So... I was taking a look at the Gatekeeper U1 upgrade and was thinking: hey, those healing aura stats seem familiar.
Of course it is, it was the healing rate of the GK before it was nerfed. (2 mil per 0.2 seconds) So now Kixeye is selling the original performance of the GK back to us? Performance that they TOOK from us after we bought the thing? Instead of, y'know, buffing it for free and then doing something else for the upgrade?
What this says is two things:
1. The pre-nerf aura clearly isn't as broken as Kixeye said it was. The upgraded GK is basically pre-nerf GK with a shorter healing aura range. If the reason you nerfed the GK was that GKs could out-heal attacking ships too easily, what changed now?
2. By selling back the original performance back to us, you not only did a bait and switch, now you're holding the original product that people EXPECTED hostage for even more time/money. It's not good optics.
While I am happy that the GK aura can finally see some use now, I am quite disappointed at how you chose to return the performance of the hull to us, via costly and time-consuming upgrades. It's like preventing a printer from using yellow ink after we bought the **** printer, then selling us back that functionality a few months later. Really scummy move IMO.
Playing this game is like trying to row a boat up a waterfall.