First of all I must say to all of those that keep on posting that kixeye are here to make money from us, I must stress that this is a business and they can only survive by making money. However, to accuse them of trying to make money by the changes they have recently introduced, is misguided. When the recent changes were made to the thorium for example, there were over 100,000 players online and this figure has now declined to 74,000 so clearly they are actually determined to lose money. It is a very flawed business model which tells the customers what is their best interests as opposed to actually asking the customers and then delivering a product that they have asked for. It is a business strategy doomed to failure, I remember the days when the online players were far far higher than the figure of 100,000. I find this very unfortunate as it is a strategy game that I used to really enjoy playing.
Then, lets have a look at the mods, CM Sulaco for example who comes on here trying to defend this strategy. I dont know of any successsfull business anywhere in the world that would dream of acting in this manner. Instead of listening, then telling us, the customers that he will report our concerns to the top bods, no, instead they tell us, the paying customers, that we are wrong. All of the hundreds and hundreds of complainents (many of whom just leave the game and dont even bother to post here) are wrong and they are right. How about an original thought, consult with us before deciding what we want??
Newsflash people, we pay your salaries by playing this game and therefore we have a right to voice our concerns and TO BE HEARD. Without us, you dont have a job and without us you cannot go online with unlimited gold to try to illustrate how easily it is to take these bases by constant coining and suicide plats.
So I would strongly advise you to reconsider this stance, we did not ask for the changes to the Thor so leave it alone, don't decide for us that it needs an update when there is clearly no demand for this.
By all means, introduce new things like the ridiculous verkraft 50's that only serve to make the map look pretty since very very few people can be bothered to try them. Introduce the shadow ops which was fun and I have no problem with that becoming slightly more difficult. Introduce the 45's which can also be fun to take and have special weekend events as you have done.
But finally, leave well enough alone and stop chasing the customers away, start listening to them as I repeat they pay your salaries and without them you have nothing. The ball is in your court and I do hope that you will take the time out to respond to this.