Well so far the resounding noise from the players is this event us a bust. Kixeye want some feedback, here is some feedback.
We'll start with the notes before the event, I read them off and as soon as i saw the reduced missions, i said to myself that the difficulty would be ramped up and i was right. Some of the bases in there, pretty much from the 60 onwards. Are seriously overpowered. Have you tried limiting damage using lower level units on the 60 base? How bout trying to take the 60 with only bonesaws for air. The risk vs reward factor there is off the scale. If you didn't manage to get a platoon of technicals in the last event, good luck doing the 60.
Survivors currently have one air unit. Corpus have 3, sentinels have 2. So having any base where air is absolutely needed and you can only deploy bonesaws, is absurd.
So move onto the base that everyone hates, which is the 80. 3 railguns, 2 overwatches, fusion and absorption support turrets attached to all of them? Have you all lost your minds? This is what worried me when those things came out. Kixeye would abuse them, they may follow the same rules of only one of each support turret on a platform, but for christs sake man there's more BS in there than there's ever been.
Anyone that's 42-43 and below, doesn't have the maxed out units. And the lowers are struggling more significantly that usual. I got to the "3/4" mark and i stopped. Going further than that would have been reckless unless i could get to the end. Three quarters of the way for half the availiable xp. Almost a third of it is tied up in that last faction wave.
A lot of mistakes have been made this event. And take away some of these fricken cave bases while you're at it There's no need for 5 or 6 caves per event. The games about strategy and skill. Not about taking away 80% of my arsenal and throwing me in at the deepend. A cave base oh and it's a faction base. So i get to use like 4 units and get my **** kicked to do it? NO, i think i'll cut my losses and walk away from the base altogether.
So here's a list of suggestions.
Either award the trophy at the end of the final mission or have it unlocked for all. Not sealing it behind the final wave. That's one of the most idiotic things i've seen. Not finish the event and get rewarded, finish the event and buy it. Well done EA.
Cut back on the amount of caves put into the event.
Stop limiting what we can actually use. Faction waves are not "Skill based" They're kixeyes way of ensuring money goes into the bank and you're not even honest about it.
Support turrets. I'd use the phrase "Quit that S***" because it's the only one i have. Seeing one or two i am fine with in a PVE style base. I've yet to actually unlock support turrets because my base is so far behind. But the base issue is something i can cover on another day. I stated more than once that these things worried me. That has reigned true and kixeye did exactly what i expected them to do after reassurances that not all the bases would be covered with these things and now they're everywhere.
Difficulty curve. This is something that needs looking at. Sometimes you get it right and it's spot on. This time you're dead wrong. Easy base, easy base, easy base and then the proverbial kick in the balls. While i agree there should be challenge to bases, there shouldn't be that kind of play style.
Each base should progressively get harder instead of this instant spike in difficulty.
Here's the problem overall. I'm still playing catch up, while focusing in on finishing my elite Jug to level 30, so it can finally hit Omega. In doing that, it's leaving a lot of my other vehicles behind, so mostly i'm doing this with level 1 stuff. Is it my own fault for concentrating on one unit? Absolutely.
Do i have a list of units i plan to upgrade as soon as it's feasible, absolutely. I'd love nothing more than to have kixeye on board and work with them to go over some of these issues in this event and work with the players instead of us vs kixeye mentality. I'm holding kixeye accountable as should everyone else, including the guys and girls who work in that building.
The bottom line is simple. If the game is no longer fun, i will no longer play. A few months ago i said that time was the best time to be in War Commander. Right now, it's probably the worst. That's why spending on the game has stopped and will continue to be Nil until such a time as the game either becomes fun again, or i simply walk away.
Feedback was asked for, this is it.
The Immortal, Dr Phill.