Matchmaking has recently improved with less reward for those attacking lower leveled players and greater reward for attacking higher leveled players. This is a great 1st step towards improvement.
However it appears that for those of us players who have at 90+% attack win ratio, we are penalized to the point of not being able to progress at all (literally "at all"). Recently a level 51 slaughtered a member of my team who is only a level 28. This is a difference of 23 levels. Though he may not have robbed my teammate of as high a percentage of resources as prior to the 2.15 patch, he will STILL never be able to promote his big ticket items to full capacity. Now we may loose less, but when holding on to a large quantity of resources, we are hit more frequently by these behemoths. This is the same problem that all of our team faces. This is where KIXEYE answers "just get out your credit card". This is where I answer "If there is no other way to progress, then I will NEVER spend a penny on this game till it gets fixed".
Another member of our team has decided to intentionally loose to lower his attack win ratio so that he can be more fairly matched with players somewhat closer to level. I use the word "somewhat" because he is still matched with players who are 20+ levels above him. Is this the type of game you intended to develop? One that rewards players to loose? INCREDIBLE!
KIXEYE, do you guys even read these comments? Because it sure doesn't seem like you do. This has been ongoing for over 1 month now, and still your fan base holds on HOPING & PRAYING that change will come. I wonder how many GOOD players have left you?
1000000% Agree. I will support the game financially some more ....WHEN they create a game that any grinder can play through without having to use a credit card. This has to include a much better oil production maintaining system.
I also expect the developer to spend more time being active with players on their own **** forum. This is sad BS we're seeing. Why have the forum at all if your not going to publicly address the slew of complaints suggestions and concerns... Yeah we are a pain in the ****, but deal with us, as hard as it may be if you want people to change their 1 star reviews OR at the very least explain to us why the game is designed the way it is.. Maybe we'll see things differently, but silence and unwillingness to talk to your customers is a HUGE turn off... Lot easier to spend some money when you believe you are not being completely ignored
I was attacked 4 times this morning which pretty much means no upgrades for me today because I don't have the oil. What happens tomorrow if I try to grind in the resources I need.. DO i get close only to get attacked 4 times again before my oil runs out for most of the day. Basically the rest of my day is sitting around hoping not to get attacked a bunch more...
Just as bad as ever. Please fix
KIXEYE staff, please tell us what your tentative thoughts are on this matter at the very least. We deserve to know. Whether or not you plan on making changes, our strategies may or may not need to change based on your decision. Please keep us informed, it is vital for our progress. Besides, it's just rude to keep your fan base in the dark.
I agree. This desperately needs work. I have also considered attacking and fleeing just to lower my ratio but that is just crazy. Most of the people I am able to attack have a good payout but they are 10-20 over my level. My wife just started and at Lv 5 she was matched with Lv 20+ people frequently. She quit playing. The easy fix would be to go back to a + or - 3-5 compared to your player level. I only play PVP for strikes and hat is almost not even worth it.