Currently I think that the game is ported with the scaling tech. If we see with the relaunch, the current tech don’t support difficulty proportional to the Items Power (IP) level beyond to E10. The weapons balance and the rebalance of the loot table with new distiliates and catalysts allow to optimise the gear’s building progression, which was very necessary for players wich build mythic & legendary gears.
The weapons balanced come because the current weapons, don’t work well with E11-17 end-game group content (but everyone known their was a problem about that with the current content), during the migration from the old to the new scaling tech. That allow in the same time to fixed many issues that the game has with the relaunch.
The next big step after that is for me, maybe, scaling zones with scaling lairs. That’s will be the finale step about the port of scaling tech everywhere in the game and all the cards will be in the hand to the team for release new contents.
It’s a wait, everyone know but if new zone will be, it’s maybe preferable to fixed the game, homogenize everything before AND release new content with maybe a better advertisement with the help of Tencent to attract new players with a game “well build” and a new story content. It’s not a new relaunch but it’s a task close of that since the team have decreased in term of number of dev which work on the game.
If the game would be dead, I think they wouldn’t take the time to do that. Each time I say, it’s the lack of communication which make everything confused but they prepare “the tools” to build the game.
scaling tech : allow to facilitate the build of new contents by the team (a little particular for group content because scaling tech need to be “personnalized” to each group content).
weapons balance : very great when we play, that’s allowed to the team to build content with the logic of each weapon and build a strategy for boss or maybe create new ennemies like in a zone.
Even if they had more money, the number of people in the team wouldn’t allowed to develop quickly “big content”. Currently they fixe, optimize the game for us and them so wait & see and I’m sure, we will have a reward