This is FORCEFULL, I have stayed out of these forums for a long time because the replies from Plarium MODS/Staff have just made me more annoyed then i was in the first place, i expect this time to be no different but I am hanging from a thread whether to quit this game cold turkey like many of the games original most active players have already.
We have just completed our 250km territory achievement and moving forward all that is left for the clan is Raiding & Dragon Slayers; which does not really make me excited for the future of Nords.
When you posted the tournament schedule originally I was excited, "this is new, maybe plariums finally putting in some effort for the money they've taken".. I was right I guess, you put in some work to come up with a new way to scam your players who have gotten wise to your bs so now you use the clan and the image of multiple stacking tourneys as a motivator. I know you have seen it in your #s, players are getting bored and annoyed with your bs, they reduce their play they stop participating in tournaments stop doing bgs etc. These tournaments do not constitute new content that has been requested over and over again, these tournaments are just a split up version of your original tournaments instead just more costly.. Another money grab yet again that most players cannot compete in and confuses them into trying where they just lose days, weeks and even months of their troops that take forever to build without emeralds.
You know the Battlegrounds are rigged to steal more troops the higher level you go and those who made the mistake of going to high are just stuck with it you do not want to help anyone out and reduce their levels you are happy when a player is stuck in high levels losing more everytime he/she tries. Your Emerald paid interns get no support or effort in form of a real reply except your scripted "you will eventually get your payout just keep paying..oops i mean playing.." this is why i stay out of this forum cause the MODS seem to be at the mercy of the almighty Bjorn, who is infact a scrooge trying to build a casino flaunting as a team multiplayer game.. has anyone from Plarium actually played their own game? Right now in 3 days of doing my battlegrounds I am down about 10k in elfs/dragons hitting my higher lvl 180s with no payout im left with lvl 114 as highest, assuming I get my maximum jackpot payout it will take another 2k units to get 6k or so back then i will be down about 6-8k in elves/dragons in all of a 3 day span.. This is not news to me or anyone else playing the high level bgs, I kept track in Excel that last 15day EXP tournament even with the 100k emerald reward I had lost over 10mln in power..
You know by the statistics and records that I have stayed away from the battlegrounds until that recent tournament where i said I was done and will not do them again. Then you come out with this Clan Tournament and I feel like if I dont do them I am letting down the clan which was of course your intention being the immoral company you have proven to be over and over again..
I would like a better response then "keep playing", maybe an actual tutorial or explanation of how the bgs work exactly. I am near the edge and ready to do something drastic like quit cold turkey and never look back.. you may say in your scrooge voice "bah humbug who cares about 1 player",, not to big myself up or anything but if you lose me as a player you will likely lose alot of activity to follow.. I've been doing my best working very hard on your behalf to keep people active and interested in this game.. many of the oldest and biggest players in the game have left already because they were sick of every update being about you making more money, I know the cost of hosting servers and dont give me bs about maintenance costs because there is no real maintenance going on.. your business model is clear, you want to make this game into a casino game like those new slot machine games people are addicted to forgetting they are even playing a slot machine.. I came here to play a game in my down time, a game I can play with a common team goal, altho money isn't a concern so much as the realization that i've been scammed and continue to be scammed, that your company has put more money into the research and implementation of gambling psychology then they have actually put effort into the average players entertainment.
I'm done, read it or not I dont give a fk anymore I said it and now I'm done, when and if I do quit the game I will be quitting with all my troops in my catacombs, I refuse to kill another troop which in turn will just require the defender to raid, build, raid build raid build or pull out their wallet, I wont be part of this scam anymore I want to see real content, I want to see a Battlegrounds guide/walkthrough.
Also the lag is back and worse then ever, so while I'm playing your rigged casino not only am I getting my money stolen from me but I am also wasting hours of my life waiting for your game to respond.. its not my cache so give it up.. my time & money is far better spent elsewhere the only thing that has kept me tethered to this game is the clan, and your new tournament imo has crossed the line, you have intentionally created this tournament to get people to spend money on "the team" they wouldnt have otherwise for their Solo. The truth is that majority of the clans in the game have very little chatting going on most days, the game has become more work then fun, average players cant participate in many tournaments they just lose their troops that take them forever to raid,build,raid,build,raid,build, but i guess thats purposeful, make it cheaper to buy troops then to actually work for them is your goal right..
If i wasnt clear in my rant, King Bjorn is not awesome he is simply a cartoon surrogate for whoever the real bossman is (i really hope you do read your forums even if you dont reply).. I see him more of a scrooge whose goal is just to scam everyone into spending as much money with as little expense so he gets rich with not a bit of care for anyones personal enjoyment. I am sorry to be so blunt but can someone name a single positive change to this game that has not directly benefited plarium?