ObiWanKenobi2016 wrote: ChiptheFish wrote:
Midge wrote:For sure, it is a good thing to see for now and we will see what becomes of it. One thing I do know ...
There are a few of my buddies who disappeared for about six months or whatever, they want to come back now that Solo is out and summer is coming ... they feel like they can't. I wonder how it feels for new players?
Just had that happen to an old squad mate. He's an L9 HQ (mostly L7 and 8 buildings and units though) and has been offline since last year. He came back last month but couldn't win without the armory buffs. He bailed...sad. But I totally understand. He's fighting buffed defenses with no buffed offense... Impossible.
I think if old players want to get back in the game, they have to start over and take a long pause at HQ6/7 to build out their armory fragment library.
I agree. The devs have addressed one issue that deters newbies, in that they will no longer be attacked by players several levels above them. The other significant problem remains: the armoury buffs are OP.
Any player who's had time out from the game cannot simply come back and play. If they don't have the right buffs at a good enough level, they cannot successfully attack. The defensive buffs on the bases they face will be too strong, and thus a huge swathe of players, who already know and like the game are excluded from game play - no-one really wants to go back to grinding through the early levels of the game when they're used to attacking with top-end units.
Disney's intelligence is limited to movies with Princesses and pets, and amusement parks. They do not understand about games or gameplay. Fact.
I have recently seen many veteran players abandoning squads like rats abandoning the ship ... And new players disappear as fast as they appear. The game is not attractive to veterans or beginners because of Armory. Many beginners give up when they are still level 4 and start to complain that they can not win, or that upgrades are expensive and very time-consuming!...
SWC is no longer a game for casual players after Armory was introduced. If you stopped playing some time ago and you want to come back now, you will not be able to. I was an active player on Windows but when Armory was introduced, it killed my HQ 10 base. I could not win any more attacks or defenses. So I started a new base to play for Armory.
It is what many players who still love the game are doing, starting new bases to have a competitive Armory and succeed in the game. Some are changing factions because they are struggling to keep up with their current bases due to poor matchmaking system and constant changes in game balance.
The game is a long long upgrade, if you can not upgrade anything else, the game is dead. Why keeping everyone's life so difficult in this game is something I can not understand. Disney does not have to sell crystals anyway. The game gets paid while it's a good marketing for all new movies and other Star Wars games and products.