Why? So players with full blue/purple setup a can farm new players? Along with mm system, this is meant to be another deterrent to push vets into higher tiers
I disagree with their decision because I enjoy flying T2 and because I feel I am being pushed now into a higher Tier that I enjoy less if I want to have future access to game features. Because I need to prepare said access now through reputation farming.
Essentially I am being given a choice: Either I pursue playing this game in the manner that is more convenient and fun for me OR I am given future T4 access. For being given future T4 access, I have to pay by playing this game “the way the developers want the game to be played”, which is to me a less fun way to play.
But here’s the thing - shouldn’t the developers make T4 more accessible for me? If there’s a real issue with not enough players living in that sweet T4 world, why isn’t there an effort from the company to make sure the current players gain access?
I resent having to make such a choice because I feel it is unfair to me as a player. I got them T2 ships and fitted them with blue gear because I found them to be fun and exciting, not because I felt they are a convenient stepping stone to higher tech. I definitely expect to get the most out of my investment.
As for tier2 blue gear. It’s a lot easier to attain than tier3 blue gear. Even with this new system, it’s still in the attainable realm (I only have level 6 in 3 factions atm, btw. the rest have 4-5).
You’ve got it backwards. The vets are already waiting at higher tiers with their max levels from a totally easier grind, their unobtainable and overpowered modules, and teir T4.2 ships ready to roll. The problem is that nobody wants to play on such unfair footing, so nobody played at the higher tiers.
This patch is meant to push the FOOD to the higher tiers so the vets have some fresh meat.
I don’t believe people refuse to play tier4 because it is less fun due to new guys having to fly mk1 modules VS a full blue/purple setup. I’ve played VS t4 teams on my T3 interceptor with a couple of buddies on teamspeak and we’ve had a pretty fun time.
I do think there’s a real problem with not enough people playing it and tier 4 ships gathering dust in hangars because of it. Letting some tier3 mix into tier4 is a good thing.
There are two issue at this moment that keep people from tier 4. I think the most major one is waiting to launch time. Since there are not a lot of people who play tier 4 the waiting time when you press launch are considerable. So a new guy getting his tiger presses launch and has to wait 10 min and the 3rd time this happens in a row he says “f_ck” this and goes back to play tier2/3. When another guy comes along with his brand new tiger he still has the 10 min waiting time because the previous 10 guys didn’t start playing tier4.
Another issue that keeps people from tier4 is the grind factor. People have to get lots of credits for a tier4 ship and half way through they kinda think they are not gonna manage getting a full roster to play with so they might as well get another tier2/3 ship that they can get more out of. Take me for instance I can save credits for the tiger, it’s gonna take me a month of playing or I can jump faction and go buy the dwarf-2 and get access to a whole new play style with the microwarp and it’s gonna cost me only a week of playing.
I understand there’s a 900 warehouse space limit at the moment. I’d personally like to see a pay only option to extend that space limit.