Corruption; someone is given trust, and with that trust comes power, power that can be used against the ones who trusted, an act of betrayal. Some may attribute this word to those in charge around here. I would use this word in a different light, taking something pure and twisting it from its natural form into some horrid perversion evoking an emotion of absolute disdain. Time and time again it happens to me. Many of my friends are well beyond reach now, but those who are close enough to hear my cries for mercy all say the same thing. Day after day now, as the new CEO of the Fowler Defence corporation, I have been reaching out to players long since gone, and they too all say the same thing. I know it to be true, but I resist the truth. They have all departed for the same reason, I have considered it many times, but I haven’t been able to let go. My loyalty is too strong, able to firmly grasp even what is no longer there. The once mighty alliances this community brought to fruition have long since disbanded, crumbling under the constant pressure and increasing weight of unholy conditions, and yet I still go around calling myself a member of one of these alliances, despite every alliance having been expunged for over two years now. Everyone I bring to this game or bring back to this game says the same thing, even if they’ve never played multiplayer games before. They all have the same issues and the same comments. Every single one of them says the matchmaker is terrible and it keeps putting an abundance of overpowered people on one team while putting the Aces on the other. They all say alien ships are problematic, even the people I bring in and get them to rank 5 after waiting hours total in queue say “what the f*ck? These alien things are so god damn overpowered.” At rank 5. Even the new players realize how horrible this is. Every time I get someone to tier 2 (4-6) they don’t want to play anymore, having to face off ‘Ellydium’ ships and Destroyers on ships that haven’t been reworked in so long they can only combat ships of identical stature. Everyone I’ve tried to get to play this game has quit, many quit when destroyers came out, but I’ve brought them back and after one battle they quit again. This is becoming more than problematic. I’ll make the rest of this short. I once had a passion for this game, an incredibly strong flame burning hotter than anyone’s I’ve personally seen before. I will still devote time to it to help other players, but aside from that, I do not care for it anymore. There are so many other games out there that at least treat their players like half a human being. I see no hope in this, every update brings more and more horrible ideas to the table, every day another part of the community I once called home is destroyed. I’ve been trying to make solutions to this, but I’ve never been able to finish addressing one problem before ten more arise. I’ve given up on trying to make fifty page long documents on balancing this mistake, I’ll release my unfinished ideas whenever I find it within me to do something that the ones in charge won’t even glance at. I’ll shift my efforts now to continuing in working on filming and recreating the map suggestions I lost when getting a new computer. I can’t stand the horrible business models these developers have used and continue to use, it is incredibly toxic and it is something I can no longer support. I am more than done with trying to manage this. I’ve tried posting this before, but haven’t been able to bring myself to make anything final, so whit that, rest assured, the moment I have all the footage I need, I’ll be gone for good.
I doubt this will ever happen so I feel pretty safe saying this, if the devs can come up with an update that is either neutral or improves things rather than making them increasingly revolting, I’ll reconsider abandoning this.
Sneak peak of what I’m working on remaking that nobody will even acknowledge: