I don’t know what’s going on in Gaijin office, But I can tell you that in Targem Games that’s not how decisions been made.
Remember, Star Conflict is f2p. And along side with veterans we have other pilots, huge number. So every decision should be a compromise.
As the core players, active part of the Community, you have an influence to the game development, but it should be used right, due to our restrictions and capabilities.
I call your kind of message “damage control”. It’s all wrong and you know it, it’s only for the good face in front of public. You can’t argue about the last 3 patch, it’s all about cash grab and you know it. Don’t miss respect us, we are not all 14yo kids with no experience at all.
We are agree that a Free2pay (remember that you can’t use Free2play term anymore) need cash grab to survive and ask, we are all ok with it and would pay for it if the game as great content.
But I would really love to have some transparency on the company incomes / investments ;-)
But let’s now talk about Star Conflict since 2013.
I saw the game when it was owned by StarGen, I saw what it became after the Gaijin acquisition and the Steam introduction. The game became a pay2win and the promesse of the Open World was cancelled, that’s why all the 120 members of FrogSwarm leaved the game with a sense of betrayal from StarGen back to that days. 8 month later (maybe more) we were back in the game because finaly, the openworld was announced again. We came back we saw really good patch in the good direction, multiplayer oriented with real interest. Then slowly but surely all became again on the pay2win and cashgrab. The last 3 paths are awfull in that perspective, tell me how you can say that’s it’s not meant at what it is when we check the ridiculous amount of resources / time / farm you need to get some new stuff without some help of your credit card because you are going ot became crazy without it. All the 3 patchs we saw was ONLY for some crash grab, one thing don’t lie, the bundles. Seriously try to understand what think a player with a bit of experience see the Star Conflict cash grab. To be honest and for some comparaison Star Conflict is copying the SmartPhone game commercial strategy. The bundled are the bests examples.
Paying for “having a chance” to grab what you want is just a scam. You should be ashamed about it, i’m not joking.
So please, for once, really listen at you player base. Because when you say that you are listening, I smile because it’s mean you did not read that statement or ignored it, even if you answered on it because nothing changed since then on the most importants points. The OP of this thread answered yesterday about it:
Not to be hipster or anything but i think i was the first person to complain about the removal squads as soon as the patch came out
[http://forum.star-conflict.com/index.php?showtopic=28720](< base_url >/index.php?showtopic=28720)
the point is : it got little attention and the only reply i got back then was "Thank you for feedback. We have improved dreads"
And it’s a long time ago… i would just like to see actual changes and improvements being made which directly focuses on what all the players here are asking.
"we are working on it" “we will think about this, it’s tricky” "thank you for the suggestions"
So many people have contributed with polls, suggestions, systems, ideas ONLY concerning “squads” (multiplayer coop, 4 people pvp, 24/7)
I’ve read contributions containing everything from game mechanics, matchmaker, user archetypes, to actual buttons and gamemode examples
Good contributions. Some of them proffessional-grade. but i don’t see them anywhere in the actual game.
I think we would just like to see the actual work. And see the sum of hundreds of suggestions to squads solutions are being tested or weighed in actual life.
Also be aware that some big players groups with more than 10’000 players into don’t want to ear about Gaijin games anymore and it’s not for no reasons. In that direction you will loose (it started already) your player base and your game will die in no time.
Nevertheless. I still try to have faith in at least StarGen, not gaijin to get back on the good road. Prove me you can.