Only in part due to my own waning enthusiasm, I think tonight was the last time I will actively patrol shear. I feel it appropriate to leave with an explanation and some parting bit of wisdom for the guardians of shear (devs) to hopefully glean informing from.
First, I’m The last Mohican out of over 30 people on my friends list who actively play this game and follow the development. The Combination of the direction of the game and at the same time the LACK of direction has culled nearly 3 dozen of my friends from the game. They have became fed up with TRS putting those of us who’ve been here since before Day One on a back burner in an obviously failed attempt to stave off the games cancerous fate.
While boosting player base appears to be the immediate cure, it’s not. You can only focus SOLELY on catering to the whims of casuals and rookies for so long, before your veteran player base grow ungodly tired of having to put up with the same senseless errors that should have been focused on since Day One. I myself, and even more so the 33 people on my list, are done putting up with monsters glitching out of domes, rock smashes, dying while having personal shield on our because it delays by seconds, Parnell’s Stupid Soldier, falling through maps, drunken Daisy, broken team AI, lack of the least bit of intelligent matchmaking… All so you can focus on balancing in the favor of whomever whines the loudest this week.
What you’ve done is essentially paint the walls of a crumbling house and hoped that it takes attention from the rotting foundation.
Everyone I play with is gone or on their last breath. Monsters and hunters alike. This week I’ve finally had to come to terms. The fact is, the doomsayers that I once belittled were right. The only option I have left, that 90% of us have, is to Play with randoms, the vast majority whom have no skill or sense of real strategy or purpose. That’s not what I bought the game to do, or spent nearly 200 dollars in DLC to support.
I’m not sayIng this to be an asshole, I’m almost heartbroken rather than angry to see such a wonderful idea flop in this manner. I’m saying this in the most sincere form of respectful criticism and recommendation that I have left. Your project will never recoup to its former player base, but if you want any prayer of keeping a breathing community, focus more on fixing what your core fans have been coping with since the beginning, or you’ll never keep a core fan base. Fix your base flaws before you try to fine tune.
On behalf of all those who hunted with and against me, good luck Shear.