up. I have seen this before. This is what it looked like when they gave up and shut down ZMR (which had more players than this game does right now). Even Closers they still seem to care about, merging their servers and communicating with the players. Here all we get is radio silence.