So before Chaos Wastes drops and the whole forum goes batsh1t bonkers with threads and bug reports and so on, maybe time for a conversation about the future.
I have been in the past very cynical and downright petulant about some of the decisions FS have made or some of the things that have happened and although I’ve got one hundred billionty two hours in game(ish) I wouldn’t consider myself a white knight fanboy.
That being said I’m actually delighted with the way FS have seemingly turned things around from WoM and released things since then. As a caveat I think the fact the whole world has gone a bit sqewiff has not helped release times and dates at all.
So, onto the title.
I’m hyped for ChW a lot, and have enjoyed the new careers… BUT…
I think going back and consolidating or reworking some of the systems might have a much more positive effect on game health and player retention. Things I think need reworking (in order) are;
New Player Grind.
I fairly often drop down to Champ and Vet and chat to new people to give them a leg up into the loot-levels(Champ+). Over my trillionAndSeven hours in game I reckon there’s dozens of players who have got to level 35 with Keri and tried something else only to get so massively deflated they quit.
My suggestion is levels achieved with 1 character unlock ALL other classes at that level. Reaching level 7 basically unlocks all 2nd classes across all characters or whatever.
I’ve got enough scrap to forge my own 20 story tall iron statue of Kruber swigging an pint. Giving me more chests is only going to mean I can forge another 100 foot statue of Keri looking longingly at him. Crafting needs work.
Obviously need massive attention.
Drop rates and illusion aquirement
Give me a way of getting the red illusions I want for my weapons. I can grind reds to make red weapons but I want my shiny.
I guess this is very very likely going to delay the career releases of the next classes. No Dryad class for Keri,No Warrior Priest, No Soot Sorcerer. (Classes all made up by me).
So give me your vote on where the focus should be.
- rework old systems delaying future careers.
- Launch new careers and leave old systems alone.
[disclaimer] This is obviously a concern cross platform, but I know consoles have far different priorities than PC, so haven’t included things like connectivity and bots etc