Gree has killed this game for me so as I announced to the S5 council and my guild a week ago, I'm done with this circus act.
The best part about announcing I was quitting was that in the following 48 hours GREE went above and beyond to demonstrate that I had undeniably made the right decision!
Thanks to all of the fellow players who go to the extra effort of sharing your thoughts on the forum. Myself and other players find them useful even if Gree don't. I'll miss a lot of your faceless little single letter avatars!
Also thanks to Sven who is a rare ray of creative thought and honesty even if sometimes his perception of what the players are thinking can be somewhat wide of the mark (suggesting that I return to this game in a few months being the most laughable!!) ...at least he's honest...maybe other people within gree could take note. (before some half wit thinks I'm calling the company dishonest again and flags my post, the world is not as black and white as honest or dishonest and deliberately contriving "spin" replies to avoid answering direct questions certainly doesn't fall under the heading of honesty.)
At the point that I announced I was quitting it was two weeks after GREE introduced the game killing 24 hour opt in and opt out system which was as totally unnecessary as it was totally unwanted.
At that point over 2 weeks with the 24 hour opt out system I had opted out 6 people for not hitting...and 5 of them had quit the guild the following Sunday to join less competitive guilds. The other 1 is my other half.
The joy of our guild? We'd found what we and our members believed to be the perfect balance between having fun and playing the game hard. Prior to recent changes I was constantly opting people out for not hitting but there were never enough of those opted in to cause a problem or a loss. With clever management we had found the perfect balance where we could still beat every guild we faced by opting people out if we needed to. (we were top ten so I mean every guild)
So now people are becoming more relaxed about not hitting...coz they know i don't wanna opt people out for 24 hours...and it's now costing us battles. We hadn't lost a battle since for months and we've now lost one a week 4 weeks running...all because of non hitters which was never an issue for us before. We haven't suddenly lost control of our guild. That control was taken away from us and i am genuinely bitter about it.
Gree did this.
At the point of announcing I was quitting we'd had 8 people quit the game completely in the 2 weeks prior due to what each individual attributed to gree ruining the game. In the two Sundays since we've lost another 6 all who have said the same.
We also have my other half who can't get the game to load at all since the last update and another guildie and his wife who will probably quit too as he can't spend more than 30 seconds on the game without it crashing.
Yet this is gree. Even with a bloody great poll sat there on the forum telling them exactly how the players feel and what they want and some very well worded replies in that thread summing up perfectly that this isn't just opinion but strong opinion, it's sat there and there it will sit...like the vile bile bug which is still out there (trust me I was tempted to use it to beat one of leaders' towers lol) and the thread i not only reported it on but also did the testing myself for in order to replicate it and state exactly what the issue is still stands with no reply whatsoever from gree...
...but then even if gree did comment what does that do? The Revenant bug which I reported and provided video of which I sent via pm to dsconvey still hasn't been fixed. That bug has been there since late November!!!!
Yet with all of these bugs we loved the game enough to continue.
Then there's the missing rewards. Shisa gave me his word so I then in turn gave MY word to other players. Loads of other players from different guilds and different countries - I had people who barely spoke English asking me on vip (before vip got gree'd up too!!!) to include them on the list and managed to just about converse enough to take the details of what league they were in etc and pm shisa again and again. The final statement from hannah was as much expected as it was reviled for being a resounding disgrace that the company should be ashamed of...and to make it worse they don't appear like they are as they're already doing the exact same thing with other missing rewards issues. Keep on ignoring it and if the people complaining don't quit then eventually you can just say "oh that?? But that was ages ago!!". It's already happening again.
But still even with that which I almost quit over i loved the game enough to continue...
It's as if they hadn't gree'd things up enough to make us quit so they kept trying until they did.
And with the opt in opt out changes plus other recent examples of gree demonstrating that they are completely out of touch and that they mean to continue destroying the game bit by bit they have surely done that in my case.
I've met some great people who have helped me through an indescribably difficult part of my life and I've met an amazing woman who I hope to enjoy the rest of it with. This is gonna sound contrived but I'm just sorry that people such as all of you guys in here that I have a lot of time for are still gonna be playing this and helping this company to continue to milk people for their money whilst giving nothing in return.
8 months on and we're still basically playing perblue's dragon soul...just with the soul removed. There's nothing "new".
The best part as I started off saying earlier was the 48 hours after I first announced I was quitting:
no double crypt rewards which had been advertised
gree gree'd all over the handling of that by cheapskating the compo
new update stops my partner from accessing the game
new update breaks temples
new update doesn't resolve crash issues for those experiencing them but causes others who hadn't previously been affected to now also have game crashing issues
Well done GREE you guys seriously couldn't have underlined my point any better....
...and that is why when sven said to me to come back in a few months I simply had to laugh my ducking arms off!!!
I do have one question for @DSSven ... Would you have said to me in March to come back in a few months? Coz if I'd left then I'd have come back to a game in a much worse state. Yet doubtless the next state of the game thread.....remember they're supposed to be monthly now.....will be full of positivity and what we at gree can see for the game going forwards....just ignore that some of your player base have been prevented from playing the game since two updates ago.
I wish you all luck but the game just doesn't make me smile any more. Quite the opposite in fact.
Big up all the Server 5 players. You were epic. Just a shame the company in charge ruined everything.