Plarium has Completely Shifted this Game Towards Higher End Spenders
I feel plarium has lost touch with the average player/f2p/low end spenders.
I totally understand that to them, this is a business and they have to make money, but i feel like video game developers have lost touch with the reason so many of us fell in love with video games in the first place. Plarium is an extreme example of this dynamic. My reasoning is posted here below.
1. Nearly every major event and tournament is generally scaled and directed towards whales and big spenders in general. These paths of light, spring, elhain etc are very common now, and they generally serve as nothing but an annoying notification on my screen, because i know by doing any of these events, i will most likely be forced to skip the next uncoming fusion wasting even one shard or burning all my energy. Even the michinaki summon event which was i champion i feel like i couldnt skip, soaked up nearly everything i had in reserve, and im not sure after the raz fusion if i will have enough shards for the next one (provided i did spend some shards chasing duchess)
Even the standard tournaments i hardly ever win since passing lvl 60, which i used to win about 90% of them. Was excited i was going to get some solid relentless gear today, then i woke up and someone jumped my arena score by 1000 points over night, while i held lead for 3 days more than doubling my score. Just cant win tournaments anymore, iono about you guys...
Free Champions during champ chase and champ training tournaments, wow the point thresholds whales can reach in these basically excludes most f2p. I won't even start one until i see a few days how hard whales are pushing.
Regardless, after you pass that 70 to 80 mark, your going to notice unless your willing to pay your going to lose, and that must hurt alot in long term for plarium trying to retain mid game low spenders, because it feels pretty hopeless.
2. Arena, i am lvl 90 now, and i just don't stand much of a chance in live arena, i doubt i will ever get that free hero, just hit bronze 4 and i tell you its rough. 90% of players i face are 95-100, not sure how or why they are so strong but, i don't feel like its a bronze 4 bracket, feels like a platinum level tier. Don't foresee myself getting that free hero anytime soon.
3. Sand Devils, Iron Twins, Gear and hero Awakening.... Yea for me a year into game, i just got my 2nd 4 and 5 star awakening, 4 star longbeard and 5 star elhain, both heros that are pretty weak in my roster. Nothing but 1 stars for most my varsity teams. Don't have a single piece of gear above 1 star ascended. These systems are just another way for whales to whoop my ass...
Hey plarium i get it... its your game, and you gotta make money, but just how much of a advantage do spenders need in a video game, to be considered superior? Honest question, i remember when spending made you look kooler, wasn't a big deal, but now it changes the entire landscape of the game and in a very very big way.