Trying to be constructive here. I really like this game. I am attempting to press an issue I very strongly support with a legitimate example of why I support it.
^ Here is why you are losing customers. It’s literally one of the ONLY reasons, the rest of the game is awesome/epic/amazing.
To put it bluntly, this is not the first time I have seen this happen, and just seeing it happen made me have to fight the wife to keep her playing too. As we literally all read it in chat.
I have taken a 2-3 month break after letting all my stuff rot, while waiting for the next patch…hoping for positive changes.
Finally got the wife back into the game. We pushed past the few stupid things that bothered us and reminded us why we took a break. Got a base started up… and really started to enjoy it. Played most of the day.
Then some random player announces that upon his return all his shi* vanished…
I know I am a peon, and I don’t matter. I know you don’t REALLY hate me, but you also don’t really value me either. I am a number, and a criticism to you.
But please. Please.
Address publicly, loudly exactly why you can’t come up with a solution to the short decay timer? I view it as a serious problem, I can’t understand how other “fixes” can’t be applied to allow for the timer to be a longer duration.
To me, this is literally killing the game, as I have seen this way too many times, and felt exactly the same way.
You have a sold game, that keeps peoples interest… but you keep ■■■■■■■ them off and making them rage quit! What is with that design? It’s bad for business? I don’t understand how even your investors are not coming down hard on you.
Could you maybe address the truly pressing matter that forces your hand here?
Thanks again for the great game. (Really).
But please, why such a hate inducing feature? (Really).
I have been a Funcom customer since the launch of Anarchy Online. (18 years worth!) I would like to know!