It’s been a great run. To everyone I’ve met playing Star Conflict, there have been some good times in my almost 3 years in this game. But playing the game in the past few weeks has made me realize that it is no longer worth my time to continue in this game. It has finally come to the point where the amount of fun I have in this game is vastly overwhelmed with how pissed/frustrated I get in the game. While I had a lot of good times in this game, I now am to a point that I cannot conceive of a way for this game to improve enough for me to consider playing again.
I won’t delve into all of my reasons for leaving this game, as that would take me hours to write, but basically, I’m leaving for 4 major reasons.
- Repeated changes to the game resulting in my fun being greatly diminished. There have been far too many changes (especially recently) that have ruined aspects of this game that I found fun.
- A severe lack of dev action and/or response in crucial game bugs, mechanics flaws, and gameplay issues in general. There have been too many bugs that have been allowed to flourish for far too long. There have also been too many huge game mechanics flaws that never should have been allowed to last that still exist to this day. All of this adds up to a very negative game experience for me.
- There has never been an outreach to increase the player base in this game, especially in the US. As all players do, getting good ping makes a game experience vastly better. But due to the low US player base (and low player base in general), it is extremely hard to get games on US servers (it’s probably 1/30 games now, regardless of the time of day). While this game is still fun with high ping, it has gotten to a point where the repeated games on high-ping/loss servers is infuriating. I guess I can also wrap in this component which relates to both this and reason 2: servers. Many people will agree with me that the servers in this game are very sub-par. Connection quality constantly degrades from server-side changes or server location changes, but the devs still say it is a problem on our end.
- Repeated changes to prevent teamwork and to restrict team play. For this being a team-based game, the devs sure hate teamwork, and have proved this on far too many accounts. In my opinion, this game was best when there were no squad restrictions. To me, there is zero point in playing a multi-player video game when I can’t play casually with my friends whenever I want to. I cannot name a single other multiplayer game I play in which I can’t play with my friends at any time of day, with minimal restrictions, or no restrictions at all. This is honestly the biggest downfall of this game, and probably the biggest reason for me leaving.
I may check back into the game after several months or a year, depending on what people who remain playing tell me about the changes. While I would love to see this game turn around and become a far better game and reach it’s full potential, I can no longer say that I will care one way or another what will happen to this game.
To everyone I have met in this game, and I am fortunate to say I am now friends with: Cheers! It has been a great run, and thanks for the memories.
DarthDirk, signing off…
P.S. - I’m not disappearing off the face of the Earth. If you wanna talk to me, you can prob find me on the Owl TS.